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The Ambition programme

An opportunity for Year 12 Pasifika students to experience life on campus

The Ambition programme is a fully funded scholarship that provides an amazing opportunity for Year 12 Pasifika students to sample living and learning at the University of Otago.

Students will explore the Otago campus and the student city of Dunedin. They will attend interactive workshops from our four divisions – Health Sciences, Business, Humanities, and Sciences, as well as meet academic staff and students. They will experience life in a residential college and meet the staff who provide great support for Pasifika students when they come to Otago.

Pacific Kick-start student outside the Pacific Islands Centre 1x
Pacific students and Associate Professor Jacques van der Meer outside the Pacific Islands Centre.

Who can apply?

You can apply if you are currently in Year 12 at a New Zealand secondary school, are of Pasifika descent, and you have acquired NCEA L1 with merit endorsement (or an equivalent for CIE and IB students).

Programme dates

Sunday 10 October – Tuesday 12 October 2021

Apply now


Kitiona Pasene
Tel +64 9 373 9704