Entrance Scholarships are for students who have not previously been admitted to the University of Otago and who are planning to undertake their first year (100-level papers) of full-time, full year undergraduate study.
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Scholarships at a glance
|Scholarship||NZ dollars (one to three year tenure)||Opening date||Closing date|
|Academic Excellence||Typically around $35,000||1 July||15 August|
|Leaders of Tomorrow||$6,000*||1 July||15 August|
|Māori||$10,000*||1 July||15 August|
|Pacific Peoples'||$10,000*||1 July||15 August|
|150th||$6,000*||1 July||15 August|
|Donna-Rose McKay (August applications)||$6,000*||1 July||15 August|
|Performance||$16,000**||1 July||15 August|
|New Frontiers||$2,500 or $5,000||1 July||4 March|
|Dux||$6,000***||No application or closing date|
|Alumni Appeal||$6,000||Mid-November||5 December|
|Alumni in America Inc.||$6,000||Mid-November||5 December|
|Law Alumni||$6,000||Mid-November||5 December|
|71-73 Alumni||$6,000||Mid-November||5 December|
|Callis Trust Performance||$6,000||Mid-November||5 December|
|Donna-Rose McKay (December applications)||$6,000||Mid-November||5 December|
|Alumni in America Inc. Rugby Performance||$16,000||By invitation only|
|Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship||Varies||No application or closing date|
* Exceptional applicants may be offered this scholarship at a higher value and a longer tenure.
** Exceptional applicants may be offered this scholarship at a higher value in year one.
*** Value is reduced if held in conjunction with another Otago Entrance Scholarship.
There are more scholarships available for undergraduate study which can be found using the "search for a scholarship" on this page.
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