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Entrance scholarships

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.

Undergraduate scholarships

There are more scholarships available for undergraduate study which can be found using the "search for a scholarship" on this page.

Further information

To find out more about Entrance Scholarships, please contact us:

Email entrance.scholarships@otago.ac.nz
Tel 0800 80 80 98 (callers within New Zealand only) or
64 3 479 7000 (callers outside New Zealand)
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