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Apply for an entrance scholarship

Follow the steps below to apply for an entrance scholarship

You apply via eVision. eVision is the University’s student management system. It is your go-to for all study-related information.

Applications for the main Entrance Scholarships for study in 2020 open 1 July 2019.
Please note: there will be changes to the application process for students applying for scholarships in 2019 for study in 2020 and this
page will be updated to reflect those soon.


Before you start the application process:

  • Get prepared before applying
  • Decide on the scholarships you are interested in applying for – you will need to apply for all of the scholarships at the same time
  • Check your eligibility for your chosen scholarships
  • Arrange referees

Complete the first stages of enrolment to the University by selecting the undergraduate programme you wish to apply for. Follow the steps to create your eVision account.

Please note that the Honours programmes are a one-year postgraduate programme that you can complete after your undergraduate degree. If you enrol in an Honours programme you won't see the entrance scholarships apply now button.

Select the Complete application button in your eVision portal under "My programmes and papers". Complete the first three enrolment steps then select Home.

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Select the Apply now button under “My scholarships and awards”. If you do not see this button, check our FAQs first. If our FAQs don't help and you believe you are eligible to apply, please email us on and include your Student ID number (found under "My details") in your email.


You will be asked what year you intend to begin your study and will then be given the option of selecting which scholarships you would like to apply for. Tick the boxes for every scholarship that you are eligible for. After you have submitted your application you will not be able to return to select more.


You will be asked questions relevant to each scholarship you wish to apply for.

  • Questions with an * at the end are mandatory fields and you will not be able to continue your application until something is entered in these fields
  • Questions or document upload options without a * are optional and you do not have to include a response if you do not wish to
  • If you are being asked to upload a mandatory document, check this webpage for information on what is required.

After answering the questions for each scholarship application you will be asked if you have taken part in any University of Otago programmes.


Next you will be asked about your school qualification and will be given the option of uploading your school results.


After answering all the questions in the application you will see a list of the scholarships you are about to submit an application for. If there are any further scholarships you wish to apply for, you must go back now before clicking Continue.


The last step is to complete a declaration. Read the privacy statement and declaration carefully before submitting your application.

You must select Submit application before the closing date or your application will not be considered.


When you have submitted your application you will get the following message:


You will also be able to see a list of the scholarships you have submitted an application for in your eVision portal in the Scholarships and Awards section. If the status is “Incomplete” you have not submitted your application and you will need to go back into it through the “Apply now” button on the Home page of your portal.