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Kia hiwa rā! Kia hiwa rā!
Kia hiwa rā ki tēnei tuku,
Kia hiwa rā ki tērā tuku,
Kia Tū, Kia Oho, Kia Mataara!
Tihei mauri ora!

An opportunity to experience life on campus

The On-Campus Experience ( OCE ) scholarship provides an amazing opportunity for Year 13 secondary students of Māori descent to experience learning at the University of Otago. The scholarship covers flight costs, accommodation at a residential college, food and all programme activities.

Students will explore the campus and have the opportunity to attend lectures in their areas of interest. The OCE allows students to experience life in a residential college and meet academics and support staff in Te Huka Mātauraka, our Māori Centre.

Who can apply?

You should consider applying for the On-Campus Experience if you:

  • Are a Year 13 student of Māori descent currently enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school
  • Have acquired NCEA L2 with merit endorsement (or an equivalent for CIE and IB students)
  • Considering studying at the University of Otago in 2025

Programme dates

The On-Campus Experience will run between:

  • Sunday 26 May to Thursday 30 May 2024 – for students interested in Health Sciences and Sciences
  • Sunday 7  July to Thursday 11 July 2024 – for students interested in Humanities, Law and Commerce


Open on Monday 12 February 2024 and close on Friday 15 March 2024.

Apply now


Registrations open on Monday 12 February 2024.


For further enquiries, please contact:


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