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On-Campus Experience

On-Campus Experience (OCE) is a fully funded scholarship that provides an amazing opportunity for senior secondary students of Māori descent to sample living and learning at the University of Otago.

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

Students will explore the Otago campus and the student city of Dunedin. They will have the opportunity to attend lectures in their areas of interest as well as meet academic staff and students. They will experience life in a residential college and meet the Māori Centre staff that provides great support for Māori students when they come to Otago.

Who can apply?

If you are currently in your final year of study at a New Zealand secondary school, are of Māori descent, and you have acquired NCEA L2 with merit endorsement (or an equivalent for CIE and IB students) you should consider applying for the On-Campus Experience.

Successful OCE students will be selected to attend an OCE programme in 2021.

Programme dates

The On-Campus Experience will run between Sunday 23 – Thursday 27 May 2021.


You will need to write a 500 word essay and save this before you complete the registration form below.

You will find the essay topic on the registration form.

Register for the On-Campus Experience programme


Grace Latimer

Tel +64 9 373 9704