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Tuition fees are subject to annual review and changes in Government policy. Full details on tuition fee levels are available from the Fees Section of the University of Otago website.

Financial Support

The School of Geography provides a range of funding opportunities open to all postgraduate students, including research assistant positions ($7,500 - 8 hours per week for up to 40 weeks) and teaching assistant positions ($2,500 - 8 hours per week for 13 weeks per semester). In addition, $500 (Masters) / $1,500 (PhD) is provided per annum for research related expenses, and students can apply for the Ron Lister Travel Grants (up to $2,000) and Hugh Kidd Grants (up to $1,000) to cover specific research and travel expenses. Further funding support is available through University scholarships and supervisor research budgets.

School of Geography scholarships and awards


Tutor/Demonstrators in 100 and 200 level classes are paid on an hourly basis (approximately 6 - 9 hours per week over the teaching year). Applications should be made directly to the School of Geography Administrator, preferably before December of the preceding year.

Tutor and Demonstrator positions available


The scholarships office in the Registry has information available on sources of funding and scholarship support. For Otago students, there is an annual display of scholarship material set up in Registry each year during September. For Māori students, the Māori Centre in Castle Street North has information available on Māori-specific scholarships and grants.

For up-to-date scholarship information visit the university of Otago Scholarships website.

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