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Fund your study with a scholarship, so that you can focus on what matters

Gain the financial support you need to achieve academic success

There are in excess of NZ$18 million worth of scholarships available for students wanting to study at the University of Otago – and for Otago students wishing to study at other institutions around the world.

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Use the search box to find a scholarship relevant to you. Then, follow the application details outlined in each scholarship.

All Scholarships

A complete list of all Scholarships available to students at the University of Otago.

Entrance Scholarships

Scholarships for school leavers or other students who are about to start their undergraduate studies at the University of Otago

Undergraduate Scholarships

Scholarships for students currently studying towards an undergraduate degree.

Coursework Postgraduate Scholarships

Scholarships for current or prospective students studying towards non-thesis postgraduate qualifications, including non-thesis Masters’ degrees.

Research Master's Scholarships

Scholarships for students who are entering or engaged in the thesis year of a research Master’s degree.

Doctoral Scholarships (including PhD Scholarships)

Scholarship funding for current and prospective doctoral candidates.

International Student Scholarships

Funding available to international students.

Research, Conference and Travel Grants

Funding to help with research costs including fieldwork and conference attendance (usually for postgraduate students).

Scholarships for External Overseas Study

External scholarships to allow current Otago students to continue their study at prestigious overseas Universities.