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Applications for Hands-On at Otago 2025 open 1 July 2024.

Selection process

To maintain the high quality of the “Hands-On at Otago” experience, numbers are restricted.

Priority is given to senior students and to students who have not previously attended the programme.


All scholarships require completion of the scholarship application online. There is an option for scholarship application at the end of your general application.

More information about scholarships


A letter will be sent to all students by mid to late November advising of acceptance into the programme as well as their allocated project.


Payment must be made within 4 weeks to confirm your place. Receipts are not issued unless requested.


If your cancellation is received between 30 November 2024 and 1 January 2025, a 50 per cent fee refund will be made. After 1 January 2025 there will be no refunds.

Legal stuff

The University of Otago reserves the right to alter components of the programme, to cancel or terminate the programme, or to reject an application for enrolment.


Please contact us if you have any questions

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