There are a few ways that you may be able to pay for Hands-On at Otago.
Scholarships and the closing date for scholarship applications
All scholarships require completion of the scholarship application online. There is an option for scholarship application at the end of your general application.
Updates to the scholarship information will be coming soon.
Applications for all scholarships close on 24 September 2021.
Imagine Beyond Scholarships
Scholarships are available from the University of Otago Disability Information and Support Office, for students who have a disability, impairment or medical condition. Students who have a disability, impairment or medical condition should discuss application for these scholarships with your school's Careers Adviser, who has been sent details about Hands-On at Otago. The scholarship covers the programme fee, which includes accommodation and food, and travel to and from Dunedin.
The University of Otago offers full scholarships for students of Māori descent who wish to participate in the weeklong Hands-On at Otago programme. The aim of the scholarship is to inspire and motivate young Māori students to develop their knowledge, skills and passion for tertiary studies. The scholarship covers the programme fee, which includes accommodation and food, and travel to and from Dunedin.
Pacific Islands Scholarships
The Pacific Islands Centre at the University of Otago offer full scholarships for students of Pacific Islands descent. The scholarship covers the programme fee, which includes accommodation and food, and travel to and from Dunedin. The aim of the scholarship is to inspire and motivate young Pacific students who have a passion for learning and wish to develop their knowledge and skills alongside many other students who share their interests.
SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival Scholarship
The Division of Humanities at the University of Otago offers full scholarships for students who participated in either the Regional and/or National Shakespeare Festivals in 2020 and who wish to take Humanities projects. The scholarships covers the programme fee, which includes accommodation and food, and travel to and from Dunedin.
There are four scholarships available; one for a participant in the Southland Regional Shakespeare Festival, one for a participant in the Otago Regional Shakespeare Festival and two for participants in either a regional (outside of Otago/ Southland) and/or the National Shakespeare Festival in Wellington.
Business Hands-On Scholarship
Otago Business School offers scholarships that cover the registration cost ($675) to Hands-On at Otago 2021. This scholarship will be offered to those who have selected business projects in their application and are looking to pursue further study in business. The business projects offered at Hands-On 2021 are Accountancy and Finance, Economics, Information Science, International Business and Marketing.
Rotary, Lions club, etc.
Many students who attend Hands-On at Otago are able to obtain either full or partial sponsorship. If students require financial assistance, we suggest they contact a local service group (such as Rotary) or their School Board of Trustees. Teachers or school principals may be able to provide assistance in approaching these groups. Please note it is important to start this process when you apply for Hands-On at Otago as it takes some time and you need to have funding arranged before payment is due in early December.