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Scholarships for International Students

University of Otago scholarships

The University of Otago offers a range of scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate international students each year.

Visit our Scholarships page for further information and search the scholarships database using the keyword 'International'.

New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA)

In collaboration with Education New Zealand, the University of Otago is proud to offer the New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA) for students from India.

University of Otago has 4 x $5,000 postgraduate and 1 x $10,000 Undergraduate Scholarships available, for study in 2020.

Click here for the scholarship application.

Application deadline: 5pm, 25 November, 2019 (Indian time)


All applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years at the time of application
  • Hold current citizenship of India (and not be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand or Australia)
  • Hold a minimum equivalent GPA of B+ in your most recent or highest tertiary qualification
  • Hold an unconditional or conditional offer for the one of the NZEA eligible courses.

Required Documents/Information

To complete this application, you will need to upload the following documents:

  • Evidence of offer of place at a New Zealand university
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • All academic transcripts
  • Proof of Indian Citizenship and every other country for which you hold citizenship

You will also need to provide the names and emails of two referees to request references.

Generation Study Abroad Excellence and Travel Awards

Education New Zealand and New Zealand tertiary institutions are supporting Generation Study Abroad students with excellence and travel awards. Applicants must be a US Citizen or hold US Resident status. There are two scholarships available for semester study at the University of Otago:

Education New Zealand Study Abroad Travel Awards (ENZTA)

Education New Zealand offers US$2,000 to help students fund their flight to New Zealand.

Generation Study Abroad New Zealand Universities Excellence Awards (NZUEA)

$500 Excellence Awards to US students studying for a semester at the University of Otago.

Further information: Education New Zealand website

GoOverseas - USA Study Abroad

GoOverseas offers one major scholarship of US$15,000 for Study Abroad students from the USA to study at a New Zealand university.

In addition, the University of Otago offers three NZ$1,000 scholarships for Study Abroad students from the USA.

Applications are now open.

Visit the GoOverseas website for further information.