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Scholarships for International Students

Undergraduate scholarships

Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships for International Students

For international students who have not previously been admitted to the University of Otago and who are planning to undertake full-time, full-year undergraduate study. Open to international students only.

Scholarship value: NZD$10,000 for tuition fees and accommodation guarantee (conditions apply)

Details of Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships for International Students:

Due to border restrictions due to COVID-19, the following scholarships are not currently available for S1, 2021. They have been superseded by the New Zealand and Online categories above.

New Frontiers Scholarships

For students who have not previously been admitted to the University of Otago and who are planning to undertake full-time, full-year undergraduate study. Open to students who have completed high school in New Zealand and other countries.

Scholarship value: up to NZ$5,000 for tuition fees

Details of New Frontiers Scholarships

University of Otago Entrance Scholarships

For students who have not previously been admitted to the University of Otago and who are planning to undertake full-time, full-year undergraduate study. Some of these scholarships are open to international students who have completed high school in New Zealand.

Details of University of Otago Entrance Scholarships

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Postgraduate scholarships

Otago International Excellence Scholarships

For international students commencing a coursework Master’s degree or Postgraduate Diploma.

Scholarship value: NZD$10,000 for tuition fees

Details of Otago International Excellence Scholarships

University of Otago International Master's Research Scholarship

For international students enrolling in a research Master’s programme.

Scholarship value: NZ$15,000 stipend per annum plus a partial tuition fee waiver (capped at the domestic fee rate).

Details of University of Otago International Master's Research Scholarship

University of Otago Coursework Master's Scholarship

For international and domestic students enrolling in a coursework Master’s programme.

Scholarship value: NZ$10,000 for tuition fees

Details of University of Otago Coursework Master's Scholarship

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Doctoral scholarships

University of Otago Doctoral Scholarships

For international and domestic students enrolling in a Doctoral programme.

Details of University of Otago Doctoral scholarships

Pathway scholarships

Otago International Pathway Scholarships

These scholarships are for international students enrolling in Foundation Year.

Scholarship value: up to NZ$4,000 for tuition fees

Details of Otago International Pathway Scholarships

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External scholarships

New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA)

For students from India. Offered in collaboration with Education New Zealand. Further details on 2021 scholarships to come.

Scholarship value: varies

Details of New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA)

Generation Study Abroad Excellence and Travel Awards (NZUEA)

For Study Abroad students from the USA studying for a semester at the University of Otago. Offered in conjunction with Education New Zealand.

Scholarship value: varies

Details of Generation Study Abroad Excellence and Travel Awards (NZUEA)

GoOverseas – USA Study Abroad

For Study Abroad students from the USA to study at a New Zealand university. Offered in conjunction with GoOverseas.

Scholarship value: varies

Details of GoOverseas – USA Study Abroad

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Scholarships database

The University of Otago offers a range of additional scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate international students each year. Scholarships include opportunities for students new to Otago, as well as current Otago students.