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Eligibility criteria

  • These grants and awards are only available to Otago students taking part in the Otago Global Student Exchange Programme.
  • Students must have a NZ bank account.

Otago Global Travel Grant

All Otago students (international and domestic) taking part in the programme will receive an Otago Global Travel Grant. No application needed.

  • NZ$ 1,000 (for one or two semesters)
  • NZ$ 500 (for less than one semester)

Note: a student may only ever receive one Otago Global Travel Grant.

Otago Global Matariki Scholarship

All Otago students (international and domestic) will receive a grant of NZ$500 when attending a Matariki Network of Universities Partner on exchange:

Westpac Travelling Scholarships (Business School)

The Westpac Travelling Scholarships are awarded to students studying within the Otago Business School. To be eligible students must have been accepted into the Otago Global Student Exchange Programme; be applying for a school on the current approved exchange partner list; show a capacity for leadership and responsibility in business, community or educational affairs.

Margaret Jean Ackley Food Science Exchange Award

Otago students working towards their Food Science degree while on exchange will be eligible for a Food Science Exchange Award. This Award is available to all students (international and domestic) receiving credits for at least one Food Science paper while taking part in the Otago Global Student Exchange Programme. No application needed.

Award amount: NZ$500

Note: A total of 20 awards of NZ$500 each are available from semester 1, 2024, until all 20 awards have been granted. A student may only ever receive one Food Science Exchange Award.

We are grateful to Margaret Jean Ackley for her generous bequest to Food Science students.

Country/region-specific scholarships

Some scholarships are available specifically to exchange students visiting a certain country or region:

Otago Global Student Exchange: Country and region-specific scholarships

Otago Scholarships office

To search for other University of Otago scholarships that may be available to you, visit the scholarships database:

Scholarships database – University of Otago


If you are entitled to StudyLink Loans and Allowances at Otago, this should also be available to you while on exchange.

Further information

Note: grants and awards are reviewed annually.

Email for all enquiries.

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