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Tūrangawaewae, Pōkai Whenua
A place to stand, a world to explore

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Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai!

The Office of Māori Development and the International Office (Student Exchange) have an exciting new opportunity for students of Māori descent to pursue tertiary education and have an international experience at one of our partner universities  (with reciprocal arrangements for the Tūrangawaewae, Pōkai Whenua (TPW) universities to send their students to Otago – details on this will be added here later).

Tūrangawaewae, Pōkai Whenua is a unique student exchange built on kanohi-ki-te-kanohi (face-to-face) relationships established between mana whenua and indigenous representatives of universities overseas.

Some of the significant costs, including accommodation, are covered as part of the exchange. There is also a $1,000 travel grant to help meet expenses.

Our Tūrangawaewae, Pōkai Whenua (TPW) partners

Learn more about our TPW partner universities.

Apply for the programme

Applications for Tūrangawaewae, Pōkai Whenua are now open for Semester 1 and Semester 2 next year.

To apply for the programme, download the 'Expression of Interest Interview' form, fill it out and email it to Claire Porima as soon as possible.

Download the 'Expression of Interest Interview' form (Word document)

For more information on the programme and what you can expect on this once in a lifetime opportunity

Indigenous Exchange Infosheet (PDF)
Indigenous Exchange Flyer (PDF)

About the first student to study at Otago through the programme

Read more about Miranda Livers, the first student to study at Otago through the Tūrangawaewae, Pōkai Whenua programme.