Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

Otago Global Student Exchange
Exchange Grants/Awards

Students talking in front of the Clocktower

Grants available to Otago students taking part in the Otago Global Student Exchange Programme starting their exchange in 2019:

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$ 1000 (for one or two semesters)
  • NZ$ 500 (for less than one semester)

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

^ Top of page

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:

^ Top of page

Otago Global 20th Anniversary Award

The University of Otago is celebrating twenty years of the Otago Global Student Exchange Programme, and in recognition of this milestone has established the Otago Global 20th Anniversary Awards. Over the next few years one award will be made available when we reach 20 years of exchanging students with each partner institution.

  • Eligibility: exchange students going to the selected institutions are eligible to apply.
  • Number of awards: One per institution.
  • Award value: NZ$1500
  • Application deadline (S1 and S2 exchange): August each year
  • Application form for 2020 available mid 2020

In 2020 we celebrate 20 years with:

  • University of Western Australia
  • Western University, Canada
  • Université Jean Moulin (Lyon 3), France
  • Universität Heidelberg (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität), Germany
  • Hirosaki University, Japan
  • Rissho University, Japan
  • ESADE, Spain
  • University of Oregon, USA

^ Top of page

In 2021 we celebrate 20 years with:

  • Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
  • Catholic University of Louvain, Business School
  • Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
  • Aalto University, School of Business
  • University of Helsinki
  • University of Iceland
  • Warsaw School of Economics
  • Stockholm School of Economics
  • Universität St Gallen
  • Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management
  • University of Hawai'i at Manoa

^ Top of page

Otago Global Video Grant

My Exchange Experience in 90 Seconds

The International Office at the University of Otago will award two grants a year for the videos that best capture the exchange journey and their learning experiences abroad.

^ Top of page

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.


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.

^ Top of page