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Our scholarships

We offer a number of scholarships for Māori students interested in pursuing careers in health, ranging from Year 10 through to first-year Foundation Studies.

Visit the University of Otago scholarships page to see all scholarships available at the University of Otago.

Contact us for further information on any of the scholarships below.

Te Rauawa o te Pahī

Te Rauawa o te Pahī is a fully-funded six-day residential programme for Year 10 Māori students from South Canterbury, Otago, and Southland secondary schools. Students travel to the Otago Peninsula to undertake a research project at the University of Otago's New Zealand Marine Studies Centre.

Rangatahi o te Moana

Rangatahi o te Moana is a five-day residential programme for talented Year 11 and 12 Māori students who have a keen interest in the sciences, and who may be considering future study and/or career in health sciences. This programme focuses on ship-based research. Students spend a number of days at sea aboard the University of Otago research vessel RV Polaris II.

REACH: Realising Educational Aspirations for Careers in Health

The REACH Otago Scholarship provides the opportunity for 20 Year 13 Māori students to spend three nights and days on the University of Otago's Dunedin campus. REACH is primarily for Māori students interested in careers in health.

Tū Kahika

The Tū Kahika Scholarship is a two-semester (February to October) Health Sciences programme run within Foundation Year. Tū Kahika prepares Māori students academically for their first year of tertiary study and a future career in Māori health. Tū Kahika students receive guaranteed accommodation in a residential college, and financial assistance towards tuition fees and accommodation costs.