Listen to what some of our current Pacific students have to say about Pacific support at the University of Otago.
Above Image: Joined by almost 100 of his fellow Fijians, Meli Malani's journey to Otago started at an information session held in Fiji last year.
When Meli Malani attended an Otago information evening in Fiji last year – encouraged by his father who is an Otago medical alumnus – he recognised the opportunity to continue a proud family tradition. Read the full story
Staff and some of the recipients who were awarded University of Otago Māori and Pacific Peoples Entrance Scholarships (2015)
The University is committed to ensuring that Pacific students maximise their full potential by providing them with academic guidance and support.
An academic mentoring programme, scholarships and other dedicated support services will all contribute to your success.
- Information for prospective Pacific students
- Information for parents about the University of Otago
- Download Pacificana Guide (PDF format, 2,311 KB)
University of Otago Scholarships for Pacific Students
The University of Otago has an impressive scholarships scheme, with some scholarships specifically available to people of indigenous Pacific descent. Study grants are also available to indigenous Pacific students to study at postgraduate level.
The one-page document (below) provides an up-to-date list of University of Otago funded scholarships that are currently available to students of indigenous Pacific descent.
University of Otago Scholarships for Indigenous Pacific Students (PDF format, 566 KB)
New Degree at Otago University
The University of Otago has a new degree which brings science and art together, the BaSc. It aims to break down barriers between the two disciplines. Eirenei Tauai's was one of two students who graduated with this degree in December 2017. Listen to what Eirenie has to say about her degree where she studied Pacific Studies and Neuroscience (8.48 minutes - Radio New Zealand).