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Internally funded scholarships for Pacific students at the University of Otago

POPO Foundation Scholarship Programme

This Scholarship provides:

  • A subsidy towards the accommodation fees at a University of Otago Residential College
  • Private tutorials for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Maths
  • A dedicated full-time Programme Coordinator

Applications for the 2021 intake have now closed.

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University of Otago Pacific Peoples' Entrance Scholarships

Standard value is NZ$13,000 for one year (exceptional applicants may be offered this scholarship at a higher value and at a longer tenure) for first year Pacific students.

Applications for the 2021 intake have closed.

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University of Otago Study Grants for Pacific Island Students

NZ$3,000 for Pacific students progressing to their fourth year of study.

Closing date: Monday, 1 November 2021.

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University of Otago Pacific Island Master's Scholarship

NZ$15,000 plus domestic tuition fee waiver for Pacific thesis Master's students.

Applicants can apply at any time.

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University of Otago Pacific Island Doctoral Scholarship

NZ$27,000 stipend per annum plus domestic tuition fee waiver for Pacific thesis doctoral students.

Applicants can apply at any time.

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Division of Humanities Pacific Island Bridging Scholarships

NZ$10,000 Scholarship funding to support postgraduate Māori and Pacific students.

Applications for the 2021 intake have now closed.

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Otago School of Medical Sciences Pacific Peoples’ Postgraduate Scholarship

This scholarship provides one Pacific student each year with one-year support to study full-time for a BSc(Hons), BBiomedSc(Hons), PGDipSci or first year MSc within the OSMS. NZ$7,500 tuition fee waiver in the first instance.

Applications for the 2021 intake have now closed.

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The Newick and Springford Scholarship

The Newick and Springford Scholarship supports students (particularly of Māori and / or Pasifika descent) studying medicine or dentistry who show aptitude and financial need during their studies.

Closing date: Monday, 1 March 2022.

Newick and Springford Scholarship application form (PDF)