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Pacific On-Campus Experience

Discover what student life is really like at the University of Otago with the Pacific On Campus Experience

2019 Pacific Experience
Pacific On Campus Experience 2018 recipients with mentors Joshua Aliifaalogo and Etta Tamapua.

Over three days you will:

  • Live in a Residential College (2 nights stay)
  • Visit academic departments and meet our amazing academic support staff who’ll be there to support you if you come to Otago
  • Meet current students
  • Attend the Dunedin Tertiary Open Day

Why Otago?

This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about how the University of Otago could be the place for you to study and call home.

When is the Pacific On Campus Experience (POCE) and what are the application details?


Sunday 23–Tuesday 25 May 2021


Covers all expenses (travel, accommodation, programme activities and meals)

Who can apply

Year 13 student of Pacific heritage

Applications close

5pm Thursday 18 March 2021

Interested? Apply today

The competitive application process involves:

  • Reference from School Principal
  • Write a 500 word essay on: NCEA – My plan on how to achieve excellence at the end of the year
  • NCEA L2 School results summary or alternative if non NCEA

Make sure you have:

Students must seek parent’s permission first.

Applications close 5pm Thursday 18 March 2021

Apply now