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Foreword: Otago – home to a vibrant postgraduate culture

Rachel Spronken Smith email
Professor Rachel Spronken-Smith
Dean, Graduate Research School

Otago is well-known for its unique undergraduate experience, but did you know that Otago offers an incredible package for postgraduates?

Otago takes a holistic view of supporting postgraduates, ranging from excellent lecturers and supervisors, to world-class research facilities, distance programmes, academic and social support, a host of scholarships to fund your study, and a range of accommodation to suit your needs.

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In Brief

Your best support – our Graduate Support School
If you're a postgraduate research student at the University of Otago, the team at the Graduate Research School should be on your speed-dial…

We never close – scholarship applications
More than 240 research scholarships worth more than $18 million are awarded by the University of Otago every year.

Lack of medical training no barrier to paediatrics
Do you like interacting with babies or prefer sitting in front of a computer designing the back of a complicated Labview-based analysis programme?…

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