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Sciences International study

Postgraduate research

Sp Corey Bragg examines a sotty shearwater chick. Corey's research was about sustainable harvest and predator protection for sooty shearwaters (muttonbirds)

There are a few different ways you can find a research topic:

Accommodation

The International Office provides a guarantee of accomodation placement services to all international students who receive an academic offer. There are several accomodation options for international students and it is important to consider whether you prefer an independent lifestyle or enjoying living in a community.

The residential areas around the campus are largely given over to student accommodation; including flats, single studio apartments, residential colleges and family homes.

Learn more about accommodation options for international students.

Scholarships

University of Otago Doctoral Scholarships

The University of Otago Doctoral Scholarships are awarded to PhD candidates on the basis of academic merit, research ability and suitability within the department. They provide an emolument of $25,000 per year, the payment of fees at domestic level for up to 3 years (excluding student services fee and insurance), and partial thesis expenses.

University of Otago International Masters Awards

The University of Otago International Master's Awards are awarded to Masters' candidates in their thesis year of study. They provide an annual emolument of $13,000 for up to 1 year, the payment of the fees at domestic level (excludes student services fee and insurance) and partial thesis expenses.

University of Otago Coursework Masters Scholarship

The University of Otago Coursework Masters Scholarship are awarded to Masters' candidates undertaking a papers based masters. They provide $10,000 towards tuition fees in the first instance. This scholarship is available to international and domestic students.

Learn more about postgraduate scholarships at Otago.

The International Office

For information, support, and detailed advice, please contact the University of Otago International Office.