Value:The scholarship is valued at $15,000 per year plus a tuition fee waiver (excluding the Student Services Fee) for:

  • Full-time Master's Research study for the thesis year only; or
  • Full-time Coursework Masters study. Where a Coursework Masters programme is longer than one year in duration, the $15,000 emolument will be pro-rated over the total programme length and the tuition fee waiver applied across the total programme.
For part-time enrolment, the scholarship will be pro-rated.
Number Offered:               To be decided by the Selection Panel.
Closing date:                                             30 November


Established in 2019 by the University of Otago in partnership with Te Rau Ora, the Tā Mason Durie Pae Ora Masters Scholarship was created to support Māori students to study in the Mental Health and addictions system.

The Scholarship acknowledges and recognises the significant leadership and contributions that Tā Mason Durie has given to Māori health, Māori development, indigeneity and Māori futures over many years and reflects his belief that leadership is a shared enterprise rather than a dependence on one person alone and that, by working together, communities can develop and enact plans based on their own solutions.


Applicants must be:

  • A New Zealand Citizen or New Zealand Residence Class Visa Holder;
  • Able to meet the University of Otago's Māori ancestry verification requirements;
  • Enrolled at the University of Otago for the year of the award; and
  • A current leader in the health sector or potential leader aspiring to work in Māori health leadership roles across the health, mental health and or the addiction system.


Completed applications must be submitted by the closing date to Student Administration (Scholarships)

Please refer carefully to the Scholarship Regulations and Application Form for all eligibility and application requirements.

The Tā Mason Durie Pae Ora Masters Scholarship Regulations

The Tā Mason Durie Pae Ora Masters Scholarship Application Form

If you have any questions regarding this application please email:

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