|Value||Standard value of NZ$5,000|
|Opening date||Open year round|
|Closing date||31 January for Intake 1|
31 May for Intake 2
30 September for Intake 3
The University of Otago Pathway │ Te Huarahi Scholarship was established in 2021 to encourage students to undertake study in order to qualify for University admission and enable success towards undergraduate degree programmes.
Every applicant must:
- Submit the provided application form along with their Pathway │ Te Huarahi application to the University of Otago by the specified closing dates;
- Include a declaration of personal and parental assets and income;
- Include a copy of, or authorised access to, their most recent secondary school results in NCEA or equivalent.
Selection of recipients
The Selection Panel consisting of the Director of the Pathway │ Te Huarahi programme, the Manager Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships, the Head of Schools' Liaison, and the Manager International Marketing and Recruitment, or their nominees; shall consider the following factors in awarding the scholarships:
- Academic ability (a minimum of NCEA Level 2 awarded with merit, or equivalent, is required for consideration).
- Financial need and life/personal circumstances which present barriers to studying at the University of Otago.
- Potential and motivation to succeed at university.
The standard minimum value of the scholarship is $5,000. However, for exceptional students it may be awarded at a higher value.
The Scholarship will be for two consecutive full-time terms (5 papers in each term, 10 papers in total) of Pathway │ Te Huarahi study only.
The scholarship to be awarded is normally received in the form of reduced accommodation fees, where a recipient has accepted an offer of place in University of Otago owned or affiliated accommodation, and/or tuition fees for the first year of study at the University of Otago.
The scholarship will usually be taken up in the year for which it is awarded; however, students may apply in writing to the Manager, Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships for permission to defer the scholarship for up to 1 year. Deferrals will not usually be granted where a recipient is studying at another tertiary institution prior to or during the scholarship tenure.
Those who have received a Tū Kahika or a POPO scholarship, or are Government sponsored students, are ineligible to receive a Pathway │ Te Huarahi scholarship.