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Taught Postgraduate Scholarships

Otago International Excellence Scholarship

NZ$10,000 for tuition fees for 1 year for international students enrolling in a coursework master’s degree, honours degree, or postgraduate diploma.

The Joan, Arthur & Helen Thacker Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Scholarship

Funding to support students of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

University of Otago Coursework Master's Scholarship

$10,000 towards coursework Master's students tuition fees.

Bee Nilson Award

Funds to support final year honours or paper year master's students studying Human Nutrition, Food Science or Consumer Food Science.

Alan Musgrave Scholarship in Philosophy

Postgraduate scholarship funding to support international students studying towards a Masters in Philosophy.

Joan Mary Anderson Award in Plant Biochemistry

$6,000 for a student who is undertaking a 400-level plant biochemistry project in the Department of Biochemistry.

Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships at the University of Otago

Scholarships to support students from developing countries to study at New Zealand universities.

Neville Bain Travel Award

$3,000 to support students engaged in either the Doctor of Business Administration or Master of Business Administration programme and is to be used for research or associated conference travel.

School of Biomedical Sciences Māori Postgraduate Scholarship

Funding to support a Māori postgraduate student studying full-time for a BSc Hons, BBiomedSc Hons, PGDipSci or 1st year of a MSc.

School of Biomedical Sciences Pacific Peoples’ Postgraduate Scholarship

Scholarship to support a Pacific Islands student to study full-time for a BSc Hons, BBiomedSc Hons, PGDipSci or 1st year MSc within the BMS.

The Elizabeth Jean Trotter 400-level Scholarship in Biomedical Sciences

Funding to support students who are enrolled in a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences Honours programme at the University of Otago.

The Isaac Conservation Scholarship

$20,000 to assist a full-time student studying towards a Master's degree which focuses on conservation and/or environmental applications

The Marks’ Ecology Award

$4,000 to support promising students undertaking Ecology research to attend conferences, workshops, cover field and lab expenses, or visit overseas research institutes. 

The Tā Mason Durie Pae Ora Masters Scholarship

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.

University of Otago Postgraduate Scholarship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Funding to support postgraduate study in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Fulbright Scholarships

Funds to support study in the US.

Freemasons Scholarships

Scholarship funding to support students who contribute to their community.