Number of scholarships to award
- tuition fee reduction
Originally established in 2012 to celebrate the 20 years of formalised support at the University of Otago for students with impairments, the University of Otago Donna-Rose McKay Entrance Scholarships were renamed in 2014 to honour the memory of Donna-Rose McKay, the former Head of Disability Information and Support and a leader in disability advocacy at the University from 1992 to 2013.
Standard value of NZ$6,000 for one year
- Are New Zealand citizens, New Zealand permanent residents, Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents with domestic fee status;
- International students who have completed Year 12 and have completed or are in the process of completing Year 13 at a New Zealand school, or an equivalent foundation level course at a New Zealand tertiary institution.
- Are intending to enroll or have enrolled for the first time for first-year (100-level papers), full-time degree-level, undergraduate study at the University of Otago.
- Those who have studied more than 0.4 EFTs at any University or tertiary institution at degree-level or higher are not normally* eligible.
- Be studying with a significant disability of at least six months previous duration, which will have substantial financial implications for their studies.
- Have achieved NCEA Level 2 endorsed with merit, or equivalent.
Study experience required
All applications for Entrance Scholarships are done through eVision, the University's student management system. In order to apply for a scholarship, you will be required to go through the first stages of enrolment at the University of Otago to access the Entrance Scholarship online application.
Closing date: 15 August and 5 December