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University of Otago

University of Otago Dr John F Ward Southland Entrance Scholarship

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6000 EUR
New Zealand
Not specified
Application deadline


Dr John F Ward Scholarship, was established by the University of Otago Council in 2019 to support students who have demonstrated academic ability and who have a disability that makes attending University a challenge. 


Scholarship type

Merit and need based

Number of scholarships to award



EUR 6,000

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


The scholarship is to support students who have demonstrated academic ability and who have a disability that makes attending University a challenge.

Applicable programmes


  • Standard value of NZ$10,000.
  • Standard tenure is one year for those in a University of Otago or University-affiliated residential college.
  • For exceptional applicants, this scholarship will be awarded at a higher value and a longer tenure.
  • Tenure in years two and three normally requires a GPA of 5.0 or better (B) for the previous 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.
  • Be completing, or have completed, their final year of secondary schooling in Southland. Appropriate consideration will apply if a student is required to attend a school outside of Southland for their final year as a consequence of specialist treatment.

Scholarship requirements




New Zealand


226 nationalities

Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

Not specified

Closing date is to be confirmed.

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