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University of Otago

University of Otago Alumni Appeal Entrance Scholarship

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3600 EUR
New Zealand
Not specified
Application deadline


There are in excess of NZ$18 million worth of scholarships available for students wanting to study at the University of Otago – and for Otago students wishing to study at other institutions around the world.


Scholarship type

Merit and need based

Number of scholarships to award



EUR 3600

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


Alumni and friends of the University of Otago have gifted funds to provide scholarships for high calibre students to attend the University of Otago. From 2012 these scholarships are offered to students who have demonstrated academic ability and who can show financial need.

Applicable programmes


  • Standard value of NZ$6,000.
  • Standard tenure is one year for those in a University of Otago or University-affiliated residential college.
  • Please note that, unless an exception is specified, other University of Otago Entrance Scholarships cannot normally be held concurrently with other Entrance Scholarships. The exception to this is the Dux entrance scholarship, which may be held concurrently at the value specified in its regulations.


  • 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 full-time degree-level, undergraduate study at the University of Otago.
  • Applications are not normally open to those who have studied more than 0.4 EFTs at any University or tertiary institution at degree-level or higher.
  • Exceptions to 0.4 EFTS or less are considered when all previous University or tertiary level study has been undertaken whilst concurrently enrolled at secondary school.
  • Significant financial need or life circumstances which present barriers to studying at university.
  • Achieved NCEA Level 2 endorsed with merit, or equivalent.

Scholarship requirements




New Zealand


226 nationalities

Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

Not specified

Applications are open.

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