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Otago International Excellence Scholarship at the University of Otago, New Zealand.

Closing date: 31 October 2020 for semester 1, and 30 April 2021 for semester 2

Otago International Excellence Scholarships welcome, support and recognise the very best international students enrolling in a postgraduate coursework Master’s degree at the University of Otago.

These merit-based scholarships recognise academic excellence, diversity, and leadership potential in supporting high-achieving students in their studies. The scholarships are also designed to support those students best placed to make a positive impact on society in their future career.

Value: up to NZ$10,000 for tuition fees

How long: 12 months

Number offered: Varies

Eligible students

To be considered for a scholarship, students must be:

  1. International students who are not New Zealand citizens or permanent residents; and

  2. Eligible to apply for Business, Humanities of Sciences coursework Master’s programme, and are intending to commence full-time study in that programme in 2021.

  • The award is available for masters courses offered at the University.

  • Students enrolling full time in the Honours program in the semester for which the scholarship is awarded.

  • Applicants must have a bachelor degree certificate or equivalent.

  • Candidates must be highly motivated, responsible, and able to work independently in a structured manner has good interpersonal and communication skill.

  • Applicants must hold an offer for a full-time program at the University of Otago, New Zealand.

Application process

There is no formal application process. Students will be assessed for a scholarship on application for their programme and recipients will be advised of their scholarship in the Offer of Place.

Selection of scholarship recipients is at the discretion of the University of Otago.


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