University of Otago Academic Excellence Entrance Scholarship

  • Bachelor
  • Tuition fee waiver
  • 15 August 2022

Established by the University of Otago Council in 2011 to assist new undergraduate students who have demonstrated outstanding academic potential and leadership capabilities to attend the University of Otago.

Eligibility

• 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. • Involvement in activities at school, in the community, and/or in sport and cultural pursuits in which leadership has been shown. • Achieved NCEA Level 2 endorsed with excellence, or equivalent.

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Benefits

• Standard tenure is three years. • Year 1 – For the first year of study at the University of Otago, the scholarship will normally consist of a tuition fee waiver (if the recipient is ineligible for Fees Free or other tuition fee support) at the domestic fee status rate, and a fee waiver for the cost of accommodation in a University or University-affiliated residential college. • Year 1 - In instances where a recipient is not taking up the offer of accommodation in a University or University-affiliated residential college, the scholarship will normally consist of a tuition fee waiver at the domestic fee status rate (if the recipient is not eligible for Fees Free), and a $5,000 contribution to general living costs paid in installments after course confirmation. • Years 2 and 3 – A maximum payment of $7,000 for each of the second and third years comprising a tuition fee waiver at domestic fee status rate and a contribution to general living costs if tuition fees are less than $7,000 per annum, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

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