University of Otago Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships for International Students – Apply Now!

Closing Date: April 30, 2024

Are you an international student dreaming of studying in New Zealand? The University of Otago welcomes you with open arms through the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships. This scholarship, valued at NZD$10,000, is here to support you on your academic journey.

About the Scholarship

The Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for International Students is a way for us to celebrate and embrace students from around the world. We recognize the unique challenges you face – personally, academically, and financially. This scholarship is our way of saying, “We’re here for you.”

Scholarship Overview:

  • Closing Date: April 30, 2024
  • Student Type: International students
  • Level of Study: Undergraduate students
  • Study Area: Any field of study
  • Scholarship Value: NZD$10,000 for tuition fees

About the Scholarship:

The Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for International Students is a prestigious award designed to celebrate and welcome international students to the University of Otago. Recognizing the additional challenges faced by international students—personal, academic, and financial—this scholarship is a gesture of support to help them pursue their academic goals in New Zealand.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. International Status:
    • Be international students, not New Zealand citizens or permanent residents or resident visa holders of New Zealand or Australia.
  2. Admission Requirements:
    • Have gained university admission through one of the following:
      • Completion of Year 12 and/or completion of – or in the process of completion of – Year 13 at a New Zealand school, or an equivalent foundation level course at a New Zealand tertiary institution.
      • Completion of an internationally recognized qualification in New Zealand or at an overseas high school, such as A Levels, International Baccalaureate, or ATAR.
      • Meeting other international entrance requirements as outlined on the Otago website.
  3. Previous Study:
    • Have not normally completed any previous study at a New Zealand university.
  4. Tuition Fees:
    • Be subject to paying international tuition fees.
  5. Enrollment:
    • Be eligible to apply for and intend to enroll for full-time study in the first year of an eligible program.

*Note: Australian citizens and permanent residents may be eligible for this scholarship if they are unable to reside in New Zealand at the time of study, as they would then be subject to paying international fees.

Application Procedure:

  • How to Apply:
    • Interested candidates can apply online through the provided application platform.

Important Notes:

  • Program Start:
    • The scholarship is for those starting full-time, full-year undergraduate study for the first time at a New Zealand university in 2024.
  • Participation:
    • Scholars are encouraged to actively participate in departmental activities, research seminars, conferences, and guest talks.
  • Value:
    • The scholarship covers NZD$10,000, contributing towards the tuition fee on an eligible program.

Don’t miss the chance to apply for this fantastic opportunity and be part of the vibrant international community at the University of Otago!

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