University of Otago New Frontiers Entrance Undergraduate Scholarship in New Zealand, 2019

­The new University of Otago New Frontiers Entrance Scholarship is now available for all students entering in an undergraduate programme. This scholarship is available to New Zealand citizens or permanent residents and also available for International students.

The University of Otago is a collegiate university located in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. It scores highly for average research quality, and in 2006 was second in New Zealand only to the University of Auckland in the number of A-rated academic researchers it employs.

If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: March 1, 2019 for Semester 1 start
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue undergraduate degree programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to learn any of the courses offered by the university.
  • Scholarship Award: Between $2,500 and $5,000 (dependent on the level of academic achievement at school).
  • Nationality: Available to New Zealand citizens or permanent residents and also available for International students.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in New Zealand

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Available to New Zealand citizens or permanent residents and also available for International students.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Application for all Entrance Scholarships is normally open to students who meet the requirements of 1.1 OR 1.2, and 1.3. Those who fit within 1.4 are ineligible.

1.1 Are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents. International students who have completed an internationally recognised qualification at an overseas high school, such as A Levels, International Baccalaureate, or ATAR, and have achieved excellent grades may be invited to apply.


1.2 Who have completed Year 12 and have completed or are in the process of completing Year 13 at a New Zealand school (or for International students an equivalent foundation level course at a New Zealand tertiary institution).


1.3 Are intending to enroll or have enrolled for the first time for full-time degree-level, undergraduate study at the University of Otago.


1.4 Those who have studied more than 0.4 EFTs at any University or tertiary institution at degree-level or higher are not normally eligible.

Specific eligibility criteria for this Scholarship

In addition to the above eligibility criteria, those intending to commence study in programmes such as Health Sciences First Year or the intermediate year of professional degrees not offered at the University of Otago (e.g. Engineering) are not eligible for this scholarship.

English Language Requirements: An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent (if English is not your first language).

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: All applications for Entrance Scholarships are done through eVision, the University’s student management system. In order to apply for a scholarship, you will be required to go through the first stages of enrolment at the University of Otago to access the Entrance Scholarship online application.

For more information on the application process, as well as step-by-step instructions, please visit the apply for an entrance scholarship webpage.

Before going through the application process, it is important to ensure that you are adequately prepared to begin the application. What you will need to prepare for your application is listed on the scholarship application preparation0 webpage.

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