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Master’s scholarships

Choose the right scholarship for your degree

Otago offers research Master s scholarships to support students during the thesis part of a research Master s degree (pre-thesis papers are not covered by these scholarships), or those studying for a coursework Master s that does not have a thesis component. Find out more about the different Masters options, and how to get started, below.

How to get started

Consult our list of scholarship types (PDF, 30KB), and choose the right one for your Otago Master’s degree.

Research Master s scholarships – domestic applicants

How to apply

Applications are made online through the eVision portal. The application form will be available through an alert, see the When to apply section below.

When to apply

Applications for Research Master s scholarships should occur either:

  • when applying for admission (if the degree is by thesis only, or if the thesis will begin straight away) you will receive an alert in your eVision portal after applying for admission to your programme, inviting you to apply for a scholarship; or,
  • just before the thesis component is about to begin (usually at the start of the second year for a master s degree by papers and thesis) you will receive an alert in your eVision portal after enrolling in your thesis paper.

MDiet applicants

Invitations to apply for the University of Otago Research Master’s Scholarship will be sent once you have completed your application for admission to the programme. Applications will be assessed in July of the first year of your qualification once your semester one grades are available.

Scholarships available

The University of Otago Research Master’s Scholarship is the main masters scholarship, open to domestic applicants. In addition there are a number of specialised scholarships which can all be applied for online through eVision in the process mentioned above.

University of Otago Pacific Island Master s Scholarship
$13,000 plus tuition fee waiver for indigenous Pacific Island thesis Master’s candidates.

Bamforth Postgraduate Scholarship
$13,000 per year plus tuition fee waiver for 1 year of Master’s study

Daniel Taylor Senior Scholarship in Philosophy
$1,000 towards research costs for Philosophy Master’s thesis students.

Elizabeth Jean Trotter Postgraduate Research Travelling Scholarship in Biomedical Sciences
Funding to support travel to a conference, workshop, or laboratory for postgraduate students undertaking research in Biomedical Sciences.

James Park Scholarship in Geology
Postgraduate funding to support research in the area of New Zealand mineral resources.

Otago Council Inc Scholarship in Science
Scholarship funding to support Research Master’s students undergoing research and data collection.

R E Seelye Trust Master s Scholarship
Scholarship funding to support Master’s students who have demonstrated academic excellence.

Senior Smeaton Scholarship
Funds to support postgraduate study in Experimental Science.

Research Master s scholarships – international applicants

There are four University of Otago International Master s Scholarships available per year one per teaching Division. Due to the limited number of these scholarships, applicants require very good grades to be successful. We only recommend applying if your grades in the later years of your degree are at A or A+ level.

International Master’s Scholarships are currently available in each Division for candidates planning to start within the time frames specified below. Note that these dates can change based on submission or withdrawal of current candidates. Please check back often.

Commerce/School of Business

Funding has been awarded for 2017.

(Please note the above dates apply only to University of Otago International Master’s Scholarships).

How to apply

Applications are made online through the eVision portal after applying for admission to a programme. The application form will be available through an alert at one of the following times:

  • when applying for admission (if the degree is by thesis only, or if the thesis will begin straight away) you will receive an alert in your eVision portal after applying for admission to your programme, inviting you to apply for a scholarship; or,
  • just before the thesis component is about to begin (usually at the start of the second year for a master s degree by papers and thesis) you will receive an alert in your eVision portal after enrolling in your thesis paper.

International grade requirements

Research Master’s scholarship regulations

Coursework Master s scholarships

The University of Otago Coursework Master s Scholarship is open to both domestic and international applicants, and are for students who are studying Master s degrees which don t include a full thesis component (although they may include a research report or dissertation).

Some degrees also have a thesis or non-thesis option (usually with the decision made after an initial year of study). In such cases the non-thesis option is eligible for coursework Master s scholarship support. Note that coursework Master s scholarships are not available to research master s students completing a papers year prior to beginning their thesis.

How to apply

Due to the limited number of University of Otago Coursework Masters Scholarships available (20), application invitations are restricted by a nomination system. Once a student has been admitted to their programme of choice, the department will assess their suitability for scholarship funding and advise the Scholarships Office that they wish to nominate a candidate for this scholarship. The Scholarships Office will then send an invite to the candidate via eVision. Please note that due to the competitive nature of this scholarship, candidates who will likely be nominated for this scholarship will usually need to have a GPA of at least an A on their most recent year of study. A decision regarding these scholarships will be made by the month preceding commencement of the programme of study.

Regulations

International grade requirements

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