Otago Polytechnic

International Scholarships 2020


We have scholarships available for international students studying bachelor, certificate, diploma, graduate diploma, postgraduate and master programmes at any of our three campuses. These scholarships are available for a limited time in 2020 so get in quick. They are available only to students who have applied to enrol from our March intake onwards. You must apply for the programme of your choice by 30 June 2020, 5pm New Zealand Time

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Postgraduate Scholarships

Our Postgraduate Scholarships provide $1,600 for postgraduate and master’s programmes.

Who is eligible? Study area  Programme
All 2020 international applicants beginning their study from the March intake onwards. You must apply by 30 June 2020. A range of study areas All postgraduate programmes

Terms and Conditions

  • Students (or agents on behalf of students) must apply online for a programme
  • Students must meet all entry requirements for the programme
  • Scholarships cannot be combined
  • Subject to class capacity
  • Subject to programme availability
  • Students must not apply for RPL/cross credits
  • These scholarships are available to those who apply and provide all supporting documents by 5pm NZT 30 June 2020
  • There are limits on how many students can receive each scholarship
  • The scholarships are only available to new Otago Polytechnic students
  • The scholarships do not apply to Information Technology programmes.

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Graduate Diploma Scholarships

Our Graduate Diploma Scholarships provide $1,600 for graduate diploma programmes.

Who is eligible? Study area  Programme
All 2020 international applicants beginning their study from the March intake onwards. You must apply by 30 June 2020. A range of study areas All Graduate Diploma programmes

Terms and Conditions

  • Students (or agents on behalf of students) must apply online for a programme
  • Students must meet all entry requirements for the programme
  • Scholarships cannot be combined
  • Subject to class capacity
  • Subject to programme availability
  • Students must not apply for RPL/cross credits
  • These scholarships are available to those who apply and provide all supporting documents by 5pm NZT 30 June 2020
  • There are limits on how many students can receive each scholarship
  • The scholarships are only available to new Otago Polytechnic students.

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Bachelor Scholarships

Our Bachelor Scholarships provide $4,000 each year for three years toward bachelor’s degree programmes.*

Who is eligible? Study area  Programme
All 2020 international applicants beginning their study from the March intake onwards. You must apply by 30 June 2020. A range of study areas All bachelor's degree programmes 

Terms and Conditions

  • Students (or agents on behalf of students) must apply online for a programme
  • Students must meet all entry requirements for the programme
  • *Students must get at least a B average to be eligible for the scholarship in the following year
  • Scholarships cannot be combined
  • Subject to class capacity
  • Subject to programme availability
  • Students must not apply for RPL/cross credits
  • These scholarships are available to those who apply and provide all supporting documents by 5pm NZT 30 June 2020
  • There are limits on how many students can receive each scholarship
  • The scholarships are only available to new Otago Polytechnic students.

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Diploma Scholarships

Our Diploma Scholarships provide $4,000 a year toward diploma programmes.

Who is eligible? Study area  Programme
All 2020 international applicants beginning their study from the March intake onwards. You must apply by 30 June 2020. A range of study areas All diploma programmes

Terms and Conditions

  • Students (or agents on behalf of students) must apply online for a programme
  • Students must meet all entry requirements for the programme
  • Students must get at least a B average to be eligible for the scholarship in the following year
  • Scholarships cannot be combined
  • Subject to class capacity
  • Subject to programme availability
  • Students must not apply for RPL/cross credits
  • These scholarships are available to those who apply and provide all supporting documents by 5pm NZT 30 June 2020
  • There are limits on how many students can receive each scholarship
  • The scholarships are only available to new Otago Polytechnic students.

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Certificate Scholarships 

Our Certificate Scholarships provide $1,600 for New Zealand certificate programmes.

Who is eligible? Study area  Programme
All 2020 international applicants beginning their study from the March intake onwards. You must apply by 30 June 2020. All New Zealand certificates other than pathway programmes  New Zealand Certificates Level 2 – Level 5

Terms and Conditions

  • Students (or agents on behalf of students) must apply online for a programme
  • Students must meet all entry requirements for the programme
  • Scholarships cannot be combined
  • Subject to class capacity
  • Subject to programme availability
  • Students must not apply for RPL/cross credits
  • These scholarships are available to those who apply and provide all supporting documents by 5pm NZT 30 June 2020
  • There are limits on how many students can receive each scholarship
  • The scholarships are only available to new Otago Polytechnic students.

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Pathway Scholarships 

A pathway is when you complete a New Zealand Certificate in English Language, New Zealand Diploma or New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation to meet the entry requirements for a bachelor's degree, New Zealand Diploma, graduate diploma or postgraduate programme.

Our Pathway Scholarships provide:

Pathway to a bachelor’s degree or NZ Diploma

For students intending to complete a pathway to a bachelor’s degree or New Zealand Diploma, we offer:

$7,290 towards New Zealand Certificate in English Language, New Zealand Diploma or New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation study.

 

Pathway to a graduate diploma or postgraduate programme

For students intending to complete a pathway to a graduate diploma or postgraduate programmes, we offer:

$3,645 towards New Zealand Certificate in English Language study.

 

Who is eligible? Study area  Programme
All 2020 international applicants beginning their study from the March intake onwards. You must apply by 30 June 2020. English Language or Study and Career Preparation New Zealand Certificates Level 2 – Level 5

Terms and Conditions

  • Students (or agents on behalf of students) must apply online for both the pathway programme and the main programme
  • Students must meet all entry requirements for the programme
  • Bachelor’s and New Zealand Diploma students who receive a pathway scholarship can apply for a second and/or third-year scholarship of $4000 each year as above if they have at least a B average. Students will not be eligible for any other scholarship
  • Subject to class capacity
  • Subject to programme availability
  • The scholarship is paid once the student is enrolled in the mainstream programme
  • These scholarships are available to those who apply and provide all supporting documents by 5pm NZT 30 June 2020
  • There are limits on how many students can receive each scholarship
  • The scholarships are only available to new Otago Polytechnic students.

How to apply?

Apply online directly from each programme page.

 

Apply for a Pathway Scholarship

To apply for a Pathway Scholarship apply online for both the pathway programme and the main programme. 

 

For more information please contact the appropriate International Market Manager.

 

Valeriya Hirsch

Europe, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States

P +64 9 309 0301 ext. 827
M +64 27 202 6577

Valeriya.Hirsch@op.ac.nz

Chris Fei

China

+64 9 309 0301 ext. 804
+64 21 025 16618

Chris.Fei@op.ac.nz

Jesan Thaker 

Indian Subcontinent, South East Asia, Latin America, Middle East, Japan, South Korea, Pacific Islands and the rest of the world

OPAIC.Marketing@op.ac.nz