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Covid-19 Relief Scholarships


We have scholarships available for international students applying for postgraduate diploma, graduate diploma, bachelor, New Zealand diploma and certificate programmes at any of our three campuses or a master's degree at our Auckland campus. 

 

 

Master Scholarships

Our Master Scholarships provide $7,000 for the Master of Applied Management.

Who is eligible? Study area  Programme
International applicants  Management  Master of Applied Management
 

Students from the countries most severely impacted by Covid-19 are entitled to a further discount of $2,100 for the Master of Applied Management if they begin their study in the August or October 2021 intakes at our Auckland campus or the July 2021 intake at our Dunedin campus. Please email OPAIC.Marketing@op.ac.nz to see if you are eligible.  

 

Postgraduate Diploma Scholarships

Our Postgraduate Diploma Scholarships provide $5,000 for postgraduate diploma programmes.

Who is eligible? Study area  Programme
International applicants  A range of study areas All postgraduate diploma programmes
 

Students from the countries most severely impacted by Covid-19 are entitled to a further discount of $2,100 for the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management at our Auckland campus if they begin their study in our August or October 2021 intakes. Please email OPAIC.Marketing@op.ac.nz to see if you are eligible.  

 

Graduate Diploma Scholarships

Our Graduate Diploma Scholarships provide $4,000 for graduate diploma programmes.

Who is eligible? Study area  Programme
International applicants  A range of study areas All graduate diploma programmes
 

 

Bachelor Scholarships

Our Bachelor Scholarships provide $5,000 each year for three years toward bachelor’s degrees programmes.

Who is eligible? Study area  Programme
International applicants A range of study areas All bachelor's degree programmes 
 

 

New Zealand Diploma Scholarships

Our New Zealand Diploma Scholarships provide $4,000 a year toward New Zealand diplomas.

Who is eligible? Study area  Programme
International applicants  A range of study areas All New Zealand diploma programmes
 

 

Certificate Scholarships 

Our Certificate Scholarships provide $2,000 for onshore certificate and graduate certificate programmes.

Who is eligible? Study area  Programme
International applicants A range of study areas All certificates and graduate certificates
 

 

Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management Scholarship

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management Scholarship provides $3,000 for our Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management.

Who is eligible? Study area  Programme
International applicants  Applied Management Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management
 

Terms and Conditions

• Scholarships available for all Otago Polytechnic campuses. 

These scholarships are available to new international students who apply and provide all supporting documents by 5pm NZT 1 December 2021 for the following intakes:
o Auckland International Campus - June intake, 2021.
o Auckland International Campus - August intake, 2021.
o Auckland International Campus - October intake, 2021.
o Auckland International Campus – February intake, 2022.
o Auckland International Campus – April intake, 2022.
o Auckland International Campus – July intake, 2022.
o Auckland International Campus – October intake, 2022.
o Dunedin and Central campuses – Semester 2 July, 2021.
o Dunedin and Central campuses – Semester 1 February, 2022.
o Dunedin and Central campuses – Semester 2 July, 2022.

• The further discount of $2,100 for our Master of Applied Management and Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management is only for students from countries most impacted by Covid-19. They must begin the Postgraduate Diploma at our Auckland campus in August or October 2021. They must begin the Master at our Auckland campus in August or October 2021 or our Dunedin campus in July 2021. 

• To receive a scholarship in their second year, New Zealand Diploma students must achieve at least a B average in their first year.

• To receive a scholarship in their second and third year, Bachelor students must achieve at least a B average in the previous year.

• Students (or agents on behalf of students) must apply online for a programme.

• Students must meet all entry requirements for the programme.

• Subject to programme availability.

• Subject to class capacity. For the Auckland campus our minimum cohort size is 14, except for our Bachelor of Information Technology which as a minimum cohort size of 10. If the minimum class size not achieved, the scholarship will be rolled over to the next intake. 

• For students with RPL, scholarship amount will be applicable pro-rata to remaining courses.

• Scholarships can be combined for pathway programmes. e.g – NZCEL (L5) $ 2,000 + PGDAM $ 5,000 = $ 7,000 scholarship.

• Concurrent certificates are eligible for a further $2,000 scholarship.

• Students cannot receive both a Covid-19 Relief Scholarship and an alumni discount. In cases where students are eligible for both, the higher discount amount will apply.

• Our Certificate Scholarships only apply to programmes studied on campus. Please see our programme pages for online fees for certificates.

• Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to alter or withdraw these scholarships at any time.

How to apply

Apply for your programme online directly from each programme page and the scholarship amount will be automatically deducted.

For more information please contact the appropriate International Marketing Team member.

 

Chris Fei

Greater China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Mongolia

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

Chris.Fei@op.ac.nz

Arlo Ramos

Rest of the world

M +64 27 546 2737

OPAIC.Marketing@op.ac.nz

Timothy Maunze

Rest of the world

M +64 27 586 3699

OPAIC.Marketing@op.ac.nz

Please note: If you are a currently enrolled international student who is struggling financially, please talk to us. There may be something we can do to help through the Student Hardship Fund. 

For Dunedin, Central Otago or distance students, please contact:

For Auckland students, please contact: