University of Otago New Frontiers Entrance Scholarship, Between $2,500 and $5,000, Opening date 1 July

ValueBetween $2,500 and $5,000 (dependent on the level of academic achievement at school)
Number offeredVaries
Opening date1 July
Closing date4 March for Semester 1 start


The University of Otago New Frontiers Excellence and Sustained Excellence Scholarships were established by the University of Otago in 2015, in order to recognise academic excellence in secondary school study.

General eligibility criteria

Application for all Entrance Scholarships are normally open to students who meet the requirements of 1.1 OR 1.2 OR 1.3, AND 2. Those who fit within 3 are ineligible.

1.1 Are New Zealand citizens, New Zealand permanent residents, Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents with domestic fee status;


1.2 International students who have completed Year 12 and have completed or are in the process of completing Year 13 at a New Zealand school, or an equivalent foundation level course at a New Zealand tertiary institution;


1.3 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. Please do not ask to apply, an “Apply Now” button in eVision will only appear for invited applicants who are nominated by the International Office after completing enrolment at the University of Otago.


2 Are intending to enrol or have enrolled for the first time for first-year (100-level papers), full-time degree-level, undergraduate study at the University of Otago.


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

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