New Zealand has become one of the topmost choices of students looking forward to studying abroad. The country is a hub for an excellent education system with ample research opportunities, an excellent support system, an affordable fee structure, and better living costs than other countries. Universities and educational institutes in New Zealand offer high-quality world-class education with updated experience-based curricula and programs which are globally recognized.
Eight universities in New Zealand are ranked among the top 3% of universities in the world by QS World University Rankings 2018. The education system mainly focuses on practical learning as well. Therefore, it is also rated as one of the best education systems in the world by London’s Legatum Institute. It is based on a 3-tier model including primary & intermediate schooling followed by secondary schooling and ending up with tertiary education at universities and polytechnics.
New Zealand is also ranked as the best-funded education system in the world because they have the highest public funding for the education sector. It means that the university has a great number of fully funded or partially funded scholarships for international students. With the government of New Zealand fully sponsoring the students, it is really easy for international students to study at New Zealand Universities.
There are no hard and fast rules to getting admission to the Universities of New Zealand. Both undergraduate and master's students must have a minimum score of 6.5 in IELTS (it also varies according to the university). Students applying for postgraduate programs are required to have relevant work experience. Students must have a minimum score of 50 in PTE Academic for undergraduate and 64 for Masters Courses.
The University of Otago officially announced the upcoming class scholarships. It is considered to be one of the top institutions around the globe. The Otago International Excellence Scholarships are open at the University of Otago from 2022-2023. The Otago International Excellence Scholarships at the University of Otago are now available for students if they are international and have met the entry requirements for an eligible program. The University of Otago was founded in 1871, making it the oldest university in New Zealand and the third-oldest in Oceania. It currently functions in Dunedin, New Zealand.
The University of Otago offers such scholarships yearly to welcome students to the campus. The Otago International Excellence Scholarships will open the door to new and better opportunities for selected students and expose them to advanced learning in undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs. Keep reading to learn about the University of Otago's acceptance rate, GPA requirements, eligibility and selection criteria, and other helpful information.
You will find the link to apply below.
To be considered for a scholarship, students must:
- Be international students who are not citizens, permanent residents or resident visa holders of New Zealand or Australia*; and
- Have met the entry requirements for an eligible programme; and
- Have met the award level for the scholarship; and
- Be subject to paying international tuition fees; and
- Be intending to commence full-time study in that programme in 2023.
Business, Humanities and Science
Students must be applying to study a programme in one of the following eligible programme categories:
For students outside of New Zealand, the programme must also be available via: