University of Otago experience for current Y11/12 Māori students

August 8, 2021

Applications are now open for the Poutama Scholarships that provide a wonderful opportunity for students of Māori descent (entering year 12 or 13 in 2022) to participate in the weeklong Hands-On at Otago programme. The successful applicants will travel to Dunedin from Sunday 16 to Friday 21 January 2022 to experience a week of serious fun!

Poutama Scholarships

The aim of the full-funded scholarship is to inspire and motivate young Māori students to develop their knowledge, skills and passion for tertiary studies. The scholarship covers the programme fee, which includes accommodation and food, and travel to and from Dunedin.

Read the Poutama scholarships information sheet

To apply online for both Hands-On at Otago and a Poutama scholarship, please use this link:

For general information on Hands-On at Otago:

All scholarship applications must be received by Friday 24 September 2021.