University of Otago New Frontiers Entrance Scholarship 2019 in New Zealand

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.

Applications Deadline: March 1, 2019 for Semester 1 start


Eligibility criteria

Application for all Entrance Scholarships are normally open to students who meet the requirements of 1.1 OR 1.2, AND 1.3. Those who fit within 1.4 are ineligible.

1.1 Are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents. 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.

Or

1.2 Who have completed Year 12 and have completed or are in the process of completing Year 13 at a New Zealand school (or for International students an equivalent foundation level course at a New Zealand tertiary institution).

And

1.3 Are intending to enrol or have enrolled for the first time for full-time degree-level, undergraduate study at the University of Otago.

But

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

Specific eligibility criteria for this Scholarship
In addition to the above eligibility criteria, those intending to commence study in programmes such as Health Sciences First Year or the intermediate year of professional degrees not offered at the University of Otago (e.g. Engineering) are not eligible for this scholarship.

University of Otago New Frontiers Entrance Scholarship 2019 in New Zealand


Application process

All applications for Entrance Scholarships are done through eVision, the University's student management system. In order to apply for a scholarship, you will be required to go through the first stages of enrolment at the University of Otago to access the Entrance Scholarship online application.

Selection of recipients

Applicants who have achieved highly in another official secondary school qualification or who have gained high pre-degree level tertiary grades may also be considered by, and at the discretion of, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor External Engagement, or nominee.

Selection will be based on academic accomplishments, measured by official secondary school qualifications or pre-degree level tertiary Grade Point Average.

New Frontiers Sustained Excellence
An applicant who has achieved ONE of the following the academic standards set out in this section will be awarded a University of Otago New Frontiers Sustained Excellence Scholarship:

NCEA Level 2 endorsed with Excellence AND NCEA Level 3 endorsed with Excellence while still enrolled at secondary school. Level 2 excellence credits must have been obtained while enrolled in Year 11 or 12.
International Baccalaureate with a score of 37 points or more.
Cambridge International Examinations with a University of Otago Cambridge International Exams Entry Score of 291 - 360.

New Frontiers Excellence
An applicant who has achieved ONE of the following the academic standards set out in this section will be awarded a University of Otago New Frontiers Excellence Scholarship:

NCEA Level 2 with an Excellence Endorsement. Level 2 excellence credits must have been obtained while enrolled in Year 11 or 12.
NCEA Level 3 with an Excellence Endorsement obtained while still enrolled at secondary school.
International Baccalaureate with a score of 34-36 points.
Cambridge International Examinations with a University of Otago Cambridge International Exams Entry Score of 240 - 290.

Rudolf Steiner Level 3 School Certificate at the level of Highly Commended or Distinction.
Applicants who have achieved either or both NCEA Level 2 or Level 3 endorsed with a merit endorsement overall and a high proportion of excellence credits (or similar from other official secondary school qualifications or pre-degree level tertiary grades) may also be considered by, and at the discretion of, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor External Engagement, or nominee.

Your Cambridge International Exams entry score is calculated on the basis of your UCAS Tariff score. Please note that in calculating the tariff score, an AS level qualification will only count if you have not completed an A level in the same subject.

Scholarship regulations

The Scholarship Terms and Conditions can be found here. In addition, the following applies to these Scholarships:

New Frontiers Sustained Excellence
Standard value of $5,000.
Standard tenure is one year for those in a University of Otago or University-affiliated residential college.
Please note that, unless an exception is specified, other University of Otago Entrance Scholarships cannot normally be held concurrently with other Entrance Scholarships. The exception to this is the Dux Entrance Scholarship, which may be held concurrently at the value specified in its regulations.

New Frontiers Excellence
Standard value of $2,500.
Standard tenure is one year for those in a University of Otago or University-affiliated residential college.
Please note that, unless an exception is specified, other University of Otago Entrance Scholarships cannot normally be held concurrently with other Entrance Scholarships. The exception to this is the Dux Entrance Scholarship, which may be held concurrently at the value specified in its regulations.

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