If you are planning on a taking a gap year, it may be possible to defer taking up an Entrance Scholarship. Recipients must accept their scholarship offer prior to requesting a deferral.

You will need to refer to the terms and conditions of the scholarship awarded, and apply in writing to the Manager, Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships:

Email entrance.scholarships@otago.ac.nz

Please include the following details in your request:

  • Your full name
  • University of Otago student ID number
  • Date of birth
  • Home address
  • Programme you applied for
  • A brief description of your reasons and plans for your deferral year in your request

Deferring a Scholarship
Entrance Scholarship Terms and Conditions

Last updated 15/06/2022 04.54 PM

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