Pacific Islands Centre

The University of Otago Pacific Islands Centre is here to help Pacific students, their families and communities, and provide a range of information, advice, support, and social services to meet the needs of individual students.

The Pacific Islands Centre can offer you:

  • Study space
  • Advice and support
  • A place to relax
  • The Taimane Academic Mentoring Programme
  • Extra tutorials and study nights
  • Postgraduate student support
  • Scholarship support
  • Pacific Islands community networks
  • Pacific events

Please see the Pacific Island Centre website for more information:

Pacific Islands Centre

Contact details:

530 Castle Street (opposite the Māori Centre)
Tel +64 3 479 8278

Pacific On-Campus Experience (POCE)

The Pacific On-Campus Experience is an opportunity for Year 13 Pacific students to learn more about the University of Otago by travelling to Dunedin, attending the Dunedin Tertiary Open Day, and living in a residential college for three days.

Learn more about the Pacific On-Campus Experience (POCE)

Dare to Succeed Programme

The Dare to Succeed Academic Mentoring Programme provides academic mentoring aimed at helping local Pacific secondary school students with their future plans. The Pacific Islands Centre work in collaboration with the local schools to demystify tertiary studies for Pacific students and their communities. The Pacific Islands Centre hosts these students on campus four times during the year. It introduces students to the various areas of studies available to them.

Learn more about the Dare to Succeed Programme

Pacific Orientation Programme at Otago (POPO)

The POPO Foundation Scholarship Programme is a Health Sciences support programme for Pacific students studying the Pathway Health Sciences course at Otago.

As a POPO student, you receive a guaranteed place in a University of Otago residential college and financial assistance towards your accommodation fees, tutorials, etc.

The programme includes academic, mentoring, and pastoral support to help you prepare for the Health Sciences First Year course or another health-related programme.

Learn more about the POPO Foundation Scholarship Programme

Scholarships available for Pacific students

There are a range of scholarships available for Pacific students.

Scholarships for Pacific students

Further information

Graduate Research School — Scholarships

Last updated 28/04/2022 02.42 PM

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