Tū Kahika Foundation Year Scholarship for Year 13 Māori Students

June 18, 2020

The University of Otago, Māori Health Workforce Development Unit, Tū Kahika scholarship is opening shortly. This scholarship supports Māori students through a full year pre-university health sciences course to best prepare them for the Otago University Health Science First Year Programme and further tertiary health-related study. At its core, the Tū Kahika scholarship programme is about whānau and provides wrap-around academic, cultural and pastoral support for students. 


 Selected Scholarship Students receive:

– Guaranteed placement into a University Residential college

– $10,000 towards residential college cost

– A Kaiārahi / dedicated support staff member to support the transition to University and study

– Additional academic support

– Professional and Cultural development


We strongly encourage all Māori students with aspirations in a career in health to apply. Successful applicants must:

– Have Māori Whakapapa (ancestry)

– Show a commitment to Māori Health

– Be in Year 13 or a recent school leaver

– Preferably have some exposure to secondary school sciences.


For further information refer to the link below. We welcome any questions regarding the scholarship programme or Foundation Year course: Applications open July 1st and close 15th of August 2020. http://www.otago.ac.nz/mhwdu/tukahika/index.html


For information of the University of Otago, Foundation Year course please visit: https://www.otago.ac.nz/uolcfy/foundation-year/index.html

Tū Kahika PDF 2020