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University of Otago Dux Scholarship

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Eligibility Criteria

Awardees of the Dux scholarship should normally meet the requirements:

Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents with domestic fee status;


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


Are intending to enrol or have enrolled for the first time for first-year (100-level papers), full-time degree-level, undergraduate study at the University of Otago.


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

In addition to the above eligibility criteria, awardees must:

  • Have been named as Dux of a New Zealand secondary school in the year immediately preceding enrolment at the University of Otago.

How to apply?

No application is necessary since the status of Dux automatically qualifies the student for a University of Otago Dux Scholarship. Information packs are sent to all New Zealand secondary schools every October, these packs include paperwork that must be returned to the Entrance Scholarships Office by the date provided.

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