The Otago University Students' Association (OUSA) Student Emergency Fund was approved with the intention of meeting unexpected costs where students have no other available source of support.

The fund provides assistance to full-time University of Otago-enrolled students, including Pathway students, who need to meet any urgent unforeseen expenses.

Applications are made via an advocate, who can be a University staff member or a staff member of the OUSA Student Support Centre.

The fund is a means of last resort for genuine emergency situations that have occurred unexpectedly. Applications are subject to certain criteria and are treated on a case-by-case basis. If you are ineligible for this fund, the OUSA Student Support Centre will work with you to try and find a fund to access.

Contact the OUSA Student Support Centre in the first instance: