Scholarships are applied to your tuition account by 10 February, or before, providing you are fully course declared in an eligible programme/degree.
If you have received a student loan and are then awarded a scholarship that pays for your tuition fees, StudyLink will be reimbursed. This can take up to two weeks after the credit appears on the University of Otago Finance account.
Scholarships will be applied to fees until after 8 January and 10 February 2024. Staff work through hundreds of students, so it can take a couple of weeks to apply the scholarships to fee accounts.
If your scholarship pays a stipend, you must be enrolled in your thesis, course approved, and course declared by Friday 12 January 2024 in order to receive your January stipend payment on time.
Doctoral scholarship stipends are paid on the third Thursday of each month.
Your fees will only be covered by your scholarship up until the end date or to the value specified. Many scholarships do not cover Student Service Fees or insurance. Refer to your offer letter.
- Payment of Fees and due dates
- Fees for Graduate Research Candidates includes information about scholarships.
- Fees for Candidates Submitting in the Current Year
- Partial Fee Payment in the Final Year of Study
If a doctoral student has just started but has missed out on the monthly payment, the Scholarships team can process their payment in any given week, provided they are course declared, have returned their payment form to email@example.com and have entered their NZ bank details into eVision.
A link to the payment form is in their scholarship offer letter.
Questions about payment of PhD scholarships can be assigned to the Student Administration — Scholarships General queue in CRSM.