Get a taste of university life with Hands-On at Otago, 12-17 January 2020

Posted on September 3, 2019

This is a reminder scholarships for Hands-On at Otago close on Friday 13 September! Information on the range of scholarships available can be found online at

Haven’t heard about Hands-On at Otago yet? Spend a week on campus in Dunedin experiencing Otago student life over the summer holidays!


It is an awesome opportunity to get hands-on in a university department, learning about a subject of your choice. Check out the campus, stay in one of our student hostels and meet other year 12 and 13 students from all around the country.


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Attention current Year 11 & 12 students:

Are you considering studying at the University of Otago after Year 13?

Keen to experience what life as an Otago student is like?

Experience a week of the Otago student life over the summer holidays

Choose your favourite subject from many topics and get hands-on in a university department. You will interact with our researchers and learn about their discoveries.

Hands-On at Otago 2020 will run from 12-17 January and is open to all students who are in Year 12 or 13 in 2020.

Entry is competitive. You will need to write us a really good personal statement!

See the projects offered in 2020

Find out about the cost and how to pay for your trip

Send us your application

Applications are open now and close on 29th September 2019.