May 19, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Otago supports Māori Students studying Health

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The name, Tū Kahika, comes from a southern variation on the name of the kahikatea tree, which grows well with the support of others around it.

The University of Otago’s Tū Kahika programme is a two semester (from February to October) Health Sciences programme run within Foundation Year, which will prepare Māori students academically for their first year of tertiary study and a future career in Māori health.  As a Tū Kahika student, you will receive assistance towards your tuition fees and accommodation costs.  When you come to Dunedin, you will be welcomed and supported by the Māori community on campus.

Successful completion of Tū Kahika will prepare you for the University of Otago’s Health Sciences First Year programme, or for other professional health related courses (see Beyond Tū Kahika).

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