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Dr Emily Hancock Siedeberg Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 31 March 2023

Length of award

One Year

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

Awarded to a female medical student eligible to enter the fourth year of the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Otago.

Selection criteria

Applicants must be:

1) female students eligible to enter the fourth year of the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of surgery enrolled full-time for a first undergraduate degree at the University of Otago
2) enrolled at the University of Otago at the time of application and for the duration of the scholarship
3) New Zealand citizens or New Zealand permanent resident

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The scholarship may not be held concurrently with any other award or grant.

How do students apply?

For more information on the application process please visit the Otago Medical School webpage
Scholarship Page

How and when do students learn of the decision?

Payment will be made directly to the recipient.

Decision makers

The scholarship is awarded by the University Council, on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, to a female student who has shown a high standard of academic achievement and who, in the opinion of the Dean, shows an aptitude for the practice of medicine. The scholarship should not necessarily go to the candidate with the highest academic achievement.

Where no suitable applicant is found, no award shall be made.

History or background of award

The Emily Siedeberg Scholarship was established in 2007 by the Trustees of the Estate of the late Bent S M Host and his wife Emily, who was a niece of Dr Emily Siedeberg. Dr Siedeberg was the first female medical graduate of the University of Otago in 1896.

Additional information

Applicants are required to submit:

-a copy of their academic record
-a short Curriculum Vitae
-an essay (of not more than 1,000 words) outlining t
-heir future medical career plans
-prof of Citizenship or Permanent Resident status

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact

Melanie Adams
Scholarships Administrator
University of Otago
PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054
(03) 479 5291


Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in March 2022.