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Terms and Conditions


The University of Otago Foundation Trust and the University of Otago itself are approved donee organisations in New Zealand. Resident taxpayers donating to an approved donee organisation may receive a 33.3 per cent tax credit on their donation. See the IRD website for more details.

With many Otago alumni, friends, past and current donors resident overseas, the University of Otago has a number of Trusts to allow in-country tax benefits. Find out more here.

The following information should be read in conjunction with the Alumni & Friends Privacy Statement as information gathered will be used only for the purposes of maintaining links with University of Otago Alumni and Friends community. Alumni & Friends Privacy Statement

The Development and Alumni Relations Office on behalf of the University of Otago utilises a third party to provide a payments processing service for donations.

Blackbaud Merchant Services is PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliant.

All amounts mentioned on this website are in New Zealand dollars only, and processed in New Zealand dollars only ($NZ).

This website accepts credit card transactions (Visa and Mastercard) of one-off and regular (monthly) donations. We also offer direct bank transfers.


If you would prefer to discuss your support for the University in person you can contact Shelagh Murray, Director

The University of Otago will refund all donations made that are fraudulent due to unauthorised use of a credit card. In all other circumstances, refunds of donations will be at the discretion of the University of Otago.

Refunds are returned using the original method of payment. If you made your donation by credit card, your refund will be credited to that same credit card.

Donation Receipts

The University of Otago will send a donation tax receipt to your email and/or postal address for one-off donations. For monthly donations, the University of Otago will send a confirmation of monthly gift and a consolidated donation tax receipt at the end of the tax year.


If you need to cancel your monthly donation (often known as recurring giving) please email or ring 03-4794516 and ask for the Gifts Officer.