University of Otago

 

University of Otago

The University of Otago holds great prestige having been the first university established in New Zealand (1869) and today maintaining the top ranking amongst universities in New Zealand for research quality and intensity.

Why Study at University of Otago? 

The University of Otago holds great prestige having been the first university established in New Zealand (1869) and today maintaining the top ranking amongst universities in New Zealand for research quality and intensity.

Students from throughout New Zealand, most from locations with other universities much closer, choose to enrol at Otago for the academic rigour of the programmes offered and the unparalleled lively student atmosphere of Dunedin.

Students find Dunedin to be an extremely safe, friendly and affordable place to live, and an excellent base for exploring the beauty of the South Island and taking part in the adventure activities that lie therein. Did you know much of the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed in the Otago region?  The Hobbit was also filmed near Dunedin in 2011/12!  So for a glimpse of the beauty of our region, be sure to check those films out!

Academic reputation

The University of Otago is consistently ranked within the top 150 universities in the world, and noted for particular strengths in Psychology, Sociology, Law, English Language and Literature, Modern Languages, History, Philosophy, Geography and Area Studies, Medicine, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Marine Science, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences.
Otago's School of Business is within an elite group of business schools in the world that are accredited by both AACSB and EQUIS.

Main areas of study

The University of Otago is a comprehensive university offering a wide range of subjects including courses within Business, Health Sciences, Humanities and Sciences.

Facts

Total number of students: 21,500
Number of international students: 2,800
Academic calendar (intake months):
Summer School: January - February
Semester 1: Late February - Late June
Semester 2: Early July - November

Degrees and Tuition fees

  • 1 Semester NZD 12,800 (2017)
  • Full year (two semesters) NZD 25,600 (2017)
  • Bachelor and Masters degrees from NZD 25,600 (2017)

 

 

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