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  • Locations: Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Calendar Year, Fall, Spring, Year (SH)
  • Host University Website: Click to visit
  • Cost Estimate: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.80
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior Housing Options: Apartments, Residence Halls
Language Courses Offered: Yes Internships Available: No
Faculty Led: No Exchange Program: No
Program Description:


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New Zealand
The University of Otago, founded in 1869 by an ordinance of the Otago Provincial Council, is New Zealand's oldest university with 20,000 full and part-time students including students from many different countries.

In addition to general education courses that can be used in any major, students may be able to find courses they can use in the professional component of their degree program. Most students will be able to earn 12 credits towards their degree requirements.

It provides the full range of academic and recreational facilities including modern computing facilities, access to email, sports facilities and residence halls.

Location: Dunedin, New Zealand

Otago University is located in the city of Dunedin, (population 120,000) in the province of Otago on New Zealand’s South Island.  Dunedin is located on the ocean with bush covered hills and valleys.  Central Otago experiences extreme seasons that allow for snow sports in the winter and water sports in the summer. 

By renting cars or using the efficient bus system, students may explore all of New Zealand, an outdoor enthusiast’s playground.  Mountains, fjords, coastlines, rivers, and volcanoes make up New Zealand’s breathtaking scenery, and along with its modern cities and strong native culture, provide students with countless opportunities for recreation and education.



New Zealand
Students with a GPA below 3.0 will need to submit recommendations from faculty to back up their application.  

Students, should work with their program director or academic adviser to choose 3-4 papers (classes) from about 45 different areas of study. You can find information and search for courses on Otago's website. Typically, one paper is worth 18 points (4 credits). 54-72 points per semester (3-4 papers) can be regarded as an average course load. 54 points is the minimum course load to maintain full-time status for one semester.The method of instruction is similar to that in the U.S., but students are typically expected to do more independent work outside of class.

Grades are typically based more on written work and a large exam at the end of the semester rather than on periodic quizzes. In general students studying in New Zealand need to be a mature, self-directed, and have excellent writing and thinking skills to have a good learning experience abroad.



New Zealand
Accommodation: The “Uniflats” as they are called are either separate houses (which we refer to as “flats”) or houses in a complex (a group of houses). For more information on housing please visit Otago’s website. Students should apply for housing right away to guarantee placement. International students are also expected to be active participants in the social, cultural and recreational programs organized by the residents' association.

Passport and Visa: Please visit the Education Abroad website for information on passports and visas.  



New Zealand
The Cost Estimates at the top of this program website are used to determine the costs for the term you would like to go abroad. For information on financing your education abroad program visit the Financial Aid, Grants and Scholarships link on our website.