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We've been helping students find the right postgraduate course for over a decade.
Employers love Otago graduates. 95% of our graduates go straight into work or further study.
Otago graduates are recognised for their interpersonal and negotiating skills, conceptual and analytical skills, and independent judgement.
The University of Otago is New Zealand’s top university for educational performance.
For 6 of the past 8 years, our teachers have beaten all other universities and polytechnics to win the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award for Teaching Excellence.
At Otago, you’ll be taught by lecturers and professors who are some of the best in New Zealand, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the very best in the world.
The University of Otago’s Central Library (one of nine libraries at Otago) is ranked 13th best library in the world.
Our Dunedin campus is recognised as one of the world’s most-beautiful campuses.
We also have genuinely world-class teaching and research labs, performance spaces, lecture theatres, study areas, and sporting facilities.
Student surveys show 98% satisfaction with administration and support; 98% with campus safety; 99% with libraries; 98% with residential colleges; and 97% with sport and recreation facilities.
Otago is the first university in New Zealand to achieve Fair Trade status.
Our Social Impact Studio achieves student-driven change through volunteering and leadership. We believe in channelling student creativity, vision, and insight for maximum social impact through our incredible volunteer programmes. Around 4,000 Otago students are registered volunteers, working with over 200 community organisations.
In addition to being an international centre of academic excellence, Otago is New Zealand’s only true residential university. This gives you a student lifestyle that is unparalleled in New Zealand.
85% of our students come from outside Dunedin (including 3,000 international students from 100 countries).
3,500 of our first-year students live at one of 15 residential colleges, located on or near campus.
Most of our 21,000 students live within 1 km of the Dunedin campus – creating our iconic student quarter that features academic, cultural, social, and sporting facilities, just a short walk from the Dunedin city centre.
And at Otago, there are over 140 student clubs and societies to choose from.
The University of Otago offers a range of scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate international students each year.
The South Island has some of the world’s most picturesque scenery. Beaches, glaciers, lakes and fiords, and mountain with world-class ski resorts are all easily accessible from your base in Dunedin.
If you have acceptable qualifications that you completed in New Zealand, you can apply for a post-study work visa to work in New Zealand. Depending on your qualifications and where you studied, you can work for any employer for between one and three years and do almost any work.
As one of the main centres for tourism research in the Asia-Pacific and a global leader in the field, undertaking studies at the Department can provide substantial insights into contemporary tourism and give students the competitive business and employment edge. The Department undertakes contract research for government and industry and produces a large number of books, articles, working papers and industry reports.
A tourism qualification from the University of Otago combines the heritage and prestige of New Zealand's oldest University with the strong education and research initiatives that are available through the Department of Tourism - a winning edge in anybody's language.