University of Otago

University of Otago

New Zealand

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THE World Ranking: 201

With close to 3000 students from over 100 countries on campus, University of Otago offers a vibrant, diverse and welcoming atmosphere of study.

  • New Zealand’s First University- founded in 1869
  • Students will be taught by international experts
  • Vibrant student community with 20,000+ students
  • Main campus in Dunedin and 15 friendly residential colleges
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Overview

New Zealand’s first University, the University of Otago was founded in 1869 and is one of the world's leading research-led institutions. The University offers an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that are recognised internationally. With around 21,000 students, which include over 2,600 international students from over 100 different countries, this university offers a vibrant, diverse and welcoming atmosphere for study.

The main campus is in Dunedin, a city of culture and learning (population 120,000). The outlying region provides excellent outdoor recreation and field-studies opportunities. Students live in a mix of University and private accommodation within walking distance of academic and city facilities. This setting provides the vibrant campus lifestyle for which Otago is so famous.

Why study at Otago?

  • Otago is New zealand's oldest university.
  • Otago is highly ranked for the quality of its research University of Otago graduates are highly regarded by employers.
  • University of Otago graduates are highly regarded by employers.
  • It offers an unrivalled campus experience and vibrant cultural life.
  • Otago offers an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications across the disciplines of Business, Health Sciences, Humanities and Sciences.
  • It has an extensive student exchange programme with over 90 partners in 31 countries.
  • High quality pathway programmes are offered in the University of Otago Language Centre and Foundation Year.

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English score required

Minimum IELTS score

Postgraduate

6.5

Undergraduate

6.0

Minimum TOEFL IBT

Postgraduate

95

Undergraduate

80

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Key facts and figures at University of Otago

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Hotcourses Diversity Index (What is this?)

DIVERSITY INDEX

94 International student nationalities at this university

FEEL AT HOME INDEX

25.03% International students from USA

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017
Source: THE

201

TEACHING

30.5%

INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

88.6%

INDUSTRY INCOME

35.6%

RESEARCH

30.7%

CITATIONS

80.1%
QS World University Rankings 2016-2017
Source: QS

169

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016
Source: ARWU

301

Student life in numbers

COSTS PER YEAR*
OVERALL COST OF LIVING

NZ$18041

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

NZ$13452

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

NZ$26670

POSTGRADUATE

NZ$27570

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

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Alexandra Coats, New Zealand 4

Otago University!

I am throughly enjoying my University experience at Otago University, particularly the quality of the teaching and the environment of Otago. The most important advice i would give to someone thinking about Otago is definately just do it! It is an amazing way to met new people, and the employeers i have read full review

I am throughly enjoying my University experience at Otago University, particularly the quality of the teaching and the environment of Otago. The most important advice i would give to someone thinking about Otago is definately just do it! It is an amazing way to met new people, and the employeers i have talked seem interested in people who have become independent through studying at Otago. The teachers at Otago University are more than willing to offer advice and help when needed, and they are very skilled in their research areas. show less

Annie Subactagin, Pakistan 5

An awesome learning experience

My experience was awesome! My advice would be to put in the hours of study, make the most of the departamental resources, and to enjoy their learning experience.

My experience was awesome! My advice would be to put in the hours of study, make the most of the departamental resources, and to enjoy their learning experience.

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