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University of Otago

362 Leith St North Dunedin Dunedin View map
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4K-6K
Public
Very High
18,455
1,289
3,956

Overview

Founded in 1869, Otago is New Zealand’s first University.

In the almost 150 years since, Otago has prided itself on being a research-led University with an international reputation for excellence. It is ranked 175 in the 2018/19 QS World University Rankings and in the top 100 in 12 subject areas.

It first received a Five Stars Plus QS Stars University rating in 2016.

Most undergraduate and postgraduate study takes place on the Dunedin campus, but the University also has Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences in Wellington and Christchurch, which are home to many leading medical researchers.

Otago offers more than 195 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across four divisions:

Health Sciences

Sciences

Humanities

Otago School of Business

It also offers a Summer School, International School and Distance Learning programmes.

Programs available

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

University Highlights

Total students - 18,455

18%
82%

International students - 3,956

68%
32%

Total faculty staff - 1,289

773
516

Total students - 18,455

18%
82%

International students - 3,956

68%
32%

Total faculty staff - 1,289

516
773

Undergraduate Program

4,000 - 6,000
22,000 - 24,000

Postgraduate Program

6,000 - 8,000
20,000 - 22,000
The fees above are an indicative annual course fee in US dollars. Please note that course fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.
QS Stars is a rating system that helps you select the right university based on your interests. It provides a detailed look at an institution, identifying which universities rate highest in the specific topics that matter to you, like facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.

QS Stars Ratings for University of Otago

For more in-depth information about QS Stars, please click here.

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This institution accepts IELTS!
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