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University of Otago

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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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 151 in the 2017/18 QS World University Rankings and in the top 100 in 12 subject areas.

It 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.

This institute is rated 5+ Stars based on 8 categories.
Research
Employability
Teaching
Facilities
Internationalization
Innovation
Specialist Criteria
Inclusiveness
=173
2016
169
2017
151
2018
  • 54.2
    Overall Score
  • 63.9
    Academic Reputation
  • 57.2
    Citations per Faculty
  • 49.9
    Employer Reputation
  • 100
    International Faculty
  • 65.7
    International Students
7
2017
  • 85.1
    Overall Score
  • 83
    Academic Reputation
  • 93.9
    Citations per Paper
  • 67.9
    Employer Reputation
  • 95.9
    H-index Citations
301-500
2018
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 13.8-27.8
    Overall Score
  • 36.6
    Alumni Outcomes
  • 33.8
    Employer Reputation
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
1,266
International
759

Number of students

18,532
Postgraduate 17%
Undergraduate 83%

Number of international students

3,871
Postgraduate 29%
Undergraduate 71%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

29 Undergraduate Courses

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77 Postgraduate Courses

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English Language Proficiency Requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
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Please check the specific English language requirements for your chosen course with the university.