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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

Established in 1869, the University of Otago is New Zealand’s first university and the first choice for more than 20,000 students.

Gathered from all over New Zealand and around the world, students at Otago soon become part of a tradition of innovation and enjoy the benefits of a worldwide reputation for academic excellence. Otago’s position at the forefront of modern scholarship is based on its long and respected history as well as the latest in groundbreaking research and vibrant education.

That’s why Otago is able to attract first-rate academics, and why Otago graduates find their degrees open doors around the world. Lots of employers say that they choose Otago graduates because they show real independence and an ability to hit the ground running. Otago’s degrees are challenging and relevant to the modern world, so you can be confident that you can lay the foundations of a successful career.

But student life is not all work. Otago is also famous for its campus lifestyle, where you can work, play and live in a safe and welcoming environment (all within about a three-kilometre radius from its Dunedin campus). You’ll never regret choosing the quality all round experience that only Otago can offer.

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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.
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