University of Otago

Bachelor's programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (4)
Journalism & Media (1)
Law (1)

About

History

The University was established by the University of Otago Ordinance of the Provincial Council in 1869, the University of Otago Amendment Act 1961 and the Education Act of 1989.It is governed by a Council, which appoints the Vice-Chancellor.

Education

At the University of Otago, you will have the option to study Science, Health Sciences, Humanities and Commerce. 

Research

Research and Enterprise supports and assists researchers in the identification of funding opportunities, partnering with business, grant applications, and the establishment of research contracts. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2023
217 -23
2022
194 -10
2021
184
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2023
301 -100
2022
201
2021
201
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2022
301
2021
301
2020
301
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2023
-
2022
-
2021
226
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Students and staff at the University of Otago are well supported by a range of academic, electronic, recreational and welfare services:

  • Blackboard
  • Campus Cop
  • Chaplains
  • Childcare
  • Corporate Records
  • Disability Information & Support
  • English as a Second Language
  • Information Technology Services (ITS)
  • International Student Support
  • Justices of the Peace
  • Maori Student Support Services
  • Mediation
  • NewSkills
  • Pacific Island Student Support Services
  • Physiotherapy Clinics
  • Proctor and Campus Watch
  • Property Services
  • Recreation Services
  • Scarfie.com
  • Scholarships
  • Schools' Liaison Office
  • Staff Families Association
  • Student Learning Centre
  • Unipol Recreation Centre
  • Uniprint
  • The Uniprint Shop
  • University Course Advice Service
  • University Union
  • Web Services

Housing services

There are several accommodation options for international students studying at the different campuses of the University of Otago. When considering which would suit you best, it is important to consider whether you prefer an independent lifestyle or enjoy living in a community, like to cook for yourself or prefer to have your meals provided, and your budget.

Library services

The Wellington Medical and Health Sciences Library offers an outstanding range of information services, quality resources and comfortable facilities suitable for individual or group learning. Whether you are studying on or off campus, enjoy access to a wide variety of print, electronic and audiovisual resources to support your study at University of Otago, Wellington.

ICT services

Student IT can help you with any computing questions you may have while studying at the University of Otago. We provide a friendly, helpful service tailored to students.

Here are just a few areas where we can provide IT help and advice:

  • Wireless
  • Printing
  • Anti-virus
  • Student Desktop
  • Training
  • …or even a quick check-up if your laptop is running slow!

Medical services

We are a team of professionals providing high quality health care to students of the University of Otago. Student Health is centrally located on campus in a purpose built facility. We have approximately 50 staff, comprising nurses, general practitioners, counsellors, psychiatrists and administrative staff.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Otago has campuses in 5 main centres throughout New Zealand.

  • Campus maps
  • Dunedin
  • Southland
  • Christchurch
  • Wellington
  • Auckland
  • Sustainability at Otago

Student clubs

The Otago University Students' Association - OUSA is run by students for students. OUSA was founded on 20 May 1890 in order to run student rooms, organise activities over Capping, approach the University with student concerns, and arrange socials. OUSA exists to ensure Otago students have the ultimate student experience. OUSA provides students with representation, welfare, advocacy, recreation, fun events and media and supports OUSA supports student voices when and where it counts.

Accreditation

The University of Otago is one of New Zealand's eight accredited public universities. Otagos School of Business has both AACSB and EQUIS accreditation for all subject areas.

Student Reviews

University of Otago changed me.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Had a great time studying at the University of Otago. Conducive learning environment; more self-directed learning experience. Variety of learning resource materials were available, great teaching staff who are very approachable and keen to provide necessary support and guidance. Avenues were created by paper coordinators to actively engage in group assessment activities...

Be brave and smart :))
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Its great to be a part of the Uni

Great place to study
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Well balanced lecture and lab. Prominent professors. Good environment to study

Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

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