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Information for International Students with Offers

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Congratulations! Now that your application has been approved, you’ll need to start preparing for your time at Otago. You will find links to information about what you need to do at each stage below.

Please bookmark this page so you can find it easily if you have any questions about the process of coming to Otago to study.

We look forward to welcoming you to Otago soon!

Mandatory tasks to complete

Pay your tuition fees & obtain a receipt

Apply for student visa

Arrange your insurance

Book your accommodation

Plan your travel

Accept your offer & complete course enrolment when it is available

Students under 18 must read this information

Strongly Advised

Arrange your airport transfer

Our airport transfer fee will cost significantly less than a taxi/shuttle caught on the day

Join the ‘Otago International Friendship Network’ (OIFN)

Talk to an established Otago student before you depart and meet them when you arrive

Visit International Student Support

Check out the support services available through the International Office

Plan your degree

Get some course advice

Prepare for your time at Otago

Things to know about Dunedin & New Zealand, Cost of living, what to pack...

Check us out on Social Media

Information for students applying for US Financial Aid

Post-Arrival Checklist

Check in at the Welcome Desk to complete enrolment

Attend International Orientation

Studying at our Wellington or Christchurch campus?

Follow the links below for pre-arrival information specific to your campus:

Wellington Campus

Christchurch Campus

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If you haven’t found answers to your questions by following the links above, try searching the university knowledge base of frequently asked questions with AskOtago

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If you still have questions after going through the information on the pages listed above, please contact your International Admissions Co-ordinator. You’ll find their name and email address on your Offer of Place.