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Making the most of your time at the University of Otago

The University of Otago is New Zealand’s oldest university, with a long history of excellence in teaching and research. We are highly committed to providing students with a safe and exciting place to live while they study. Students bring energy and diversity to the city of Dunedin, and you will find that the University is at the heart of many of the city’s activities.

I warmly welcome you to this exciting new chapter of your life.

Professor Harlene Hayne, ONZM, PhD, HonDSc, FRSNZ

Four students enjoying academic orientation.

Academic Orientation

The Academic Orientation Week is an opportunity to attend a wide variety of events to assist you with settling into university life.

Students on laptops.

Academic preparation

Learning how studying works at university will help make your first year easier.