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Please note that Arana College is scheduled for upgrades in 2024, but we will welcome students back in 2025.

Arana Experience

Arana on the toga parade

Arana College, University of Otago, seeks out and prides itself in having vibrant scholars as residents who actively contribute to the great and diverse community spirit. This is nurtured and supported by the village-like setting allowing for micro-communities to develop and flourish.

Arana's high standard of support for residents and our thriving College spirit is the stuff of legends, New Zealand-wide and around the world.

Why is Arana so popular?

Pumpkin House

For starters we offer a huge choice in accommodation, great food, high-tech facilities, fantastic spirit, a global culture, top location, and an awesome atmosphere.

Residents' academic performance is of the highest standard.
Check out Arana residents' academic results

Whether you are a first-year, senior or postgraduate student, there's a place for you at Arana in one of our apartments, villa, mansions or our college rooms.

A community of scholars

GraduatesWith a powerful tutorial system, excellent teaching spaces and state-of-the-art computing facilities, Arana is all about supporting residents to be the best they can be.

Arana is youth-focused and we promote healthy lifestyles. Wherever you are from and whatever you want to study.

Since 1943 Arana has succeeded in "making it happen" for residents. An unbeatable experience for all new students!

Takina te hoe kia rite – Wield the paddles together”

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