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Information for new international students living and studying in Dunedin.

About Dunedin

Dunedin is soon to become your new hometown. Find out what makes our little city such a special place to study and live in.

Information about Dunedin.

Travelling to Dunedin

Dunedin is in the South Island of New Zealand.

Find out about getting to Dunedin.


There is a wide range of accommodation options available to you.

Accommodation in Dunedin is in peak demand between January and February. During this time, it may take weeks rather than days to find a place.

You may need to arrange temporary (short-term) accommodation in Dunedin until you find suitable long-term accommodation.

Accommodation for international students


Enrolment and Orientation session

All new international students, except PhD students, must register for and attend a compulsory Student Enrolment and Orientation session. You cannot complete your enrolment without attending one of these sessions.

Register for a compulsory International Enrolment and Orientation Session

Students under 18 years of age

Information for students under 18

Students coming with family

Information if your family is coming to Dunedin with you

Recreation, support, and wellbeing

Otago University Students' Association (OUSA)

  • OUSA Clubs and Societies – Over 140 student-led clubs and societies, recreation programme, rooms and amenities for student use, $4 lunch, and more
  • OUSA Student Support – Confidential support, Queer support, Peer support programme, Are You OK? Safety team at OUSA events, and more

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