Information for new international students living and studying in 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.
Travelling to Dunedin
Dunedin is in the South Island of New Zealand.
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.
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.
Students under 18 years of age
Students coming with family
Recreation, support, and wellbeing
- Career Development Centre – One-stop career resource centre for students and employers
- Disability Information and Support – Information and assistance with disability-related study support
- International Student Advisers – Confidential help and support for international students
- Otago Chaplains – Pastoral care and spiritual wellbeing
- Otago International Student Association (OISA) – Events and representation for international students
- HEDC Student Learning Development – Free academic support for Otago students
- Student Health – Your go-to place for health matters, including mental health
- Unipol Recreation Centre – Free gym facilities, social sports, outdoor equipment hire