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Why Otago?

Otago is New Zealand’s only university offering both academic excellence and outstanding student experience.

Established in 1869, Otago was New Zealand’s first university and is still leading the way when it comes to world-class teaching and student lifestyle.


Why welcome


Be welcomed by our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Harlene Hayne

Why student capital

New Zealand's student capital

Learn more about life on campus

Why facts

Get the facts

A brief look at why you should choose Otago

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Support services for students

Find out what help is available for students.

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Alumni stories

Find out what connects the success of these alumni to their Otago degree.