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New Zealand's student capital

Make no mistake – Dunedin is a student city

NZ campusesOur 20,000+ students make up around 20 per cent of Dunedin’s population, creating an energy and atmosphere you’ll only find at Otago.

Our campus is located in the heart of town, close to all of Dunedin’s cafés, music venues, designer boutiques, stores, museums and galleries.

Most of our first-year students live in one of our 14 undergraduate residential colleges, which offer support and guidance, and are great places to make new friends and share new experiences.

A first-class education requires world-class facilities and Otago is known for its state-of-the-art lecture theatres, research labs and libraries.

For those who like to play for fun, we have more than 150 student clubs and societies to choose from.

And if you’re serious about sport, then Otago is the best place to be – with fantastic facilities and New Zealand’s only covered sports field, Forsyth Barr Stadium, right on our doorstep.

Dunedin is a small city between the mountains, the harbour and the sea – that means there’s heaps to do and it’s easy to get to.

Ride the best waves in the world, take on mighty mountain biking tracks, paddle-board, kayak or sail on the harbour, or head to Central Otago for a weekend on New Zealand’s top ski fields.

You won’t regret choosing the all-round experience Otago can offer.

20,000+ students

14 undergraduate colleges

5th of Dunedin's population


City and campus layout

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