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Application information for undergraduate International students

Applying to Otago is a simple process. All you need to do is:

  1. Complete the online application (follow the link and select the qualification you wish to apply for)
  2. Attach all the necessary supporting documentation as explained below
  3. Meet the undergraduate English requirements

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Application closing dates

  • Summer School: 31 October
  • First Semester: 31 October
  • Second Semester: 30 April
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Documents you will need to provide

Gather and scan your supporting documents before you start. As you go through the online application, you will be required to upload your supporting documents as follows:

  1. You are required to provide scanned copies of your official high school or foundation transcripts (awards gained, marks, grades) with you application.
  2. Students who are basing their application on previous university study are also required to provide scanned copies of the relevant official transcripts. They may also be required to submit an Educational Credential Evaluators report (ECE). If you choose to submit your application through one of our approved agents an ECE report may not be necessary. Official University of Otago representatives and agents. An assessment of credit for prior study can only be undertaken on receipt of a completed application.
  3. You are required to provide proof of your identity; this is usually achieved by providing a certified copy of the personal details page of your passport or a birth certificate (in English). A scanned document may be uploaded in the first instance, but a 'hard copy' original or certified version of that document will be required in order to complete your enrolment. What is a certified/notarised copy?

As soon as you have completed your online application, your proof of identity document must be posted to:

International Division
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

The International Office will contact you directly if additional information is required.

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Frequently asked questions

How much will it cost to study?

How long is the course?

Are there any undergraduate scholarships? (Unfortunately, the University of Otago does not have any scholarships to offer international undergraduate students)

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