Famous the world over for its stunning scenery and laid back lifestyle, New Zealand is a multicultural nation, with a population of around 4.75 million people.
New Zealanders are friendly, easygoing people from a range of different background and cultures.
With a land-mass the size of the UK or Japan, and only a fraction of the population, New Zealand has much less pressure on space and natural resources.
Living in New Zealand
New Zealanders enjoy a balanced lifestyle with great career opportunities and plenty of time for recreational activities. Outdoor activities are abundant, including water sports, snow sports, extreme sports, as well as some of the most beautiful walks in the world.
New Zealand has a lively arts and culture scene, with plenty of opportunities to take in musical events, theatre, film and comedy. Kiwis enjoy access to some of the world's best food and wine, and we're famous for our good old fashioned kiwi hospitality.
Working in New Zealand
New Zealand has a burgeoning economy, which creates an environment of work opportunities and collaboration in the Kiwi spirit. We're at the forefront in many areas of information technology and in biological and medical research.
Life is for living, and while New Zealanders work hard at their jobs, employers recognise the importance of work-life balance. Life in New Zealand is about balancing the time you spend working hard, and the time you spend enjoying the Kiwi lifestyle.
Relocating to the University of Otago
The University of Otago has campuses in New Zealand's main centres:
Relocation and settlement support
Relocating is a big challenge and the University of Otago has a relocation co-ordinator whose role it is to co-ordinate your overall relocation and provide settlement support for you and your family.