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Current international students

The University of Otago provides an outstanding student experience with a strong commitment to pastoral care and support.

Learn more about Otago’s student and academic services, from course advice to health and well-being, to spiritual support, to student learning development.

Otago is committed to providing international students with the most rewarding study, campus and life experience. Our International team is here to support you to make your time at Otago memorable.

International Student Advisers

International Student Advisers (ISAs) provide a ‘home away from home’ for international students. This very special group of caring, compassionate Otago staff members are dedicated to helping you with a wide variety of issues.

Learn more about Otago's International Student Advisers

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Immigration and visa support

The International Office is home to expert visa staff, who provide a one-on-one service to international students seeking visa information.

Learn more about Otago’s visa services

Insurance support

The International Office’s insurance team is available to assist international students with any insurance questions they may have.

Learn more about insurance services

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Other information for international students

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Updates and important information

The International Students Blackboard page is regularly updated with news, opportunities and reminders, to ensure international students have all the information they need during their studies.

International students are also encouraged to download the University of Otago student app.

The International Students Blackboard page

The University of Otago student app

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Our responsibility to you

Code of Practice

The University of Otago is a signatory to the New Zealand Ministry of Education’s 'Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016'. We are committed to ensuring all international students are informed, protected and cared for during their time with us.

New Zealand Ministry of Education's 'Education Code of Practice'

Complaints

Otago treats complaints seriously. We encourage students to inform us when issues arise.

Learn more about the complaints process at Otago

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