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International students

Join our international student community and study at one of the world’s top universities.

Otago provides academic excellence and unparalleled student support services in one of the world’s most beautiful adventure playgrounds – New Zealand’s South Island.

Because life is a little different right now, make sure you have the most up-to-date information for your situation, including scholarships and online study options.

For new international students currently in New Zealand

For new international students currently offshore

International Entrance requirements

Entrance requirements

Are you eligible to study at Otago? Here are the International entrance and language requirements for admission to the University.

International Students at Otago

International students at Otago

Find out why over 2,500 International students choose to study at Otago.

International Study abroad

Study abroad and exchange

Study for a semester or two at Otago.

International scholarships

International scholarships

The University of Otago offers a range of scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate international students each year.

Language Centre and Foundation Year

Pathways to Otago

Don’t meet the entrance requirements? You can still gain university entry through our English Language and Foundation Year pathways.