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Otago Global Student Exchange:
Information for Otago students

The Otago Global Student Exchange Programme

The Otago Global Student Exchange Programme enables students to spend one or two semesters at one of the 100+ exchange partners worldwide as part of their Otago degree.

Students pay standard tuition fees to Otago and receive credits towards their Otago qualification.

Scholarships are available and students continue to receive StudyLink loans and allowances.

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Students with disabilities going on exchange

We have exchange agreements with many institutions around the world that offer an equivalent level of support that is available to you as a student here at the University of Otago.

Contact an Exchange Adviser to discuss your options

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COVID-19 notice to Otago students

Semester 2, 2022 Exchange

The New Zealand Government has lifted the “Do Not Travel overseas at this time” notice, which allows the University of Otago to resume outbound student mobility from semester two 2022!

We continue to monitor the COVID‑19 pandemic situation worldwide and the the MFAT Safe Travel advice. The safety of our students is the priority. Otago may cancel outbound exchange (everywhere or to a specific country/region), responding to the NZ Government or MFAT travel advice.

We encourage students and their families to refer to the Safe Travel Advisory website for the most current updates.

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Contact us

The Otago Exchange Advisers are available and very happy to discuss options available to you, so please get in touch if you have any questions.

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