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Student Exchange and Study Abroad

Join us for an experience of a lifetime while studying toward your degree.

Study with us for a semester or two as a Student Exchange or Study Abroad student and experience Otago’s legendary student lifestyle and world-class teaching while gaining credits toward you degree from another university.

Otago is famous for its residential communities and as a Student Exchange or Study Abroad student you are guaranteed accommodation in our University flats (Uni Flats) where you can enjoy an independent lifestyle in a safe and supportive environment just minutes from campus.

Student Exchange

We have exchange agreement with over 90 institutions across the world. If your university is one of them you can apply to study with us for a semester or two on Student Exchange. As an exchange student you pay no additional tuition fees to Otago and your study is credited toward your degree at your home university.

To get started on your exchange journey visit the Exchange Office of your home university.

Find out if your university has an exchange agreement with us

Learn more about coming to Otago on Student Exchange

Study Abroad

If your university doesn’t have an exchange agreement with us you can still study at Otago for a semester or two on our Study Abroad programme. You can apply independently, as part of a programme organised by your university, or through a Study Abroad placement organisation.

Learn more about our Study Abroad programme