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Otago Global Student Exchange
Plan to Go on Exchange

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Planning is key to a successful exchange:

Which is the best semester for you to go on exchange?

  • Attend an Otago Global Information session and talk to an Exchange Adviser as early as possible. You will then have the required information to make an informed decision.
  • The earliest you will be able to go on exchange is in your third semester at Otago.
  • Check the exchange study plan for your Otago degree to identify if there are restrictions with regards to timing for your exchange.


  • It is not guaranteed that you will get into courses you wish to take while on Exchange. Flexibility is essential!
  • If possible, take all your core papers at Otago and leave electives to be taken on Exchange.
  • You may have papers not offered at Otago credited back to your Otago degree.
  • Your dissertation and/or thesis cannot be taken as part of your Exchange.
  • Law students
  • Psychology students

Exchange study plans

These Study Plans are designed to make it easier for you to fit one or two semester(s) on exchange within your Otago degree. The front page has exchange information and links specific to your Otago degree.

Download and complete the appropriate form for your degree.

(Note: other study plans will be added to this list as they become available)


What you will pay to go on exchange:

  • You pay standard course fees to the University of Otago (as if you were in Dunedin!)
  • Travel tickets and Insurance(s)
  • Living costs (accommodation, food, etc)
  • See the information under 'cost of living' on the fact sheets of the individual Otago exchange partners

Financial assistance available to you on exchange