The University of Otago provides an outstanding student experience with a strong commitment to pastoral care and support networks.
International students enjoy additional support services. We aim to help you settle in to life at Otago and make the very best of your time with us.
International student advisors
International Student Advisors (ISAs) provide ‘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.
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.
The International Office’s insurance team is available to assist international students with any insurance questions they may have.
Other information for international students
- Prepare for Otago
- US Financial Aid at the University of Otago
- Information for students under 18, and their families
- Information for students with families
- Spiritual support – Otago Tertiary Chaplains
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.
Otago treats complaints seriously. We encourage students to inform us when issues arise.