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International students

Otago’s Faculty of Law has a vibrant, strong academic community and welcomes international students, who bring a highly-valued diversity and perspective.

International students may choose to complete an entire degree at Otago, take one or more papers here as part of an Exchange or Study Abroad programme, or conduct postgraduate research at Otago as a visiting student.

YouTube: Elisha Kemp from the USA talks about studying Law at Otago

Undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes

The University of Otago encourages international student applications to the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the Faculty of Law.

If you are an international student considering a law degree at Otago, the best place to begin your enquiries is through the University’s International Office. It has a team of dedicated advisors, who provide excellent advice and support.

University of Otago International Office

Student Exchange and Study Abroad

The University of Otago has a thriving Exchange programme with dedicated partner universities, and also a separate Study Abroad programme that students can access regardless of the university that they attend.

Otago Global Student Exchange

Study Abroad at Otago

Exchange and Study Abroad students from overseas can enrol in a large number of Law papers (subject to Faculty approval and excluding 200-level papers).

Papers offered to Exchange and Study Abroad students include:

For more information, download our brochure about Study Abroad and Exchange in the Faculty of Law, or contact the International Office:

Study Abroad and Exchange: Law at Otago (PDF)

University of Otago International Office

Visiting students

Visiting students are postgraduate students enrolled in degree programmes at overseas institutions, who wish to visit Otago for research purposes, but without formally enroling in a degree programme or papers while they are here.

Visiting students at Otago

The Faculty of Law welcomes visiting students and values the important contribution that overseas postgraduate students can make to our rich and diverse research community.

Prospective visiting students are kindly requested to contact the International Co‑ordinator for the Faculty to discuss a proposed visit. You can find the current International Co‑ordinator listed on our staff page:

People in the Faculty of Law

English requirements

If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of a satisfactory level of English language proficiency to study law at Otago.

Students who wish to study law must have a minimum IELTS score of 7.5.

English language requirements for Otago students