Otago’s Faculty of Law has a vibrant, strong academic community and welcomes international students, who bring a highly-valued diversity and perspective.
If you are an international student considering studying law 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.
Visit the University of Otago’s International Office website.
If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of a satisfactory level of English language proficiency to study law at Otago.
Find out more about Otago’s English requirements for students. Students who wish to study law must have a minimum IELTS score of 7.5.
Student Exchange and Study Abroad
Law students from overseas may be eligible to take any law paper (except second year and subject to approval of the Faculty).
Exchange students often enrol in some of these papers below (subject to approval of the Faculty):
- LAWS 101 – The Legal System
- LAWS 102 - Introduction to Law and New Technologies
- LAWS 412 - International Law
- LAWS 415 - Resource Management Law
- LAWS 420 - Law and the Democratic Process
- LAWS 421 - International Environmental Law
- LAWS 428 – Law and Emerging Technologies
- LAWS 447 – Law and Medicine
- LAWS 467 – International Human Rights Law
- LAWS 469 – Law and Religion
The University of Otago encourages international student applications to the Faculty.
For more information you can contact the University of Otago International Office
Further information on study abroad and exchange at the Faculty of Law, University of Otago is available (PDF, 666 KB)
Watch Elisha Kemp (from Hawaii) talk about her experience studying law at the University of Otago (youtube.com)