Student activities and opportunities
Find out about the many amazing student activities available at Otago, ranging from internship programmes and business case competitions to student exchange programmes and other exciting opportunities:
Otago Internship Programme
The Otago Business School gives students who’ve completed two years of their three year Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) the opportunity to gain valuable paid work experience (for between six to 12 months) through the Otago Internship Programme.
Otago Internship Programme website
Audacious Startup Programme
Start your own business with workshops, coaching and the startup challenge.
Business Case Competition
An opportunity to test your business skills, and solve real business problems, with the possibility of national and international travel.
Business Case Competition website
Student exchange at Otago
Are you keen to ‘see the world’, but don’t want to take a break from your studies? Combine your desires to travel and study with the Otago Student Exchange programme. The University has more than 90 agreements with institutions in 26 countries. Study overseas for a semester, or a full academic year, while paying University of Otago tuition fees.
Otago Global Student Exchange website
The Student Exchange Advisers are available Monday to Friday from 11am – 4pm.
Room B01, Archway West building
School of Business exchange opportunities
The School of Business has increased the number of business specific exchanges. Our membership of the Partnership In International Management (PIM) – a network of some of the world's best business schools – opens up exciting new opportunities for students interested in exchanges.
Learn more about the Otago Business School's Student Exchange Programme
Download a list of Otago Business School approved exchange partners
(Universities with an asterisk are PIM members)
Please note: Management students are encouraged to undertake study at one of the institutions listed above. These places guarantee a cross-section of business courses. Other University exchange programme destinations may not include commerce or business courses as part of the exchange agreement.
Student prizes and scholarships
The University of Otago offers a number of scholarships and prizes. These are available both to students studying at the University of Otago and Otago students studying at other institutions around the world.
- Find out about University of Otago scholarships and how to apply
- Discover our past and current prize winners
Student support on campus
Do you need on-going support, or just a little advice to help in your study or personal life? The University of Otago offers resources and services in a variety of areas to all students and staff.
- The Māori Centre provides assistance to Māori students in all facets of University life
- The Pacific Islands Centre is a welcoming environment designed to help all students of Pacific descent to make the most of their time at University
- The International Office offers a full range of services from recruitment and admission, to the pastoral care of international students. The Department of Management welcomes candidates from overseas on all programmes. Special conditions apply, so all applications should initially be made through the International Office.
- The Disability Information and Support Office provides learning support, advice, advocacy and information to students with permanent, recurring or temporary impairments. In addition, if you have a disability or condition that may adversely affect your Management studies please let your lecturers/supervisors know. They are reliant on you to make your needs known and will try to meet those needs where they can.
- The Student Learning Centre provides academic support, free of charge, to all students studying at Otago
- The Career Development Centre is a one-stop career resource for students and employers
- Student Health is a team of qualified professionals providing high quality health care to students of the University of Otago