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Otago University offers an exceptional education

Gain a world-class, well-respected degree from the University of Otago – and experience the best the University, and Dunedin, have to offer. Over 20,000 students from around New Zealand and the world choose to study at Otago. Study options include Science, Health Sciences, Humanities and Commerce.

Otago has an enviable reputation for producing fine scholars, academics and leaders. Most Pacific nations have leaders who graduated from Otago.

Join other illustrious Pacific alumni

We have a very proud tradition of assisting Pacific people achieve their goals through education. The achievements of some of our most notable Pacific alumni are nothing short of inspirational.

Well known Pacific alumni include:

  • Sir Tom Davis: first Cook Islands medical graduate in New Zealand and went on to serve as Prime Minister of the Cook Islands from 1978-1983
  • Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara: first Prime Minister of Fiji, serving from 1970-1992
  • Judge A'eau Semi Epati: first Pacific Islander to become a District Court Judge in New Zealand (Law)
  • Jonathan Lemalu: celebrated opera singer (Law)

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