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Postgraduate study

balanced stones

We at the Division of Sciences recognise that choosing a place to pursue your postgraduate studies will be a balancing act. Whether you are doing a Postgraduate Diploma, Masters, or PhD there are a multitude of services available to assist you in any stage of your studies.

Graduate Research School

The Graduate Research School provides support to students undertaking a research masters or doctoral degree. It can often organise workshops related to aspects of postgraduate study, such as thesis preparation, presenting research etc.

Visit the Graduate Research School

Career Development Centre

The Career Development Centre supports all students in reaching their career aspirations. It offers advice on career planning, job search, constructing a CV, and interview skills.

Visit the Career Development Centre website

Higher Education Development Centre

The Higher Education Development Centre (HEDC) regularly runs an extensive range of workshops, such as writing a literature review, thesis writing, publishing during candidature and presenting research at a conference.

Visit the Higher Education Development Centre website


The University of Otago offers a range of prestigious scholarships for postgraduate study. Students of outstanding ability are invited to apply for these scholarships.

Learn more about Postgraduate Scholarships

International study

If your're a domestic student thinking about studying abroad or an international student considering studying at Otago, the University of Otago International office has a range of information to assist you in making your decisions.

Visit the International Office website

Student Job Search

Many departments offer paid teaching positions to postgraduate students. Student Job Search (SJS) can find temporary or casual part-time work for students.

Visit the SJS website

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