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The University of Otago has exchange agreements with over 100 institutions worldwide. Students pay standard tuition fees to the home university and receive credits towards their qualification.

Exchange students coming to the University of Otago are nominated by their home university. Otago students are nominated to the host institution after completing the Otago exchange application process.

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Apply to go to on exchange in S2 2024

On 21 August 2023 we start processing applications for Otago's semester 2, 2024 exchange! This is the group application intake, when students are considered to all destinations (*). After this date we'll email applicants the link to a survey (to confirm destinations) + info on the required video. All applications will then be assessed and placement at an institution will be confirmed.
NOTE: we'll continue to accept applications after this date to any available institution.

See when and how to apply for full details.

Stories from Abroad

Otago students talk about their COVID‑19 exchange experiences. There are thirteen inspiring stories from abroad from Otago students around the world in the first half of 2020.

Stories from Abroad (PDF)

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