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Otago offers a range of English language and university pathway programmes, providing the perfect starting point in the journey to your dream career.

The University of Otago Pathway provides academic knowledge and an entry qualification to enable admission to a New Zealand university, and the University of Otago English Language Centre provides expert English language tuition at all levels.

We offer a supportive, caring and safe environment where students can reach their full potential, whatever field of study they choose.

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Pathway programmes

Otago's Pathway programmes include the Foundation Studies Certificate, a university entrance qualification.

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English language programmes

We have programmes to suit all levels of English, and future study plans.

The unique Otago academic experience

Otago offers expert tuition from professional, supportive teachers, a diverse student cohort, modern, purpose-built facilities, and support staff dedicated to helping you develop to your full potential. Otago offers all students a unique campus lifestyle, excellent social, cultural, and recreational opportunities and a varied programme of social activities.