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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 Pathways provides academic knowledge and an entry qualification to enable admission to a New Zealand university, and the University of Otago 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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English language programmes

No matter your level of English or future study plans, we have a programme to suit you.

International business students

Pathways programme

The Pathways programme offers a university entrance qualification, called the Foundation Studies Certificate.

The unique Otago academic experience

We offer 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.

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