Applications to the Postgraduate Diploma or the Master of Wildlife Management

Application procedures

Follow the link below to get to the University of Otago Online Admission.

Wildlife Management Online Admission

If you have any questions about the applications process, please contact the Division of Sciences at the address below.

Division of Science Office
Union Court
85 Union Place West
PO Box 56
Dunedin
Tel +64 3 479 7978
Fax +64 3 479 9045
Email science@otago.ac.nz

International applicants need to contact the University of Otago International Admission Office – follow this link for contact details and information on costs, study permits and language requirements.

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Deadlines

Applications close on 1 October for international students. If you are a domestic student this date is 1 December.

Domestic student classification

Acceptance in the course will be confirmed for all candidates by mid December. If you are unsuccessful in the first instance you might still be allocated a position later (up to mid-February) if one of your colleagues withdraws from the course.

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Domestic fees

The fees for individual papers is available on the individual paper's page.

In addition to this there may be costs associated with travel, fieldwork and camps, which, depending on your course of study could amount to $250.

Further information on fees at the University of Otago is available elsewhere on the University website.

Any questions regarding domestic student fees should be directed to:

The Fees Office
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin
Tel +64 3 479 9006
Fax +64 3 479 9035
Email student.finance@otago.ac.nz

If you have any queries about the course, application procedures, etc. please feel free to contact the course director:

Professor Philip Seddon
Department of Zoology
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin
Email philip.seddon@stonebow.otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 479 7029
Fax +64 3 479 7584

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International Applicants

Australian citizens, and students from the Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau who are New Zealand citizens are eligible to enrol at the University of Otago at the same level of tuition fees as for New Zealand students.

To register international applications, or for any assistance or information regarding international applications and fees please contact:
The International Office
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin
New Zealand
Tel +64 3 479 8344
Fax +64 3 479 8367
Email international.admissions@otago.ac.nz

Further information for international students is available elsewhere on the University website.

Costs

Tuition fees for other overseas students can be found at the student finance website. Unfortunately, funding assistance from within New Zealand for overseas students is very limited and for this reason we encourage you to investigate scholarship and funding opportunities available from your own government, tertiary institution, or place of employment.

Living costs, including room and board, books and course materials, are estimated at $NZD12,000 per year. Medical Insurance is compulsory for overseas students.

Study permits

Overseas students will require a permit to study in New Zealand. Please note that annual tuition fees are payable, and an offer of a place at the University is required before a study permit can be given. For assistance with this, contact the New Zealand Embassy or High Commission in your country. If there is no New Zealand representation in your country, write to: Immigration Service, Department of Labour, Private Bag, Wellington, New Zealand.

Applicants are advised to contact the New Zealand Immigration Service as early as possible as the processing of a study permit may take three to four months.

Language requirements

In general, the English language requirement for students whose first language is not English is a score of 550 in TOEFL, 6.5 in IELTS, or Cambridge Proficiency or the equivalent. Pre-session English Language courses are available at the Otago Language Centre which is adjacent to the University.

Further information about English Language Requirements for international postgraduate students is available elsewhere on the University website

 

© Department of Zoology
340 Great King Street
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

Tel 64 3 479 7986
Fax 64 3 479 7584
Email wildlife.management
@otago.ac.nz