• KOKOS New Zealand English ver
  • KOKOS 뉴질랜드
  • KOKOS New Zealand Chinese

The University of Otago

blog image

The University of Otago

School Information

School address Dunedin Campus : Ellesmere362 Leith St, North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016
Christchurch Campus : 2 Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch
Wellington Campus :23A Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington
Southland Campus : 100 Nelson Street, Invercargill
Auckland campus : Level 3 & 4, 385 Queen Street, Auckland Central
School official website https://www.otago.ac.nz/
International Student Website https://www.otago.ac.nz/international/
Scale About 200,00 students at school / 3,000 international students / 4,000 faculty members

Founded in 1869, the University of Otago is the oldest university in New Zealand. It has a long history and tradition. The main campus is located in Dunedin, South Island. It is the second largest city in South Island. In the 2020 QS University Rankings, the University of Otago is ranked 176th in the world. Dunedin’s environment is safe, comfortable, and not crowded, making it an ideal city for studying and conducting various outdoor activities. The Dunedin campus is located in the city center, most students only need to walk to the campus, the campus is close to the city center services and shopping centers.

Dunedin is a city full of Scottish atmosphere. Many old buildings in the city are similar to the traditional European university style. The University of Otago has 10 libraries, seven of which are located in Dunedin. In particular, libraries in the professional fields such as the medical library and the dentist library provide help to students’ academics.

The University of Otago has four university colleges including Business School, Division of Health Science, Division of Humanities, and Division of Sciences. From a bachelor’s degree to a master’s or doctoral program, a wide range of courses are offered.


The University of Otago is the only university in New Zealand that operates dentistry. It is also the oldest dental university in New Zealand, especially in the fields of medicine and health care. Admitted to Health Science First Year to study dentistry, medicine and pharmacy, after studying seven courses a year, you can choose undergraduate study according to your grades. In addition to dentistry, medical sciences, and pharmacy, there are various medical fields such as dentistry, radiation therapy, and physical therapy.

Study options

Department Popular Majors
Business School Bachelor of Commerce
(Accountancy&Finance, Economics, Enterpreneurship, Human Resource Management, Information Science, International Business, Management, Marketing, Politics, Philosophy&Economics, Tourism&Hospitality)
Health Science Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science
Bachelor of Pharmacy
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Bachelor of Dental Technology
Bachelor of Oral Health
Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Bachelor of Science
Humanities Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Performing Arts
Bachelor of Social Work
Bachelor of Teaching
Bachelor of Theology
Sciences Bachelor of Physical Education
Bachelor of Science(Biology related subjects, Chemistry related subject, Mathmatics related subjects, Physics related subjects)

International tuition Fees in 2020(Undergraduate)

Subject Estimated tuition(per year)
Business School $ 28,512
Health Sciences $ 34,398 ~ $ 89,107
Humanities $ 26,364 ~ $ 32,394
Science $ 26,364 ~ $ 34,398

Specific course fees, please refer to the link

English language requirements

Course IELTS requirements
Bachelor’s degree IELTS has a total score of 6 with a minimum score of 5.5
Postgarduate, Master degree IELTS total score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6 in each item

Some programmes require higher English competency such as Education, heath related majors.