Term dates - Universities in New Zealand operate on a different calendar to the UK:
A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or greater (USA), or have "credit", "good", or above average results in order to gain admission to the University of Otago.
The following courses are not open to exchange students: Medicine, Dentistry, Psychiatry, Physiotherapy, Pharmacology, Pharmacy or any other clinical course.
Some Otago courses such as Master of Business Administration (MBA), Wildlife Management and Marine Science are restricted in admissions.
Entry to any course is based on relevant academic background. Information on courses ('papers') available can be found on the Otago University website.
Academic information for exchange students coming to Otago 2022-2023 is available now!
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The beautiful university campus is based in Dunedin, Otago. Watch this video to find out more.
Otago offers university-managed accommodation for exchange students, off-campus but very close to the university.
Discover more about exciting campus life on the Otago Students' Association website.
A range of support is available at Otago including Career development, Counselling, Disability Information & Support and Student Health. More information can be accessed on their Student Services webpage.
Estimated living costs at Otago would be $NZ15,000-17,000 (£11,200-12,700) per academic year.
All exchange students must apply for a student visa prior to their arrival in New Zealand.
It is a New Zealand government requirement that all international students must be covered by current medical and travel insurance. Exchange students will sign up for 'StudentSafe' as part of Otago's registration process. This is compulsory, and costs approximately $NZ589.
Otago offers a number of fee paying Summer Opportunities. Please see the Otago Summer School webpages for more information. Durham's International Office can only offer advice on summer programmes, students are responsible for paying for the programme.
Durham and Otago are partners in the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU). Matariki is the Māori name for the group of stars known as the Pleiades star cluster. MNU promotes academic learning and personal growth through extracurricular activities in diverse scholarly communities.