University of Otago

University of Otago

Dunedin , New Zealand
  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 21240
  • 89
    Employment Rate
  • Permit


The university is divided into four academic divisions:

Division of Humanities

Division of Health Sciences

Division of Sciences

School of Business

In addition to the usual university disciplines, the University of Otago Medical School (founded 1875) is one of only two medical schools in New Zealand (with component schools in Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington); and Otago is the only university in the country to offer training in Dentistry. Other professional schools and faculties not found in all New Zealand universities include Pharmacy, Physical Education, Physiotherapy, Medical Laboratory Science, and Surveying. It was also home to the School of Mines, until this was transferred to the University of Auckland in 1987. Theology is also offered, traditionally in conjunction with the School of Ministry, Knox College, and Holy Cross College, Mosgiel.

Entry requirements

To study at Otago you need a recognised university entrance qualification and achieve the required score in a recognised English language test.

Scholarship & funding

The university offers scholarships for international students. For more information


Student life

Campus tour of the University.