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University of Otago


University of Otago Language Centre


University of Otago Language Centre
University Plaza Building One
130 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin

This is a department of University of Otago

Welcome to the University of Otago – New Zealand’s oldest university and the first choice of more than 21,000 students.


After almost 150 years, we’re still leading the way when it comes to world-class teaching and a legendary student lifestyle – the two core elements that set the University of Otago apart, and the reason students from across the country and around the world choose us for their tertiary education.

Students at the University of Otago hail from 100 countries and form part an energetic 3,000 strong international student community. Students can apply for and benefit from a number of scholarships on offer. A high-quality educational experience is offered at the university and it is ranked first for its educational performance for 6 out of 8 years winning the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award for Teaching Excellence.

The University prides itself on the quality of its faculty, who are leaders and experts in their respective fields. This is borne out by the placement of the university within the top one percent of institutions worldwide and the award of a five star plus rating by the QS global university performance ratings.

As a world-class teaching and research University, Otago offers a first-class education across more than 195 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Business, Health Sciences, Humanities and Sciences.

Rated as one of the most beautiful campuses in the world, the main university campus is based in Dunedin. The institution also has specialist sites in Christchurch, Wellington and Invercargill. Students enjoy a great student lifestyle and facilities such as world-class teaching and research labs, performance spaces, lecture theatres, study areas, and sporting facilities in the safe environment of Dunedin. This also includes a choice of 150 clubs and societies to join, and university accommodation.  Apart from all these, the South Island has some of the world’s most picturesque scenery. Beaches, glaciers, lakes and fiords, and mountain with world-class ski resorts are all easily accessible from your base in Dunedin.

98 percent of students at the university have registered their satisfaction with campus safety and student support, libraries, residential colleges, and sport and recreation facilities. This provides the ideal backdrop for students to develop their skills and graduate ready to make a positive impact in the workplace. This is demonstrated by the fact that 95 percent of students go into work or on to further study after graduation. Otago graduates are recognised for their interpersonal and negotiating skills, conceptual and analytical skills, and independent judgement.

Key information

  • Male and Female

    Male and Female

  • 21000

    Total number of students

  • 2700

    International students

  • Otago Region

    Otago Region


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