With a distinguished 150-year history, the University of Otago is at the forefront of research and postgraduate study. Offering more than 200 study options for students covering a wide variety of subject areas, the university boasts leading multidisciplinary research centres that underpin outstanding research.
Students at the University of Otago hail from 100 countries and form part of 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 of the past 8 years, Otago teachers have beaten all other universities and polytechnics to win 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.
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 in the safe environment of Dunedin. This includes a choice of 150 clubs and societies to join, and university accommodation.
98 percent of students at the university have registered their satisfaction with campus safety and student support. 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.