New Zealand
University of Otago
The University of Otago was established by an act of the Otago Provincial Council in 1869. The University of Otago offers over 200 undergraduates and graduate programmes to international students. There are also 13 specialty bachelor's degrees available for international students, each with its own course programme and enrolment requirements.

Cost of attendance

The cost of studying at the University of Otago varies depending on the programme. Undergraduate programmes cost between 5,000 and 17,000 NZD (2.6 and 9.4 lakh INR). Postgraduate programmes range in price from 6,600 NZD (3.51 lakh INR) to 37,900 NZD (20.15 lakh INR). Aside from this, students should budget between 18,000 and 22,000 NZD (9.57% to 11.69 lakh INR) for living expenses.


The university welcomes around 3000 international students from more than 100 countries. This reflects the multicultural diversity of the University Campus. It is known for its 14 residential college communities. Students can seek accommodation in rental houses of a different pattern. The accommodation cost in the residential college is 16,340 NZD (~8.6 lakh INR). The average rent for off campus housing is 800 to 1000 NZD/month.

Acceptance rate

with around 21,000 total students at the university, out of which around 3000 are international students. The acceptance rate is 52%.


The University of Otago has five campuses spread across New Zealand: Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland, Invercargill, and Wellington. The main campus of the University of Otago is in Dunedin. The Dunedin campus is home to Central Administration as well as four academic divisions: Business, Health Sciences, Humanities, and Sciences. Health Sciences, Otago Medical School, Clinical training, the School of Physiotherapy, and Clinical education are all located on the Christchurch campus. Children's issues, remote education, liaison, and course information are handled by the Auckland campus. The Southland campus, based in Invercargill, offers a variety of teacher education programmes. College of Education Southland Campus and Health Sciences Southland Study Hub are located on the Invercargill campus. The Wellington campus offers research, distance learning, and postgraduate education.


The University of Otago School of Business is accredited by the two leading international agencies, EQUIS and AACSB. 

Jobs and Placement

Around 3000 international students from over 100 countries attend the university. This represents the University's multicultural diversity. It is well-known for its 14 college communities. Students can find housing in many types of rental houses. The residential college charges a fee of 16,340 NZD (8.6 lakh INR) for lodging. The typical monthly rent for off-campus living is between 800 and 1000 NZD.

QS Ranking

#194 by QS World University Rankings 2022

The Ranking

#201–250 in World University Rankings by Times Higher Education, 2022

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