Study Abroad at University of Otago

Australia & New Zealand New Zealand Otago

New Zealand’s oldest university, University of Otago is well regarded for its deep respect for the country’s rich cultural history and shaping generations of local leaders through its scientific, medical, political, literature, and athletic pursuits. On the South Island’s southeastern coast in the picturesque town of Dunedin, in Otago the University of Otago has been hailed as one of the world’s most beautiful campuses, with an abundance of mountains, harborside, and ocean views.

Academic strength: Sociology, Business, Economics & Finance, Environmental, History, English
Rankings: Globally Recognized

About the University

University of Otago

As the oldest university in New Zealand and one of the world’s finest institutions, the University of Otago is where you truly define yourself and choose your own direction in life on one of the world’s most-beautiful campuses.

With a deep respect for New Zealand’s cultural history, 95% of Otago graduates go directly into work or further study, and alumni since 1869 have followed the school motto—Dare to be Wise—and stepped out into the world to make a difference in the scientific, medical, political, literary, and—of course—rugby worlds. 

The university is in Dunedin, considered the gateway to the South Island, and framed by the mountains, harbor, and the Southern Ocean.

Learn more at University of Otago's official website

SAF's Student Promise

Unparalleled Access

We know your destination and host university inside and out

Total Support

We manage your housing, insurance, application - the entire adventure

24/7 Health & Safety Coverage

Our experts are available around-the-clock for support when you need it

In It For You

As a registered US not-for-profit, it's our mission that drives us

We've Seen It All

For over 70 years we have curated world-class study abroad experiences

Official Associations

Over 300 of the world's best universities trust our study abroad expertise

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“I often ask my host mother to check the grammar before submitting the assignment, but since the number of corrections has decreased considerably compared to before, I know my English ability has improved.”
Kaori Saito, Past SAF Student

A key strength of the University of Otago is its position within the town of Dunedin. The strong presence of the university makes it easy for students to live and interact with domestic students and have a true “kiwi” student experience while studying at the university. 

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

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