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.
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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
“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.
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