2011 International Prospectus
The University of Otago provides a special educational environment. It is New Zealand’s oldest and most respected university, New Zealand’s top-ranked university for research, and offers a vibrant campus lifestyle, attracting highly-talented students from all over New Zealand and overseas.
location & campuses
and a large number of postgraduate courses are taught from these campuses. The outlying region provides excellent outdoor recreation and field-studies opportunities.The University of Otago has a presence throughout New Zealand. The main campus is in Dunedin. founded in 1869 • It is New Zealand’s top-ranked university for research • It offers an unrivalled campus experience and vibrant cultural life • University of Otago graduates are highly regarded by employers • It has an extensive student exchange programme with over 90 partners in 31 countries • It offers high quality pathway programmes via the University of Otago Language Centre and Foundation Year
. but the University also has campuses in Wellington and Christchurch.000).
Why Study at otago?
• It is New Zealand’s oldest university. The Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences in Wellington and Christchurch are home to many leading researchers. a city of culture and learning (population 120. This setting provides the vibrant campus lifestyle for which Otago is so famous. Most undergraduate and postgraduate study takes place on the Dunedin campus. Students live in a mix of University and private accommodation within walking distance of academic and city facilities.
a select international group of outstanding universities. Other members of MNU include Dartmouth College (USA). The University has over 90 partners for student exchange in 31 countries. Durham University (England).INTERNATIONAL LINKAGES
The University has agreements with institutions worldwide.
. The University of Western Australia and Uppsala Universiteit (Sweden). allowing for teaching and research collaboration. and staff and student exchange.
The University is a member of the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU). Ebergard Karls Universität Tübingen (Germany). Queen’s University (Canada). with each member leading international best practice in research and education based on long academic traditions.
The University has also invested in a Centre for Innovation. (Wellington.
The University of Otago is New Zealand’s most research-intensive university (Ministry of Research. These included: Biomedical Sciences Clinical Medicine Earth Sciences Economics Education English Language and Literature History and Classics Law Philosophy Public Health Religious Studies and Theology Sports Recreation and Exercise Science Otago also has more first or second-ranked subject areas than any other institution and more than 50% of Otago’s academic staff were identified as nationally or internationally distinguished. 2007)). bringing academic and applied researchers together to pursue commercial development of research outcomes. PBRF Quality Evaluation 2006. Otago is also New Zealand’s top-ranked university for research quality (Tertiary Education Commission. Science and Technology. The PBRF ranked Otago first in more subjects areas than any other New Zealand institution. 2006)). The University has developed Research Themes and Research Centres to encourage multidisciplinary research across academic fields. (Wellington. Research and Development in New Zealand.
France What would be the point in becoming an expert in international business. if you have no international experience? This was the reasoning that led Master of International Management student Nadège Measson to pack her bags and spend a year in New Zealand. with lots of activities all within walking distance.”
Student Exchange Université Jean Moulin – Lyon iii. “The library is full of computers. it has been a pleasant one. “The whole city is geared around students. She appreciates the relaxed campus atmosphere.” comments Nadège.” Now Nadège is even entertaining the idea of staying in New Zealand once her year of study is completed. And the University is like a village within the city. its EQUIS-accredited Business School gave Nadège confidence that her time here would add value to the
. Nothing is a hassle. with great access to many electronic journals and stays open till 11pm. it’s important to face other cultures and experience different ways of working. “If you want to work with people from around the world. “I would love to find a job in France-New Zealand imports. I think travelling is good for you. “I would say people here are friendlier than in France. If there has been a culture shock for Nadège. all roads appeared to be pointing to Otago: she could perfect her English. and her university already had an exchange relationship here. Plus. people want to help you. they really mean it. and has loved meeting Kiwis as she has travelled around the country during holidays.” “And when people talk about Dunedin being a student city.” For Nadège.” And she has high praise for the University’s facilities.quality of her degree.
Engaging with the local environment is something Sarah has not only enjoyed during her holidays travelling around the South Island.”
Study Abroad University of San Diego. some great people that I hope to still be friends with in the future. In addition to neuroscience and environmental science. It’s cool to take a marine biology class and to go to the beach and collect samples. because the student living environment is actually right by the campus. but also during class hours. United States of America As a biology student. The various field trips have been a highlight of her time studying. she is learning to spin poi and sing kapahaka songs in her Mäori classes and is studying the plight of Otago’s rare yelloweyed penguins in conservation biology. I like being close to campus.
. ” Which leads to another benefit of living in a city full of students – it’s difficult not to make friends: “I’ve met a lot of different people from different countries. she has entered fully into the spirit of New Zealand life. “where students are more scattered throughout the community. “It’s a lot of fun. “We can actually go and learn stuff out there in the real world. ” She compares this to her home campus.she says. Sarah Clark knows about the importance of adapting to new environments. which form the basis of her BSc. being able to walk everywhere. ” The lifestyle at Otago has also offered a point of difference that Sarah has relished. “It’s been the time of my life!” she says. after I leave. And since arriving at Otago.
“The best part is doing the lab work though. learning about t of Otago’s International Mentor the behaviour. We are currently doing experiments that look at the effects of steroids Singapore. because I can relate to conjunction with Dunedin’s prestigious what new students are going through. all of which can help us to protect them better. It’s a great Filmmaking and Communication. Kamani’s ultimate met so many nice people at Aquinas goal is to take the Postgraduate College. “The course gives you a strong understanding of how animals interact. “Being a course developed by the University in mentor is good. she’s taking advantage It has allowed her to give something of New Zealand’s own natural back to the community that helped environment. Kamani has been putting her for new international students as par passion into practice. from high school and moved from working both as a resident advisor Singapore to Dunedin to study at Aquinas College and as a mentor Zoology.” Kamani is also primary school. BSC. for which makes wildlife documentaries instance. “I Singapore. Zoology on starfish development. gets once you do settle in. Now.” she says. you feel that you’re doing Kamani Suppiah’s ever since she was at something really useful.” Kamani says. You can’t just get the same sense of a subject from reading an article. and conservation of wild animals. it’s maybe not surprising that she says one of the best things about studying Zoology at Otago is the balance between theory and practical “hands-on” field and laboratory work. and that is why I came Diploma in Natural History back to be an advisor.student profiles
Given Kamani’s love of the natural world. a environment. how they function biologically and how they fit into ecological systems. “You just can’t find this her adapt to life in a new country open space and natural beauty in when she first arrived. but also how much better it that are screened around the globe.” she says. know what it’s like to get homesick. having graduated doing other useful things on campus. I Natural History New Zealand Ltd.”
. physiology Programme. Because little research has been done on Wildlife has been a great love of this topic. anatomy. Meanwhile. she says.
“As a university city. He rates his experience here highly and enthusiastically recommends it to others. The doctrine of informed consent is the topic of Xiju’s PhD research at the University of Otago. “Being a postgraduate student in the Law Faculty means becoming a part of its staff. Law In a world where medical patients are sometimes faced with a baffling array of treatment options. Xiju Zhao is concerned about what role doctors should play in ensuring that they are kept informed about the alternatives available to them. and help is always available. believes that his research will be “groundbreaking”. “This thesis will be very valuable. and it has given him an opportunity to explore a topic that draws on his own Chinese background. Xiju chose Otago for his PhD because of the Faculty of Law’s international standing and. In the meantime.” Studying in a new country has been made easier and more enjoyable by the supportive environment provided by University of Otago staff. coupled with cultural richness and a strong academic atmosphere.” Xiju says. he says. “There is very little research in the area of the duty to disclose alternative treatments. its expertise
People’s Republic of China PHD. which is essential for postgraduate study. Dunedin is student-oriented and student-friendly. “One of the most enjoyable things I have done during my time here is to attend an interesting variety of seminars and lectures offered by the University.in the field of medical law.” he says. whether academic or administrative. conventional western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine are taught side by side.” Xiju plans to return to China and lecture at a university there once he has finished his degree. “Tranquility and natural beauty. Postgraduate students are warmly invited to attend staff seminars and events. make Otago an ideal destination for international students.” he says. he is dedicated to making the most of his experience at Otago.” Professor Mark Henaghan. in particular. one of Xiju’s supervisors. “The University of Otago has a strong research culture. In China.
Health Sciences. Humanities and Sciences. Intensive English preparation can be undertaken at the University’s Language Centre and the Foundation Year provides academic and English preparation for undergraduate study.
Undergraduate entry requirements postgraduate entry requirements English requirements
Otago offers an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across the areas of Business.
Electronics Energy Studies/Management English Entrepreneurship Environmental Management Film and Media Studies Finance Food Science French Gender Studies Genetics Geographic Information Systems Geography Geology Geophysics German Health Informatics History Human Nutrition Immunology Indigenous Studies Information Science International Business International Studies Japanese Land & Spatial Information Studies Law Linguistics
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If you have undertaken study at a New Zealand High school you can use your National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) credits to gain admission to the University of Otago. all students must hold qualifications that are acceptable to the University of Otago.
The minimum requirement for students from many countries not listed is the completion of a high school qualification plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution. Entry requirements are constantly reviewed and the University reserves the right to amend the above requirements at any time. The University recognises many other qualifications as equivalent to the New Zealand qualification for entrance and some of these are listed on the right hand page. Students who do not hold acceptable qualifications may qualify for admission to the University of Otago by completing the University of Otago Foundation Year.
.UNDERGRADUATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
UNDERGRADUATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS To be eligible for entry to undergraduate programmes.
or a minimum overall average of 75% in the Indian School Certificate or the the All-India Senior School Certificate with a minimum of 70% in English (see grade requirements PDF). One year of successful study at a recognised institution of university standing. HTX – Hojere Teknisk Eksamen) or Hojere Forberedelseseksamen. One year of successful study at a recognised institution of university standing. Specific requirements may vary from Province to Province. Bagrut (Matriculation) or Mechina. Baccalauréat Général. Canadian High School Graduation with a minimum overall grade average of 70%. One year of successful study at a recognised institution of university standing. Érettségi One year of successful study at a recognised institution of university standing.
Denmark Fiji France Germany Hong Kong Hungary India
Indonesia Iran Israel Japan
. Middle East. South American countries Australia Bangladesh
One year of successful study at a recognised institution of university standing. Studentereksamen (Gymnasium. Three passes at Advanced Level taken at one sitting with appropriate grades (see grade requirements PDF). Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a minimum average of 70% in six subjects in Grade 12 (see grade requirements PDF) Senior High School graduation and one year of successful study at a recognised institution of university standing. Australian Year 12 qualification with an appropriate ranking score (see grade requirements PDF) One year of successful study at a recognised institution of university standing. Abitur or Zeugnis der Fachgebundenen Hochschulreife or Zeugnis der Fachhochschulreife. or Senior High School graduation and completion of a two. or a completed polytechnic diploma.or three-year diploma with high passing grades at a recognised institute or university. Minimum of 270/400 (including English) in the Fiji Form VII (see grade requirements PDF). or completion of a junior college diploma of 2 or 3 years' duration (for admission to general degrees only).African. HHX – Hojere Handeleksamen.
One year of successful study at a recognised institution of university standing. One year of successful study at a recognised institution of university standing. appropriate passes at Higher Level are acceptable. International Baccalaureate (Full Diploma) awarded with a minimum of 26 points. Passes at Advanced Level taken at one sitting with appropriate grades (see grade requirements PDF). Completion of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) with appropriate grades. Slutbetyg Från Gymnasieskolan with grades of VG or MVG. with good passing grades. All passes must be gained in the one sitting. One year of successful study at a recognised institution of university standing.Malaysia
Minimum of three STPM "Principal" level subjects with appropriate grades (see grade requirements PDF). VWO-Gymnasium A or B. One year of successful study at a recognised institution of university standing.
Netherlands Norway Pakistan Philippines Samoa Singapore South Africa
Sri Lanka Sweden Taiwan Thailand United Kingdom USA Vietnam Worldwide
. Three passes at Advanced Level taken at one sitting with appropriate grades (see grade requirements PDF). In Scotland. Completion of High School Leaving Certificate plus one year’s successful study at a recognised institution of University standing. A minimum of B3 (60%) average over 8 papers (including English A) in the University Preparatory Year of the National University of Samoa. VWO-Atheneum A or B. A maximum of 15 points over six academic subjects in the Senior Middle III Examination (UEC) of the Malaysian Independent Chinese Secondary Schools System. A minimum of three Sri Lankan Advanced Level subjects taken at one sitting with approprite grades. Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole with appropriate grades (see grade requirements PDF). One year of successful study at a recognised institution of university standing. High School Graduation Diploma with minimum B grade average and appropriate SAT Reasoning Test scores (see grade requirements PDF).
A master’s degree is normally undertaken in the same area of study as the major subject pursued for a bachelor’s degree. postgraduate diploma or honours degree. and a two-year programme for candidates with a standard bachelor’s degree.
. In some cases. or in a related discipline. MASTERS’ DEGREES Masters’ degrees are typically research-only. but some can be a combination of coursework and research.postGRADUATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a research-only programme designed for students who intend to pursue an academic or research career. A postgraduate diploma can be taken directly after the completion of a bachelor’s degree. It is generally only available in the Division of Health Sciences. A master’s degree is normally a full-time one-year programme for candidates with a four-year honours degree or postgraduate diploma. or a related d iscipline. or a mainly coursework programme. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA A postgraduate diploma provides a specialist one-year postgraduate qualification and a pathway to research study. It is usually undertaken in the same area of study as the major subject pursued for a bachelor’s degree or in a related discipline. It is usually undertaken in the same area of study as the major subject pursued for a bachelor’s degree. Some masters’ programmes require only that the candidate is a graduate and/or has appropriate work experience. Applicants for this degree. Masters’ degrees. Candidates with a four-year honours degree or postgraduate diploma may apply for master’s study by research-only. A postgraduate certificate can be taken directly after the completion of a bachelor’s degree. extending the knowledge gained in a bachelor’s degree. candidates with a bachelor’s degree may apply for master’s study by coursework and research. Admission usually requires the completion of a master’s degree. as the intended area of research. POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE A postgraduate certificate is generally a six-month coursework qualification which recognizes continuing professional development in the same area as the candidate’s original degree. or a four-year first-class or upper-second-class honours degree in the same area of study. Some specialist programmes are of different lengths. must have evidence of a research background. It is typically offered by coursework plus a small research project. The PhD can usually be completed in a minimum of three years.
The minimum requirements for standard international tests are: Foundation Year • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5. If your first language is not English you must provide evidence of a satisfactory level of English language proficiency.Grade B Intensive English classes are available at the University of Otago Language Centre.5) • Internet-based TOEFL of 95 with a writing score of 22 • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) .0) • P aper-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 587 (TWE 4.Grade C Postgraduate • I ELTS score of 6.english language requirements
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS All courses at the University of Otago are taught and examined in English.0 in the academic module (with no individual band below 6.0) • P aper-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 (TWE 4.5 in the academic module (with no individual band below 6.5) • Internet-based TOEFL of 80 with a writing score of 20 • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) .Grade B • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) .
.5 in the academic module • Paper-based TOEFL score of 525 • Internet-based TOEFL score of 70 (writing score of 15) Undergraduate • I ELTS score of 6.
. iBT TOEFL and TOEIC. and a total of 22. Class sizes are small and students have access to a multimedia language laboratory. There are typically three 90-minute classes each day (4.5 hours). It offers five levels of English tuition from elementary to advanced. www.5 hours of classes each week.language centre
The University of Otago Language Centre The University of Otago Language Centre offers General English and a variety of English courses and pathways to university study: • English for Academic Purposes • IELTS.ac. TOEFL iBT • English for International Communication with TOEIC • Non-IELTS pathways to the Foundation Year and to undergraduate and postgraduate study The Language Centre is a registered examination centre for IELTS.otago. a computer suite and an independent learning centre with email and internet.
time management and problem-solving skills. as well as in classrooms in a purpose-built facility. develop communication.The University of Otago Foundation Year The University of Otago Foundation Year provides academic and English preparation for undergraduate degrees at Otago and provides a university entry qualification for students seeking admission to undergraduate degrees at all other New Zealand universities.nz/uolcfy
. The following academic streams provide specific preparation for undergraduate degrees offered at Otago:
• Arts • Applied Science • Business/Commerce • General Science (October intake only) • Health Sciences (February and June intakes only) • Life Sciences Students are taught in lecture theatres and laboratories on-campus. June and October. www. students are guaranteed a place in most University of Otago first year courses for which they have prepared. Students learn how to work and study independently and in small groups. and improve their essay writing and research skills. Foundation Year intakes are in February.otago. After completing the 8-month Foundation Studies Certificate to the required standard.ac.
admission & support
Otago places a strong emphasis on student support for its 2. A dedicated International Office handles most application and support requirements.
. supplemented by a wide range of on-campus services.600 international students.
Services & Facilities
Code of practice
together with all required documentation. to the International Office. In addition. Second Semester: early July to mid November.30 April of the year you intend to commence your study. a Summer School is offered from early January to mid February. June and October. please send your application form.31 October of the preceeding year • First Semester start (February) . A limited number of degrees and diplomas can be commenced in the second semester (July). Important dates for international students
An application can be submitted in one of two ways: As an individual All independent International applicants must apply for admission to the university through the International Office using the appropriate application form. will be considered until 1 December) • Second Semester start (July) . Research students may apply and commence study at any time
APPLICATION CLOSING DATES
Application closing dates are as follows: • Summer School (January) . Some programmes may have starting dates which differ from the above. Students applying for research-only programmes for masters’ degrees or PhD may apply and commence study at any time of the year.
.31 October of the preceeding year (but late applications not requiring evaluation for credit.ACADEMIC YEAR
The University academic year is divided into two semesters: First Semester: late February to late June.
All bachelors’ degrees and most postgraduate coursework degrees and diplomas can be commenced in the First Semester (February). a second semester start may not be recommended for all major subjects. Once completed. The University of Otago Foundation Year has intakes in February.
Please consult the University of Otago website for a description of the application process for undergraduate degree-seeking students.
Tuition Fees & Living Costs Scholarships
. If your application is successful. the programme start date and a fees estimate. you can commence the process for student visa application. it will be assessed for eligibility. All academic transcripts and award certficates must be witnessed (certified/ notarised) by a responsible authority. you will be sent an offer letter notifying you of the offered programme. for postgraduate degree or diploma-seeking students and for Study Abroad students. Documents not in English must be accompanied by witnessed English language translations. What happens with your application Once your application has been received. Once you have received your offer letter.Through an agent Approved University of Otago representatives & agents What to include with your application • A relevant application form • Academic documentation in English and certified by a responsible authority • Evidence of English proficiency • Citizenship status Students who are applying on the basis of previous tertiary study may also be required to submit an Educational Credentials Evaluation (ECE).
operates the International Mentor Programme. The Office provides information.
. and can assist with student visa renewals and the provision of medical and travel insurance. It runs on-campus orientation programmes for new students. International Student Advisers are available on a confidential basis to assist international students with any issues or questions that may arise during their time at Otago such as: • cultural adjustment • homesickness • family support • general health and wellbeing • academic issues • providing student status documentation • flatting and accommodation issues Advisers can refer students to other specialised services as required. support and advice to future and current international students and to students wishing to study overseas on exchange programmes.international office
The International Office is a focal point for international students at Otago.
including all libraries on-campus. Education. Student Advisors are available to help and to put a support plan in place. nursing. it is important that you are aware of these before you commit to studying at Otago. recurring or temporary impairments. and social events. Help and training in the use of the Student Computing System is provided by staff. the specialist Law.Student Health Services
Student Health Services is situated on-campus and provides medical. Students should check well in advance of enrolment to ensure the University can meet their specific needs. on-line study guides and tutorials. and opportunities for students whose second language is English to join a group to practise conversational English skills with native speakers. It also organises many social and sporting events.
Information Technology Services
Information Technology Services’ staff provide the first line of support for students using computers and internet-based systems at Otago. The support provided includes study skills guidance and advice. including the Central Library.
The Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA) runs an orientation programme at the start of the academic year. As there may be costs associated with some support services. Wireless internet access is available at selected campus locations. Clubs and Societies Centre. Health Sciences. advice. counselling and psychiatric advice and treatment for all enrolled students on a confidential basis. The Central Library is in the University’s multi-award-winning Information Services Building. and Science libraries and the Hocken Collection (New Zealand archival material). writing support. advocacy and information to students with permanent. the UNIPOL Recreation Centre. OUSA offers help and advice to students and membership provides students with access to facilities such as cafes.
Student Learning Centre
The Student Learning Centre provides a free and confidential academic support service to all students at all levels of study. seven days a week.
Services & facilities
Disability Information and Support
Disability Information and Support provides learning support.
The University Library collection includes more than 3 million items and is held in a number of facilities across campus. a weekly student newspaper and an FM radio station.
. Computer resource rooms are located around the Dunedin campus and several are open 24 hours a day.
social and sporting activities. The University flats provide a single room in a flat/house with the costs of living together shared by the residents.There are several accommodation options for international students and it is important to consider whether you prefer an independent lifestyle or enjoy living in a community. self-catering)
International students who are accepted for a residential college are expected to be active participants in the social.ac. Most Residential Colleges are for undergraduate students in their first year of study but a few can accommodate postgraduate students. Email international.nz
. cultural and recreational programmes organized by the residents’ association. All residential colleges are fully catered or provide a meal plan as well as providing computer facilities and broadband access. and study tutorials. Abbey College is specifically for postgraduate students. and whether you prefer to do your own cooking or have meals provided for you. Residential colleges are generally within walking distance of the campus. The Accommodation Office can book accommodation for international students who have received an offer of an academic place. guidance and support from senior students. The following accommodation options are available: Residential Colleges (14) University Flats (University managed flats/houses. Most of these flats have a New Zealand host student and are generally within walking distance of the campus.accommodation@otago. If your first choice of accommodation is not available the University will offer you an alternative where possible. Contact the International Accommodation Adviser for more information.
covering over 100 diffferent cultural. At the Unipol Recreation Centre you can find out about the many activities. OUSA also owns an Aquatic Centre for University rowers. political and religious interests. The Unipol recreation centre also offers weight training and cardio rooms. a yacht club and squash courts. Sport and recreation equipment is available for hire.
. the Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA) runs a Club and Societies Centre.and off-campus. activities and services on. courses and tours available – from crafts and leisure activities to social sports and outdoor pursuits. windsurfers and kayakers.recreation
Recreation Services offers a comprehensive range of recreational facilities. In addition. sporting. fitness classes and gym space for basketball. table tennis and more.
The University of Otago is a signatory to the Code of Practice.
code of practice
. published by the New Zealand Ministry of Education.The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students . provides a framework for education providers to ensure a high standard of care and wellbeing is maintained for international students while they live and study in New Zealand.
DUNEDIN & OTAGO
and a harbour and peninsula featuring yellow-eyed penguins and a colony of the Royal Albatross. and some of New Zealand’s most beautiful buildings.Dunedin is the southernmost of New Zealand’s main centres and the largest city of the province of Otago. a thriving arts scene and cultural life. These sit alongside a spectacular natural environment.
Dunedin & Otago
Things to do
. Dunedin’s strong Scottish influence is evident in the city’s strong commitment to education. including a “Town Belt” of native bushes and trees.
The Dunedin Public Art Gallery. The long natural harbour is favoured for watersports and St Clair beach is considered one of New Zealand’s best for surfing. four championship golf courses and many other sporting facilities which are all easily accessible.000). and a burgeoning wine industry. New Zealand fur seals and the world’s only mainland breeding colony of the Royal Albatross. There are more than150 walking tracks in the Dunedin environs. cafes and bars. Modern shopping malls trade alongside boutiques. deep fiords. Outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round. clear blue lakes – including the internationally-known resort towns of Queenstown and Wanaka. adventure tourism.
dunedin & otago
. it boasts many natural attractions as well as facilities usually offered only by cities many times its size. Just a few hour hours’ drive out of Dunedin are some of New Zealand’s most spectacular natural attractions – rugged mountains. Dunedin is encircled by a “Town Belt” of native bush and trees and its coastline is home to colonies of yelloweyed penguins. Although relatively small in size (population 120. famed for their ski fields. galleries. museums and libraries are among the finest in the country and professional theatre enjoys a high profile. The central city streets are lined with restaurants.Dunedin is the southernmost of New Zealand’s main centres and the largest city in the province of Otago. and weekly craft and farmers’ markets. Temperatures typically range from 14-24 degrees Celsius in the summer (December-February) to 5-13 degrees Celsius in the winter (June-August).
• Dunedin Wine and Food Festival • Scottish Week • Fringe and Heritage Festivals • ID Dunedin Fashion Week • Regent 24-hour Book Sale • University Capping Show • Midwinter Festival and Polar Plunge • International Science Festival • Cadbury Chocolate Carnival • International Film Festival • Dunedin Marathon
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• Fish for salmon in the Otago Harbour • Visit New Zealand’s only castle.com
. Larnach Castle • Go on a Speight’s Brewery Heritage Tour • Enjoy gourmet foods from the Otago Farmers’ Market • Mountain-bike around the Dunedin hills • See yellow-eyed penguins and Royal Abatross • Walk up the steepest street in the world. Baldwin St • Play golf at one of Dunedin’s many golf courses • Taieri Gorge Railway Trip Find out more about Dunedin at www.
.ac.otago. USEFUL INFORMATION
Please find useful links below: Otago International Otago Language Centre and Foundation Year Otago Accommodation Otago Services and Support Immigration New Zealand Dunedin City Education Dunedin Education in New Zealand New Zealand Contact Information International Office PO Box 56 Dunedin New Zealand Tel: +64 3 4798344 Email: international.nz Website: email@example.com.
amend or withdraw programmes and facilities. The regulations of the University of Otago are published on the University’s website.otago.This publication is intended as a general guide for international students. to restrict student numbers and to make any other alterations as it may deem necessary. up-to-date and accurate at the time of publication.ac. www. The information provided is.nz
. as far as possible. The University reserves the right to add.