The University was established by the University of Otago Ordinance of the Provincial Council in 1869, the University of Otago Amendment Act 1961 and the Education Act of 1989.It is governed by a Council, which appoints the Vice-Chancellor, who is the chief executive and employer of all other staff.
At the University of Otago, you will have the option to study Science, Health Sciences, Humanities and Commerce.
Research and Enterprise supports and assists researchers in the identification of funding opportunities, partnering with business, grant applications, and the establishment of research contracts. We work closely with academic staff, students and Otago Innovation Ltd (the University’s wholly-owned commercialisation arm) to foster a culture of enterprise and collaboration.
Both the Going Global Country Career Guides and the USA & Canadian City Career Guides provide professional advice on such topics as: the current employment outlook, hiring trends, job search resources, executive recruiters, staffing agencies, work permit regulations, salary ranges, resume/CV writing guidelines, professional and social networking groups, trade associations, interview and cultural advice.
Students and staff at the University of Otago are well supported by a range of academic, electronic, recreational and welfare services:
The International Office provides a guarantee of accommodation placement services to all international students who receive an academic offer.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.
The University of Otago Library offers an outstanding range of information services, quality resources and warm comfortable facilities suitable for individual or group learning. Whether you are studying on or off campus, enjoy access to a wide variety of print, electronic and audiovisual resources to support your study at Otago.
Student IT can help you with any computing questions you may have while studying at the University of Otago. We provide a friendly, helpful service tailored to students – after all, most of our staff are students too!
Here are just a few areas where we can provide IT help and advice:
We are a team of professionals providing high quality health care to students of the University of Otago.Student Health is centrally located on campus in a purpose built facility. We have approximately 50 staff, comprising nurses, general practitioners, counsellors, psychiatrists and administrative staff.
The University of Otago has campuses in 5 main centres throughout New Zealand.
SciCO stands for Science Community at Otago, and is the Science Students Association... they provide you with
The University of Otago is one of New Zealand's eight accredited public universities.
Otagos School of Business has both AACSB and EQUIS accreditation for all subject areas.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.