Information from University of Otago
Restrictions: Exchange students from Umeå may only be accepted to Dunedin campus. Students will have to complete a bachelor's degree before enrolling into Graduate papers.
Closed programmes are courses in
College of Education
Pharmacy or any other clinical courses
Programmes/courses with limited access:
Some courses such as Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science Communication and Wildlife Management and Marine Science are restricted in admissions - see the notes in the course catalogue.
Full time studies (corresponding to 30 hp): Undergraduate studies: 60 credits
Postgraduate studies: 60 credits
100: 1st year courses
200: 2nd year courses
300: 3rd year courses
400: 4th year courses
Course types: Courses are called 'papers' at University of Otago. Most papers are 18 points respectively.
Incoming exchange students need an undergraduate diploma in order to apply for graduate courses.
Term 2: July–November
Term 1: Feb–June
Exchange student fees
Please note that students will need to pay for mandatory health insurance (Studentsafe-University). For more information, please see website
Students are encouraged to apply for Uniflats. All the University Flats are located within an easy walk of the University campus and main shopping centre. Students share the cleaning and cooking duties and usually shop together for the food.
The residential fee includes the cost of your room, electricity, internet, bed linen, community events and the services of the Uni Flats team. All Uni Flats are fully
furnished, including a basic kitchen setup.
More information can be found here: UniFlats
Cost of Living
Recommended budget for students is a minimum of NZ$22,000 per year / NZ$11,000 per semester (2022 costs). Please see Otago Living Costs for detailed information:Living Costs
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