University of Otago
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University of Otago

location Dunedin, New Zealand | Public University
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Founded :1869

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Establishment :1869

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Total Students :18,000

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  • On campus accommodationAvailable
  • Off campus accommodationAvailable
  • Part Time WorkPermitted
  • Post Study Work PermitPermitted

Financials

  • Application Fee0.00 NZD
  • ScholarshipsAvailable
  • Yearly Hostel & Meals Expense$17480 NZD
  • Avg Cost of Tuition/Year$46955.84 NZD

University of Otago

Study at University of Otago - New Zealand's #1 University for Educational Performance

The University of Otago is a public university based in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, established in 1869 under an act of the Otago Provincial Council. The university started operations in July 1871 with just three faculty members and originally used a building on the site of John Wickliffe House located on Princess Street. The university accepted its first students in July 1871, making it the oldest university in New Zealand and the third-oldest in Oceania. Between 1874 and 1961 the University of Otago was a part of the federal University of New Zealand and issued degrees in its name. Currently, the university has been divided into four academic departments; Otago Business School, Division of Health Sciences, Division of Humanities and Division of Sciences. At present, the university scores highly for average research quality, and in 2006 was second in New Zealand only to the University of Auckland in the number of A-rated academic researchers it employs.

 

 The university houses more than 18,000 students and over 4,000 staff members and has an existing network of more than 100,000 alumni across 142 countries. In 2015, the University of Otago became the first New Zealand university to have a course in a QS Top 10 list, being ranked 8th in Dentistry.

 

The University of Otago's main campus is in Dunedin, which hosts the Central Administration as well as its Health Sciences, Humanities, Business School, and Sciences divisions. In addition, the University has four satellite campuses- 

  1. The Christchurch campus is based at the Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Science. It also provides medical and physiotherapy clinical training programs, research, distance education, and postgraduate programs.
  2. The Wellington campus is based at the Wellington School of Medicine and Health Science. It also provides medical and physiotherapy clinical training programs, research, distance education, and postgraduate programs.
  3. The Auckland campus is based at the Auckland Centre on Queen. The Auckland Centre provides various teaching and distance learning courses and serves as a liaison with the wider Auckland community and alumni,
  4. The Southland Campus is a branch of the University of Otago College of Education. The campus provides a range of early childhood, primary, primary bilingual, and secondary teacher education programs

 

The University of Otago has ten libraries: seven based in Dunedin on the main university campus, the education library in Southland, plus two medical libraries in Wellington and Christchurch. The university is divided into four academic divisions:

  • Division of Humanities
  • Division of Health Sciences
  • Division of Sciences
  • Otago Business School

 

In addition to the usual university disciplines, the University of Otago Medical School (founded 1875) is one of only two medical schools in New Zealand (with component schools in Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington); and Otago is the only university in the country to offer training in Dentistry. Other professional schools and faculties not found in all New Zealand universities include Pharmacy, Physical Education, Physiotherapy, Medical Laboratory Science, and Surveying. It was also home to the School of Mines, until this was transferred to the University of Auckland in 1987. Theology is also offered, traditionally in conjunction with the School of Ministry, Knox College, and Holy Cross College, Mosgiel.  There are also a number of service divisions including:

 

  • External Engagement Division
  • Financial Services Division
  • Human Resources Division
  • Information Technology Services Division
  • Property Services Division
  • Research & Enterprise Division
  • Student Services Division


 

The university offers a broad-spectrum of graduate-level, Ph.D. and postgraduate-level programs in several fields of education like finance, economics, entrepreneurship, business, management, marketing, medicine, pharmacy, law, arts, social sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, zoology, botany, and computer science. 

 

The University of Otago owns, or is in affiliation with, fourteen residential colleges, which provide food, accommodation, social and welfare services. Most of these cater primarily for first year students, though some have a sizable number of second and higher year undergraduates, as well as occasionally a significant postgraduate population. While some teaching is normally undertaken at a college, this generally represents a small percentage of a resident's formal tuition. Most colleges actively seek to foster a sense of community and academic achievement amongst their members through, variously, intercollegiate competitions, communal dining, apartment groups, traditionalism, independent students' clubs, college events and internal sporting and cultural societies. The colleges are geographically spread over the Dunedin urban area:

 

  • Abbey College
  • Aquinas College
  • Arana College
  • Caroline Freeman College
  • Carrington College
  • Cumberland College
  • Hayward College
  • Knox College
  • Salmond College
  • Selwyn College
  • St Margaret's College
  • Studholme College
  • Te Rangi Hiroa College
  • Toroa College
  • University College

 

Some notable alumni of the university include- Arthur Henry Adams, journalist and writer

Barbara Anderson, novelist, Rui Maria de Araújo, Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, Annette Baier, moral philosopher, Muriel Bell, nutritionist and medical researcher, David Benson-Pope, politician, W. D. Borrie, demographer, Christine Jensen Burke, mountain climber, Dame Silvia Cartwright, Governor-General, Brian Christie, neuroscientist, Nathan Cohen, world champion and Olympic champion rower, John Coverdale, academic psychiatrist, John Crump, infectious diseases specialist, David Cunliffe (Carrington), politician and Thomas Davis, politician, diplomat and researcher.

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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Engineering and Technology
ranking

184

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Duration : 3 Years
University of Otago
Tution Fee ranking : NZD ($) 33606.20
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Engineering and Technology
ranking

184

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Duration : 3 Years
University of Otago
Tution Fee ranking : NZD ($) 33606.20
Bachelor of Science in Electronics
Engineering and Technology
ranking

184

Bachelor of Science in Electronics

Duration : 3 Years
University of Otago
Tution Fee ranking : NZD ($) 33095.53
MBA
Business Management
ranking

184

MBA

Duration : 2 Years
University of Otago
Tution Fee ranking : NZD ($) 60130.57
MSc in Computer Science
Engineering and Technology
ranking

184

MSc in Computer Science

Duration : 2 Years
University of Otago
Tution Fee ranking : NZD ($) 36056.78
Master of Public Health
Science
ranking

184

Master of Public Health

Duration : 1 Year
University of Otago
Tution Fee ranking : NZD ($) 41751.65
Master of Science in Bioengineering
Engineering and Technology
ranking

184

Master of Science in Bioengineering

Duration : 2 Years
University of Otago
Tution Fee ranking : NZD ($) 36056.78
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The Christchurch campus is based at the Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Science. It also provides medical and physiotherapy clinical training programs, research, distance education, and postgraduate programs.

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The Wellington campus is based at the Wellington School of Medicine and Health Science. It also provides medical and physiotherapy clinical training programs, research, distance education, and postgraduate programs.

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