About University Of Otago

by / Thursday, 16 October 2014 / Published in University Of Otago

University of Otago

About University Of Otago

The University of Otago is New Zealand’s oldest university, founded in 1869. Otago’s main campus is in Dunedin (population 121,000) with further campuses for medical and health sciences in Christchurch and Wellington.

Undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications are offered in Applied Science, Arts, Biomedical Sciences, Business, Dental Surgery, Dental Technology, Law, Medical Laboratory Science, Medicine, Music, Oral Health, Pharmacy, Physical Education, Physiotherapy, Science, Surveying, Teaching and Theology.

University of Otago inside

Why study at Otago?

  • Highest satisfaction scores of any New Zealand university for the international student experience (International Student Barometer 2013).  Otago had the highest overall satisfaction score of any New Zealand university for each of the areas: learning, living, arrival, support.
  • New Zealand’s leading research institution  (PBRF Quality Evaluation 2012).Otago was the only university to be ranked in the top four in all average quality score (AQS) measures in the Government’s 2012 PBRF Evaluation.
  • Otago is one of only two New Zealand universities to be ranked in the top 200 universities on the QS World University Rankings. In the 2013 QS subject rankings Otago has 12 subjects in the top 100, including Psychology (19th), History (30th), Law (37th), English Language and Literature (28th), Biological Sciences, Medicine, Geography, Politics and International Studies, Accounting and Finance, Education, and Sociology.
  • University city – students are 20% of the population and this makes for a vibrant residential student community.
  • Otago attracts many of its students from outside Dunedin (over 75% of all students originate from outside of Dunedin City).
  • Most students can live in residential colleges or flats/apartments within walking distance of the campus and central city shopping.  The residential colleges provide a supportive environment for the first year of study.  Otago has New Zealand’s only postgraduate college of residence – Abbey College.
  • Beautiful campus environments – Otago was included in 15 of the world’s most beautiful universities (Huffington Post July 2013).
  • Large, high quality student student exchange programme – 87 exchange programmes across 32 countries.
  • Dunedin is an excellent base to explore the scenic South Island and for field-study opportunities.

University of Otago Campus Look

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6 Responses to “About University Of Otago”

  1. Reshma Jayakumar says :

    For the MBA Courses at University of Otago, do they require GMAT or IELTS or both?

  2. fatima says :

    Hi, I want to know if IGCSE O levels is sufficient for entry into dentistry?

    • Geebee Counsellor says :

      To be eligible for admission you must meet the age requirement of complete 16 Years and A levels of academic qualification.
      Complete your A levels and get eligible to enter into dentistry or any other Bachelor Courses.

      • fatima says :

        any university in Europe would accept me with O levels?

        • Geebee Counsellor says :

          It is Difficult to get acceptance with O levels it is advisable to complete your A levels and then pursue your Bachelors

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