University of Otago

Founded in 1869 by an ordinance of the Otago Provincial Council, the University of Otago is New Zealand's oldest university.

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Address: 364 Leith Walk, North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Phone: +64 3-479 7000


University of Otago was established in 1869. Since 1961, when its enrolment was about 3,000, the University has expanded considerably (in 2010 there were about 21,000 students enrolled) and has broadened its range of qualifications to include undergraduate programmes in Surveying, Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Science, Education, Physiotherapy, Applied Science, Dental Technology, Medical Radiation Therapy, Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy (now combined in an Oral Health programme), and Biomedical Sciences, as well as specialised postgraduate programmes in a variety of disciplines.

Every year, this university welcomes international students from over 90 different countries. University of Otago prides herself on the high level of student support that is offered, both by staff within the International Office and by other Student Services at Otago.