University of Otago - Bachelor's Degree

Founded in 1869, Otago has a main campus is in Dunedin, with specialist campuses in Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, Southland, and Invercargill. It is New Zealand’s first and also the leading postgraduate research university. Otago’s Hocken Collections is one of the foremost research libraries in New Zealand. Student exchange programs with more than 100 institutions in 33 countries. Notable Alumni: Bill English, politician, Janet Frame, writer, Ian Fraser, broadcaster.

  • Average Tuition NZD 26,800

School Description

Otago's motto is 'have courage to be wise'. The university has 4 academic divisions: Humanities, Sciences, Health Sciences and Business, has campuses in 5 locations and 14 colleges affiliated to it. It is home to New Zealand’s first medical school and to NZ’s only schools of Dentistry and Surveying.

Bachelor Programs

  • 362 Leith St, North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

    Biomedical Science

    NZD 7,692 Tuition Fee

    A general, program that focuses on the integrative scientific study of biological issues related to health and medicine, or a program in one or more of the biomedical sciences that is undifferentiated as to title. Includes instruction in any of the basic medical sciences at the research level; biological science research in biomedical faculties; and general studies encompassing a variety of the biomedical disciplines.

  • 362 Leith St, North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

    Chemistry

    NZD 7,692 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • 362 Leith St, North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

    Education

    NZD 5,568 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • 362 Leith St, North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

    Mathematics

    NZD 5,568 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • 362 Leith St, North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

    Microbiology

    NZD 7,692 Tuition Fee

    A residency training program that prepares physicians in the isolation and identification of microbial agents that cause infectious disease, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Requires prior completion of a program in pathology. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • 362 Leith St, North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

    Music

    NZD 6,654 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • 362 Leith St, North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

    Neuroscience

    NZD 7,692 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the interdisciplinary scientific study of the molecular, structural, physiologic, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of the brain and nervous system. Includes instruction in molecular and cellular neuroscience, brain science, anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, molecular and biochemical bases of information processing, behavioral neuroscience, biology of neuropsychiatric disorders, and applications to the clinical sciences and biomedical engineering.

  • 362 Leith St, North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

    Pharmacology

    NZD 7,692 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the scientific study of drug interactions on biological systems and organisms and the sources, chemical properties, biological effects, and therapeutic uses of drugs. Includes instruction in pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, toxicology, drug therapeutics, drug action, bodily responses to drug events, biochemical proliferation and differentiation, apoptosis, cell biology, medicinal chemistry, and studies of specific drugs and drug interactions.

  • 362 Leith St, North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

    Pharmacy

    NZD 7,692 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent or employed practice of preparing and dispensing drugs and medications in consultation with prescribing physicians and other health care professionals, and for managing pharmacy practices and counseling patients. Includes instruction in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacognosy, pharmacy practice, pharmacy administration, applicable regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

  • 362 Leith St, North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

    Public Health

    NZD 7,692 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares registered nurses to promote health and provide preventive and curative nursing services for groups or communities under the supervision of a public health agency. Includes instruction in community and rural health, family therapy and intervention, disease prevention, health education, and community health assessment.

  • 362 Leith St, North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

    Teaching

    NZD 5,568 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as special education teachers. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

  • 362 Leith St, North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

    Theology

    NZD 5,568 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life.

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  • QS Rankings (Global) 151
  • SchoolApply Ranking 261
  • Times World University Rankings 228
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 301

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  • Minimum GPA 2.90
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00

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    Established in 1869

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    Recognised as one of the 16 most beautiful campuses in the world. Campus Watch teams on duty 24/7. More than 760 open-to-the-public lectures and arts activities held on campus each year. The University of Otago has ten libraries.

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          • 2000-2004, BA

            Broadened my mindI really enjoyed by time at Otago University and I gained alot from my time there. In hindsight, I certainly could have applied myself to my studies more, but this is something I have learnt since leaving and ultimately - I regret nothing. The Lecturers were incredibly helpful, the facilities were excellent and if I could do it all again I would, in a heartbeat. The whole experience taught me a general life lesson - assess everything by breaking it down into manageable pieces, in order to achieve a full overview. I gained much from my time at Otago, I am very thankful to the Lecturers who put their time into me and would recommend the experience to anyone wanting to broaden their mind.

          • 2011-2016, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

            I'm a confirmed PhD candidate progressing as a distance student.I have enjoyed the times I have been on Campus the staff are really helpful and willing to assist in any way. I can only recommend the Dunedin campus as I haven't been to the other sites. I like that the campus is easy to access, the location is ideal, within walking distance of where I stay when I am there visiting my supervisors.

          • 2015-2015, Postgraduate Diploma

            Exquisite experienceUniversity of Otago is one of the greatest universities around the world. I enjoyed all my time studying in such historical and valuable university. Moreover, I was amazed with their ethics, and their high standards in pretty much everything. Finally, I enjoyed my final year as they start preparing you to do assignments that reflect real world experience. Simply, best 4 years of my life!