Otago Polytechnic



Why study at Otago Polytechnic?

We are a high quality educational institution. Our qualifications are widely recognised, both in New Zealand and around the world – and our programmes prepare you for global career success. 

Every year, Otago Polytechnic is pleased to welcome students from all around the world to our campuses in Dunedin, Central Otago and Auckland.

We have more than 7,000 full- and part-time students choose Otago Polytechnic to help them reach that goal. Prepare for a career, improve your English, and study in one of our 100+ diverse programmes, from certificates to postgraduate qualifications. and enjoy the fun and safe New Zealand lifestyle.


Find out why study at Otago Polytechnic

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    Important information

    Otago Polytechnic is committed to providing an environment that is enjoyable, safe and secure for all students, staff and visitors.

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    Study Abroad and Exchange

    New Zealand is the perfect destination to blend study, travel and adventure. A unique international experience awaits you!

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    Information in other languages

    We're not all confident reading English, here is some information about Otago Polytechnic in your own language.

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    International student support

    We have a broad range of support services to help you through any issues that might arise, and make sure your time here is rewarding and fun.

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    International partnerships

    International partnerships are at the heart of Otago Polytechnic’s philosophy for learning and growth. 

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    Talk to an agent

    Otago Polytechnic has a network of registered agents all over the world who can help you in application is as easy as possible.

New Zealand - Aotearoa 
Land of the long white cloud 

New Zealand is known for its stunning natural scenery, from mountains, to lakes and coastlines. New Zealanders (informally known as Kiwis) are down-to-earth and friendly, and our lifestyle is relaxed, with a passion for the outdoors. ‘Kiwi ingenuity’ helps this small country achieve big things. With a history of Māori, European, Pacific Island and Asian cultures, New Zealand has become a melting-pot population. Over three-quarters of the population live in the North Island, with one-third living in Auckland. The other main cities of Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin are where the majority of the remaining Kiwis dwell. 

With a population of four million people, New Zealand is one of the least crowded countries in the world. We offer convenience, opportunities and excitement, while remaining friendly, peaceful and safe.

You can enjoy outdoor pursuits like bungy-jumping, kayaking, surfing, skiing and hiking, and have access to the arts, cultural pursuits and modern technology - it’s all right on your doorstep! Enjoy your studies at Otago Polytechnic and experience a great lifestyle! 

Find out more about New Zealand.