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  • Locations: Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Calendar Year, Fall, Fall Back-Up, Full Year, Full Year Back-Up, Split Year Spring, SpltYr Spring BackUp, Spring, Spring Back-Up
  • Restrictions: GU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Budget
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0 Language Prerequisite: No
Language(s): English Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Direct Matriculation
Non-GU Students May Apply: No Housing Options: Local Roommates, Onsite, Student Residence
Level of Support: High (Comprehensive onsite support) Application Deadlines: February, October
OGE Advisor: Annette Kuroda Russell Engagement Opportunities: Buddy/Peer Program, Field Work, Student Organizations
Program Description:

University of Otago campus
University of Otago (IFSA)

Dunedin, New Zealand



  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.

About the Program

The University of Otago, founded in 1869 as the first university in New Zealand, offers students top-quality education, particularly in Science, Health Sciences, Business, Humanities, Indigenous Studies, and Theater Studies. Located on a beautiful campus in a quintessential college town, the university offers students terrific access to the beauty and outdoor life of the South Island. 


Dunedin is the second largest city on the South Island of New Zealand, with a population of 120,000. 

Academic Calendar

  • Calendar year: mid-February to late November
  • Full year: early July to late June
  • Fall: early July to late November
  • Spring: mid- February to late June

Fields of Study

Fields of study include: Accounting, Anthropology, Archeology, Art/Art History, Asian Studies, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Chinese, Classics, Communications, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Economics, Education, English, Film, Finance, Gender Studies, Geography, Government/Political Science, Health Sciences, History, International Studies, Japanese, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Media Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Physics, Psychology, Public Health, Religion/Theology, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Theater Studies


You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.

A full courseload for this program is: 60 credits (4 courses)

The minimum passing grade for this program is: C


You are required to live in program housing.

Students live in university-managed flats and houses, with a local Kiwi student host. Students live in single rooms in co-ed residences of 4-6 students, with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities.

Program Budget

University of Otago Program Budget


We advise students to research and pursue a wide range of funding opportunities. To find scholarships applicable to your program, browse the scholarships section of OGE’s website.

We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.

With over 200 approved-programs, we are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.

To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website.

Stories Beyond the Hilltop Blog

Learn more about Hoya experiences in New Zealand in Stories Beyond the Hilltop.
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Open Application Deadlines & Dates
Open Application Deadlines & Dates
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 10/12/2019 TBA TBA
Calendar Year 2020 10/01/2019 10/12/2019 TBA TBA