The University of Otago is New Zealand's oldest university. It maintains a strong reputation in the sciences and has excellent facilities which are centrally located. The university campus is an attractive blend of historic and modern buildings, situated only a few minutes from the city center. Otago is strongly committed to a policy of International Education, which is enhanced by its large number of alumni scattered throughout the world.
Dunedin, the city in which the University of Otago is located, is very accessible. While it is large enough to offer all the attractions of a big city, it is compact enough to travel about without a car. The city's location on the coast keeps the climate temperate throughout the year.
This is a direct enrollment program in which participants are enrolled in classes with regularly-enrolled New Zealand students. These classes include courses in (but not limited to): accounting, anthropology, chemistry, computer science, economics, education, English, human nutrition, information science, marketing, management, mathematics, psychology, women's studies, and zoology. Students enroll for a minimum of 12 credits, or 54 Otago points (each class is worth 18 points typically). Please note that Semester 1 at Otago is typically from February-June and Semester 2 is from July-November. For more information visit Otago's web site.
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All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance (www.geobluestudents.com) as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.
National Health Insurance
In addition, students on this program must be enrolled in their host country's mandatory health insurance.
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.
Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.