Otago Polytechnic


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Bachelor of Applied Management

Gain a business degree based on real-world knowledge. This program has industry experience at its ce..

Tution Fees: $19,760

Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting)

This qualification has Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and CPA Australia acc..

Tution Fees: $19,760

Bachelor of Applied Science

Are you passionate about sports, exercise or health? Do you like working with people? Do you want to..

Tution Fees: $21,870

Bachelor of Architectural Studies

Prepare to work as an Architectural Technologist or for further study if you want to become an Archi..

Tution Fees: $23,910

Bachelor of Construction (Quantity Surveying)

You'll be in high demand as a construction professional and have the technical, work-ready skills to..

Tution Fees: $22,720

Bachelor of Culinary Arts

Then this is the program for you! Professional cookery course graduates are in demand all over the g..

Tution Fees: $24,260

Bachelor of Design (Communication)

Communication Designers communicate information visually.You'll learn to tell stories through still ..

Tution Fees: $23,910

Bachelor of Design (Fashion)

Sewing skills aren't essential, as long as you're into fashion, you're creative, a hard worker and a..

Tution Fees: $23,910

Bachelor of Design (Honours)

If you have already achieved excellence in your undergraduate degree, this intensive postgraduate qu..

Tution Fees: $23,910

Bachelor of Design (Product)

As a product designer, you could work for corporations, manufacturers, consultancies and in the publ..

Tution Fees: $23,910

Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Engineering Technologists are in high demand around the world for their skills and experience in com..

Tution Fees: $22,720

Bachelor of Information Technology

Discover the power of computing technology and how it can help you develop real-world solutions and ..

Tution Fees: $22,800

Bachelor of Midwifery

The real-world practice is at the core of this three-year-program. From the start, you'll apply theo..

Tution Fees: $32,230

Bachelor of Nursing

Registered Nurses care for and work with individuals, wh¯anau, and communities in collaboration with..

Tution Fees: $26,230

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

As an occupational therapist, your focus will be on ensuring individuals, groups and populations wit..

Tution Fees: $25,220

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Otago Polytechnic is a public New Zealand tertiary education institute, centred in Dunedin with additional campuses in Cromwell and Auckland.

It  traces its origin to the Dunedin School of Art which was opened in 1870. It  is home to over 7000 students enrolled on a variety of programmes that range from foundation certificate courses to postgraduate degrees. Affordable accommodation options, friendly teaching staff and dedicated international student support staff make studying at Otago a good choice.

Otago Polytechnic provides career-focused education and training, offering a range of New Zealand accredited postgraduate qualifications, degrees, diplomas and certificates at levels 2-9

Undergraduate qualifications

If you want to study towards a Bachelor Degree (excluding teaching degrees), Certificate of Proficiency, Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma, or Graduate Certificate or Diploma you must have one of the following:

•             IELTS Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking

Postgraduate qualifications

If you want to study towards a postgraduate qualification, eg a Postgraduate Diploma, Masters, or PhD :

•             IELTS Academic with an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking

Equivalent entry requirements for certificates and diplomas

At least 55% average across 4 academic subjects in CBSE, HSC or ISC with at least 60% in English, or equivalent in other boards

Equivalent entry requirements for bachelors' degrees and selected diplomas

At least a 70% average over 4 academic subjects in CBSE, HSC, or ISC with at least 60% in English, or equivalent in other boards.

Graduate/Postgraduate study Entrance requires evidence of English language proficiency and successful completed study at undergraduate level (normally a bachelor’s degree from a recognised tertiary institution). You must also provide any other information required by your chosen programme.


Whether you’re from out of town or want to enjoy the full experience by flatting with your fellow students, Otago Polytechnic can help you find a suitable place to live, and provide ongoing accommodation assistance and support. Where you live will depend on which campus your programme is offered at.

Depending on where you are studying, the options for accommodation can include the following:

•             Supervised accommodation, such as a private hall of residence

•             Flatting, mostly these are unfurnished but furnished options are available

•             Studio and hostel accommodation, for example YMCA or YWCA

•             Homestay, giving you the opportunity to live with a local family.

Dunedin campus

A selection of room types are available to suit individual accommodation needs, from catered dormitory rooms, to four-bedroom apartments and studios.

Purpose-built for students, it’s the perfect home to enjoy student life to the full!

The  brand new, on-campus Student Village will be open to students for the first time in 2018!

The 231-bed furnished residential village offers fully-catered single rooms (dorms), and self-catered studios (standard or deluxe) and four-bedroom apartments. With its prime location, you will enjoy a short walk to campus whilst still only being minutes from the city centre, giving you the freedom to explore Dunedin's vibrant student culture.

Salmond College is an easy 15-minute walk from our Dunedin Campus. It has great facilities for study and recreation and a communal eating area for meals. Free study tutorials are also available.

 Dorm rooms are fully catered, apartment rooms and studios are self catered.

Central Otago :

There is a wide range of accommodation options for students in Central Otago. Choose between renting a room in a flat, staying in a studio or hostel, or homestay accommodation.

Flatting accommodation

Many students love the experience of renting a house together with friends and other students. When flatting, you will share living costs such as electricity, telephone and food..

Otago Polytechnic manages a small amount of rental property within Cromwell, which will cost $125-$143 per week plus expenses.

Studio and hostel accommodation

The Chalets (www.thechaletscromwell.co.nz) is an unsupervised hostel where you can rent a single room for $125 per week, including electricity. Students are usually placed together in one of the chalets, sharing lounge, bathroom and kitchen facilities.

Homestay accommodation

In a homestay, you will live with a local family in their home. There is limited availability of homestay accommodation in Central Otago. 


Quick Facts

Institution TypePUBLIC

Founding Year1870




Fees range starts around 16,000 NZ$ and varies according to your course.

Cost of Living

You’ll need to think carefully about the amount of money required for the duration of your study. Remember, your daily cost of living is in addition to our tuition fees. Immigration New Zealand estimates that an international student will require at least NZD$15,000 per year to cover all living expenses.

Ranking of Universities

World Ranking                     :         3846

Country Rank                       :          11


Dunedin Campus, F Block, Forth Street, DUNEDIN, North Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, 9016

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