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  • Locations: Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Duke applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-Duke Students: No Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Apartment, Residence Hall Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Alayne Wood
Minimum Class Level: Junior Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Course Load: 4 courses/72 points per semester Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: None
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Art History, Arts & Humanities, Arts and Media, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Cultural Anthropology, Documentary Studies, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Economics, English, Environmental Science and Policy, Evolutionary Anthropology, Finance, Gender Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Global Health, Health Policy, History, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, International Comparative Studies, Latin, Linguistics, Literature, Markets and Management Studies, Mathematics, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Music, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology and Neuroscience, Public Policy, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Sociology, Statistical Science, Theater Studies Duke Administered Program?: No
Program Description:

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As a student at New Zealand's oldest and most prestigious university you will become part of a unique educational experience. Otago's attractive campus is a mixture of historic and modern buildings located in the centre of Dunedin. The campus is a short walk from the city's central shopping and services.

Otago students rate its campus lifestyle as one of its strongest attractions. The students live as a community immediately around the campus area in student College of Residence or self-catering flats. University students and staff constitute one-sixth of the population of Dunedin.

An International University

Otago was ranked as 79th best university in the world by the Times Higher Education Supplement 2006. It is one of only two universities in New Zealand to be ranked in the top 200. Otago was also ranked the top equal New Zealand University in the 2006 Shanghai Jiaotong University World University Rankings.

A National University

Otago is a national university in the sense that the majority of its students come from outside the city. In 2005 approximately 75% of enrolled students came from outside of Dunedin, and approximately 65% from outside of the Otago/Southland region. This provides for a friendly and social campus where it is easy to make friends and share experiences.

In addition to Otago's main campus in Dunedin, the University has branches of its medical school in Christchurch and Wellington, and teaches executive education and some distance delivered courses in Auckland.