The University was established by the University of Otago Ordinance of the Provincial Council in 1869, the University of Otago Amendment Act 1961 and the Education Act of 1989.It is governed by a Council, which appoints the Vice-Chancellor.
At the University of Otago, you will have the option to study Science, Health Sciences, Humanities and Commerce.
Research and Enterprise supports and assists researchers in the identification of funding opportunities, partnering with business, grant applications, and the establishment of research contracts.
Both the Going Global Country Career Guides and the USA and Canadian City Career Guides provide professional advice on such topics as: the current employment outlook, hiring trends, job search resources, executive recruiters, staffing agencies, work permit regulations, salary ranges, resume/CV writing guidelines, professional and social networking groups, trade associations, interview and cultural advice.
Students and staff at the University of Otago are well supported by a range of academic, electronic, recreational and welfare services:
The International Office provides a guarantee of accommodation placement services to all international students who receive an academic offer.There are several accommodation options for international students and it is important to consider whether you prefer an independent lifestyle or enjoy living in a community.
The University of Otago Library offers an outstanding range of information services, quality resources and warm comfortable facilities suitable for individual or group learning. Library offers more than 1,217,737 volumes along with serials, electronic books and many more.
Student IT can help you with any computing questions you may have while studying at the University of Otago. We provide a friendly, helpful service tailored to students.
Here are just a few areas where we can provide IT help and advice:
We are a team of professionals providing high quality health care to students of the University of Otago. Student Health is centrally located on campus in a purpose built facility. We have approximately 50 staff, comprising nurses, general practitioners, counsellors, psychiatrists and administrative staff.
The University of Otago has campuses in 5 main centres throughout New Zealand.
The Otago University Students' Association - OUSA is run by students for students. OUSA was founded on 20 May 1890 in order to run student rooms, organise activities over Capping, approach the University with student concerns, and arrange socials. OUSA exists to ensure Otago students have the ultimate student experience. OUSA provides students with representation, welfare, advocacy, recreation, fun events and media and supports OUSA supports student voices when and where it counts.
The OUSA Clubs and Societies Centre is the ultimate student hub! It provides a variety of campus clubs and societies, a renowned recreation programme, and a variety of services and has a wicked line up of rooms and spaces for students to book free of charge. OUSA also provides courses for Personal Development, Exercise Health & Sport, Dance, Language, Technical, Music & Singing, Arts & Crafts, Food & Beverage, etc.
OUSA Student Support is here to help students navigate life while they are at university. If they have any hassles, any concerns, or any questions they can drop in and see the team at Student Support. If it's something to do with academics, tenancy and flatting, finances, students’ wellbeing, safety, or something else, even if they just need to chat, Student Support are here to help and they will be with students every step of the way. These services are free, friendly, and confidential, and students don't have to make an appointment.
Find out more: https://www.ousa.org.nz/
The University of Otago is one of New Zealand's eight accredited public universities. Otagos School of Business has both AACSB and EQUIS accreditation for all subject areas.