Quick Facts

Language of Instruction


Host University

University of Otago

GPA Requirement


Good for Majors

  • Arts & Humanities: Art History, Biblical Studies, Buddhist Studies, English, Media, Film & Communications, History, Japanese Studies, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Politics
  • Business & Communications: Accounting, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Economics, Finance, Information Science, International Business, Marketing, Marketing Management
  • Foreign Languages: Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Spanish
  • Pre-Professional Studies: Education, Exercise & Sport Science, Food Science, Health Sciences, Hospitality, Physical Education, Social Work, Tourism
  • Sciences: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Ecology, Energy Studies, Environmental Science, Genetics, Geology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Physics, Zoology
  • Social Sciences: Anthropology, Archaeology, Mäori Studies, Pacific Islands, Psychology, Sociology


University Flats, which are typically 3-6 bedroom houses

Resident Coordinator

Ashley Mountfort


The resident director offers a general orientation to get you settled into your new home. University of Otago hosts an orientation program for all incoming international students. During this time, you will receive a basic introduction to the university and meet some of its key staff members. You will also receive advice on academics, banking, personal safety, transportation and social and cultural events.


BCA students are required to obtain a visa for the stay in New Zealand. BCA provides guidance on this process and students should reference this information on their BCA online account as soon as they are accepted.