About University of Otago

Have you ever dreamed of visiting New Zealand? This beautiful island nation located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean several hundred miles off the coast of Australia has much to offer from a historical and cultural perspective. If you’re a college student, BCA can provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study abroad at the University of Otago. You’ll benefit from an unrivaled academic experience, while becoming immersed in the interesting and varied New Zealand culture.

University Information

universityFounded in 1869, the University of Otago is New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious university. Otago also enjoys an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and is a world leader in many academic fields. Students from around the world rate Otago’s reputation and the quality of its study environment as its strongest attractions.

Otago offers a rich cultural life, reflecting a diverse international student community and New Zealand’s own multicultural population. From its original Scottish foundations, the University now embraces its Pacific heritage. It is engaged in a mutually-beneficial partnership with Mäori, particularly with the local iwi (tribe), Ngäi Tahu. Just as it is
proactive in meeting the needs of the New Zealand people, the University of Otago welcomes the world. In 2013, the University hosted 2,600 international students from more than 90 countries enrolled in a wide range of courses at all levels of study.

Available University of Otago Study Abroad Programs

Academic Departments and Schools at the University of Otago are divided into four academic divisions with three available to students studying abroad. Many departments and schools teach subjects and papers specific to their area of expertise. Staff from many academic departments also teach in subjects and papers from other academic areas.

School of Business Departments

The School of Business teaches major subjects for the business major as well as many postgraduate diplomas and degrees. Otago’s international EQUIS and AACSB accreditations ensure your business education is truly world-class and globally recognized.The Division of Commerce website is available at http://www.otago.ac.nz/business.

Division of Humanities Departments

The Division of Humanities at Otago is one of the most innovative and progressive in New Zealand. Humanities cover the major fields of the Arts and Social Sciences. The Division consists of 15 departments and includes professional programs in Law, Education, and Social Work. The Division of Humanities website is available at http://www.otago.ac.nz/humanities.

Division of Sciences Departments

The Division of Sciences is responsible for a full range of sciences including degree programs in Consumer and Applied Sciences, Physical Education, and Surveying. The Division is a leader in many areas of genetic research and computer and information technology. The Division of Sciences website is available at http://www.otago.ac.nz/sciences.

Get Full Support as You Study Abroad at University of Otago

When you choose a BCA program to study abroad at the University of Otago, you’ll receive full on-site support for the duration of your stay. A BCA staff member is available to assist you with academic and cultural adaptation issues, which will help you maximize your study abroad experience.

Contact BCA to learn more about current University of Otago study abroad opportunities.