University of Otago

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Location 🌎

Language of instruction 💬

Eligible faculty 🎓

Dunedin, New Zealand English Open to All Faculties


The University of Otago is New Zealand’s oldest university, founded in 1869. It has earned an international reputation for the quality of its research and teaching. Otago’s attractive campus is a mixture of historic and modern buildings located in the centre of Dunedin.

The heart of the city is lined with restaurants, sidewalk cafes, boutiques, galleries and craft markets as well as parks and gardens. Dunedin is characterized by its white sand beaches, bush clad hills, tidal inlets and volcanic landforms, and hosts coastal colonies of the shy, yellow-eyed penguins, as well as the world's only mainland breeding colony of the Royal Albatross

Term dates 


McGill students looking to go on exchange for the Fall semester, should look at the information for Semester 2

McGill students looking to go on exchange for the Winter semester, should look at the information for Semester 1.

Semester 1

Semester 2

February - June  July - November

*Semester and exam dates may vary from year to year. Please consult the Host institution's fact sheet, the Host institution's website, or the Host institution directly to confirm.

Contact information

International Office

Clocktower Building
University of Otago Leith Street
Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Email: [at] 



The information on this page is drawn from either the institution's fact sheet or their website as linked above.

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