Our qualifications will prepare you an exciting career, either in New Zealand or around the world – whichever you choose! We offer certificate to postgraduate programmes in areas like design, business, hospitality, engineering, health, horticulture, art, sport, and many more.
If you’re checking out your international study options or want to know more about what we can offer you, this is the best place to start looking.
Otago Polytechnic has a new international campus, right in the heart of Auckland City!
If you are an international student wishing to study English or complete a Bachelor of Applied Management, visit the Auckland International page to find out more.
Otago Polytechnic is academically ranked at the top of our sector in Design, Nursing, Health Studies, Visual Arts and Information Technology.*
Otago Polytechnic has the highest qualification completion rate in New Zealand. This means we go the extra distance to help you achieve your qualification.
Staff at Otago Polytechnic are regular winners of national teaching awards, and international research awards.
As a student at Otago Polytechnic, you’ll benefit from an education that emphasises real-world learning (outside of the classroom), with a strong theoretical base. This means a lot of contact with industry, businesses and internships.
Both Dunedin and Central Otago are reasonably inexpensive places to live - rent is comparatively cheap, and living close to campus means everyday activities are within walking distance. If you enjoy nature or nightlife – there is plenty of both!
Known as New Zealand’s student city, 20% of our population are student and we are considered one of the safest cities in the country.
* Performance Based Research Funding (PBRF) Quality Evaluation announced by the New Zealand Government’s Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). See www.tec.govt
With well-resourced recreational facilities, extensive academic support services, like our Learning Centre, assistance with finding the right accommodation and extensive international student support services. With dedicated student support advisors, your success is our highest priority.
As a student at Otago Polytechnic, you’ll benefit from an education that emphasises real-world learning, with a strong theoretical base.
As a graduate, you’ll be well prepared to succeed and thrive in the global community.