Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic welcomes students from all around the world to their campuses in Dunedin, Central Otago and Auckland.

As a leading polytechnic and institute of technology, we pride ourselves on being one of the highest quality providers of tertiary education in New Zealand.

Innovative, career-focused education

Otago Polytechnic has a long tradition of producing exceptional graduates who go on to be productive, thoughtful and creative members of their chosen professions.  With our focus on applied, hands-on learning, your study experience at Otago Polytechnic will be a rewarding investment that prepares you for a successful future career!

Helpful information

Key Facts
  • More than 6900 students
  • More than 100 programmes, from Foundation Certificates to Postgraduate Degrees.
  • Three campuses – Dunedin, Auckland and Central Otago.
  • Highest degree completion rates in New Zealand (2010, 2011).
  • International student satisfaction at 98 per cent (2011).
  • Extensive, modern facilities.
  • Full student support and recreational services.
Academic Programme

We offer full Certificate and Foundation Studies (Levels 1- 4) programmes in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), for students who require English language instruction or a year of tertiary study before entering their academic programme.

We also offer short courses in English for individuals or groups seeking a uniquely-designed New Zealand experience.

We also offer:

  • English Language and Foundation Studies
  • English PLUS (Creative, Cookery, Computing, Business, Sport, Adventure)
  • Visual Arts
  • Design (Fashion, Communication, Product, Interiors)
  • Information Technology
  • Business and Applied Management
  • Sport
  • Engineering and Architecture
  • Horticulture and Viticulture
  • And much more!
Frequently Asked Questions
How much are tuition fees?
They vary, but are usually $NZ13,000-$22,000 per year.

Are there people to support me with my learning?
Yes. All of our campuses provide extensive learning support services.

What are the advantages of studying with Otago Polytechnic?
Our programmes are ideal for International Students, with small classes, dedicated lecturers, full support services and great campus environments.

Are Otago Polytechnic qualifications recognised internationally?
Yes.  You can take your Otago Polytechnic qualification and apply for further study in New Zealand and around the world.

How long will my study take?
Our undergraduate degrees usually take three years.  Diplomas take two years and certificates one year, while graduate and postgraduate qualifications can take one to two years.


Address: Dunedin Campus, Forth Street, Dunedin
Website: http://www.op.ac.nz/international/

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