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  • Locations: Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UVA applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2020 01-MAR-2020
10-MAR-2020 TBA TBA
NOTE: If nominated to this exchange, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15. Dates will be posted when available.
Year 2020-2021 01-MAR-2020
10-MAR-2020 TBA TBA
NOTE: If nominated to this exchange, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15. Dates will be posted when available.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: none Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No
Housing: Apartment, University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enrollment at foreign institution Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: UVA
Click here for a definition of this term Advising Appointment Required: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Hayley Spear
Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: No
Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: Accounting, American Studies, Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Art, Art - Art History, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Celtic/Irish Studies, Chemistry, Chinese, Classics, Commerce, Communications, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, Dance, Drama, Economics, Education, English Language and Literature, Environmental Sciences, European Studies, Film Studies, Foreign Affairs, French, Geography, Geology, German, Global Studies, Greek, Health and Human Services, History, History of Science and Technology, Information Technology, Japanese, Kinesiology, Latin, Latin American Studies, Law, Linguistics, Management, Marine Science, Marketing, Mathematics & Statistics, Media Studies, Medieval Studies, Music, Neuroscience, Nonprofit Management, Other Languages & Literatures, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Political Science, Portuguese, Psychology, Public Health, Public Relations, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Urban and Environmental Planning, Urban Studies, Women, Gender & Sexuality
Program Description:
Otago Lead Photo

UVA Exchange
University of Otago


Otago is New Zealand's oldest and most prestigious university, with its attractive campus in the center of Dunedin. University students make up one sixth of Dunedin's population. The University of Otago campus is situated in the center of Dunedin, a city offering the best of both worlds to students. It has the facilities, entertainment and variety of larger cities, with a wide range of social, cultural and sporting activities.

Finding the balance between study and leisure is an important part of university life. At Otago, the recreation program offers something for everyone, including: hiking, dance, crafts, debating and social sports. Otago students also play leadership roles in professional sport. The University Union is the hub of social life on campus. Centrally located, Union facilities include a clothing and gift shop, bar and restaurant, and an extensive food court cafe where students can meet between lectures for study breaks, meals or just coffee with friends.

Otago is a national university in the sense that the majority of its students come from outside the city. This provides for a friendly and social campus where it is easy to make friends and share experiences.

Announcements IconAnnouncements

Education New Zealand has partnered with universities, including the University of Otago, to offer special scholarship opportunities for students going to New Zealand. Look for New Zealand-specific scholarship information connected with Go Overseas, Gilman International Scholarship, and Generation Study Abroad when reviewing National & International Scholarship opportunities.


Location IconLocation

Dunedin is a city by the sea. It has white sand beaches, bush clad hills, tidal inlets and volcanic landforms. Dunedin's physical vitality is reflected in the spirit of its people. The population of 120,000 has produced many of New Zealand's greatest writers, poets, artists and musicians. The city's strong cultural bias is seen in its modern public art gallery which houses one of New Zealand's best international art collections, its strong professional theatre, and its museums and libraries that rank among the country's finest.

Nature endowed Dunedin with coastal colonies of the shy Yellow-Eyed Penguins, and the world's only mainland breeding colony of the Royal Albatross. Dunedin's green belt and its many parks and gardens add to the breath and soul of the city. The 'kiwi' passion for water sports is met by Dunedin's long natural harbor - ideal for wind surfing, yachting, kayaking, canoeing, rowing and fishing. Surf's up all year round on Dunedin beaches, and St Clair beach is considered one of New Zealand's best for surfing.

Otago Campus Otago Campus

Courses IconAcademics

Course offerings*
*New Zealand refers to courses as "papers"

Otago offers a wide range of courses ("papers") with a fieldwork component. See the list for details. Note that some courses with fieldwork may require an additional fee which students are responsible for paying directly to Otago.

Semester 1: late February - late June
Semester 2: early July - mid November
Academic Calendar

Accommodation and MealsAccommodation

University accommodation is available in Toroa International House, residential colleges, and University Flats. For more information, click here.

Cost IconCost

Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.

Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.

UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance as well as the New Zealand Studentsafe-University insurance.

Cost of living information

Expenses IconExpected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • CISI insurance
  • New Zealand Studentsafe-University insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses

Accessibility IconAccessibility

The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.


Passport IconPassport and Visa

All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will need a visa to participate in this program. All students must consult for information about visa and other entry requirements. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.


Health Info IconHealth and Safety Information

All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.

This program is currently not accepting applications.