Come and study with us


Our learners are at the heart of everything we do. We provide a welcoming and supportive environment, and offer a range of facilities, services and support to ensure you get the best from your Otago Polytechnic experience.


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Future students

Thinking about studying at Otago Polytechnic? That’s a great start! We have a team of experienced staff that can help you make the right decision so get in touch with us today.

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Our campuses

Our main campus is in Dunedin, with a boutique campus in Central Otago and an international campus in Auckland. Online study options allow you to study anywhere, anytime.

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Services and facilities

Life as a new student can be exciting and challenging. Our student support team can help you through any issues you have, and make sure your time here is rewarding and fun!

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Still in school?

If you’re a high school student who wants to get a headstart on life after school, we offer a range of different options including our Otago Secondary-Tertiary College.  



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Open days and events

We love connecting with our prospective learners, their whanau and our communities. Our range of open days, information sessions, expos and events lets us do just that.  


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Study Abroad and Exchange
Gain international study and/or work experience and benefit from personal growth and development by participating in our exchange programmes.

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We can help you find a suitable place to live, and provide ongoing accommodation assistance and support at our Dunedin, Central 
Auckland campuses.

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Māori students

Our M¯aori student support staff are available to provide guidance and support to M¯aori students, and assist with a range of individual issues. 

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Parent and whānau information

The support and advice that parents, guardians, whānau, caregivers, friends and colleagues provide to a learner when trying to decide what and where to study is invaluable.   

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Otago Polytechnic has four graduations throughout the year – March and December for our Dunedin and Central students, and April and November for our Auckland International Campus students. Find out more about your graduation!

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Important information

Rights and responsibilities apply to all students, and act as a guide to the policies and practices within the Polytechnic.

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We offer a variety of scholarships to assist students in many study areas. 

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