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  • Locations: Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Host Program Website: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Derek Shepard Program type: Exchange, Non-exchange
Area of study: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art history, Asian studies, Biology, Business administration, Chemistry, Christianity and culture, Classical humanities, Classics, Communication studies, Computer Science, Dramatic Art, Economics, Education, English, Exercise and sport science, Geography, Geological sciences, Global studies, History, Human development and family studies, Information sciences, Information systems, Linguistics, Management, Marine sciences, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Political science, Psychology, Religious studies, Sociology, Statistics, Urban planning, Urban studies, Women's and gender studies Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Housing options: Apartment (shared)
Language prerequisite: No Language of instruction: English
Program Description:
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This program is no longer accepting applications for spring or calendar year 2021.

University of Otago

The University of Otago has an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research and is a world leader in many academic fields.  Students from around the world rate Otago's reputation and the quality of its study environment as its strongest attractions.   The University is strongly committed to international education.  The University has collaborative teaching, research and exchange agreements with major institutions in Asia, South America, the United States, Canada and Europe.  The University of Otago has a rich cultural life, with a diverse International Student community and over 1200 International Students from 70 countries enrolled in a wide range of courses at all levels of study.  As with most New Zealand schools, Otago follows the southern hemisphere calendar.  Their autumn semester runs from late February to late June, and their spring semester runs from early July to mid-November. Year-long students may attend the New Zealand calendar year (February-November).
 

Location

Almost all Otago students live within walking distance of the University campus and key facilities such as lecture theatres, libraries and computer resource rooms.  The majority of students live in rented flats.  A flat is normally an apartment or house shared by four or five students and often has its own garden.  

The University of Otago campus is just a few blocks from the center of Dunedin.  The city's commerce, music and environment, and most of its sport, have evolved around its student culture.  With more than 17,000 students in a city of 120,000 people, the University of Otago is one of those rare universities in the world where the main activity of its host city is education.  

Dunedin offers students the best of both worlds.  It has all the facilities, entertainment and variety of larger cities, but is small enough to be friendly, uncrowded and safe.  International Students find Dunedin as welcoming as the University and appreciate the short time it takes to feel comfortable and at home. 
 

Courses & Credits

Study Abroad students are able to choose subjects drawn from Otago¿s normal degree offerings, and attend the same classes as New Zealand undergraduate students. Students are able to take a broad range of subjects across areas of Business, Health Sciences, Humanities and Sciences. Otago offers the opportunity to undertake focused New Zealand Studies, field-work and research possibilities and specific study that may complement pre-professional studies.

New Zealand universities generally follow the British model of three-year undergraduate degrees. The building blocks of the degree are called papers. A paper is a fixed course of work in certain aspects of a subject, at a particular level. Your introductory papers are called 100-level papers, then you move on in subsequent years or semester to 200-level and 300-level papers. Classes are a combination of lectures, tutorials, laboratories, assignments and reading.

Business Students - The Kenan-Flagler Business School has an independent exchange agreement with The University of Otago. Please contact Undergraduate Business Global Programs for more information on applying directly through the Business School.

Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED

  • You must submit the Credit Request Form to earn any credit for your time abroad.
  • You must earn the equivalent of a C or higher to earn any credit.
  • These courses will transfer back to UNC as “TREQ” credits.
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Housing

Almost all Otago students live within walking distance of the University campus and key facilities such as lecture theatres, libraries and computer resource rooms.  The majority of students live in rented flats.  A flat is normally an apartment or house shared by four or five students and often has its own garden.  

The University of Otago campus is just a few blocks from the center of Dunedin.  The city's commerce, music and environment, and most of its sport, have evolved around its student culture.  With more than 17,000 students in a city of 120,000 people, the University of Otago is one of those rare universities in the world where the main activity of its host city is education.  

Dunedin offers students the best of both worlds.  It has all the facilities, entertainment and variety of larger cities, but is small enough to be friendly, uncrowded and safe. International Students find Dunedin as welcoming as the University and appreciate the short time it takes to feel comfortable and at home. 
 
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Program Costs

Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.

Tuition and fees for the exchange program is equal to UNC’s rate, based on NC residency status, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad. 

Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad

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Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  2. The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
  3. Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.
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More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access.
 
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 02/10/2020
02/27/2020 TBA TBA

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App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1