Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic is a public university established in 1966 in New Zealand. It dates back to the Dunedin School of Art, founded in 1870. Otago Polytechnic provides career-focused education and training, offering a range of government accredited postgraduate qualifications, degrees, diplomas and certificates at levels 2–10. It has more than 1.200 full-time international students. Otago Polytechnic has a sustainable campus: during the past three years, the university has steadily increased the amount of recycled cardboard, glass and plastic. Its “Living Campus” project is the first of its kind in Australasia and involves turning Otago Polytechnic’s existing Dunedin campus into an open-air and interactive museum, a vibrant community garden and a sustainable model of urban agriculture. In 2015 Otago Polytechnic became the first polytechnic in New Zealand to achieve the fair trade status.


  • New Zealand


  • Auckland ,
  • Cromwell ,
  • Dunedin ,

Founding year


Acceptance rate


Fall semester application deadline

May 1

Spring semester application deadline

November 1

Semester fees (30 ECTS)

From €5000/semester

Subjects available to free mover students

Art & Design [English]Business & Management Studies [English]Computer Science & Information Systems [English]Engineering Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing [English]Sports-related Subjects [English]

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