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University of Otago Masters' Programmes

University of Otago - New Zealand
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

About

Details at a Glance

  • School Type

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    Public
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

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    $30,000
  • Financial Aid Available

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    Yes

Our Program

The University of Otago is New Zealand's first University and is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.

Masters' degrees at Otago are internationally-recognized and are designed to equip you to move into employment, or to advance seamlessly to doctoral study.

 Otago offers 30 Coursework Master’s degree programmes (taught Master’s) across subjects within business, humanities, sciences and health science – many of these programmes are truly unique and led by internationally renowned academics. 

Otago provides extensive subject opportunities for Research Master’s degrees (either by thesis, or by coursework and thesis). For students aiming to continue to a PhD, Otago has some of the best PhD completion rates in the world and the median time to submission is just under 3.5 years.

 Over 1,000 Masters' students at Otago are studying in a more varied range of subjects than is available in any other university in New Zealand. This includes specialist programmes in bioengineering; business administration; entrepreneurship; health sciences; international studies; nursing; marine science; Māori studies; Pacific Islands studies; sport development and management; wildlife management; and tourism.

 The University of Otago’s reputation for academic excellence in teaching and research is a major factor in attracting internationally-trained academic staff, offering Master’s students the chance to work alongside some of the world’s best academics.

Admissions

Requirements

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    TOEFL
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    IELTS
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    Certified Academic Transcripts
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    Personal Statement
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    Entrance requirements vary by course

Additional Requirements

Entrance requirements vary by course with most requiring a minimum bachelor-level qualification in the same field, and some having additional requirements such as relevant work experience and/or professional registration in New Zealand. Further details can be found at www.otago.ac.nz/postgraduate

Application Deadline

First semester (February): Applications close 31 October but late applications may be considered

Second semester (July): Applications close 30 April

Student Body

  • Total Students

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    21,000 Students

Inclusion

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    2,900 international students from over 100 countries

Clubs & Associations

The University of Otago offers more than 160 Clubs and Societies. For more information visit: https://www.ousa.org.nz/clubsandsocs

Tuition & Financial Aid

  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

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    $30,000

Additional Information

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    Financial Aid Available
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    International PhD students are eligible for domestic tuition fees.