University Of Otago Application Form

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University Of Otago Application

University of Otago Application is Online 

English Language Requirements:


  • IELTS – Overall score 6.0 with no band less than 5.5.
  • TOEFL – Score of 80 (Writing 20).
  • PTE – Overall score of 58.


  • IELTS – Overall 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
  • TOEFL – Score of 95 with a minimum Writing score of 22
  • PTE – Overall score of 64.

The Requirements may defer for some Programs.

The following programmes require higher levels of achievement than the minimum requirements
listed above:

  • Postgraduate Diploma/Master/PhD in Public HealthIELTS of 7.5.
  • Master of Teaching and Learning / Graduate Diploma in TeachingIELTS of 7.5 with no individual band below 7.5
  • Postgraduate Dentistry, Law, and Surveying courses: TOEFL of 102 or better with a minimum of 24 in each section; or Paper-based TOEFL of 600 or better with a TWE (Test of Written English) of 5.0 or better; or IELTS (Academic) of 7.5 overall with a minimum of 7 in each band
  • Master of DieteticsIELTS 7.5 with no individual band below 7.0.

Additional tests accepted for 2020 and 2021 intakes only:

The following changes have been made to the English Language requirements for semester 2 2020, and semester 1 and semester 2 2021 only, for those that are unable to provide the regular tests accepted due to the Ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic:

Acceptance of the Duolingo English Test (DET) with the following scores:

  • DET score of 100 for Undergraduate entry.
  • DET score of 110 for Postgraduate entry.

Acceptance of IELTS Indicator test

  • This is an online version of the regular IELTS test, made available due to COVID-19 testing centre restrictions.

TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition

  • This is an online version of the regular TOEFL iBT test, made available due to COVID-19 testing centre restrictions.

For more Details on the requirements, Click HERE.

Internet banking or Telegraphic Transfer

Individual payments by students should go to the account:
Westpac New Zealand Limited
Westpac Moray Place Branch
106 George St
PO Box 5345
Dunedin 9058
Account Name: University of Otago – Student Tuition
Account Number: 03- 0175-0660238-01
With reference details of students full name and student ID if known (otherwise quote date of birth).
Please don’t forget to add student name and student ID to the transfer.

University of Otago : NZEA Excellence Award Scholarships for 2021-2022 Intake

University of Otago offers the following scholarships for international students, for pathway, undergraduate, and postgraduate programmes again in 2022.

Otago International Pathway Scholarship 
For international students enrolling in the University of Otago Pathway programme (Foundation Studies Certificate), on-campus or online from outside of New Zealand in 2021 and 2022.


Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships for International Students
NZ$10,000 tuition fee credit and accommodation guarantee.

For international undergraduate students at the University of Otago, living in New Zealand, or studying online or by distance from outside of New Zealand.

Remember to apply for other University of Otago Entrance Scholarships – up the value of NZ$30,000. Applications for these scholarships are open between 1 July – 15 August 2021.


Otago International Excellence Scholarship:
NZ$10,000 tuition fee credit.

For international students commencing a master’s degree (coursework or research), honours degree, or postgraduate diploma at the University of Otago, living in New Zealand, or studying online (subject to programme availability).

Doctoral Scholarships for Offshore International Candidates:
Tuition fees only, for commencement of doctoral studies offshore.

University announces that fees-only doctoral scholarships are now available to support international students to commence their studies remotely. Stipends will commence upon arrival in New Zealand.

For more Details on this Scholarship, Click HERE.


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