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University of Otago

University of Auckland

LOCATION

Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND

  • The main campus of the Unviersity of Otago is located in Dunedin, on the eastern shore of the south island of New Zealand. Exchange students take classes at the main campus in Dunedin.
  • Campus Map: University of Otago

ACADEMICS

Open to undergraduate and graduate students in all majors.

  • Academic areas at Otago:
    • Commerce (Accounting & Finance, Business, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Information Sciences, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Tourism;
    • Health Sciences (Bioethics, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, and Medical Sciences);
    • Humanities (Anthropology & Archaeology, Classics, Education, English, Geography, History & Art History, Languages & Cultures, Law, Media, Film & Communication, Music & Performing Arts, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology, Gender Studies, Pacific & Indigenous Studies, and Theology & Religion);
    • Sciences (Clothing & Textile Design, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Food Science, Geology, Human Nutrition, Marine Science, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, Psychology, Surveying, Zoology, and Physical Education)
    • Note to Business Students: This university is AACSB accredited.
  • Explore University of Otago Academics

COURSES IN ENGLISH

Yes - English is an official language in New Zealand, and the language of instruction at the University.
EXCHANGE STUDENT LINKS

DURATION

Fall Semester Mid July - mid November ("Semester 2")
Spring Semester Late February - mid June ("Semester 1")
Year
Students may study at the University of Otago for two consecutive semesters, starting in the fall or spring.

HOUSING

Dormitories

Exchange students are guaranteed accommodation at the University of Otago. Housing options include Residential Colleges and University Flats.

ESTIMATED COSTS

TUITION - MIX students register as full-time students at UH Manoa and pay regular UHM tuition & fees.  Your tuition category (Resident, Non-Resident, WUE, etc., stays the same). You do not pay overseas tuition. 

LIVING EXPENSES - In addition to paying UHM tuition, you are responsible for all living and travel expenses during your international exchange. Below are estimates of these expenses, for planning purposes only. Amounts listed below are for one semester, and will vary based on your individual needs and choices, as well as foreign exchange rate fluctuations.        

  • Books & Supplies: $400
  • Housing & Meals: $6,000
  • Personal Expenses: $2,000
  • Local Transportation: $300
  • Round-trip airfare (from Hawaii): $2,000
  • Health Insurance: $400
  • Visa Expenses: $250

FINANCIAL AID - Since you are still a registered UHM student while on MIX, you continue to be eligible to receive financial aid and scholarships.  If you submit a ‘MIX Student Budget for Financial Aid Purposes’ form, UHM financial aid will take into consideration your overseas living and travel expenses when awarding your grants/loans. More info on Financial Aid & Scholarships for MIX

VISA INFO

What is a visa? A visa is an official stamp or document affixed within your passport that has been issued by a foreign government granting permission for entry into the country for a specific purpose.

MIX Students: It is your responsibility to obtain a student visa, if required. The information below is provided for reference purposes only; always consult your destination country's consulate website for the latest and most accurate information on visa requirements. Visa requirements may be different for U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens.

New Zealand: Exchange students must obtain a student visa before entering New Zealand, even if you are from 'visa-free countries.' Most UHM students apply for a student visa through the Los Angeles consulate through the mail. Processing time for a student visa is about 25 days; the visa application fee is waived for U.S. citizens. As part of the visa application process, you are required to show that you have at least $7,500 worth of available funds, plus either a return airline ticket or at least $1,000 extra to purchase a return airline ticket.

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