Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Dunedin, New Zealand
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
|About the program||Accommodations|
|About the city||Dates and costs|
|Otago grade||UR equivalent|
|85 - 100||A|
|65 - 69||B-|
|60 - 64||C+|
|55 - 59||C|
|50 - 54||C- (no UR credit)|
|40 - 49||D (no UR credit)|
Some of the many Otago University Flats, the most popular housing choice.
Students taking part in the Otago program are required to live in housing that is affiliated with the program. Students may not take part in this program if they obtain housing of another kind.
Students can arrange pre-booked Otago housing in university managed apartments (flats) provided you meet Otago's stated deadlines. Flatting is an important part of Otago University's lifestyle, offering both responsibility and freedom as well as the opportunity to live and mix with "Kiwi" students. Most flats consist of single bedrooms with shared kitchen/living facilities. The number of residents in any one unit ("flatmates") can vary from 3-10 per rental unit. Flatmates share expenses, such as power and phone, as well as duties such as cleaning and cooking.
The University of Otago manages approximately 100 flats (1-6 bedroom units) housing approximately 350 students from all around the world (see University flats). Some flats are older houses that have been renovated, and others are newer, purpose-built accommodation. All flats are all within walking distance of the Otago campus. University flats are not centrally heated; like most residences in Dunedin, they are heated by electric heaters.
UR students might want to consider Cumberland Court--this is a group of supervised flats (2-6 bedroom units) on Cumberland Street with about 101 residents (see Cumberland Court). There are residential assistants (RA's) who live on site and perform pastoral care and full support roles. The Court is located right across the road from the biochemistry building and two minutes from the Clocktower which is the hub of the main academic campus. Breakfast is included but other meals are not. Unlike Otago flats, Cumberland Court has central heating. Residents of Cumberland Court have the option of joining in social activities and tutorials hosted at Cumberland Hall, a residence for degree-seeking students.
If you fail to arrange pre-booked housing, you must plan to arrive in Dunedin two to three weeks before orientation in order to find your own housing. For that reason, pre-booked housing is strongly recommended.
Click here for Dates and Costs for Otago.
Click here to read about scholarships for study abroad.
There are a number of scholarships meant to support students who want to study in New Zealand, including the Education New Zealand Generation Study Abroad Scholarships for U.S. Students, and the Go Overseas Scholarship for Study in New Zealand.
NOTE: Travel allowances, reimbursements, health insurance premiums and other payments above tuition costs paid by Richmond on behalf of its semester and year abroad students are available only to Richmond degree-seeking students accepted to participate on UR-affiliated abroad programs.
Students going to Otago are classified either as exchange or study abroad. This distinction is important to Otago but does not make a great deal of difference to the student's experience there. However, there are small differences in the visa application procedures for each group. See details at Immigration New Zealand (INZ) document C3012, available from this website.
This document represents the most accurate information available at the time of publication. Statements contained herein are not contractual obligations, and verbal or other representations that are inconsistent with or not contained within the document are not binding. The University of Richmond reserves the right to change without specific notice programs and the conditions under which they are offered.
Updated March 2017