Otago Polytechnic

Study Abroad and Exchange

for overseas students


  • An exchange or study abroad student from a partner institution must be nominated for the programme by the international office of your institution. You will then be contacted by Otago Polytechnic and advised on the application process.
  • A student from a non-partner institution can apply directly by emailing studyabroad@op.ac.nz.
  • Otago Polytechnic must accept your application, and if selected, you must remain enrolled with your home institution.
  • You continue to pay your home institution fees, and do not pay Otago Polytechnic tuition fees if you are an exchange student. Study Abroad students pay a reduced tuition fee.
  • The courses you study may be credited towards your home degree.

For any enquiries please email studyabroad@op.ac.nz.




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Study Abroad and Exchange Programmes

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