Chinese International Students
About Otago Polytechnic
Quality, career-focused education
Otago Polytechnic is one of New Zealand’s best government-owned polytechnics and public tertiary institutes of technology. We are part of many national and international networks and partnerships, including the Cumulus Association (Design), The International Foundation of Fashion Technical Institutes (Design), and Metro Group (Engineering). We also give our students the opportunity to engage with industry by involving them in a range of exciting ‘real world’ projects, as part of their qualification. We have a long tradition of producing exceptional graduates.
Study at Otago Polytechnic, have a great experience and let us help you prepare for a successful career!
Why choose Otago Polytechnic?
Otago Polytechnic is a high quality educational institution. Our qualifications are widely recognised, both in New Zealand and around the world – and our programmes prepare you for global career success. We have achieved the highest possible government endorsement for our performance which means that you can feel very confident about the quality of your education.
Our study environment
Study in small classes, with a focus on practical, applied learning. Many of our lecturers have extensive experience in their professional fields, so you will benefit from their expertise and up-to-date industry knowledge. All our academic staff must hold a recognised tertiary teaching qualification (minimum of a Level 7, graduate diploma).
Otago Polytechnic lecturers are first class. They are regular winners of the prestigious Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award, which celebrates New Zealand’s finest tertiary teachers. In 2014, seven of our lecturers received the award for their teaching in Culinary Arts, Nursing and Communication Design.
Students love Otago Polytechnic. Our staff-student interactions, educational experiences and supportive learning environment came top in a recent Australasian student survey!
From the moment you apply, to the day you graduate, we are here to help you reach your goals. We have extensive, modern facilities and full student support services.
New Zealand is a fantastic place to be a student. It is safe, clean and green, has friendly people and a real sense of community. With plenty of recreational and social activities on all three campuses, you get the chance to make friends and explore the ‘Kiwi’ lifestyle.