Otago Polytechnic

With about 30,000 students in residence during the academic year, Dunedin is one of New Zealand’s best centres of learning.

Otago Polytechnic and the University of Otago sit alongside one another, making for a greater campus area, just minutes’ walk from the centre of the city. You are likely to live within walking distance of your classrooms, libraries and gyms, and your neighbours are probably students too, so it is easy to make friends.

A short drive from the city centre and you can enjoy lovely beaches and other stunning scenery, and see some of the world’s rarest wildlife. Feel like getting out of town for the weekend? Then head three hours inland to Central Otago and indulge in all the snowsports and adventure activities you can handle!

You can study the majority of our programmes in Dunedin, except for those that rely on specialist facilities such as those in Central Otago.  

Read more about Dunedin at the city's official website.

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Quick facts

Population: 125,000

Average summer temperature: 20°C

Average winter temperature: 11°C

Activities: Shopping, walking, playing golf, surfing and swimming, mountain biking, going to concerts and exhibitions, eating out, exploring eco-tourism sites and cultural festivals, national and international sporting events

What to pack: Winter - warm clothes, waterproof jacket, hat, gloves and scarf. Summer - lightweight clothing, beach clothes and sunglasses

Closest airport: Dunedin International Airport

Otago Polytechnic Dunedin Campus  

New Zealand 0800 762 786
International +64 3 477 3014
Email info@op.ac.nz

Physical address: F Block, Forth Street, Dunedin, New Zealand 9016
Postal address: Private Bag 1910, Dunedin, New Zealand 9054

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    Halls of Residence