Otago Polytechnic

The School of Midwifery


Become a midwife and guide women and their families through pregnancy, childbirth and the weeks that follow.

Our programmes enable you to gain or extend your midwifery knowledge and skills, and develop professional practices for your health and maternity career.


Undergraduate midwifery

Want to know more about what it's like to study the Bachelor of Midwifery? Find out what to expect if you're thinking of applying.


Postgraduate midwifery

Already a midwife? Extend your skills and knowledge with our flexible, online programmes.


Recertification & registration competence

Online courses for overseas midwives who want registration in NZ & for NZ midwives to recertify.


Study where you are

We teach the Bachelor of Midwifery by blended delivery at six NZ-wide satellite locations. All our postgraduate programmes and professional courses are taught online – so you can study where you live. 

Find out how it works >



Scholarships and funding


Did you know we offer a scholarship for Māori applicants?

The Irihapeti Ramsden Memorial Midwifery Scholarship offers fees subsidies to the successful applicant for the Bachelor of Midwifery programme.


Apply for a grant or subsidy

NZ College of Midwives and Health Workforce New Zealand has some grants or subsidies available for undergraduate, postgraduate and rural midwives. 

Other scholarships

Browse our scholarships page to see the variety of scholarships available to assist students.

Our services, learning resources and research stories


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Pregnancy Follow-throughs

Have you thought of sharing your pregnancy and childbirth experience with a student 

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Preceptorship Resources

Free online preceptorship and midwifery practice resources approved by the Midwifery Council.

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Be inspired by how our staff members' expertise supports their teaching in hands-on learning environments.

Our professional partners




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