You are classified as a domestic student for admissions and tuition fee purposes if you will be residing in New Zealand for the duration of your studies and:

You hold a New Zealand residence class visa, or
You are an Australian citizen or permanent resident visa holder

If you're a New Zealand residence class visa holder, or an Australian citizen or permanent resident visa holder, who will reside outside of New Zealand while studying, you are classed as an international student. Contact the International Office regarding your admission to the University of Otago.

International enquiries
Enrolling at Otago

Citizens of the Cook Islands, Tokelau, and Niue are classified as domestic students for admission purposes.

Further information

Future Students — Apply to study
Future Students — International students

Last updated 12/07/2021 11.48 AM

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