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|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|NOTE: Confirmation of dates will be available in the admissions documents from the host university. If nominated to this exchange, you must commit to or decline participation by September 30.|
|Class Status:||2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year||Minimum GPA Requirement:||3.0|
|Language Requirement:||none||Open to Non-UVa Students:||No|
|Housing:||Apartment, University dormitory||Language Courses Offered:||Yes|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Credit Type:||Transfer Credit|
|Program Type:||Direct Enrollment at foreign institution||Tuition Payments Made To:||UVA|
|Advising Appointment Required:||Yes||Education Abroad Advisor:||Margaret Walter|
|Application Fee:||Yes||Study Abroad Administrative Fee:||No|
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University of Otago
Otago is New Zealand's oldest and most prestigious university, with its attractive campus in the center of Dunedin. University students make up one sixth of Dunedin's population. The University of Otago campus is situated in the center of Dunedin, a city offering the best of both worlds to students. It has the facilities, entertainment and variety of larger cities, with a wide range of social, cultural and sporting activities.
Finding the balance between study and leisure is an important part of university life. At Otago, the recreation program offers something for everyone, including: hiking, dance, crafts, debating and social sports. Otago students also play leadership roles in professional sport. The University Union is the hub of social life on campus. Centrally located, Union facilities include a clothing and gift shop, bar and restaurant, and an extensive food court cafe where students can meet between lectures for study breaks, meals or just coffee with friends.
Otago is a national university in the sense that the majority of its students come from outside the city. This provides for a friendly and social campus where it is easy to make friends and share experiences.
Education New Zealand has partnered with universities, including the University of Otago, to offer special scholarship opportunities for students going to New Zealand. Look for New Zealand-specific scholarship information connected with Go Overseas, Gilman International Scholarship, and Generation Study Abroad when reviewing National & International Scholarship opportunities.
Dunedin is a city by the sea. It has white sand beaches, bush clad hills, tidal inlets and volcanic landforms. Dunedin's physical vitality is reflected in the spirit of its people. The population of 120,000 has produced many of New Zealand's greatest writers, poets, artists and musicians. The city's strong cultural bias is seen in its modern public art gallery which houses one of New Zealand's best international art collections, its strong professional theatre, and its museums and libraries that rank among the country's finest.
Nature endowed Dunedin with coastal colonies of the shy Yellow-Eyed Penguins, and the world's only mainland breeding colony of the Royal Albatross. Dunedin's green belt and its many parks and gardens add to the breath and soul of the city. The 'kiwi' passion for water sports is met by Dunedin's long natural harbor - ideal for wind surfing, yachting, kayaking, canoeing, rowing and fishing. Surf's up all year round on Dunedin beaches, and St Clair beach is considered one of New Zealand's best for surfing.
*New Zealand refers to courses as "papers"
Otago offers a wide range of courses ("papers") with a fieldwork component. See the list for details. Note that some courses with fieldwork may require an additional fee which students are responsible for paying directly to Otago.
Semester 1: late February - late June
Semester 2: early July - mid November
University accommodation is available in Toroa International House, residential colleges, and University Flats. For more information, click here.
Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.
Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.
UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance as well as the New Zealand Studentsafe-University insurance.
Cost of living information
- UVA Tuition and Fees
- Host institution Room and Board
- International Airfare
- CISI insurance
- New Zealand Studentsafe-University insurance
- Books and Supplies
- Local Transportation
- Passport and Visa
- Personal Expenses
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.
Passport and Visa
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will need a visa to participate in this program. All students must consult www.immigration.govt.nz for information about visa and other entry requirements. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.
Health and Safety Information
All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.