Otago Polytechnic

New Zealand

Public

Otago Polytechnic

Dunedin, New Zealand

Public

January and July

Intakes

January and July

Intakes

History, Affiliations and Rankings

Established in 1886, Otago Polytechnic is a public New Zealand higher educational institution situated in Dunedin. The establishment of Otago Polytechnic follows its origin back to the Dunedin Technical School, which was established in the early years to provide evening classes to working employees. The institute extended further by taking classes during the night and daytime training students, experts, and professionals. In 1966 the institute was part of an auxiliary and Otago Polytechnic, which was established on 1 February 1966. The institution has affiliations with the public tertiary education institution.

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The  Otago Polytechnic has three campuses, situated in Dunedin, the Central Otago campus, and the Auckland International campus. The Dunedin campus has a faculty of Design, Natural Sciences, Engineering, and Arts. The main library is located on this campus. It consists of various books, journals, and research papers. The Central Otago campus has two learning centres that provide computer instructional programs. The third campus, the Auckland International campus, has been established for international understudies and has the Department of Business, Management, and the Department of Information Technology. All the campuses provide facilities needed by students. Moreover, various cafés and bistros are close to the campus. Likewise, general stores, clinical stores, and writing material shops are also near the campus. Otago Polytech provides a broad scope of programs that includes 31 undergraduate programs.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

According to the Economic Impact Report, Otago Polytechnic have contributed over $445 million to the Otago economy in 2018. In recent years, various professors have been awarded by the Government. Otago Polytechnic has been awarded the Simpson Grierson Impact Award at the debut Rainbow Excellence Awards. The notable alumni of the institute are Holly Robinson (Silver Medallist at Paralympics in 2016), Glen Riley (Environmental teacher), Manassah Kutia (Rugby League representative in Otago), and Hayden Chapman (Assistant expert at All Blacks).

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

There are about 9000 students across all three campuses at Otago Polytechnic. About 1200 students come from different nationalities around the globe. The recruiters coming on campus are Otago Polytechnic, University of Otago, Southern District Health Board (New Zealand), Fulton Hogan, Canterbury District Health Board, Dunedin City Council, New Zealand Defence Force, Delta, Downer New Zealand, and Fonterra.

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

Established in 1886, Otago Polytechnic is a public New Zealand higher educational institution situated in Dunedin. The establishment of Otago Polytechnic follows its origin back to the Dunedin Technical School, which was established in the early years to provide evening classes to working employees. The institute extended further by taking classes during the night and daytime training students, experts, and professionals. In 1966 the institute was part of an auxiliary and Otago Polytechnic, which was established on 1 February 1966. The institution has affiliations with the public tertiary education institution.

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The  Otago Polytechnic has three campuses, situated in Dunedin, the Central Otago campus, and the Auckland International campus. The Dunedin campus has a faculty of Design, Natural Sciences, Engineering, and Arts. The main library is located on this campus. It consists of various books, journals, and research papers. The Central Otago campus has two learning centres that provide computer instructional programs. The third campus, the Auckland International campus, has been established for international understudies and has the Department of Business, Management, and the Department of Information Technology. All the campuses provide facilities needed by students. Moreover, various cafés and bistros are close to the campus. Likewise, general stores, clinical stores, and writing material shops are also near the campus. Otago Polytech provides a broad scope of programs that includes 31 undergraduate programs.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

According to the Economic Impact Report, Otago Polytechnic have contributed over $445 million to the Otago economy in 2018. In recent years, various professors have been awarded by the Government. Otago Polytechnic has been awarded the Simpson Grierson Impact Award at the debut Rainbow Excellence Awards. The notable alumni of the institute are Holly Robinson (Silver Medallist at Paralympics in 2016), Glen Riley (Environmental teacher), Manassah Kutia (Rugby League representative in Otago), and Hayden Chapman (Assistant expert at All Blacks).

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

There are about 9000 students across all three campuses at Otago Polytechnic. About 1200 students come from different nationalities around the globe. The recruiters coming on campus are Otago Polytechnic, University of Otago, Southern District Health Board (New Zealand), Fulton Hogan, Canterbury District Health Board, Dunedin City Council, New Zealand Defence Force, Delta, Downer New Zealand, and Fonterra.

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The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

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Scholarships

The New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA) offers Indian students the opportunity to study in New Zealand in the areas of business, fashion, and STEM for undergraduate or/and postgraduate studies.

Eligibility

The applicants must be at least 18 years at the time of application and must hold current citizenship of India. Also, a minimum equivalent GPA of B+ in the most recent or highest tertiary qualification.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

The New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA) offers Indian students the opportunity to study in New Zealand in the areas of business, fashion, and STEM for undergraduate or/and postgraduate studies.

Eligibility

The applicants must be at least 18 years at the time of application and must hold current citizenship of India. Also, a minimum equivalent GPA of B+ in the most recent or highest tertiary qualification.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

BAYERBoost is an annual environmental scholarship scheme that is intended to offer environmental science work experience to senior secondary and undergraduate students while providing them with financial support for further research at the same time.

Eligibility

this scholarship scheme is open for 12- 13 years of school students and tertiary undergraduate students who are either engaged in study at a New Zealand academic institution, or a New Zealand citizen or a permanent New Zealand resident or have a permanent humanitarian visa and/or aged 24 or under at the time of applying.

Applicability

In order to apply, candidates need to be proficient in English Language and need to submit English proficiency scores such as IELTS/TOEFL, etc

BAYERBoost is an annual environmental scholarship scheme that is intended to offer environmental science work experience to senior secondary and undergraduate students while providing them with financial support for further research at the same time.

Eligibility

this scholarship scheme is open for 12- 13 years of school students and tertiary undergraduate students who are either engaged in study at a New Zealand academic institution, or a New Zealand citizen or a permanent New Zealand resident or have a permanent humanitarian visa and/or aged 24 or under at the time of applying.

Applicability

In order to apply, candidates need to be proficient in English Language and need to submit English proficiency scores such as IELTS/TOEFL, etc

Application Process

  • Visit the official website of the institution. 
  • Click on 'Apply Now' or 'Register Here'
  • Complete filling your education history with all the qualifications.
  • Fill in the details of your employment history.
  • Fill in your personal statement.
  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fees.

Documents Required

  • All official academic Transcripts and grade cards
  • Passport size photographs 
  • Passport photocopy
  • Visa
  • Updated CV/Resume
  • English Language Proficiency Test Scores
  • Letter of Recommendations
  • Statement of Purpose

Admission Requirements

FAQs

Undergraduate degrees are three years, diplomas are usually two years and certificates are one year. Graduate and postgraduate qualifications can take one to two years to complete.
Undergraduate degrees are three years, diplomas are usually two years and certificates are one year. Graduate and postgraduate qualifications can take one to two years to complete.
All the qualifications are recognized internationally. Students are able to take your Otago Polytechnic undergraduate degree and apply to other national and international tertiary institutions for graduate and postgraduate study.
All the qualifications are recognized internationally. Students are able to take your Otago Polytechnic undergraduate degree and apply to other national and international tertiary institutions for graduate and postgraduate study.
Those students who are eligible to work while studying may get casual jobs in areas like hospitality or other service industries. Your hourly wage is likely to be between NZD$14-15.
Those students who are eligible to work while studying may get casual jobs in areas like hospitality or other service industries. Your hourly wage is likely to be between NZD$14-15.
The university suggests students to apply at least three to four months before your program starts so that you are organized to arrive on time.
The university suggests students to apply at least three to four months before your program starts so that you are organized to arrive on time.
The students must send their English language test results: IELTS or TOEFL. We also require certified copies of any academic results you have from your overseas high school or university. University may also require your curriculum vitae or a portfolio, depending on your program entry requirements.
The students must send their English language test results: IELTS or TOEFL. We also require certified copies of any academic results you have from your overseas high school or university. University may also require your curriculum vitae or a portfolio, depending on your program entry requirements.

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