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Find your calling and set up your future, with an Otago Polytechnic qualification. You’ll gain invaluable skills to seamlessly transition from study to industry; work-ready, capable, and confident.

Study your way

Did you know there is a way for you to gain a qualification that works best with your current work-life? Studying with us is more flexible than you think - thanks to Capable NZ and our partners at eCampusNZ.

Why choose Otago Polytechnic?

  1. Educational excellence
    We have qualifications to suit every level, from certificate to doctorate. Our average teacher-to-student ratio is 1:16.
  2. Hands on learning
    You will learn by doing; giving you both the skills and experience that future employers are looking for.
  3. Personal growth and support
    Enjoy a friendly and inclusive place to study with a great range of facilities, services and support channels.

Explore your options

Ask any of our graduates and they’ll tell you our ‘learn by doing’ approach makes for a memorable and valuable study experience - skills and experience that makes our graduates highly sought-after.

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180+ qualifications and courses

Choose from a wide range of subjects, from creative to tech, from horticulture to engineering. And pretty much everything in between! Browse our programmes or let one of our careers advisors help you figure our your next big step.
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Flexible study options

As well as our on campus locations, we also offer other forms of learning so you can have a choice about what, when, where and how you learn!
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Free fees & Scholarships

Your study should give you the best chance to achieve what you want in life. Cost should not be a barrier. Apply for one of our many scholarships or take advantage of government schemes like Fees Free. In some cases, your study could be completely free!
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We will make sure your tour is relevant, enjoyable and informative, so you can experience the wonderful learning environment that Otago Polytechnic offers.

Applying for study in 2023? It will be with Te Pūkenga

Applying for study in 2023? It will be with Te Pūkenga

Te Pūkenga is the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa.

Contact us

If you’re not sure what to study and would like some guidance, we’re here to help. Feel free to chat to us directly about any questions you may have.