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University of Otago

University of Otago, P.O. Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
3.95 / 5 based on 102 reviews.

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Accreditations
91% of students recommend
102 reviews
Housing
4.0/5
All experiences (102)
Student life
4.3/5
5 stars (30)
Academic
3.9/5
4 stars (54)
Languages
4.2/5
3 stars (12)
Expenses
3.8/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.2/5
1 star (6)
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HOUSING    
by Nora, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, University Agreement
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: A room exchange
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: A room exchange
Why? I would choose to live in an international university flat to get in touch with more locals.
Personal comments:
Uniflats are substandard and way too cold in the winter. Fortunately, my room (NOT a uniflat!) was warm.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Alexandra, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Management Science, University Agreement
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Student life dominates the city
Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
night spot: ReFuel @ Campus, Bath Street (after midnight). Speight's Brewery. Cadburry Chocolate Carnival. Eureka Restaurant/Bar for a beer. Heaps of Asian Food Places.
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ACADEMIC    
by Florence, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Marketing and Sales Management, University Agreement
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
If you are a fourth year student choose the post graduate course, which are very interesting



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
If you are an international student do interact / work together with local students for another experience and to find out about research methods

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by Joel, Haute Ecole ICHEC -St Louis- ISFSC, Brussels, Belgium
Management Science, University Agreement
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
At the beginning it was quite hard to understand the kiwi expressions and pronounciation, but after a while you get used to it
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EXPENSES    
by Joel, Haute Ecole ICHEC -St Louis- ISFSC, Brussels, Belgium
Management Science, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
Government assistance
An ERASMUS grant
A private grant
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
I was travelling around every weekend (including skiing, bungee jumping, diving, caving etc.). Besides this the liquor is more expensive
Travel, Nightlife, Overall: was more expensive than at home.
Food, Telephone: was the same price as at home.
Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Plan enough money for heaps of advanture activities
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OVERALL    
by Alexandra, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Management Science, University Agreement
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
It's winter in July! But that was not too bad, we had a mild winter and the sun makes everything better.
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
Be prepared to do lots of work during the semester, there are many assignments during the semester, in addition to the exam at the end.



FINAL COMMENTS

Do as much traveling as possible. Keep weekends free, so you can travel, it's really worth it. And be prepared to spend at least 1 or 2 month after your studies in NZ, so that you can really see something of the country. Dunedin is a great city to study at, people there are a bit crazy, but very friendly and relaxed. It really is a student city (in holidys the city is empty).
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