Study Abroad in Dunedin | API Study Abroad
City and Academic Overview

Study Abroad in Dunedin

API students have the opportunity to study abroad in Dunedin at one of New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious universities – The University of Otago. Founded in 1869, the University of Otago is among the world’s best, ranking #1 for oceanography (2011), and its business programs are also AACSB and EQUIS accredited. Arguably one of the most beautiful campuses in the southern hemisphere, the school is located close to the city center – a perfect ‘commute’ for the student population (which makes up 20% of the city population of Dunedin. A recent i-Student Benchmarking Survey saw the University of Otago ranked highest of all New Zealand universities in such key areas as learning, living, support, and arrival services. Students can choose from subjects such as business, health sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and much more.

City Information

Dunedin (population 120,000), is the second-largest city on New Zealand’s South Island. Dunedin and the surrounding area are widely known as an eco-tourism destination, and a great jumping-off point for outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, skiing, trekking, and kayaking. The city is very easy to navigate for pedestrians, and its lively central shopping district is within walking distance of campus.  Come study abroad with API in Dunedin and see why this city is a favorite for Kiwi students!



Why Dunedin?

  • Scottish settlement (late 1800s)
  • Dunedin is the Celtic name for Edinburgh
  • 20% of the population is students
  • Dunedin is the eco-tourism heart of New Zealand
  • Dunedin is the world’s 5th largest city by area