During your January in New Zealand program you will be a student at the University of Otago – one of the country’s oldest universities in the cultural capital of New Zealand’s South Island, Dunedin.

Spend six weeks on the South Island, in the beautiful and historic university city of Dunedin. Choose from a wide range of courses in the areas of Business, Health, Humanities and Sciences. Whether you prefer creative arts or pristine wilderness, you'll feel right at home on this program

Field of Study

  • Humanities
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Health Science
  • Science

You can contact the Global Experiences team for course syllabi or CIS Austraila for specific information on your program of interest. Find more information regarding specific courses on the CIS Australia website.

Students are advised to submit 3- 4 courses on their application for credit form for faculty assessment credit in case of course cancellation. 

Credit Equivalent 

18 Credit Points = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 36 points are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact CIS Australia for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and Application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Student Eligibility Criteria and any additional eligibility criteria set by CIS Australia. 

CIS Australia programs are highly competitive and fill up fast so be sure to get your application in as early as possible.

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Costs

The program fee is approximately from $5,599 - $6,599 AUD. More information regarding program fees can be found on the CIS Australia website.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding

Accommodation

Accommodation is included in the program cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the CIS Australia website.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 15 October
Host: 02 December

Program Dates

Start: 04 January 2020
End: 20 February 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate

OS-HELP Loan

If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​

Register