Otago Polytechnic - Central Otago Campus

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Otago Polytechnic - Central Otago Campus

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  • Updated On: Oct 19,2022 10:51 AM IST

Otago Polytechnic - Central Otago Campus University Overview

We are guided by our values of caring/manaakitaka; courage/m?ia; accountability/takohaka; and empowerment/whakamanataka. And are proud to be a leader in high-quality, career-focused education. With over 8,000+ students and 650 members of staff, each campus has its own character. Our Dunedin and Central Otago campuses cater to both domestic and international students, while our Auckland campus is dedicated to international students. And of course, there’s loads of options for studying online to fit around your lifestyle.

Our teachers are innovative, expert and passionate; many join us from industry with extensive skillsets and connections and achieve higher-level teaching skills by completing a Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education. With online tools, blended delivery options and pathways from foundation through to postgraduate; time, distance and previous learning are no barriers to gaining the education you want. 

We are highly active in the field of applied research with our researchers and their students contributing to professional and community networks nationally and internationally. 

Otago Polytechnic - Central Otago Campus
Our Central Otago campus is in Cromwell, a growing town surrounded by rugged landscapes, lakes, vineyards and orchards. The programmes we offer are tailor-made for the location, giving you study options such as snowsports, outdoor adventure, apiculture, horticulture, cookery with a regional focus, and stonemasonry using the schist that this region is built on. We even have a state-of-the-art teaching brewery if you fancy yourself as a craft brewer.

An easy scenic drive to Queenstown and Wanaka with their world-class ski-fields, shopping, restaurants and adventure activities, our Central Otago campus offers you a one-of-a-kind student experience.

NZD 13000

Living Cost

NZD 19030-28220


NZD 20350-36050


University Facts

Established in 1870

Programmes 1 Available

Total Students 8000+

Otago Polytechnic - Central Otago Campus Admission Requirement

The following requirements must be fulfilled to get admitted to the Otago Polytechnic.

  • International students are considered on a case-by-case basis. There can be some additional requirements, depending on the program you are applying to.
  • Students are required to submit their original transcripts from their last attended academic institutions. If they are not in English, then submit the translated copies of the same along with the originals.
  • Applicants must be 18 years old at the time of the beginning of the course.
  • You need to submit your English language proficiency test scores if you are coming from a non-English speaking country.

Please note: If you are not a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident of  New Zealand, you must obtain a valid study permit before you come to New Zealand.

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Otago Polytechnic - Central Otago Campus All Programs(1)

Otago Polytechnic - Central Otago Campus Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Approximate Tuition Fee Per Year

19030 - 28220 Per year


20350 - 36050 Per year


NZD20940Tuition Fee

NZD13000Living Cost

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Otago Polytechnic - Central Otago Campus Features

Otago Polytechnic - Central Otago Campus Students

At Central, we encourage you to study at your pace – in our space. We give you the support and guidance you need to make the most of your time here. We offer support to all students, as well as career guidance and work placement opportunities.

  • Orientation
  • Student Success team
  • International student support
  • IT Support
  • Kaiarahi support
  • Pasifika support
  • Accessibility Services
  • Career services
  • Work placement

Otago Polytechnic - Central Otago Campus Scholarships

Otago Polytechnic - Central Otago Campus Map and Location

Cnr Erris and Ray Streets, Cromwell, New Zealand 9310

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