Photography Courtesy of Otago Polytechnic.

Welcome to Dunedin!

Welcome to New Zealand’s first city for students and education.  A city for students, Dunedin has everything you need  to learn, live and explore.


Home to countless cafes, restaurants, arts and cultural venues, sporting venues, shopping opportunities and much more, Dunedin is also the gateway to a stunning natural world.


Whatever you are looking for, it is waiting for you here.

A destination for study

Famous for our student culture, friendliness and incredible natural environment, Dunedin is where learning began in New Zealand: opening our country’s first university, first art school and the first girl’s high school in the southern hemisphere.


Today we stand at the front of global trends in learning, offering an exceptional education and extraordinary experiences to students from all over the world.


Whether you are looking for the best schools or an exceptional higher degree, want to sharpen your English or jump into an amazing year abroad, you’ll find people and institutions that encouraging new thinking and new experiences – helping you to grown and make the most of your knowledge and potential

A destination for work

Nowhere is it easier to make connections to the global business or creatives worlds than Dunedin, where welcoming social networks bring ideas and people together.


Our higher education institutes have developed powerful pathways for progressing from school to undergraduate courses, then onwards to graduate and postgraduate study, research employment and a huge range of careers in Dunedin’s prospering professional world.


Stepping from tertiary education into Dunedin’s thriving commercial environment means exploring the many powerful links between learning, research and careers here in the city around New Zealand – and across the world.

Find out more about Dunedin