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English for Otago (EFO)

This course is available


Level of Study

English Language Course


More than 12 weeks

Next start date

Expected Nov 2022


University of Otago Pathway and English Language Centre


This programme offers a pathway to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the University of Otago. The English Language Centre now offers the English for Otago programme online. Dates, entrance requirements and tuition fees will be the same as those for the programme run for students in New Zealand. It allows students who are unable to travel, or who are looking for a cost-effective option to study in their home country before travelling to start their future degree at the University of Otago. All classes will be delivered live online, so students will need to have a reliable, fast Internet connection and a good computer with a webcam and microphone. A headset, second monitor and a printer would also be useful. Key advantages of the English for Otago programme: Pathway to Otago from your home country, Learn in a live virtual classroom with other international students from around the world, Interact with other students and teachers using the University of Otago’s online platforms, Make new friends with other students who will be studying at the University of Otago with you, Save money with no travel, visa or accommodation costs, Know whether you have passed before you travel to New Zealand. Admission to the English for Otago programme: This is an intensive course requiring a high entry standard. You are required to pass the entrance exam in order to enter EFO or have achieved the required English proficiency level before the course start date. English requirements for the University of Otago. There are no 'special examinations' for students who fail English for Otago. Students must achieve a minimum of a 'C' grade to pass the English for Otago course. In achieving this grade, students meet the English language requirements for admission to most undergraduate or postgraduate programmes at the University of Otago.

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