Otago Boys High School has an international reputation for academic excellence, sport and cultural activities.

Previous German students at the school have commented that what makes this school unique is the friendly nature of students available to talk to and socialise with as well as play sport with.

Coming to New Zealand I wanted to focus on my favourite sport of golf, instead my focus shifted and I tried out other sports, which at home for me would not have been possible of accessible. The school sports teams and the Outdoor Education course provided me with the challenges and options I had never thought of doing before.



What makes us unique?

Established in 1863, the school is one of the oldest in the country and although this is reflected still in the beauty of its buildings, the school is modern in its approach. Previous students of the school include world renowned sportspeople as well as national figures in politics and business.

Student teacher relationships are very important in the success of the school so you will find the teachers are approachable and genuinely interested in you as a international student.

In Outdoor Education, which is a very unique subject, we went to nearby places such as Ross Creek, the Redwoods or the beach. I really liked having the opportunity to go mountain biking, hiking and surfing all within the city of Dunedin. I also liked the staff at Otago Boys’ as they were helpful and often smiled. My classmates were often really funny but still focused on their work.

Finn Kruska


Sports, Activities & Trips

The school offers a wide range of summer and winter sports. Including but not limited to: football, hockey, sailing, rowing, golf, ice-hockey, futsal, tennis and athletics.

Outdoor Education is a subject that can be taken for approximately 4 hours per week at years 12 and 13. This is popular and allows you to experience life outside in New Zealand’s great outdoors – surfing, mountain biking, skiing/snowboarding etc.

Languages we teach

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Te Reo Maori

Extracurricular Activites

  • Choir
  • Debating
  • Drama
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Tuition
  • Orchestra

Year Planner

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
Ice Hockey
Musical Production
Outdoor Education

Susanne Doerner

StudyNZ Co-ordinator

Wayne Angus

Director of International Students

Richard Hall


Fee Breakdown

Please note that these fees are approximate. Contact StudyNZ or the school for exact fees depending on your choice of activities or subjects.

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
School Fees $3,975.00 NZD $3,975.00 NZD $3,975.00 NZD $3,975.00 NZD
Homestay Fees $3,450.00 NZD $3,450.00 NZD $3,450.00 NZD $3,450.00 NZD
Extramural Fees $ NZD $ NZD $ NZD $ NZD
Study NZ Fees* $3,600.00 NZD

Our Fees include the consultation beforehand, school choice, assistance with all paperwork and visa application, preparation for time abroad. Pick up on arrival. Transfer to family or domestic flight depending on destination and support during entire stay in New Zealand for student and family. Airport drop off or check in support in Auckland for departure to home country depending on departure situation. We also offer orientation and farewell camps for our students on arrival and departure. Health Insurance is compulsory and can be taken out through StudyNZ with Unicare under our Master policy