University of Otago Master of Planning

Contact & Application Details

Application for admission forms, referee report forms, and further information on the two year programme are available from: 


The Otago home page is: You can directly access the 'Apply' button from here

Information on 'Enrolment' is available on

Information on 'Applying for study' is available on:

For information on 'Qualifications': Go to select your programme options, look at programmes listed under Arts and Music: Select Master of Planning and use the yellow Apply now button to make your application

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the Master of Planning please contact the coordinator of the Planning Programme using the following email


Urban planning
Urban planning forms part of the programme

The closing date for admission applications is November 20th in the year prior to admission.

Please apply by November 20th in the year prior to entry

Every applicant is advised of the decision of the Admissions Committee immediately following its meeting early in December.

Successful candidates are required to accept or decline the place in the course offered to them by mid-December at the latest.


Eligibility to Enrol

Applicants are expected to have completed an undergraduate degree or to have alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities). Students wishing to enter the course may discuss their eligibility with the Course coordinator at any time prior to the closing date for applications. Such requests should be directed to:

The MPlan Coordinator
MPlan Programme
Department of Geography
University of Otago
P O Box 56
New Zealand

Tel 64 3 479 8773
Fax 64 3 479 8706

Office: 4th Floor, Richardson Building, Department of Geography, University of Otago


International Students

International Students who are interested in applying for the MPlan course should make contact with the programme coordinator in the first instance. Following this, you will need to direct their applications through the university's International Office. Unless you have adequate personal financial resources to cover the cost of fees and reasonable living expenses, you will need to be sponsored by a donor agency. The International Office website has details of admission, scholarships, and fees.

International Students
Two of our international students hard at work in Te Anau


International Office
University of Otago
PO Box 56
New Zealand
Tel 64 3 479 8344
Fax 64 3 479 8367
Email International Admissions