Applicants must be a graduate, normally with qualifications requiring a total of at least three years of tertiary study in tourism or a related discipline with an average grade of 70% (B) or higher.
Applicants must meet the University postgraduate English language requirements, if their first language is not English. This must be organised prior to enrolling in the programme, though not necessarily at the time of application to the programme.
Numbers of enrolments for the MTour programme are capped to ensure that students receive a high quality learning experience.
Students will normally begin the Masters in Semester 1, but they may apply to start in Semester 2 if they wish. A decision on such applications will be made on a case by case basis. Students seeking to start in Semester 2 should note that it will take them fifteen months to complete the course – as at the end of semester 2 they will have to take their summer vacation before returning to the university the following year to finish their studies in the first and second semester.
IELTS Academic, Score of 6.5 in the academic module (with no individual band below 6.0). IELTS Online is also accepted.
Internet-based TOEFL, Score of 90 with a minimum writing score of 21 TOEFL iBT Home Edition is currently accepted for applications for intakes commencing semester 2 2022 and 2023 intakes.The University of Otago TOEFL institution code is: 9483 (Please note we do not accept MyBest TOEFL scores)
Paper-based TOEFL, score of 587 (TWE 4.5) The University of Otago TOEFL institution code is: 9483
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), Minimum of 176
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), Minimum of 176
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic, Overall score of 58 with no communicative skills score below 50. Pearson Test of English Academic Online is currently accepted for applications for intakes commencing in semester 2 2022 and 2023 intakes.
LanguageCert, International ESOL: C1 Expert (LRWS) with a high pass overall and no less than a pass in each skill OR C2 Mastery (LRWS) with a pass overall and no less than a pass in each skill
NZCEL, NZCEL 5 Academic endorsement
University of Otago Language Centre ‘English for Otago’, English for Postgraduate Academic Purposes (EPAP), Grade C or higher
University of Auckland English Language Academy (ELA) pathway programmes, Successful completion of the English Pathway for Postgraduate Studies (EPPS) with a B Grade
University of Auckland Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP), Successful completion of the certificate with a B Grade
English New Zealand's Accredited Pathway Assessment, English New Zealand’s Accredited Pathway Assessment Level 3 (with no skill lower than Level 2).
Health Insurance: 600 per year