Founded in 1869, University of Otago is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Dunedin (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Otago. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, New Zealand, University of Otago is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Otago offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. University of Otago also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.