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Information for current students

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Information, links to frequently used applications and resources, and latest news items for current students at the University of Otago.

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Wanting to make changes to your course?

To make changes to your course of study for the main enrolment period, you may need to complete a Change of Course Form.

There are strict deadlines for making changes to your course.

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Is this your first year at Otago?

The new first-year students website has the information you need to make the most of your first year.

First-year students website

University Course Advice Service

Student obtaining course advice from University staff

Whether you are in your first, second, or third year, the University Course Advice Service is here to help.

They can look at not just your current course of study, but ensure that it is setting you up so you can complete your qualification in a timely manner, and will get you where you want to go.

Course advice is available throughout the year, and at any time during your studies.

Course Advice website

Guide to Enrolment

The Guide to Enrolment tells you what you need to do to complete your degree and lists the available papers.

Some information may have changed since the Guide to Enrolment was produced. See the following links for more up-to-date information:

Making the most of your time at Otago

Otago Life website

Study skills - digital resources

Student Learning Development

Locals programme


Key dates

  • Saturday 10 February
    Fees due for study beginning in the first semester
  • Friday 16 February
    Summer School classes end
  • Saturday 17 February
    Summer School examinations begin
  • Monday 19 February
    Academic Orientation Week commences
    Enrolment/Orientation activities for new international students (until 23 February)
    Latest arrival date for new international students studying in first semester
  • Wednesday 21 February
    Course Advice Day
  • Thursday 22 February
    Course Advice Day
    Summer School examinations end
  • Friday 23 February
    Preliminary lectures for first semester and full year papers
    Academic Orientation Week ends
    Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration by students taking first semester and full year papers (late fee may apply)
  • Monday 26 February
    Formal lectures begin
  • Friday 2 March
    Last day to add first semester or full year papers (5pm deadline)
  • Friday 16 March
    Last day to delete first semester papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)
  • Friday 23 March
    Last day to delete full year papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)
  • Friday 30 March
    Good Friday
    Mid-semester break begins
  • Monday 2 April
    Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 3 April
    Otago Anniversary Day observed (Dunedin)
  • Monday 9 April
    First semester resumes
  • Wednesday 25 April
    ANZAC Day

Full list of academic key dates