Information, links to frequently used applications and resources, and latest news items for current students at the University of Otago.
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.
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.
University Course Advice Service
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.
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
- 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
Mid-semester break begins
- Monday 2 April
- Tuesday 3 April
Otago Anniversary Day observed (Dunedin)
- Monday 9 April
First semester resumes
- Wednesday 25 April
Full list of academic key dates