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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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Get ready for 2017 study

If you're continuing in the same programme, or have accepted an offer of a place in a new programme, you are now able to complete the annual details, and select and submit your papers for 2017 through your eVision portal.

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Thinking of changing your programme in 2017?

Applications are open now for 2017 for most programmes.

Apply now through the qualification page or under Programmes and papers in your eVision portal.

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Looking to graduate in December?

Applications to graduate for the December ceremonies open Monday 26 September. When you become eligible to apply to graduate you should receive an email inviting you to submit an application.

Make sure to apply early as there are limits to the number who can graduate in person at each ceremony.

See the Graduation page for details.

University Course Advice Service

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Whether you are a first-year or returning student, the University Course Advice Service is here to help.

They can also get you in touch with expert staff from around the University – both academic and support – who can help you with your studies.

More information see the 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:

Guidelines for Learning – Making the most of your time at Otago

This guide provides you with advice on some key issues such as settling in to university, your responsibilities as a learner at Otago, effective ways for you to approach study, succeeding in your courses, where to get advice and support and what to do if you have made the wrong choice of programme.

Guidelines for Learning – Making the most of your time at Otago (in PDF format)

Key dates

  • Thursday 15 September
    Applications due for first year courses in Dental Technology, Oral Health and Radiation Therapy, and second year classes in Dentistry, Medical Laboratory Science, Medicine, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy in 2017
  • Friday 16 September
    Last day to withdraw from second semester and full year papers (5pm deadline)
  • Saturday 1 October
    Applications due for second year classes in Law and the third stage of the Bachelor of Social Work programme in 2017
  • Friday 14 October
    Lectures end before second semester examinations
  • Wednesday 19 October
    Second semester examinations begin
  • Monday 24 October
    Labour Day
  • Saturday 12 November
    Second semester examinations end
  • Tuesday 15 November
    Applications due for second year classes in Surveying in 2017

Full list of academic key dates including 2017.