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Information for current students

Carrington College students

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

Changing your Course

Thinking of making changes to what you are studying in the second semester? You don't have to wait, you can do it online now!

There is a deadline, so if you do want to add second semester papers make sure you do so by 5pm Friday 10 July.

For more information see Changing your Course and complete the Change request form.

Are you thinking of changing your programme in 2016?

Applications for the majority of programmes commencing in 2016 open Friday 1 May 2015. Need some help? The 2016 Guide to Enrolment is available online now.

University Course Advice Service

If you are wishing to make changes to your course the University Course Advice Service are here to help. They can also get you in touch with expert staff who can help you with your course.

More information is available through the Course Advice website.

Graduation - Te Tari Whakapōtaetaka

When you become eligible to apply to graduate, you should receive an email inviting you to submit an application. Once applications open you will be able to see the “Your graduation application” link within your eVision portal. It is important that you submit your application in time as late applications will not be accepted. See the Graduation at Otago page.


The Guide to Enrolment tells you what you need to do to complete your degree and lists the papers that are available in 2015 and for 2016. You will need this information to plan your course and complete your application.

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

Subjects/papers at the University of Otago.

Programmes at the University of Otago.

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

  • Monday 6 July
    Second semester begins for most students
  • Friday 10 July
    Students enrolling for study beginning in the second semester must pay the invoiced amount of their Tuition Fee accounts by this date
  • Students may not add second semester papers to their course after 5pm on this date
  • Friday 24 July
    Students who withdraw from second semester papers up until 5pm on this date are eligible for a refund of fees (subject to certain conditions)
  • To be eligible to change from international to domestic fee status for second semester papers, a student must have a permanent resident visa with this date or earlier in his or her passport
  • Friday 31 July
    Applications for Final Examination Only enrolment in second semester papers must reach the Student Records Office by this date
  • Saturday 15 August
    Graduation ceremony
  • Saturday 22 August
    Mid-semester break begins
  • Monday 31 August
    Second semester resumes for most students
  • Friday 11 September
    Students may not withdraw from full year or second semester papers after 5pm on this date