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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.

Student obtaining course advice from University Course Advice staff

Course Advice Day – Thursday 7 July

Need help selecting your second semester papers, not sure which degree is right for you, or just want to check you’re on track?

For times and locations see the event on the Course Advice website.

Staff from the Division of Sciences, Health Sciences Division and Biomedical Sciences will also be in the Union Hall from 9am to 5pm on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 July. See the Course Advice events page.

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Know what changes you want to make to your course of study in second semester?

Are you looking to add, delete or change your papers, or change your major or minor subject(s) for second semester?

The online change request form is available now.

Thinking of changing your programme in 2017?

Student at tutorial

Applications are open now for 2017 for most programmes. Apply now through the qualification page or under Programmes and papers in your eVision portal.

University Course Advice Service

Student obatining course advice from University staff

Whether you are a first-year or returning student, the University Course Advice Service are 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 course.

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 papers that are available for 2016.

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

  • Saturday 25 June
    Due date for submission of papers for course approval by students taking only second semester papers
  • Thursday 30 June
    Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration by students taking only second semester papers
  • Monday 4 July
    Latest arrival date for international students studying in second semester
  • Wednesday 6 July
    Orientation for international students
  • Thursday 7 July
    Course Advice Day
  • Sunday 10 July
    Fees due for second semester only enrolments
  • Monday 11 July
    Second semester begins
  • Friday 15 July
    Last day to add second semester papers (5pm deadline)
  • Friday 29 July
    Last day to delete second semester papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)