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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.

Become an OtagoGuide

OtagoGuide volunteers are senior students who provide support to new students in their transition to university life at Otago.

As an OtagoGuide, you will provide tours, directions and information about campus resources and services to individuals and groups. Help new students find where to buy textbooks, good coffee, find their lectures etc.

Apply today by completing the UniCrew Volunteer Sign-up form!

Get your course enrolment sorted for the coming year!

Make sure you are sorted early by selecting and submitting your papers for the coming year now in eVision.

Changes to your Summer School course

If wish to withdraw from your Summer School 2016 course you will need to complete a Change of Course form. The last day to withdraw is 8 February 2016.

University Course Advice Service

Need advice on which subject(s) or papers to choose, or considering changing your programme in 2016? 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 unique course.

More information see the Course Advice website.

Otago International School

Do you want an international experience without leaving New Zealand? Enrol in Otago International School for three weeks of intensive study and field trips alongside students from around the world.

If you are currrently studying in 2016 you can add the paper to your existing course of study. If you are attending the Otago International School only this year you will need to apply through a Certificate of Proficiency.

More information see the Otago International School website.


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



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

  • Friday 15 January
    Summer School fees due
    Due date for submission of papers for course approval by students taking first semester and full year papers
  • Monday 18 January
    Last day to add or delete Summer School papers (5pm deadline)
  • Monday 8 February
    Last day to withdraw from Summer School papers (5pm deadline)
    Waitangi Day (6 February) holiday observed
  • Wednesday 10 February
    Fees due for study beginning in the first semester
  • Friday 19 February
    Summer School classes end
  • Saturday 20 February
    Summer School examinations begin
  • Monday 22 February
    Latest arrival date for international students studying in first semester
  • Wednesday 24 February
    Orientation for international students
    Course Advice Day
  • Thursday 25 February
    Summer School examinations end
    Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration by students taking first semester and full year papers
    Course Advice Day
  • Friday 25 February
    Preliminary lectures for first semester and full year papers
  • Monday 29 February
    Formal lectures begin