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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.

Course Advice Day - Thursday 6 July

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Thinking about making changes to your course for second semester, or just want to make sure you're still on track?

Come along to the Course Advice Day to discuss your options with the experts.

See the Course Advice website for details of times and locations.

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Wanting to make changes to your course of study for second semester?

The online change of course form is available now.

There are strict deadlines for making changes to your course.

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Looking to graduate in August?

Applications for the 19 August ceremony open Monday 19 June and close Monday 3 July.

See the Applying to Graduate page for more information

University Course Advice Service

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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.

See the Course Advice website for more information.

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

Otago Life website

Study skills - digital resources

Student Learning Development

Locals programme


Key dates

  • Monday 15 June
    Applications due from students taking only second semester papers for a programme subject to the Entry Pathway system in 2017
  • Wednesday 21 June
    First semester examinations end
  • Sunday 25 June
    Due date for submission of papers for course approval by students taking only second semester papers
  • Friday 30 June
    Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration by students taking only second semester papers (late fee may apply)
  • Thursday 6 July
    Course Advice Day
  • Monday 10 July
    Second semester begins
    Fees due for second semester only enrolments
  • Friday 14 July
    Last day to add second semester papers (5pm deadline)
  • Friday 28 July
    Last day to delete second semester papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)

Full list of academic key dates