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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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Got a question?

For questions related to enrolment, your course of study, examinations, academic transcripts or statements, graduation, and other administrative matters

See Ask Otago

Or contact the University Information Centre

Wanting to make changes to your 2017 course of study?

You may need to complete a change of course form.


The last day to add a first semester or full year paper, and delete a first semester paper (with a refund of fees) has now passed.

The last day to delete a full year paper (with a refund of fees) is Friday 24 March.

The last day to withdraw from a first semester paper is 5 May, and 15 September for full year papers.

Note: There is no refund of fees for withdrawn papers, and your liability for any unpaid fees will remain.

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

  • Friday 17 March
    Last day to delete first semester papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)
  • Friday 24 March
    Last day to delete full year papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)
  • Friday 14 April
    Good Friday
    Mid-semester break begins
  • Monday 17 April
    Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 18 April
    Otago Anniversary Day observed (Dunedin)
  • Monday 24 April
    First semester resumes
  • Tuesday 25 April
    ANZAC Day
  • Saturday 13 May
    Graduation ceremonies
  • Saturday 20 May
    Graduation ceremonies

Full list of academic key dates