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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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Course enrolment for 2018 is open

Students with an offer for a new programme, or are continuing in a programme, can start course enrolment by completing their annual details and selecting their papers for 2018.

See the course enrolment page for more information.

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Wanting a bit of extra help with your studies?

Student Learning Development provides free and confidential academic development to students.

Whether you want to improve your writing, are working hard to get a pass mark, seeking to gain a top result, all students can benefit from our services.

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

  • Sunday 1 October
    Applications due for second year classes in Law and the third stage of the Bachelor of Social Work programme in 2018
  • Friday 13 October
    Lectures end before second semester examinations
  • Wednesday 18 October
    Second semester examinations begin
  • Monday 23 October
    Labour Day
  • Saturday 10 November
    Second semester examination end
  • Thursday 15 November
    Applications due for second year classes in Surveying in 2019
  • Saturday 8 December
    Graduation ceremonies
  • Monday 10 December
    Applications due from all new and recommencing students, and returning students applying for a new programme, commencing in Summer School or first semester subject to the Entry Pathway system in 2019
    Applications due for first enrolment in most Honours, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters’ programmes in 2019
  • Wednesday 12 December
    Graduation ceremonies
  • Saturday 15 December
    Graduation ceremonies
    Due date for submission of Summer School papers for course approval

Full list of academic key dates