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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.

Returning Students' Course Planning Days – Christchurch/Auckland/Wellington

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You don’t have to wait until you’re back on campus to plan your course for 2017.

The Course Planning Days are an opportunity, once your exam results are in, to meet one-on-one with the experts and review your course of study for 2017.

See the Course Advice events page for more information.

Staying in Dunedin after exams, or want to talk to an adviser now?

Course advice is available throughout the year. See the Course Advice website for details on how to contact a course adviser.

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Get ready for 2017

If you're continuing in the same programme, or have accepted an offer of a place in a new programme, you are now able to complete the annual details, and select and submit your papers for 2017 through your eVision portal.

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Thinking of changing your programme in 2017?

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

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

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 available papers.

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 12 November
    Second semester examinations end
  • Tuesday 15 November
    Applications due for second year classes in Surveying in 2017
  • Saturday 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 2017
    Applications due for first enrolment in most Honours, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters’ programmes in 2017
    Applications due for the first year of the Bachelor of Physical Education programme in 2017 (later applications will be considered if places are available)
    Graduation Ceremonies
  • Wednesday 14 December
    Graduation Ceremonies
  • Thursday 15 December
    Due date for submission of Summer School papers for course approval
  • Saturday 17 December
    Graduation Ceremonies
  • Wednesday 21 December
    Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration concerning Summer School papers (late fee may apply)

Full list of academic key dates including 2017.