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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.

Wanting a bit of extra help with your studies?

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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.

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Withdrawing from a second semester or full year paper?

The last day to withdraw from a second semester or full year paper is by 5pm Friday 15 September. See the Changing your course page for more information.

The last day to add or delete papers for second semester has now passed.

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Need help?

Try Ask Otago.

Or contact the University Information Centre for queries relating to your enrolment, course of study (course approval, Change of Course and timetable), examinations, graduation, Academic Transcripts, or any other administrative matters regarding studying at Otago.

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

  • Saturday 19 August
    Graduation ceremony
  • Saturday 26 August
    Mid-semester break begins
  • Thursday 31 August
    Applications due for first enrolment in Teacher Education programmes in 2018
  • Friday 1 September
    Applications due for Music Performance papers in 2018
  • Monday 4 September
    Second semester resumes
  • Friday 15 September
    Last day to withdraw from second semester and full year papers (5pm deadline)
    Applications due for first year courses in Dental Technology, Oral Health and Radiation Therapy, and second year classes in Dentistry, Medical Laboratory Science, Medicine, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy in 2018
  • 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

Full list of academic key dates