If you want to apply for Hands-On at Otago there are four possibilities. You can:
- Apply online
- Download and print the application form
- Contact us for an application information booklet and application form
- Pick up an application form from your Science Teacher or Careers Adviser - we send hard copies of the application information booklet and forms to all schools (to the Careers Adviser as well as the HOD Science)
Download the application information booklet
Students are advised to return completed application forms as soon as possible, since it is expected that places in the programme will fill quickly. Ensure that you supply supporting information with your application, as shown on the form.
In order to maintain the high quality of the “Hands-On at Otago” experience, numbers are restricted. Because of the very high number of applicants, a selection process will be applied giving priority to senior students and to students who have not previously attended the programme. Remember that there will be competition for places in many projects, so we advise you to consider your personal statement carefully.
If students are not satisfied with their allocated project they may withdraw without penalty before 8 December 2017.
A letter will be sent to all students by mid to late November advising of acceptance to the School and indicating their project allocation. Payment must be made within 2 weeks to confirm your place. Receipts are not issued unless requested.
If cancellations are received between 9 December 2017 and 5 January 2018, a 50 percent refund will be made. After 5th January we reserve the right to retain the full course fee.
The University of Otago reserves the right to alter components of the programme, to cancel or terminate the programme, or to reject an application for enrolment.