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How to pay fees and obtain a receipt – Information for International Students


How to Pay Tuition Fees

1. Paying your fees online

You can prepay your tuition, accommodation and insurance fees at your local bank by transferring payment to our University of Otago Western Union Business Solutions account.

Sending your money to a University of Otago Western Union Business Solutions account allows you the option to either pay in local currency or in a variety of major currencies, whilst providing a safe and fast payment method permitting you to track the payment progress on the web.

Utilising this payment option also allows the University to identify payments quickly, enabling receipts to be sent to the student in a timely manner for student visa purposes.

Transferring money to our Western Union Business Solutions account is simple and easy.

Western Union Business Solutions Payments

Website: Western Union Business Solutions International Payments

Instructions on Completing Western Union Business Solutions Payments (412KB in PDF format)

2. Cash, cheque or eftpos (subject to individual bank limits) paid directly to The Cashiers in the basement of the Clocktower Building, University of Otago.

3. Personal or bank cheque made out to the "University of Otago" and post to:

Revenue Management
University of Otago
PO Box 56

4. Internet banking or Telegraphic Transfer to University of Otago bank account:

Westpac New Zealand Limited
Westpac Moray Place Branch
106 George St
PO Box 5345
Dunedin 9058
Account Name: University of Otago - Student Tuition
Account Number: 03- 0175-0660238-01

With reference details of students full name and student ID if known (otherwise quote date of birth).

It is important that the remitting bank quote the full name of the student so that the incoming fee payment can be identified. A copy of the telegraphic transfer provided by the remitting bank should be retained and brought to Dunedin.

Note: Please only make arrangements for payment of tuition if you have received an Offer of Place to study at the University.

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How to Obtain a Fees Receipt

Tuition fee receipts are not automatically generated. To request a tuition fee receipt please email In practice, most new students should make payment well before the deadlines to allow the Revenue Management Office time to supply a receipt. The receipt can be used as a proof of payment of fees for student visa application.

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Tuition Fee Payment Deadlines

The following deadlines apply for payment of tuition and sundry fees:

  • Summer School (January): 09 January 2015
  • First Semester (February): 10 February 2015
  • Second Semester (July): 10 July 2015

A late payment fee will be charged if accounts are not paid by the due date.

If students increase their course load during the year by adding one or more papers, the additional tuition fee for those papers is payable as soon as the change of course is registered.

Note: Students enrolling in February for a total programme of study of 1 year or longer are required to pay tuition for the whole academic year.