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Over 20s

Students catching up on the Clocktower lawn

Mature students have different needs from school leavers. You’ve got more life experience and perhaps already a successful career. Whether you are embarking on university study for the first time, or returning after an extended break, Otago is here to help.

Planning my study

With full-time and part-time study options and over 180 subjects to study, you’ll be able to tailor a course that fits your lifestyle and your goals.


Making my decision

Deciding which tertiary study is right for you is based on more than the courses available…


Mature students (students over 20 years old)

Mature students who are considering studying for the first time or who are returning to university after a lengthy absence, can make an appointment with a Liaison Officer to discuss the application process, planning their course, and student facilities and services.
Contact the nearest Liaison Office in your area.