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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…

New Start

NewStart is a free introductory seminar, held on campus, tailored specifically for mature students who are considering enrolment at University of Otago for the first time, or returning after a long absence from tertiary study. The seminar covers a wide range of information and aims to give a better understanding of how the university 'works'. It is also an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Dates, contact and registration details...

New Skills

NewSkills is a series of seminars run through the Student Learning Centre particularly designed for those who are not coming to university directly from school, have not attended university before, or who have not studied for some years.