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Information for parents about the University of Otago

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This website is for parents and caregivers, because we know that you will want to be as well informed as possible about the tertiary education choices available to your family.

We aim to provide you with information about the University of Otago to help answer your questions.

About the University

An overview of the University for parents of prospective students

First year away from home

The first year away at university can be a rollercoaster ride

Accommodation options

Weigh up the options: Residential college or flatting?

Study options

With over 80 academic departments deciding what to study can be difficult...

University entrance requirements

Ensure that your son or daughter has, or is working towards, the correct requirements


Information about first-year tuition fees

Enrolling at Otago

Enrolment at Otago involves three phases

Otago Connection

The e-newsletter that keeps families connected with student life at Otago