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Enrolling at Otago

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I am a (select one of the following):

New student

Someone applying to study at Otago for the first time.

Returning student

Enrolled at the University in one or both of the previous two years.

Returning student applying for a new programme

Enrolled at the University in one or both of the previous two years and are changing programmes*.

Recommencing student

Enrolled at the University previously but not in the preceding two years.

 

To enrol at Otago you must complete the following process:

Things to consider

1

Are you eligible for admission to the University?

To be eligible for admission you must:

  • meet the age requirement (be at least 16 years old by the first day of classes in your period of study)
  • hold (or expect to gain) a university entrance qualification
  • meet language requirements

For more information see: Entrance

Applies to: New students

2

What do you want to study?

Otago offers a wide range of study options. Things to consider are:

  • what you intend to study including your programme, specialisation (major subject or endorsement (if applicable), minor subject), and paper choices
  • where you intend to study
  • when you intend to start

These choices will affect each other.


For more information see: Qualifications

Applies to: All students

3

What are the entry requirements of the programme?

Different types of programmes have different entry requirements.

  • General bachelors’degrees are subject to the Entry Pathway system
  • Specialised bachelors’ degrees have their own specific entry requirements, restricted choice of papers and admission procedures.

For more information see: Planning

Applies to: New or recommencing students; Returning students applying for a new programme

4

What are the application due dates?

While you can start the application process via eVision as early as May, you must submit your application by certain due dates.

Make sure to take note of the due date that applies to the programme you’re interested in to avoid missing out – some programmes will not accept late applications.


For more information see: Important dates

Applies to: New or recommencing students; Returning students applying for a new programme

Application

5

Creating your eVision account

eVision is the University’s student management system, and is your one-stop shop for study-related information.

Once you have answered questions 1-4, you’re ready to create your eVision account.

Select the button on the programme page and provide the required details.


Visit: Creating your eVision account

Applies to: New students

6

Complete and submit your application

Log into your eVision portal

  • Under My programmes and papers:
    • Select Complete application (if new student)
    • Select Apply for another programme (if existing student)
  • Complete steps until appears
  • Submit your application

For more information see: Submitting

Applies to: New and recommencing students; Returning students applying for a new programme

7

University Admission

University staff will process your application including:

  • verifying your identity
  • checking your University Entrance qualification
  • verifying that you meet age and language requirements.

They may also request any additional documentation that may be required.


For more information see: Submitted

Applies to: New or recommencing students

8

Programme admission

The Department or Division responsible for your programme will:

  • assess your application
  • request any additional documentation that may be required

The University will inform you of the outcome and (if appropriate) make you an offer via eVision. Accept this offer to proceed to Course Enrolment.


For more information see: Submitted

Applies to: New or recommencing students; Returning students applying for a new programme

Course enrolment

9

Provide Annual Details

Every year you must provide information required by the New Zealand Government and/or the University (e.g. study address, emergency contact details).


For more information see: Course enrolment

Applies to: All students

10

Select your papers

eVision guides you through the process of selecting papers. Once you have selected your papers, and applied for any special or departmental permission you may need, you must submit your paper selection for course approval.


For more information see: Selecting papers

Applies to: All students

11

Course approval

Your paper selection will be reviewed and you will be advised via your eVision portal whether your paper selection has been approved or declined.


For more information see: Course approval and Declaration

Applies to: All students

12

Complete the declaration

To finalise your enrolment you must complete the online declaration via eVision.


For more information see: Course approval and Declaration

Applies to: All students

Payment of fees

13

Pay your fees

You will find all the information you need to organise payment in the Finance section of your eVision portal.

For more information see: Fees

 

* See the Terminology page for definitions.