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Entrance requirements

A university entrance qualification is essential for admission to the University of Otago for all types of programmes.

Entrance UE

University Entrance requirements

Information for domestic students applying for study at a New Zealand university for the first time.

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Entrance language

Language requirements

Information about the language requirements for admission to the University.

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Entrance pathways

Entry Pathways

How the Entry Pathway system for admission to general bachelors’ degrees works at Otago.

Entrance special degrees

Specialised bachelors' degrees

Some bachelors’ degrees at Otago have specific entry requirements, a restricted choice of papers and their own subjects, structure and admission procedures.

Find out more about the application process at Otago

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Creating your eVision account

Applies to: New students

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

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Complete and submit your application

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

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

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University admission

Applies to: New or recommencing students

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

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Programme admission

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

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

Visit the Enrolling at Otago page to view all enrolment steps.

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