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Publications for future students

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The University of Otago has a number of publications available for prospective students and their families. They outline the many opportunities that await you at Otago and help you make well-informed decisions.

Following are links to PDFs or ebooks of the publications. Complete the material request form if you prefer to have printed copies posted to you.

2018 Intro to Otago
View the 2018 Intro to Otago
(PDF, 2.8MB)

Intro to Otago

Your first year at university is a major milestone and we're ready to make sure it's the best it can be.

See the Intro to Otago (PDF, 2.8MB) to find out more.

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2017 Guide to Enrolment
View the 2017 Guide to Enrolment as an eBook

Guide to Enrolment

The Guide to Enrolment is there to help guide you through the application and enrolment process, and provides valuable information for planning your course. It also includes degree structures and details of papers that are available.

Some information may have changed since the Guide to Enrolment was produced. See the links below for current information:

See the Guide to Enrolment page for PDFs and previous editions.

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2018 Undergraduate Prospectus
View the 2018 Undergraduate Prospectus as a PDF (4.8Mb)

Undergraduate Prospectus

If you’re planning to study at the University of Otago for the first time, you need to take a look at the Prospectus which is out in June each year. It shows you the range of subjects available, helps you understand how Otago degrees are structured and provides important information on entrance requirements, enrolment, support services,and accommodation.

Details of all the courses are also available in the Guide to Enrolment.

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Postgraduate Prospectus
View Postgraduate at Otago as a PDF (3.4Mb)

Postgraduate at Otago

Whether you’re seeking to boost your career or follow your passion in an area of study, we have the programme to challenge you, and the support you need to assist you on your journey.

See the Postgraduate webpage for more information.

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Distance Learning Prospectus
View the 2017 Distance Learning Prospectus as an eBook
or as a PDF

Distance Learning Prospectus

Otago offers a vast range of courses that can be learnt off campus. The Distance Learning Prospectus has information on courses offered, fees and enrolment procedures.

See the Distance Learning page for more information.

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Summer School Prospectus
View the 2017 Summer School Prospectus as a PDF

Summer School Prospectus

Summer School is an intensive teaching period from early January to mid-February during which a range of undergraduate papers are offered.

A select group of papers are offered for the pre-Christmas Summer School.

See the Summer School page for more information.

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View the College of Education Prospectus as a PDF (2Mb)

College of Education Prospectus

If you want to inspire in the classroom or better understand the educational influences in our society the College of Education will have a programme for you. The College of Education Prospectus has information on programmes offered plus details on applications and admission.

See the College of Education for more information.

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Parents' Guide
View the Parents’ Guide as a PDF (1.8Mb)

Parents’ Guide

We know going to university is a big decision and the University of Otago Parents’ Guide is there to help. Is University the right choice? Is it worth it? What is it like? These are some of the questions answered plus it gives an overview of life at Otago, enrolment procedures, accommodation and costs.

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Whanau Guide
View the Whānau Guide as a PDF

Whānau Guide

The Whānau Guide is a resource for whānau as well as students who intend to come to study at the University of Otago.

See the Māori Centre website for more information.

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View Pacificana as a PDF


A resource for Pacific Island students thinking about studying at the University of Otago.

See the Pacific Islands Centre website for more information.

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Info Sheets

Want to know more about a particular subject? There are info sheets on the individual subject pages for most subjects taught at Otago.

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