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Otago Global Student Exchange Application Process

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The application process

  • You check your eligibility for the programme
  • You apply to to take part in the Otago Global Student Exchange Programme
  • You attend a 15 minute interview
  • You are allocated a place at one of your preferred institutions
  • You seek formal approval from appropriate Department(s) and Division(s)
  • Application information specific to your host institution is sent to you
  • You complete and return required documents to your Otago Exchange Adviser
  • Your formal acceptance documents arrive and you apply for your student visa
  • Your exchange semester starts
  • The transcript from your host institution arrives and your Otago credits are processed

When to apply

  • There is one apply by date per semester. We encourage students to apply by the due date where possible.
  • From then on applications will be accepted on a first in first served basis for institutions that read “YES – for semester…” on our list of exchange partners.

Key application dates

Otago’s semesterApply by                Later applications accepted until
S2 2018NOW
31 March 2018
S1 2019 (*)23 April 201830 September 2018


  • (*) Students applying to the following institutions in Canada are encouraged to submit their applications from 01 October 2017 to 01 February 2018: University of British Columbia, University of Toronto and Western University. 
  • Places will be allocated on a first in, first served basis.
  • Students may apply after 01 February 2018 provided places are still available and there is course flexibility while on exchange.

How to apply

  1. Log on to eVision
  2. Go to ‘Programme and Papers’
  3. 'Apply for Global Exchange' listing five exchange institutions in order of preference (you may make changes to this list at the time of your interview).
  4. If applying for a full academic year you will need to put in two applications.
  5. If applying for less than one semester exchange, select 'short course' under 'period'.
  6. An Exchange Adviser will contact you after the 'apply by' date and invite you for an interview.

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Before submitting your application

Contact an Exchange Adviser if you have any questions