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Six weeks of sunshine study!

8 Jan - 16 Feb 2018

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Summer School 2018

Get a head start! In just six weeks you can complete an 18 point paper.

Summer School 2018 runs from:

8 January to 16 February 2018

Summer School EXAMS:

17-22 February 2018

With 57 papers on offer on 2017 there was plenty to choose from.  Watch this space for 2018 Papers!


Why us?


In just six weeks you can complete a full paper and get a head start for the next academic year


Each Summer School paper worth 18 points counts as full time study for StudyLink


With this many papers offered at Summer School 2017 there was lots of choice!


Two months from the end of Semester Two to the start of Summer School gives you time to relax

Key dates

31st October 2017

Applications close for new international students.

Early September 2017

Summer School paper selection and enrolments open.

8 January 2018

Summer School 2018 begins.

Who is it for?

Students take Summer School papers for many reasons:

  • to complete papers towards their qualifications
  • to accelerate their degrees
  • to orientate themselves before the start of first semester
  • for interest
  • the opportunity to study elsewhere via distance learning

Are you a current student at Otago? Complete a “Change of Course” form to add a paper. These forms are available from the University Information Centre or contact


Many papers are unique to Summer School, others are core components of degree programmes.

All papers have full academic credit - most are the same point value as semester papers.

One 18 point paper counts as full time study. Papers are taught over six weeks instead of the usual thirteen weeks of a semester.


Accommodation is provided by University College.