Key dates for students
The Otago University year runs from late February until approximately mid November (end date is determined by final exam)
The year is broken into two semesters with exams at the end of each semester. Semester one starts in late February/early March and Semester two starts in early to mid July.
To see exact dates for the current year, including last days to enroll and examinations times, please go to Key Study Dates on the main university website
Course-related terminology used at the University of Otago
Course: The collection of papers for which a student is enrolled in a particular semester or year.
Postgraduate Course: A course undertaken by a student who has already completed a Bachelor's degree and comprising papers or other work at 400-level or above. Thus the Otago term 'postgraduate degree' is equivalent to the US term 'graduate degree'.