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Apply to enrol at the University of Otago

Tono – Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo

1 Choose your major / endorsement subject from the list below

This may seem like a big commitment, but you can easily change it later.

2 You’ll be taken to a detailed subject page

On that page, you’ll see what qualifications are available for your subject.

Choose one of the bachelors’ degrees and hit ‘Apply’.

You might see some other qualifications listed, but if this will be your first university qualification, then a bachelor’s degree is probably the right choice. If you have any questions, contact AskOtago.

3 This will take you to eVision

eVision is your personalised application portal.

Follow the on-screen instructions to create your eVision account and complete your application.

If you already have a degree, you may be more interested in our postgraduate qualifications.
If you are an international student, your application process is different. Please see our international website.

List of major / endorsement subjects

Subject Degree(s)
Accounting (ACCT) BACom / BAppSc* / BCom / BComSC
Agricultural Innovation (AGRI) BAppSc / BASc / BComSC
Anatomy (ANAT) BAppSc* / BASc / BComSc/ BSc
Anthropology (ANTH) BA / BACom / BAppSc* / BASc
Applied Geology (APGE) BAppSc / BASc / BComSC
Aquaculture and Fisheries (AQFI) BAppSc / BASc / BComSC
Archaeology1 (ARCH; anthropology) BA / BACom / BAppSc* / BASc
Asian Studies (ASIA) BA / BACom / BAppSc* / BASc
Biblical Studies (BIBS) BA / BACom / BASc / BTheol /
Biochemistry (BIOC) BAppSc* / BASc / BComSc / BSc
Botany (BTNY) BAppSc* / BASc / BComSc / BSc
Chemistry (CHEM) BAppSc* /BASc / BComSc / BSc
Chinese (CHIN) BA / BACom / BASc
Christian Thought and History (CHTH) BA / BACom / BASc / BTheol
Classics (CLAS) BA / BACom / BASc
Communication Studies (COMS) BA / BACom / BAppSc*/ BASc
Community Health Care (CMHC) BHealSc
Composition (CPSN; music)
Computational Modelling (COMO; mathematics; engineering) BAppSc / BASc / BComSc
Computer Science (COSC; engineering) BA / BACom / BAppSc* / BASc / BComSc / BSc
Consumer Food Science (CFSC) BAppSc / BASc / BComSc
Data Science (DASC) BAppSc / BASc / BComSc
Dental Technology (DTEC) BDentTech
Dentistry (DENTX) BDS
Drugs and Human Health (DRHH) BBiomedSc
Early Childhood Education (ECED; teaching)
Ecology (ECOL) BAppSc* / BASc / BComSc / BSc
Economics (ECON) BA / BACom / BAppSc* / BASc / BCom / BComSC / BSc
Education (EDUC) BA / BACom / BAppSc* / BASc
Energy Management (EMAN; engineering) BAppSc / BASc / BComSc
Energy Science and Technology (EMAN; engineering) BASc / BComSc / BSc
Engineering Intermediate2 BSc
English (ENGL) BA / BACom / BAppSc* / BASc
English and Linguistics (ENLI) BA / BACom / BASc
Environmental Management (ENVM) BAppSc / BASc / BComSc
European Studies (EURO) BA / BACom / BASc
Exercise and Sport Science (EXSS) BASc / BComSc / BSc
Film and Media Studies (FIME) BA / BACom / BAppSc* / BASc
Finance (FINC) BACom / BAppSc* / BCom / BComSC
Food Science (FOSC) BAppSc* / BASc / BComSc / BSc
Forensic Analytical Science (FORS) BAppSc / BASc / BComSc
French (FREN) BA / BACom / BASc
Functional Human Biology (FUHB) BBiomedSc
Gender Studies (GEND) BA / BACom / BAppSc*/ BASc
Genetics (GENE) BAppSc* / BASc / BComSc / BSc
Geographic Information Systems (GISS; engineering) BAppSc / BASc / BComSc
Geography (GEOG) BA / BACom / BAppSc* / BASc / BComSc / BSc
Geology (GEOL; engineering) BAppSc* / BASc / BComSc / BSc
German (GERM) BA / BACom / BASc
Global Studies (GLBL) BA / BACom / BASc
Health Sciences First Year (HSFY)
HSFY is the first-year programme for Dentistry, Medical Laboratory Science, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Physiotherapy.3
History (HIST) BA / BACom / BAppSc* / BASc
Human Nutrition (HUNT) BAppSc* / BASc / BComSc / BSc
Human Resource Management (HURM) BACom / BCom / BComSC
Indigenous Development / He Kura Matanui (INDV) BA / BACom / BAppSc* / BASc
Infection and Immunity (INIM) BBiomedSc
Information Science (INFO) BA / BAppSc* / BACom / BASc / BCom / BComSC / BSc
International Business (INTB) BACom / BAppSc* / BCom / BComSC
Japanese (JAPA) BA / BACom / BASc
Land Planning and Development (LDPD) BASc / BComSc / BSc
Language and Linguistics (LALI) BA / BACom / BASc
Linguistics (LING) BA / BACom / BASc
Management (MANT) BACom / BAppSc* / BCom / BComSC
Māori Health (MAOH; Maori Health) BHealSc
Māori Studies (MOAR; Maori Studies) BA / BACom / BAppSc* / BASc
Marketing (MART) BACom / BAppSc* / BCom / BComSC
Mathematics (MATH) BA / BACom / BAppSc* / BASc / BComSc / BSc
Medical Laboratory Science (MELS) BMLSc
Medicine (MICN; the Otago medical degree) MB ChB
Microbiology (MICR) BAppSc* / BASc / BComSc / BSc
Molecular Basis of Health and Disease (MBHD) BBiomedSc
Molecular Biotechnology (MOBI) BAppSc / BASc / BComSc
Music (MUSI) BA / BACom / BASc / MusB
Neuroscience (NEUR) BAppSc* / BASc / BComSc / BSc
Nutrition and Metabolism in Human Health (NMHH) BBiomedSc
Oceanography (OCEN; engineering) BAppSc* / BASc / BComSc / BSc
Oral Health (DEOH) BOH
Pacific and Global Health (PACH) BHealSc
Pacific Islands Studies (PACI) BA / BACom / BAppSc* / BASc
Pastoral Studies (PAST; theology)
Performance (Music) (PERF; music)
Performing Arts (PERF) BPA
Pharmacology (PHAL) BAppSc* / BASc / BComSc / BSc
Pharmacy (PHCY) BPharm
Philosophy (PHIL) BA / BACom / BASc
Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PHPE) BA / BACom / BAppSc* / BASc / BCom / BComSC
Physical Education, Activity and Health (PEAH) BAppSc / BASc / BComSc
Physics (PHSI; engineering) BAppSc* / BASc / BComSc / BSc
Physiology (PHSL) BAppSc* / BASc / BComSc / BSc
Physiotherapy (PHTY) BPhty
Plant Biotechnology (PLBI) BAppSc* / BASc / BComSc / BSc
Politics (POLS) BA / BACom / BAppSc* / BASc
Primary Bicultural Education (Te Pōkai Mātauranga o te Ao Rua) (PRBE; teaching)
Primary Education (PRED; teaching)
Psychology (PSYC) BA / BACom / BAppSc* / BASc / BComSc / BSc
Public Health (PUBH) BHealSc
Radiation Therapy (RADT) BRT
Religious Studies (RELS) BA / BACom / BASc
Reproduction, Genetics and Development (REGD) BBiomedSc
Social Work (SOWK) BSW
Sociology (SOCI) BA / BACom / BAppSc* / BASc
Software Engineering (SENG) BAppSc / BASc / BComSc
Spanish (SPAN) BA / BACom / BASc
Sport and Exercise Nutrition (SPNU) BAppSc / BASc / BComSc
Sport Development and Management (SPDM) BA / BACom / BASc / BComSc / BSc
Sports Technology (SPTE) BAppSc / BASc / BComSc
Statistics (STAT) BA / BACom / BAppSc* / BASc / BComSc / BSc
Studio Production (STPR; music)
Surveying (SURV; engineering) BSurv
Surveying Measurement (SURV) BASc / BComSc / BSc
Teaching (EDUC) BTchg
Theatre Studies (THEA) BA / BACom / BASc
Theology (THEO) BTheol
Tourism (TOUR) BACom / BAppSc* / BCom / BComSC
Tourism, Languages and Cultures (TLC) BA / BACom / BASc
Zoology (ZOOL) BAppSc* / BASc / BComSc / BSc

1 Archaeology is a specialisation within the Anthropology major. If you wish to specialise in Archaeology, you will need to major in Anthropology.
2 You can take a first year at Otago to satisfy the Intermediate Year for the University of Canterbury’s Bachelor of Engineering. It is treated like a major subject for enrolment purposes.
3 Health Sciences First Year (HSFY) is treated like a major subject for enrolment purposes, however you cannot complete a three-year Bachelor of Science majoring in HSFY. Instead, after completing your first year, you can transfer to a different major subject for second year and beyond. For example, after HSFY, you might enter second-year Anatomy or Biochemistry or Medicine.


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