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Enrolment process for programmes at the University of Otago, Christchurch

The information on enrolment for returning and re-commencing students tells you to log on to your eVision portal using your University of Otago user name and password. If you have your student ID number or user name but have forgotten your password, call 0800 479 888 (IT helpdesk Dunedin) and tell them you need to sort out your user name and password. Then you will be able to proceed with entry to your student portal.

Note: The University's enrolment office will only make contact with you via your student email address (not any personal / work email address).

Information about enrolment for all programmes at the University of Otago is available on the University website.

Admission to Postgraduate Programmes

Step I - Admission (completed by early December)

The first step for those wishing to undertake postgraduate study is to establish eligibility for admission to the chosen programme. You must prove that you have the appropriate pre-entry qualifications and that your proposed programme is an acceptable one. The University introduced a new system in 2013 for admission, which needs to be done online via eVision.

Some of the MHealSc, PGDipHealSc and PGCertHealSc papers were developed for other qualifications, e.g. the Diploma and Master of Public Health. You should not assume automatic entry to these papers as your application will be considered by the Department offering such papers. To discuss the possibility of doing these papers contact the relevant Head of Department or the named contact person.

To apply go to Applying for a Programme.

Step II - Official University of Otago Enrolment and Fees

In addition to applying for admission to your chosen programme, you need to complete paper selection / enrolment each year you are studying. This is done on-line via eVision.

To enrol / select your paper(s) each year go to Applying for a Programme.

Step III: Library Access, Computer Lab Access, ID/Security Cards

Once the enrolment process is complete, you will have a username which allows library access (either distance or on-campus at Christchurch) and access to the University of Otago, Christchurch student computer laboratory. For these purposes, you will require:

  • a University of Otago photo ID card (this card cites your user ID for computer and distance library access)
    and if you are located in Christchurch, you will ALSO require
  • a security card to obtain after-hours access to the Canterbury Medical Library and 24 hour access to the student computer lab.

Your course administrator will supply you with the necessary forms to apply for access to these facilities.

Returning students who have mislaid their electronic access password should contact the University of Otago IT helpdesk 0800 479 888.

Admission to Medicine (MB ChB)

Admission to the medical degree is processed through the University of Otago's Division of Health Sciences

Further information about the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) is available on the University of Otago website.

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Fees for Postgraduate Courses


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Enrolment and Admission

Enrolment and Admission is an on-line process: for an overview of the process see Enrolment at Otago  and to apply see Applying for a Programme.

Contact for Christchurch Programmes

Ruth Helms
Manager, Academic Programmes
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel +64 3 364 0527