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COVID-19 information for postgraduate students

Whakamahukitanga mo te Mate Kurahauao – Mō ngā tāura

Move to Alert Level 1

8 June 2020, 4:38pm

The Prime Minister announced this afternoon that New Zealand will move to Alert Level 1 at midnight tonight (Monday, 8 June), noting the good news that the country has eliminated the transmission of the virus for now.

An update on what this means in practice for the University will be shared this week following government advice. The change in Alert Level will not affect the current semester 1 examinations, which will continue to be delivered online.

Updates will be shared by email and at

Graduate research candidates

The University of Otago is working to support its graduate research candidates as the complex situation following the COVID‑19 outbreak develops.

COVID‑19 information for graduate research candidates

Taught postgraduate students

This information is for postgraduate students undertaking research dissertations, projects, or creative research components for their degrees. These tend to be 40–60 points in taught postgraduate programmes(but are sometimes worth fewer points), and are core components in some honours degrees, postgraduate diplomas, and taught masters’ degrees.

COVID-19 information for taught postgraduate students