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Information for current students

Information, and links to frequently used applications and resources, for current students at the University of Otago.

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Course enrolment for 2021 is now open

If you are continuing in the same programme, or have accepted an offer of a place in a new programme, you are able to complete the annual details and select your papers via your eVision portal.

Course advice is available all year road and as many times as you need. If you would like to discuss your choice of papers with an expert, talk to one of our Student Advisers.

Make an appointment with a Student Adviser

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Wanting to make changes to what you are studying in 2021 but have completed the declaration?

If you have completed the course enrolment declaration and wish to add, drop, or change papers you will need to complete the online Change of course form.

If you haven't completed the course enrolment declaration you can make changes to your course yourself through your eVision portal in most instances.

See the Changing your course page for more information and to access the form.

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Are you on the right track?

Our Student Advisers in Student Development offer a friendly ear to listen and provide guidance on what matters to you.

Through one-on-one collaborative discussions we can provide course advice and planning based on your academic goals and aspirations, and connect you with our wider support services.

Course advice is available throughout the year, and at any time during your studies.

Student Development website

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Get the best out of your assignments and exams

HEDC Student Learning Development provides free academic development to students studying at the University of Otago. Whether you are working hard to get a pass mark or seeking to gain a top result, all students can benefit from their services.

See the Student Learning Development website for more information.

Thinking of changing your qualification or subject, adding a minor?

The Guide to Enrolment shows you the qualifications, subjects and papers on offer at Otago in one easy to use resource.

Some information may have changed since the Guide to Enrolment was produced. See the following links for the latest information:

Making the most of your time at Otago

Key dates

  • Tuesday 5 January
    University reopens
  • Monday 11 January
    Summer School classes begin
    Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration concerning Summer School papers (late fee may apply)
  • Friday 15 January
    Due date for submission of papers for course approval by students taking semester 1 or full year papers
  • Monday 18 January
    Last day to add or delete a Summer School papers (5pm deadline)
  • Wednesday 3 February
    Last day to withdraw from Summer School papers (5pm deadline)
  • Saturday 6 February
    Waitangi Day
  • Monday 8 February
    Waitangi Day (observed)
  • Wednesday 10 February
    Fees due for study beginning in the semester 1
  • Friday 19 February
    Summer School classes end
  • Saturday 20 February
    Summer School examinations begin
  • Monday 22 February
    Academic Orientation Week commences
    Enrolment/Orientation activities for new international students (until 26 February)
    Latest arrival date for new international students studying in first semester
  • Thursday 25 February
    Summer School examinations end
  • Friday 26 February
    Preliminary lectures for semester 1 and full-year papers
    Academic Orientation Week ends
    Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration by students taking semester 1 and full-year papers (a late fee may apply)
  • Monday 1 March
    Formal lectures begin
  • Friday 5 March
    Last day to add semester 1 or full-year papers (5pm deadline)
  • Friday 19 March
    Last day to delete semester 1 papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)
  • Friday 26 March
    Last day to delete full-year papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)

Full list of academic key dates