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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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Change of course is now in eVision!

Once you have completed the course enrolment declaration for the year, if you wish to make changes to what you are studying you will need to complete the change of course process.

You can now do this yourself in eVision under My programme and papers (deadlines apply).

See the Changing your course page for more information

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Have a question? Contact AskOtago

AskOtago is your one-stop-shop for all questions about studying at Otago.

You can find answers instantly through a searchable knowledgebase, or contact us in person, by chat or telephone.

AskOtago

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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

  • Sunday 25 April
    ANZAC Day
  • Monday 26 April
    ANZAC Day (observed)
  • Friday 7 May
    Last day to withdraw from semester 1 papers (5pm deadline)
  • Saturday 8 May
    Graduation ceremonies
  • Saturday 15 May
    Graduation ceremonies
  • Friday 7 May
    Last day to withdraw from semester 1 papers (5pm deadline)
  • Saturday 15 May
    Graduation ceremonies
  • Friday 4 June
    Lectures cease before mid-year examinations
  • Monday 7 June
    Queen’s Birthday
  • Wednesday 9 June
    Semester 1 examinations begin
  • Tuesday 15 June
    Applications due from students taking only semester 2 papers for a programme subject to the Entry Pathway system in 2021
  • Wednesday 23 June
    Semester 1 examinations end
  • Friday 25 June
    Due date for submission of papers for course approval by students taking only semester 2 papers
  • Thursday 1 July
    Applications open for most entrance scholarships for 2022
  • Monday 5 July
    Enrolment/Orientation activities for new international students (until Friday 9 July)
  • Monday 5 July
    Latest arrival date for new international students studying in semester 2
  • Saturday 10 July
    Fees due for semester 2 only enrolments
  • Monday 12 July
    Semester 2 begins
  • Monday 12 July
    Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration by students taking only semester 2 papers (late fee may apply)
  • Friday 16 July
    Last day to add semester 2 papers (5pm deadline)
  • Friday 30 July
    Last day to delete semester 2 papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)

Full list of academic key dates