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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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The last day to add or delete a paper for semester 2 has now passed

You can make changes to your specialisation, and withdraw from a semester 2 or full year paper/s (without a refund of fees).

See the Changing your course page for more information.

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Get the best out of your studies

Check out Student Learning development for workshops, Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS), peer learning & support programmes, and digital resources to help you make the most of your time at Otago.

Student Learning Development

Are you on the right track?

Student obtaining course advice from University staff

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 Student Advisers can provide:

  • Course advice and planning based on your academic goals and aspirations; and
  • Connection with our wider support services e.g. Student Exchange, scholarships, Student Health, Student Learning Development, Careers Development Centre, Disability Information and Support, support for Pacific Island and Māori students.

By providing course advice and connecting you to services around the University, we will ensure you’re well-equipped for success during and after your time at Otago.

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

Student Development website

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

  • Saturday 15 August
    Graduation ceremony
  • Saturday 22 August
    Mid-semester break begins
  • Monday 31 August
    Applications due for first enrolment in Teacher Education programmes in 2021
  • Monday 31 August
    Semester 2 resumes
  • Tuesday 1 September
    Applications due for Music Performance papers in 2021
  • Friday 11 September
    Last day to withdraw from semester 2 and full-year papers (5pm deadline)
  • Tuesday 15 September
    Applications due for first-year courses in Dental Technology, Oral Health and Radiation Therapy, and second year classes in Dentistry, Medical Laboratory Science, Medicine, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy in 2021
  • Thursday 1 October
    Applications due for second-year classes in Law in 2021
  • Friday 9 October
    Lectures end before semester 2 examinations
  • Wednesday 14 October
    Semester 2 examinations begin
  • Monday 26 October
    Labour Day

Full list of academic key dates

See the list of 2020 Study dates