An eight-week te reo Māori class for medical students, set up by fellow students, was so popular it will be repeated in future years. The organisers explain how Te Reo Kia Ora sessions at the Hunter Centre began, the philosophy behind the classes and their hopes for the future.
Course enrolment for 2022 is now open
If you are continuing in the same programme, or have accepted an offer of a place in a new programme, you can now complete the annual details and select your papers via your eVision portal.
Course advice is available all year round 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.
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 must complete the change of course process.
You can now do this in eVision under My programme and papers (deadlines apply).
Otago Global Student exchange
Study overseas for a semester or a year as part of your Otago degree.
Find out more about the programme, grants, and awards available, and when and how to apply.
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.
Thinking of changing your qualification or subject, or 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 it was produced. See the following links for the latest information:
Making the most of your time at Otago
- First-Year Students website
- Study skills – digital resources
- Student Learning Development
- Locals programme
- Friday 4 June
Lectures cease before mid-year examinations
- Monday 7 June
- 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
Since 2017, the family of Dr Claire Matthewson have presented the prize to the highest-achieving Pacific woman studying 200-level Division of Humanities papers.
A careers presentation evening for humanities students was off to a positive start, right as the Government announced a second nationwide lockdown.
The Otago University Football Club recently made history as the first Otago team to progress to the quarter final of the Chatham Cup.