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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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Wanting to make changes to what you're studying this year?

See the Change of Course page for details on what changes can still be made and how you go about making them.

Changing your course

Want to talk through your options before making any changes?

Make an appointment to talk to a Student Adviser

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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

  • Friday 13 March
    Last day to delete first semester papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)
  • Friday 20 March
    Last day to delete full-year papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)
  • Wednesday 1 April
    Applications for second semester residential college accommodation open
  • Friday 10 April
    Good Friday – Mid-semester break begins
  • Monday 13 April
    Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 14 April
    Otago Anniversary Day observed (Dunedin)
  • Monday 20 April
    First semester resumes
  • Saturday 25 April
    ANZAC Day
  • Monday 27 April
    ANZAC Day observed
  • Friday 1 May
    Last day to withdraw from first semester papers (5pm deadline)
  • Saturday 9 May
    Graduation ceremonies
  • Saturday 16 May
    Graduation ceremonies
  • Friday 29 May
    Lectures cease before mid-year examinations

Full list of academic key dates

See the list of 2020 Study dates