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Information for current students

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

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How is your semester going? Need some help before exams?

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.

Student Learning Development

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Course enrolment for 2020 is now open!

If you are continuing in the same programme, or have accepted an offer of a place in a new programme for 2020, you can now complete the annual details and select your papers through your eVision portal.

What to talk through your options before selecting your papers?

Make an appointment to talk to a Student Adviser

Are you on the right track?

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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

Guide to Enrolment

The Guide to Enrolment tells you what you need to do to complete your degree and lists the available papers.

Some information may have changed since the Guide to Enrolment was produced. See the following links for more up-to-date information:

Making the most of your time at Otago

First-Year Students website

Study skills - digital resources

Student Learning Development

Locals programme


Key dates

  • Sunday 1 September
    Applications due for Music Performance papers in 2020
  • Monday 2 September
    Second semester resumes
  • Friday 13 September
    Last day to withdraw from second semester and full year papers (5pm deadline)
  • Sunday 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 2020
  • Tuesday 1 October
    Applications due for second year classes in Law in 2020
  • Friday 11 October
    Lectures end before second semester examinations
  • Wednesday 16 October
    Second semester examinations begin
  • Monday 28 October
    Labour Day
  • Friday 1 November
    Applications due for the third stage of the Bachelor of Social Work programme in 2020
  • Saturday 9 November
    Second semester examinations end
  • Friday 15 November
    Applications due for second year classes in Surveying in 2020

Full list of academic key dates