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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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Do you know the changes you want to make to your second semester course?

The online change of course forms to make changes to your second semester course of study, or to add the optional 8th paper for HSFY, are available now. Get it done and avoid the queues!

See the Changing your course page for details.

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AskOtago is your one-stop-shop for all questions about studying at Otago. You can find answers instantly with our searchable knowledgebase.

AskOtago knowledgebase

Or call, email or chat with us. If you’re on our Dunedin campus, you can find us at our new hub in the Information Services Building.

Are you on the right track?

Student obtaining course advice from University staff

Get course advice from our experienced Student Advisers. Student Development is here to help you plan and achieve your goals at University and beyond.

Our Student Advisers are 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 and your 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

  • Friday 3 May
    Last day to withdraw from first semester papers (5pm deadline)
  • Saturday 11 May
    Graduation ceremonies
  • Saturday 18 May
    Graduation ceremonies
  • Friday 31 May
    Lectures cease before mid-year examinations
  • Monday 3 June
    Queen’s Birthday
  • Wednesday 5 June
    First semester examinations begin
  • Saturday 15 June
    Applications due from students taking only second semester papers for a programme subject to the Entry Pathway system in 2019
  • Wednesday 19 June
    First semester examinations end
  • Tuesday 25 June
    Due date for submission of papers for course approval by students taking only second semester papers

Full list of academic key dates