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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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Get ready for study in semester one

Are you continuing in the same programme, or have you accepted an offer of a place in a new programme for 2020?

Complete the annual details and select your papers through your eVision portal

Want to talk through your options before selecting your papers?

Make an appointment to talk to a Student Adviser

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Completed the course enrolment declaration but now want to make changes to what you're studying in semester one?

Avoid the queues by completing the online Change of Course form now.

Changing your course

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

  • Thursday 6 February
    Waitangi Day
  • Sunday 9 February
    Fees due for study beginning in the first semester
  • Friday 14 February
    Summer School classes end
  • Saturday 15 February
    Summer School examinations begin
  • Monday 17 February
    Academic Orientation Week commences
    Enrolment/Orientation activities for new international students (until 21 February)
    Latest arrival date for new international students studying in first semester
  • Thursday 20 February
    Summer School examinations end
  • Friday 21 February
    Preliminary lectures for first semester and full-year papers
    Academic Orientation Week ends
    Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration by students taking first semester and full-year papers (a late fee may apply)
  • Monday 24 February
    Formal lectures begin
  • Friday 28 February
    Last day to add first semester or full-year papers (5pm deadline)
  • 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)

Full list of academic key dates

See the list of 2020 Study dates