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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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Get the best out of your studies

HEDC 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 our services

See the HEDC Student Learning Development website for details.

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AskOtago | UiaŌtākou

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 1 March
    Last day to add first semester or full year papers (5pm deadline)
  • Friday 15 March
    Last day to delete first semester papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)
  • Friday 22 March
    Last day to delete full year papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)
  • Friday 19 April
    Good Friday - Mid-semester break begins
  • Monday 22 April
    Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 23 April
    Otago Anniversary Day observed (Dunedin)
  • Thursday 25 April
    ANZAC Day
  • Monday 29 April
    First semester resumes
  • 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

Full list of academic key dates