Information, and links to frequently used applications and resources, for current students at the University of Otago.
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?
What to talk through your options before selecting your papers?
Need help? Contact AskOtago
AskOtago is your one-stop-shop for all your questions about studying at Otago.
You can find answers instantly with our searchable knowledgebase or call, email or chat with us.
If you’re on our Dunedin campus, you can find us at our hub in the Information Services Building.
Are you on the right track?
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.
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
- Monday 6 January
Summer School classes begin
Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration concerning Summer School papers (a late fee may apply)
- Friday 10 January
Summer School fees due
- Monday 13 January
Last day to add or delete Summer School papers (5pm deadline)
- Wednesday 15 January
Due date for submission of papers for course approval by students taking first semester or full-year papers
- Thursday 6 February
- 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