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Information for current students

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

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Wanting to make changes to your course for the 2019 main enrolment period?

See the Changing your course page

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Have you selected and submitted your 2019 paper selection?

If you are continuing in the same programme or have accepted an offer of a place in a new programme, you can complete the annual details, and select and submit your paper selection for 2019 through your eVision portal.

Welcome to AskOtago | UiaŌtākou

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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.

Course advice services

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Whether you are in your first, second, or third year, course advice is the opportunity to discuss your course of study with an expert.

They can look at not just your current course of study, but ensure that it is setting you up so you can complete your qualification in a timely manner, and will get you where you want to go.

Course advice is available throughout the year, and at any time during your studies.

Course Advice 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

  • Monday 4 February
    Last day to withdraw from Summer School papers (5pm deadline)
  • Wednesday 6 February
    Waitangi Day
  • Sunday 10 February
    Fees due for study beginning in the first semester
  • Friday 15 February
    Summer School classes end
  • Saturday 16 February
    Summer School examinations begin
  • Monday 18 February
    Academic Orientation Week commences
    Enrolment/Orientation activities for new international students (until 22 February)
    Latest arrival date for new international students studying in first semester
  • Thursday 21 February
    Summer School examinations end
  • Friday 22 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 (late fee may apply)
  • Monday 25 February
    Formal lectures begin
  • 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)

Full list of academic key dates