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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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Course enrolment opens on Monday 3 September!

If you are continuing in the same programme or have accepted an offer of a place in a programme, from Monday 3 September you will be able to complete the annual details and select your papers for 2019 through your eVision portal.

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HEDC Student Learning Development

HEDC Student Learning Development provide free and confidential academic development. Whether you're working hard to get a pass mark, or seeking to gain a top result, Student Learning Development can help.

See the HEDC Student Learning Development website for more information.

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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.

University Course Advice Service

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Whether you are in your first, second, or third year, the University Course Advice Service is here to help.

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

OUSA

Key dates

  • Saturday 18 August
    Graduation ceremony
  • Saturday 25 August
    Mid-semester break begins
  • Friday 31 August
    Applications due for first enrolment in Teacher Education programmes in 2019
  • Saturday 1 September
    Applications due for Music Performance papers in 2019
  • Monday 3 September
    Second semester resumes
  • Friday 14 September
    Last day to withdraw from second semester and full year papers (5pm deadline)
  • Saturday 15 September
    Applications due for first year courses in Dental Technology, Oral Health and Radiation Therapy, and second year classes in Dentistry, Medical Laboratory Science, Medicine, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy in 2019
  • Monday 1 October
    Applications due for second year classes in Law in 2019
  • Friday 12 October
    Lectures end before second semester examinations
  • Wednesday 17 October
    Second semester examinations begin
  • Monday 22 October
    Labour Day
  • Thursday 1 November
    Applications due for the third stage of the Bachelor of Social Work programme in 2019
  • Saturday 10 November
    Second semester examinations end
  • Thursday 15 November
    Applications due for second year classes in Surveying in 2019
  • Saturday 8 December
    Graduation ceremonies
  • Monday 10 December
    Applications due from all new and recommencing students, and returning students applying for a new programme, commencing in Summer School or first semester subject to the Entry Pathway system in 2019
    Applications due for first enrolment in most Honours, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters’ programmes in 2019
  • Wednesday 12 December
    Graduation ceremonies
  • Saturday 15 December
    Graduation ceremonies
    Due date for submission of Summer School papers for course approval

Full list of academic key dates