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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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Course enrolment for 2021 is now open

If you are continuing in the same programme, or have accepted an offer of a place in a new programme, you are able to complete the annual details and select your papers via your eVision portal.

Course advice is available all year road and as many times as you need. If you would like to discuss your choice of papers with an expert, talk to one of our Student Advisers.

Make an appointment with a Student Adviser

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Wanting to enrol in a Pre-Christmas Summer School paper or change your specialisation?

You can make changes to your specialisation or add a Pre-Christmas Summer School paper using the online change of course form.

See the Changing your course page for more information and to access the form.

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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 we can provide course advice and planning based on your academic goals and aspirations, and connect you with our wider support services.

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

Student Development website

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Get the best out of your assignments and exams

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 their services.

See the Student Learning Development website for more information.

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

  • Sunday 1 November
    Applications due for the third stage of the Bachelor of Social Work programme in 2021
  • Saturday 7 November
    Second semester examinations end
  • Sunday 15 November
    Applications due for second-year classes in Surveying in 2021
  • Thursday 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 2021
    Applications due for first enrolment in most Honours, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters’ programmes in 2021
  • Saturday 12 December
    Graduation ceremonies
  • Tuesday 15 December
    Due date for submission of 2021 Summer School papers for course approval
  • Wednesday 16 December
    Graduation ceremonies
  • Saturday 19 December
    Graduation ceremonies
  • Tuesday 5 January
    University reopens
  • Monday 11 January
    Summer School classes begin
    Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration concerning Summer School papers (late fee may apply)
  • Friday 15 January
    Due date for submission of papers for course approval by students taking semester 1 or full year papers
  • Monday 18 January
    Last day to add or delete a Summer School papers (5pm deadline)

Full list of academic key dates