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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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Wanting to add an eighth optional paper to your HSFY course?

You can now add it yourself through your eVision portal!

See the Changing your course page for details.

Note: If you have already selected your HSFY 8th optional paper and wish to either delete or change it, you will need to complete a Change of Course form. See the Changing your course page.

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Making changes to your second semester course?

You may need to collect a Change of Course form from the Otago Business School (all qualifications).

There are also Student Advisers on hand if you would like to talk through any changes.

See the Changing your course page for details.

Are you on the right track?

Student obtaining course advice from University staff

Our Student Advisers in Student Development 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 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.

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

  • Monday 1 July
    Latest arrival date for new international students studying in second semester Enrolment/Orientation activities for new international students (until Friday 5 July)
  • Monday 8 July
    Second semester begins
    Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration by students taking only second semester papers (late fee may apply)
  • Wednesday 10 July
    Fees due for second semester only enrolments
  • Friday 12 July
    Last day to add second semester papers (5pm deadline)
  • Friday 26 July
    Last day to delete second semester papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)
  • Saturday 17 August
    Graduation ceremony
  • Saturday 24 August
    Mid-semester break begins
  • Saturday 31 August
    Applications due for first enrolment in Teacher Education programmes in 2020
  • Sunday 1 September
    Applications due for Music Performance papers in 2020
  • Monday 2 September
    Second semester resumes
  • Friday 13 September
    Last day to withdraw from second semester and full year papers (5pm deadline)
  • Sunday 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 2020

Full list of academic key dates