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Enrolment process

As a first step, if you are intending to take any distance learning papers, you are encouraged to contact the department or departments concerned to check your eligibility to take your planned course.

Every distance learning student must complete enrolment for study online for every year in which papers are being taken. This is in addition to any correspondence with teaching departments.

Outline of the enrolment process at Otago

Guide to enrolment (PDF)

Key dates

Application deadlines

New students

The due date for the submission of your application depends on the type of programme you are applying for.

Application deadlines

Later applications may be accepted if facilities for tuition remain available, but you may be liable for an additional fee.

All necessary documentation concerning entrance qualifications, including name, date of birth, citizenship and / or residency must be provided on applying.

Enrolled students

If you are currently enrolled at Otago, and wishing to continue in the same programme, you do not need to submit a new application, but you will need to complete course enrolment.

Application deadlines for enrolled students

Course enrolment must be completed by all students via eVision and consists of the following steps:

  • Annual details
  • Paper selection
  • Course approval
  • Course enrolment declaration.

The University issues your invoice via the My Account page in your eVision portal with all the information you need to organise payment. Once you've completed course enrolment and your fees have been paid, you're officially enrolled.

Login to eVision

Penalty fees will be imposed where full payment is not received by the due date on your tuition fee invoice.

Start dates

Course material is generally made available 1-2 weeks before the semester starts. Access to Blackboard occurs on the first day of the semester. You may be able to obtain a reading list earlier by contacting your programme administrator.

Fees information

Find out how fees are calculated, the different fees that are charged, and how and when to pay your tuition fees.

Visit the Otago fees page

International students

International students (including New Zealand permanent residents studying outside New Zealand and Australian citizens and permanent residents studying outside New Zealand) will normally be charged international fees.

Further information

Tel 0800 80 80 98 within New Zealand

Tel 1800 468 246 from Australia

Tel +64 3 479 7000 from outside New Zealand


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