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    Whether you’re new to tertiary study or looking to making a change, there are options for you to start at Otago in Semester 2.

    Available study options

    Take a look at the study options available for domestic students in semester 2. Please note that university entrance criteria apply.

    Other study options


    We're open from 8am - 6pm Monday to Saturday, and can help with any questions about application and enrolment, or anything else you want to know about the University.

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    A perfect place to find like-minded people and discover life-long friendships, our residential colleges combine the right living and learning environments for you to thrive.

    Explore living options and facilities at our residential colleges

    Our residential colleges have spaces available for students starting in semester 2, 2024. We’re also committed to providing college accommodation until the end of 2025* (18 months) so you don’t miss out on the full experience.
    *a return for 2025 should be discussed between the student/warden of the relevant college.

    Applications for accommodation are open now and close 15 June 2024.
    Late submissions may be considered.

    Room availability

    To find out which colleges still have spaces available for semester 2, contact:
    Student Accommodation Centre
    Tel 0800 80 80 98

    Accommodation fees

    Annual colleges' fees for 2024 range from  $19,266 to $21,373. Fees for semester 2 only (18 weeks) are generally $9,126.

    In most cases, an earlier move-in date can be arranged for an additional cost – priced at a weekly fee of $507.

    How to apply

    Apply through the 'Apply for managed accommodation section'  in your eVision application portal. Take time to complete your application fully as any inaccuracies may cause delays in sending it to the residential colleges.

    Accommodation options for students with disabilities

    The University of Otago and its residential colleges are committed to providing provisions for students with a range of disabilities. Some of our colleges are particularly suited to students who use a wheelchair or have limited mobility.

    See the accommodation options for students with disabilities

    For further information, contact:
    Student Accommodation Centre
    Tel 0800 80 80 98

    Disability Information and Support 
    Tel +64 3 479 8235 

    Scholarship opportunity

    Are you beginning your tertiary studies for the first time in semester 2? – you can apply for the Vice-Chancellor’s scholarship, ranging in value from $2,000 to ~$35,000. Selection of scholarship recipients will be at the discretion of the Vice-Chancellor.

    Applications are open now and close on 15 June for semester 2 study.
    Late submissions may be considered.

    How to apply

    Apply through the ‘My scholarships and awards’ tab in your eVision application portal. Make sure you provide answers for all sections that are relevant to you – it gives us more information to consider when making selection decisions.

    Learn more about the scholarship application process

    For questions about entrance scholarships, please contact us:
    Freephone 0800 80 80 98 (within New Zealand)
    Tel +64 3 479 7000

    Student Services

    Find out more about what's on offer.

    Visit the Student Services website

    Tertiary Open Days 2024

    Come along to our booth at the Expo for a chat, answers to any questions you may have, or help with your application to enrol for semester 2.

    Where: Main Common Room (MCR) of the Union Building
    When: Sunday 26 May 10am–2pm and Monday 27 May 9am–3pm

    Visit the Otago Tertiary Open Days webpage

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