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Get a taste of university life with Hands-On at Otago

Experience a week of the Otago student life over the summer holidays

Choose your favourite subject from many topics and get hands-on in a university department. You will interact with our researchers and learn about their discoveries.

Find out what you will do at Hands-On at Otago
Hands-On at Otago 2023 will run from 15–20 January and is open to all students who are in Year 12 or 13 in 2023.

Find out about the cost and how to pay for your trip
Entry is competitive. You will need to write us a really good personal statement! 

How do I apply?

Applications for Hands-on-Otago are now open.

Apply now

A non-digital version of the application form can be supplied on request by contacting hands-on@otago.ac.nz.

Download

2023 Hands-On at Otago Application Information book (PDF)

View students talking about their Hands-On at Otago experiences