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Information for international students with offers

Congratulations! Now that your application has been approved, you will need to start preparing for your time at Otago.

Welcome pack

Important information for you as a new student at the University of Otago

Here is information about what you need to do at each stage

Please bookmark this page so you can find it easily if you have any questions about the process of coming to Otago to study.
Our International Student Handbook (PDF) is also a handy reference tool. All new students will be given a hard copy during their Orientation Session.

We look forward to welcoming you to Otago soon!

Please note:
If you have applied for and are arriving to study at our Dunedin campus for first semester you must attend a New International Student Enrolment and Orientation Seminar

If you are transferring to University study from the University of Otago Language Centre and Foundation Year (UOLCFY) you must attend a New International Student Enrolment and Orientation Seminar  


If you haven’t found answers to your questions by following the links above, try searching the university knowledge base of frequently asked questions with AskOtago


If you still have questions after going through the information on the pages listed above, please contact your International Admissions Co-ordinator. You will find their name and email address on your Offer of Place.