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Getting Started at Otago

The Commerce building


Once you have been registered on the university system you need to complete Course Approval which is the final step of your enrolment at Otago. PhD and thesis-only Masters’ students will be advised of the enrolment process upon arrival at Otago.

All students taking papers at Otago must complete Course Approval during the main Semester One and Semester Two enrolment periods. International Division staff will explain the Course Approval process during the International Student Orientation. You will receive your university student ID card, username and password details once you have completed Course Approval.

Student Services

The University of Otago offers students a wide range of academic, recreational and support services