I am a (select one of the following):
New studentSomeone applying to study at Otago for the first time.
Returning studentEnrolled at the University in one or both of the previous two years.
Returning student applying for a new programmeEnrolled at the University in one or both of the previous two years and are changing programmes*.
Recommencing studentEnrolled at the University previously but not in the preceding two years.
To enrol at Otago you must complete the following process:
Things to consider
Are you eligible for admission to the University?Applies to: New students
To be eligible for admission you must:
- meet the age requirement (be at least 16 years old by the first day of classes in your period of study)
- hold (or expect to gain) a university entrance qualification
- meet language requirements
For more information see: Entrance
What do you want to study?Applies to: All students
Otago offers a wide range of study options. Things to consider are:
- what you intend to study including your programme, specialisation (major subject or endorsement (if applicable), minor subject), and paper choices
- where you intend to study
- when you intend to start
These choices will affect each other.
For more information see: Qualifications
What are the entry requirements of the programme?Applies to: New or recommencing students; Returning students applying for a new programme
Different types of programmes have different entry requirements.
- General bachelors'degrees are subject to the Entry Pathway system
- Specialised bachelors' degrees have their own specific entry requirements, restricted choice of papers and admission procedures.
For more information see: Planning
What are the application due dates?Applies to: New or recommencing students; Returning students applying for a new programme
While you can start the application process via eVision as early as May, you must submit your application by certain due dates.
Make sure to take note of the due date that applies to the programme you're interested in to avoid missing out – some programmes will not accept late applications.
For more information see: Important dates
Creating your eVision accountApplies to: New students
eVision is the University's student management system, and is your one-stop shop for study-related information.
Once you have answered questions 1-4, you're ready to create your eVision account.
Select the button on the programme page and provide the required details.
Complete and submit your applicationApplies to: New and recommencing students; Returning students applying for a new programme
Log into your eVision portal
- Under My programmes and papers:
- Select Complete application (if new student)
- Select Apply for another programme (if existing student)
- Complete steps until green tick appears
- Submit your application
For more information see: Submitting
University AdmissionApplies to: New or recommencing students
University staff will process your application including:
- verifying your identity
- checking your University Entrance qualification
- verifying that you meet age and language requirements.
They may also request any additional documentation that may be required.
For more information see: Submitted
Programme admissionApplies to: New or recommencing students; Returning students applying for a new programme
The Department or Division responsible for your programme will:
- assess your application
- request any additional documentation that may be required
The University will inform you of the outcome and (if appropriate) make you an offer via eVision. Accept this offer to proceed to Course Enrolment.
For more information see: Submitted
Provide Annual DetailsApplies to: All students
Every year you must provide information required by the New Zealand Government and/or the University (e.g. study address, emergency contact details).
For more information see: Course enrolment
Select your papersApplies to: All students
eVision guides you through the process of selecting papers. Once you have selected your papers, and applied for any special or departmental permission you may need, you must submit your paper selection for course approval.
For more information see: Selecting papers
Course approvalApplies to: All students
Your paper selection will be reviewed and you will be advised via your eVision portal whether your paper selection has been approved or declined.
For more information see: Course approval
Complete the declarationApplies to: All students
To finalise your enrolment you must complete the online declaration via eVision.
For more information see: Course approval declaration
Payment of fees
Pay your feesApplies to: All students
You will find all the information you need to organise payment in the Finance section of your eVision portal.
For more information see: Fees