The University of Otago has a number of publications available for prospective students and their families. They outline the many opportunities that await you at Otago and help you make well-informed decisions.
Following are links to PDFs or ebooks of the publications.
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Intro to Otago
Wondering whether university is for you? This guide is a good place to get started. It provides a brief overview of life at Otago and the degrees on offer.
- Intro to Otago Guide (PDF)
Aimed at prospective undergraduate students, this prospectus will help you plan your first year. Find information on entrance requirements, enrolment, degrees, subjects, support services and accommodation.
Guide to EnrolmentDetailed information on degree structures and papers to help you plan your course, plus a step-by-step guide to the enrolment process.
- Guide to Enrolment (PDF)
Information contained in the Guide may have changed since publication. Use the links below for up-to-date information.
See the Guide to Enrolment page for PDFs and previous editions.
Is your young person considering tertiary study? This guide helps parents learn more about university life, enrolment, accommodation and costs.
- Parents’ Guide (PDF)
A resource for Māori students thinking about studying at the University of Otago.
- Whānau Guide (PDF)
A resource for Pacific Island students thinking about studying at the University of Otago.
- Pacificana (PDF)
Distance Learning Prospectus
Upgrade your qualifications from wherever in the world you call home. This prospectus provides a list of courses offered by distance, plus information about fees and enrolment.
Bachelor of Arts at Otago
Offering over 40 arts and social science subjects, the Bachelor of Arts is Otago’s most flexible undergraduate degree programme.
Law at Otago
An overview of what’s on offer at Otago’s Faculty of Law, one of New Zealand’s premier law schools.
- Law at Otago (PDF)
Sciences at Otago
At Otago, world-renowned researchers and unique natural resources combine to create a scientific learning environment like no other.
- Sciences Prospectus (PDF)
Develop your interests in business and related subjects with the Bachelor of Commerce.
- Business Prospectus (PDF)
Health Sciences at Otago
Learn about the opportunities available in health sciences at our campuses in Christchurch, Dunedin and Wellington.
- Health Sciences at Otago (PDF)
College of Education
Find out about the programmes on offer at the College of Education.
- College of Education (PDF)
Postgraduate Health Sciences Prospectus
A guide to postgraduate and professional courses in health and related sciences at our campuses in Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington.
Postgraduate Humanities Prospectus
Find out about postgraduate opportunities in the Division of Humanities.
Aimed at prospective international students, this prospectus provides information about entrance and English language requirements, tuition fees, scholarships and how to apply.
- About the University of Otago in Chinese – 中文 (ebook)
- About the University of Otago in Chinese – 中文 (PDF)
Study Abroad and Exchange Guide
This guide provides an introduction to Otago for short-term international students. Find out about programmes of study, life in Dunedin and how to apply.
University of Otago Language Centre and University of Otago Pathways
Find out how Otago can help you improve your English language skills and gain a New Zealand university entry qualification.
Want to know more about a particular subject?
Visit the individual subject pages for subjects taught at Otago.
- Code of Student Conduct (PDF)
- Disability Information and Support: Resources and support (PDF)
- Disability Information and Support: A guide for secondary school students (PDF)
- Otago at a Glance (PDF)
- Campus map (PDF)
- Year 11/12 Explore Otago (PDF)
- Combined degrees (PDF)
- Performing Arts Prospectus (PDF)
- Bachelor of Health Sciences (PDF)
- Welcome to Otago: A guide for first-year Locals (PDF)
- Summer School Prospectus (PDF)
- University of Otago Calendar