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Studylink information for Foundation Year fees

Monday 11 May 2020 3:15pm

PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE ONLINE INFORMATION - www.studylink.govt.nz


Start your StudyLink application about a month before the Foundation Year Registration (22/06/2020).


WAIT until we send you your 7-digit University of Otago ID number. Your patience will be appreciated!


Do not give StudyLink your 5-digit FY reference number – it will delay your application.

You will receive your University of Otago ID number approximately three weeks after you have completed your Foundation Year Registration – please refer to the Registration Information for more detail.


As soon as you have received your 7-digit University of Otago ID number, please update your StudyLink loan application and ensure that your application is complete.


It will take approximately five weeks for the University of Otago to confirm your enrolment after your Foundation Year Registration has been completed. And it will take approximately one week for StudyLink to process your loan application.


You must complete your StudyLink loan application no later than 17/07/2020 (week 4 of your 1st Term).

To apply for a Student Loan, Student Allowance, and Living Costs, you will need:

  • Your bank account details
  • Original or certified copy of your passport or birth certificate, showing citizenship / permanent residency
  • Your IRD number
  • If you are under 24 and applying for an Allowance, your parents' income details
  • Your email address
  • The name of your education provider (University of Otago)
  • Your FY course start & end dates (22/06/2020 – 12/02/2021)


YOU MUST ENUSRE THAT YOU HAVE SUFFICIENT FUNDS FOR AT LEAST 6 WEEKS’ LIVING EXPENSES. IT TAKES TIME FOR STUDY LOAN AND ALLOWANCES TO BE FINALISED.