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English For Otago frequently asked questions

How long is the programme?
Both English for Otago courses are 15 weeks in duration.

What does the entrance test assess?
Academic reading, writing, and listening.

Will I get a refund if I don't pass the entrance test?
New students will receive a full credit of tuition fees less the administration fee. Current students will be expected to return to a Language Centre class. Other students will have a credit of fees subject to the Fee Policy which is located on our policy page.

What are my options if I don't pass the entrance test?
Study English at the University of Otago Language Centre and prepare for an IELTS or TOEFL iBT examination

OR
Study English at the University of Otago Language Centre until the next English for Otago course is offered at the level you require

OR
Go to the University of Otago Foundation Year if you want to study at undergraduate level.

If I pass English for Otago how long is the result valid for?
The result is valid for two years.

Is English for Otago accepted by other institutions?
Otago Polytechnic accepts English for Otago.

How do I apply?
Please fill out the our application form online, or download and complete this form.

Email it to: uolcfy.admissions@otago.ac.nz

Or post it to:

The Admissions Officer
University of Otago Language Centre and Foundation Year
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand