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Semester one enrolments are now open for 2019!

Important –All university communication will be through your Otago student email address. Either regularly check your Otago student email address or forward your emails to your personal account.

How to enrol

The application process consists of several steps. New students should begin their enrolment journey by selecting their preferred programme and creating an account through eVision, the University of Otago's enrolment system. 

If you have any questions, please contact the RTRU Programme Administrator at


Fees are paid per paper. We recommend that to spread payment you enrol for one semester at a time. Information on current fees can be found here. Your fees cover all course materials and tuition. The only extra cost is to attend our residential seminars which are held once per semester in Wellington.

Important dates

10 February 2019: Fees due for study beginning in the first semester
25 February 2019: Start of Semester One, formal lectures begin
1 March 2019: Last day to add first semester papers
15 March 2019: Last day to delete first semester papers with refund of fees
TBD March 2019: Semester One Wellington Residential Seminar
3 May 2019: Last day to withdraw from first semester papers (without refund of fees)
5-19 June 2019: Semester One examination period

8 July 2019: Start of Semester Two
10 July 2019: Fees due for study beginning in the second semester
12 July 2019: Last day to add second semester papers
26 July 2019: Last day to delete second semester papers with refund of fees
TBD August 2019: Semester Two Wellington Residential Seminar
13 September 2019: Last day to withdraw from semester two papers (without refund of fees)
16 October – 9 November 2019: Semester Two examination period

Please check the University's Academic Key Dates for further information

Residential seminars

Students are expected to attend the two-day Wellington RTRU seminar in any semester they are enrolled for an REHB paper. The structure and content of all REHB papers is predicated on attendance and the student could miss out on the benefits attendance accrues. However, we realise that attendance is not always possible and exceptions can be negotiated on a case by case basis with the paper tutor.

The seminars are held at the University of Otago, Wellington 23A Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington at the School of Medicine. Dates are: 16-17 March for Semester One 2018 and 10-11 August for Semester Two 2018. More details will be announced at the start of the semesters.

Related links

Distance Learning - Information about distance learning at the University of Otago.


For further information please contact the RTRU Programme Administrator at