university of otago application

Apply to enrol at the University of Otago

1 Choose your major / endorsement subject from the list below

This may seem like a big commitment, but you can easily change it later.

2 You’ll be taken to a detailed subject page

On that page, you’ll see what qualifications are available for your subject.

Choose one of the bachelors’ degrees and hit ‘Apply’.

You might see some other qualifications listed, but if this will be your first university qualification, then a bachelor’s degree is probably the right choice. If you have any questions, contact AskOtago.

3 This will take you to eVision

eVision is your personalised application portal.

Follow the on-screen instructions to create your eVision account and complete your application.

If you already have a degree, you may be more interested in our postgraduate qualifications.
If you are an international student, your application process is different. Please see our international website.

Enrolment – Applying: Important dates

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The due date for the submission of your application depends on the type of programme you are applying for.

Undergraduate study

1 AprilApplications open for accommodation for second semester (specific deadlines apply)
30 AprilInternational student applications close for study beginning in the second semester
15 JuneStudents taking only second semester papers for a programme subject to the Entry Pathway system
1 JulyApplications open for Entrance Scholarships and close on 15 August, with the exception of Dux Scholarships (no closing date) and New Frontiers Entrance Scholarship (close 4 March)
1 AugustApplications open for first semester and full year accommodation (specific deadlines apply apply)
31 AugustTeacher Education Programmes (first year) (athough later applications will be considered)
1 SeptemberMusic Performance papers
15 SeptemberBachelor of Dental Technology (first year)
Bachelor of Oral Health (first year)
Bachelor of Radiation Therapy (first year)
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (second year)
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (second year)
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (second year)
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (second year)
Bachelor of Pharmacy (second year)
1 OctoberBachelor of Laws (second year)
31 OctoberInternational student applications close for study beginning at the start of the following academic year
1 NovemberBachelor of Social Work (third year)
15 NovemberBachelor of Surveying (second year)
1 DecemberInternational Student Study Abroad applications close for study beginning at the start of the following academic year
10 DecemberNew and recommencing students, and returning students applying for a new programme, commencing in Summer School or first semester subject to the Entry Pathway system

Postgraduate study

30 AprilApplications from international students for most postgraduate degrees for study beginning in the second semester
31 MayApplications for Dentistry programmes for study beginning in the following academic year
1 JuneMost Masters’ degrees for study beginning in the second semester
15 SeptemberMaster of Dietetics (MDiet)
1 OctoberApplicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Wildlife Management (PGDipWLM) must submit all application materials
31 OctoberApplications from international students for most postgraduate degrees for study beginning at the start of the following academic year
10 DecemberMost honours programmes
Most masters’ degrees for study beginning at the start of the following academic year
Most postgraduate diplomas and certificates

There are no specific due dates for applications for PhD study.