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
- Studying at Otago
The due date for the submission of your application depends on the type of programme you are applying for.
|1 April||Applications open for accommodation for second semester (specific deadlines apply)|
|30 April||International student applications close for study beginning in the second semester|
|15 June||Students taking only second semester papers for a programme subject to the Entry Pathway system|
|1 July||Applications 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 August||Applications open for first semester and full year accommodation (specific deadlines apply apply)|
|31 August||Teacher Education Programmes (first year) (athough later applications will be considered)|
|1 September||Music Performance papers|
|15 September||Bachelor 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 October||Bachelor of Laws (second year)|
|31 October||International student applications close for study beginning at the start of the following academic year|
|1 November||Bachelor of Social Work (third year)|
|15 November||Bachelor of Surveying (second year)|
|1 December||International Student Study Abroad applications close for study beginning at the start of the following academic year|
|10 December||New and recommencing students, and returning students applying for a new programme, commencing in Summer School or first semester subject to the Entry Pathway system|
|30 April||Applications from international students for most postgraduate degrees for study beginning in the second semester|
|31 May||Applications for Dentistry programmes for study beginning in the following academic year|
|1 June||Most Masters’ degrees for study beginning in the second semester|
|15 September||Master of Dietetics (MDiet)|
|1 October||Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Wildlife Management (PGDipWLM) must submit all application materials|
|31 October||Applications from international students for most postgraduate degrees for study beginning at the start of the following academic year|
|10 December||Most 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.