International students currently studying full-time at the University may be eligible to apply to extend their visa through Student Visa Services on campus.

There are some exceptions. If any of the following applies to you then you'll need to apply for your visa through the Immigration New Zealand website:

  • You don't currently hold a valid student visa
  • You're not currently, or were not during the last enrolment period, a full-time student (unless you are an undergraduate finalist)
  • You're currently under the University of Otago's Academic Progress Policy, or under a similar policy on a professional programme
  • You're here on a Student Exchange programme

Student Visa Services are located at the International Office, in the north end of the Clocktower Building - enter through the main doors opposite the Leith river and ask at Reception.

International student visa information

New Zealand Immigration - Study in New Zealand

Last updated 21/01/2021 10.57 AM

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