Make sure you book your flights to arrive in time for the International Student Enrolment and Orientation Seminars.

If you are a new international student you must attend an Enrolment/Orientation seminar. At this seminar you will need to bring your original passport and a copy of your visa that allows you to study at Otago so that your enrolment can be completed. You can register for a session online before you travel or as soon as you arrive.

  • If you're starting in the first semester in 2019 you should arrive on campus by 18 February 2019. Orientation activities will run from 14-22 February and formal lectures begin on 25 February.
  • If you're starting in the second semester in 2019 you should arrive on campus by 1 July 2019. Orientation activities will run from 1-5 July and formal lectures begin on 8 July.

Key Dates for International Students*

Summer School

6 January Latest arrival date for new international students studying at Summer School
Enrolment/Orientation seminar for new international students
7 January Summer School lectures begin

First semester

18 February New international students for first semester should arrive by this date
18-22 February New International Student Orientation
22 February Preliminary lectures held
25 February Formal lectures begin

Second semester

1 July New international students for second semester should arrive by this date
1-5 July New International Student Orientation
8 July Second semester lectures begin

* Please note that these are only some of the key dates for 2019 - please see the Academic key dates page for the full list:

Last updated 26/10/2018 04.09 PM
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