International students who are granted New Zealand residency or citizenship while enrolled may be eligible to pay domestic fees for the current and subsequent years, depending on the date of the change to your status.

You will need to present an original passport along with a notification of your electronic visa (eVisa) confirmation, to confirm your change of residential status.

To be considered for a refund of fees to the equivalent domestic fee level, the date of award of the residence visa (as printed on the eVisa approval letter) must be prior to:

  • 21 January 2022 for Summer School papers
  • 18 March 2022 for semester 1 papers
  • 25 March 2022 for full-year papers
  • 29 July 2022 for semester 2 papers

If your status changes after these dates you will continue to pay the international tuition rate for the duration of the paper/s you are currently enrolled in.

New and current international students with pending New Zealand residency are advised to seek advice from the University about their situation:

New students:
Email international.admissions@otago.ac.nz

Returning students:
Email student.finance@otago.ac.nz

Changing citizenship or residency details
International Fees

Last updated 09/12/2021 09.09 AM

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