The University of Otago uses your National Student Number (NSN) to match your details against the National Student Index (NSI). If your details can be matched from your NSN, no supporting documentation is required.
However, you'll need to provide extra documentation if:
- You can't provide us with your NSN (If you have not received your NSN and you are still at school, please contact your school administration)
- Your details do not fully match against the details on the NSI, or
- The NSI doesn't have records of the documentation required to verify your personal information
When the University of Otago is unable to verify a student's identity through the NSI, we are required by the NZ Government to obtain formal physical evidence of your full legal name, date of birth, and citizenship/residency status to support your application for enrolment.
Once the certified (witnessed or notarised) documentation is received, your personal details will be verified for both your University of Otago record and the NSI record.