Special Admission is a means of entrance to the University of Otago for domestic students over 20 years of age who do not hold a New Zealand University Entrance qualification. You may be eligible for Special Admission if you:

  • Are aged at least 20 years on the first day of the semester in which you wish to begin study
  • Are a New Zealand citizen or New Zealand residence class visa holder, or
  • Are an Australian citizen or permanent resident studying in New Zealand
  • Do not otherwise qualify for admission
  • Meet language requirements (if your first language is not English or Māori)

Further information

Special Admission

Last updated 01/11/2021 11.08 AM

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