University of Otago Summer School

University of Otago Summer School

Summer School provides an intensive and intimate learning experience, supported by New Zealand’s oldest and leading university


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Summer School 2019

Get a head start! In just six weeks you can complete an 18 point paper.


Papers offered at Summer School 2019

Summer School 2019 runs from:

7th January to 15th February 2019

Summer School exams:

16th to 21st February 2019

Summer School 2019 Prospectus

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PXSS Pre-Christmas Summer School 2018

Need one more paper to finish your degree? Check out the papers on offer!

12th November – 14th December 2018.  Exams on 15th December 2018.

Exam Timetable for PXSS

All Pre-Christmas examinations will take place on Saturday 15 December starting at 9:30am.

RELS220/RELS320 – 530C1

BTNY303 Topics in Field Botany
LAWS410  Criminology 
MAOR120 Introducing the Māori World
RELS220 Representing Islam (offered on the Dunedin campus or by Distance)
RELS320  Representing Islam (offered on the Dunedin campus or by Distance)
CHTH235 Special Topic: Christian Theology and Science  (offered on the Dunedin campus or by Distance)
CHTH335  Special Topic: Christian Theology and Science  (offered on the Dunedin campus or by Distance)
  • Currently studying at Otago? to add a paper you need to complete a change of course form from AskOtago in the Central Library.
  • New to Otago?  Enrol now 
See also  University of Otagouni Returning Student

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JumpSTART Physics

 JumpSTART Physics – to provide students with the knowledge and study skills necessary for studying PHSI191.  Further information on this course can be found on the Physics Department website.

Why us?


In just six weeks you can complete a full paper and get a head start for the next academic year


Each Summer School paper worth 18 points counts as full time study for StudyLink


With this many papers offered at Summer School 2019 there is lots of choice


Two months from the end of Semester Two to the start of Summer School gives you time to relax

Key dates

31st October 2018

Applications close for new international students.

Early September 2018

Summer School paper selection and enrollments open.

See also  University of Otagouni Final Examination Only (FEO)

7 January 2019

Summer School 2019 begins.

Who is it for?

Students take Summer School papers for many reasons:

  • to complete papers towards their qualifications
  • to accelerate their degrees
  • to orientate themselves before the start of first semester
  • for interest
  • the opportunity to study elsewhere via distance learning


Many papers are unique to Summer School, others are core components of degree programmes.

All papers have full academic credit – most are the same point value as semester papers.

One 18 point paper counts as full time study. Papers are taught over six weeks instead of the usual thirteen weeks of a semester.


Accommodation is provided by University College.

See Also: University of Otago Admissions