Starting life as a new student can be exciting as well as challenging. Our Student Support team is here to help you through any issues that might arise, and make sure your time here is rewarding and fun!


We offer a wide range of services to help you get through your studies including an IT service desk, a Learning Centre and the Otago Polytechnic Students' Association, to name a few. 

Future students

Thinking about studying at Otago Polytechnic? That’s a great start! We have a team of experienced staff that can help you make the right decision.


Otago Polytechnic can help you find a suitable place to live, and provide ongoing accommodation assistance and support. Where you live will depend on which Campus your programme is offered at.

Māori students 

Our Māori student support person is available to provide guidance and support to Māori students, and assist with a range of individual issues. 

2018 Term Dates

Term 1 - 12 February to 13 April
Term 2 - 30 April to 29 June
Term 3 - 23 July to 28 September
Term 4 - 15 October to 23 November

Check your individual timetable as some programmes have different vacation dates.

Central Campus Prize-giving 23 November.