Enrolment Process

Enrolments for 2024 and 2025 (day students and boarders) are now open and welcome.

Currently Otago Boys’ High School does not have a zone. This means students living in any area of Dunedin, or further afield, can attend our school.

Otago Boys’ High School invites students to complete the online enrolment form and submit it to the school.


Day Boys

Enrolment Form – Online (preferred method)

Following receipt of the enrolment form families are contacted and invited to meet with the Rector. This is an opportune time to discuss subjects, uniform, co-curricular activities and your son’s interests. Tours of the school are also offered.

If a printed enrolment form is required copies can be obtained from the school office.

Enrolment Form – Printed (alternative method)

For further information on enrolment you are welcome to phone the school on 03 474 3042.



Applications for Year 9: Applications for boarders need to be received at the latest by 1st April (term 1 2024).

Enrolment interviews for prospective Year 9 students take place during term 1 and 2 in the year prior to entry (i.e. when the student is in Year 8).  A Hostel Open Day is held during term 2 each year for prospective families to meet the Director of Boarding and have a tour of the hostel.

Applications for boarding can be made by submitting an online enrolment form (LINK TO FORM) and by contacting the school: [email protected] or phone 03 4743042.

2024 Timeline for applications to enter Year 9 in 2025

Country Visits

  • Monday 18 March, 6.00pm  -  Rosebank Lodge, Balclutha
  • Tuesday 19 March, 12.30pm  -  Strath Taieri Hotel, Middlemarch
  • Tuesday 19 March, 6.00pm  -  Dunstan House, Clyde
  • Wednesday 20 March, 12.30pm  -  Edgewater Resort, Wanaka

Interviews with the Rector – Term 1 and 2

Year 8 Hostel Open Day – Friday 24th May 2024

Selection – Friday 5th July 2024

Yr 7 Hostel Open Day – Friday November 29th 2024

Hostel Sleep-over for Year 8s - Friday November 29th 2024


Applications for Years 10-13: enquiries are welcome as places in Years 10-13 sometimes become available.  Please contact the school if you wish to apply: [email protected] or phone 03 4743042.