A woman charged with stealing exam papers from the University of Otago has had her court appearance adjourned to next month.

The 23-year-old, who has name suppression, is charged with burglary.

She was due to appear in Dunedin District Court this morning, but was granted a registrar's adjournment to December 1.

The 98 exam scripts were stolen from the Clocktower Building, on November 7.

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The scripts had been completed by students taking at least six papers, mostly on the day of the burglary, the university said.

The scripts, stolen from a secure area of the building which contains the registry office, had been recovered but were in an unusable state, it said.

Students had to resit their exams.