You can apply for the Health Sciences Professional programmes between 1 August and 15 September for entry in the following year (except for the "Alternative" entry category for Medicine, which is open for applications between 1 April and 1 May for entry in the following year).

School leavers intending to study a Health Sciences Professional programme

Health Sciences First Year (HSFY) counts as the first year of study for five of the Health Sciences professional programmes. During the second semester of the HSFY programme you can apply for entry into the relevant professional programme for the following year:

Health Sciences First Year (HSFY) programme

HSFY is useful preparation, but not required, for three of the Health Sciences professional programmes:

The Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHealSc) and the Bachelor of Biomedical Science First year (BSFY) are different to the Health Sciences First Year (HSFY) programme.

Course Advice

Please seek course advice if you wish to discuss which programme is right for you:

Course advice for new and returning students

Single Programme Preference (SPP)

Single Programme Preference (SPP) is now also available for international students in the Medical Laboratory Science, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, and Radiation Therapy programmes:

Please email Health Sciences Admissions if you need to amend an already-submitted application:

Email health-sciences@otago.ac.nz

Last updated 23/03/2022 01.13 PM

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