Foundation Studies: A second chance at gaining university entrance
If you missed out on getting NCEA, there is still an opportunity open for you to attend university. The University of Otago Foundation Year certificate prepares you socially and academically for university level studies. Upon successful completion of Foundation Year you have the opportunity to study at any university in New Zealand.
The University of Otago Foundation Year was one of the first to be established in New Zealand (1997). The Foundation Year certificate places a strong emphasis on English language skills and provides the basis for undergraduate degrees in Humanities, Health Sciences, Science and Business.
Pacific Foundation Programme
The Pacific Foundation Programme (PFP) is a programme to support young New Zealand Pacific secondary school leavers, interested in a career in health, to help with the transition from school to university. Students in the PFP study the University of Otago Foundation Year.
The PFP prepares students for further tertiary study the following year in either Health Sciences First Year (HSFY) or other health-related programmes.