University of Otago Foundation Year

The Foundation Year certificate is a university entry qualification recognised by all New Zealand universities. There is a strong emphasis on English language skills while preparing you for undergraduate degrees in Humanities, Health Sciences, Science and Business.

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Pacific Foundation Programme

Frangipani FlowersThe Pacific Foundation Programme (PFP) supports New Zealand high school leavers of Pacific descent as they prepare for the academic and social challenges of their first year at university, and a future career in health. Read about the support the programme offers and how you can apply.

Tū Kahika Programme

Tu Kahika ProgrammeThe University of Otago Tū Kahika programme is a two semester Health Sciences programme run within Foundation Year, which prepares Māori students academically for their first year of tertiary study and a future career in Māori health.