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Most Dentistry students gain entry after completing the competitive Health Sciences First Year (HSFY) programme at the University of Otago. HSFY must be your first year of university study.

There are no subject requirements for entry into the HSFY programme, but we strongly recommend you take Chemistry and Physics at Year 13.

If you are considering tertiary study before enrolling, you are strongly advised to contact the Health Sciences Admissions Office beforehand.

Health Sciences First Year
Health Sciences Admissions Office

Admission to the programme

The Division of Health Sciences website has comprehensive application information for admission into Dentistry.

International applications

The International Office provides entry and English language requirements for future international students (applicants who are not New Zealand or Australian citizens or permanent residents).

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