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Degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery Advanced Standing

Application for admission for Domestic candidates to the Degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery Advanced Standing

Introduction

Applications from Domestic candidates for the 2023 intake for the degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Advanced Standing category will be accepted from 1 July 2022, and close on 1 October 2022. Please ensure you send your application in time to arrive by the closing date.

The Faculty of Dentistry may offer a place in Year 3 of the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) course, for New Zealand citizens or permanent residents, who already have a Dentistry degree from a university outside of New Zealand or Australia.

Shortlisting of domestic applications will take place in November of the year prior to study.

Please be aware there are no guaranteed places for the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) Advanced Standing Category. This is a very competitive category for which we receive a large number of applications and offers to successful domestic category applicants are dependent on there being a space in BDS3 cohort the year following application. This usually not confirmed until the results of special examinations or are known in early February the year of entry.

Eligibility

Applicants for admission with advanced standing in the domestic category must:

  • Be a New Zealand citizen (or a citizen of the Cook Islands, Tokelau, or Niue), or New Zealand resident (holding a valid residence-class visa), or an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Demonstrate health-related professional experience in a relevant field to a standard acceptable to the Dental Admissions Committee; and
  • Hold a degree in (a) Dentistry awarded from a university outside of New Zealand or Australia; or (b) Medicine awarded from a New Zealand or Australian university; and
  • Have provided a current curriculum vitae, certified academic transcript, certificate of good standing from the applicant’s most recent registration authority, and have met the minimum academic standards, as determined by the Dental Admissions Committee, in the course of study on which the application is based.

Admission in this category is dependent on there being space in the appropriate year.

Application process

Step 1

Read and complete the following documents:

Step 2

Obtain certified copies of the required supporting documents (as outlined in the three documents above).

Step 3

Applications must be received by 1 October of the year prior to study. Send your completed application, including certified copies of supporting documents, to:

Associate Dean (Admissions)
Faculty of Dentistry
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

Please do not send original copies of your supporting documents, because they will not be returned to you.

Certified copies of supporting documents

The following people may witness documents as true copies of the original:

  • District or High Court Official
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Kaumātua
  • Notary Public
  • School Principal or Guidance Counsellor
  • Solicitor
  • University of Otago administrative staff or a liaison officer of any University

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Application for admission for International candidates to the Degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery Advanced Standing

Introduction

Applications from International candidates are now being accepted for the 2023 intake for the BDS Advanced Standing category. Applications for this category will close on 30 June 2022. Please ensure you send your application in time to arrive by the closing date.

The Faculty of Dentistry may offer a place in Year 3 of the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) course to international candidates who already have a Dentistry degree from a university outside of New Zealand or Australia.

Eligibility

Applicants for admission with advanced standing in the international category must:

  • Be an international student.
  • Demonstrate health-related professional experience in a relevant field to a standard acceptable to the Dental Admissions Committee; and
  • Hold a degree in (a) Dentistry awarded from a university outside of New Zealand or Australia; or (b) Medicine awarded from a New Zealand or Australian university; and
  • Have provided a current curriculum vitae, certified academic transcript, certificate of good standing from the applicant’s most recent registration authority, and have met the minimum academic standards, as determined by the Dental Admissions Committee, in the course of study on which the application is based.

Application process

Step 1

Read and complete the following documents:

Step 2

Obtain certified copies of the required supporting documents (as outlined in the three documents above).

Step 3

Applications must be received by 31 July of the year prior to study. Send your completed application, including certified copies of supporting documents, to:

Associate Dean (Admissions)
Faculty of Dentistry
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

Please do not send original copies of your supporting documents, because they will not be returned to you.

Certified copies of supporting documents

The following people may witness documents as true copies of the original:

  • District or High Court Official
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Kaumātua
  • Notary Public
  • School Principal or Guidance Counsellor
  • Solicitor
  • University of Otago administrative staff or a liaison officer of any University

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