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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 for Admission for Domestic Candidates to the Degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery Advanced Standing close on 1 October 2021.

Please note that under normal circumstances applications will not be considered before February 2022 as a place in the programme is only available on current students failing or withdrawing.

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.

Eligibility

Applicants for admission with advanced standing must:

  • Be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents, and
  • Already have a degree in Dentistry from a university outside of New Zealand or Australia

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

Only those who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents with a degree in Dentistry from a university outside of New Zealand or Australia will be considered.

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 2021. Send your completed application, including certified copies of supporting documents, to:

Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies)
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 for Admission for International Candidates to the Degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery Advanced Standing close on 31 July 2021.

Please note that under normal circumstances applications will not be considered before February 2022 as a place in the programme is only available on current students failing or withdrawing.

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

This category is for international candidates who have a degree in Dentistry awarded by a university outside of New Zealand and Australia. 

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 2021. Send your completed application, including certified copies of supporting documents, to:

Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies)
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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