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Information for international students

Prospective international undergraduate medical students

All international applications to Otago are managed by the International Office, including applications to professional Health Sciences programmes, including medicine.  The number of international places in these programmes is restricted.

Following graduation with MB ChB, to practise in New Zealand it is necessary to obtain registration from the Medical Council of New Zealand. This requires obtaining a pre-vocational training position at an approved hospital in New Zealand. There are limited, if any, places available for international students, who will normally complete registration requirements in their home country. It is the student’s responsibility to find out from the relevant authority in their home country the requirements for registration and to confirm that a New Zealand MBChB will meet these requirements

Undergraduate Health Science: Information for International Students

Further information about applying to Otago as an international student is available from the University's International Office.

Information for future international students from the University of Otago International Office

The International Office also provides initial and ongoing support to international students.

International student support

For further information, please contact the International Office.

International students online enquiry form

International medical student electives

Final year students from recognised medical schools outside New Zealand may be able to spend their elective at one of our clinical campuses in Dunedin, Christchurch or Wellington.

International medical student electives at Otago