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Chat with our current international students

Our Unibuddy programme gives you an opportunity to talk to our current international students and have your questions answered about life as a student at the University of Otago.



Students who have completed their second year of study of their Bachelor of Pharmacy degree at the International Medical University (IMU) in Malaysia, can transfer to the BPharm degree at Otago with direct entry into the third year of the four year degree, subject to completing a short (2 week) bridging course.

Interested in talking to IMU students who have already transferred to Otago? Feel free to email us if you have any questions about coming to Otago.

2018 IMU students 418
Welcome to our 2018 third-year students.

BPharm (Otago) fourth-year students (2020)

BPharm (Otago) third-year students (2020)

BPharm (Otago) graduates 2019

  • Alice (Shi Ying) Chai 
  • Rwi Chvi Hoo 
  • Cara (Shu Li) Kwok 
  • Alfred (Wing Qeen) Lee 
  • Adelyn (Ven Xhin) Leong 
  • Michelle (Pui Shih) Li 
  • Jovian (Qiu Qing) Lua 
  • Alice (Min Zi) Ng 
  • Klarissa Anne Sinnappah 
  • Mei Chin Yeoh 

BPharm (Otago) Graduate 2018

  • Feng (Tian Feng) Ho 
  • Jessica (Bee Teng) Hong 
  • Rohen Jayakumar 
  • Xing Jun Kong 
  • Chambers (Chee Kiat) Lim 
  • Valerie Ong 
  • Lucious (Chun Ding) 
  • Jo Thien Pang 
  • Gynn (Chia Yin) Swee 
  • Mun Ching Tan 
  • Xin Er Tan 
  • Jennifer Ting 
  • Wei Ying Yong 

BPharm(Otago) Graduates (2017)

  • Chen Wei Yin 
  • Lim Exin 
  • Pow Lai Yan 

BPharm(Otago) Graduates (2016)

  • Dhivya Gopal 
  • Eunice Tan
    (Achieved the top mark in PHCY342 Drug Delivery Systems in 2015)

BPharm(Otago) Graduates (2015)

  • SengWai Cheah
    (President of the Otago Malaysian Students' Association)
  • Lily Chen
    (Honours student)
  • Chun Yik Cho
  • Benjamin Levins
  • Natasha Nevis
  • Choi Shen Ng
    (Attended a unique five-week placement for the Interprofessional Education Programme)
  • Eric (Xi Wai) Wong


If you hold or are close to completing a Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Diploma in Biomedical Sciences or a Diploma in Biotechnology from Republic Polytechnic, a Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Nanyang Polytechnic, or Temasek Polytechnic, or a Diploma in Pharmacy Science from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, or a Diploma in Biotechnology from Singapore Polytechnic you can apply for at least one year of credit towards Otago's Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) or Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours (BPharm(Hons)) programme.

This will enable you to complete the BPharm program in three years. Applications can be made after Semester 5 of your course.

Izzati Mohamad Effindi Image 232BPharm (Otago) second-year students (2020)

NR-Profile-232BPharm(Otago) Graduate (2019)

  • Our first Ambassador from Singapore, Nadiah Rusyidah Roslan