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Apply for any programme or Homestay accommodation

Guide to completing an application

This application form is for English Language Studies, Foundation Year Programme, and Homestay Accommodation.

If you wish to only apply for Homestay Accommodation, please use the paper application, not the online application.

Applicants are required to provide a copy of supporting documents to complete your application. These differ according to the course you are applying for:

Course Required supporting documents
General English A copy of your passport
English for Otago A copy of your passport
Evidence of your English proficiency level 
Letter of Offer for a degree programme at the University of Otago
Foundation Year Programme A copy of your passport
A copy of your high school transcripts (all years) or National Student Number (NSN) if you studied or are studying your secondary schooling in NZ
Evidence of your English proficiency level 

If you need assistance or advice, please contact our Admissions Team by e-mail


Application form


Useful Information


Acceptance into Health Sciences First Year (HSFY) at University of Otago is not guaranteed if you have had any prior tertiary study. Please disclose any prior tertiary study upon application.

Acceptance into professional health sciences programmes at University of Otago is extremely competitive. For information about availability of international student places, please visit
Undergraduate Health Science: Information for International Students.