Foundation Studies Certificate - Health Sciences

Gain the confidence, academic skills and knowledge to succeed in your undergraduate studies at the University of Otago, or at another New Zealand university.

The University of Otago Foundation Studies Certificate is a university entrance qualification that can be completed within two 13-week semesters and is open to domestic and international students. This is a NZQF Level 4 qualification.

The Foundation Studies Certificate is the ideal pathway programme for students who do not meet university entrance requirements, but who have a strong desire to achieve a university degree and seek a supportive environment to achieve that goal.

The Foundation Studies Certificate comprises a carefully paced series of courses which give students a solid foundation of academic knowledge, study skills and the confidence to succeed at university.

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NZ$29,337 Per Year

International student tuition fee

8 Month


Jun 2024

Start Month

May 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • June 2024
  • February 2025
  • June 2025
  • February 2026
  • June 2026

Mode of Study

  • Full Time