Bachelor On Campus

Medicine and Surgery

University of Otago

72 months
26170 USD/year
11678 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Medicine and Surgery from University of Otago is commonly referred to as the 'medical degree'. School leavers enrol at Otago for the common Health Sciences First Year course and then apply for admission to second year medicine.


The programme

Graduates of this Medicine and Surgery from University of Otago may also apply for admission at second year. If successful, students will complete a further five years, then after graduation work for another year under probation in order to gain general registration.

There is a wide range of specialisation available in the public and private sectors, involving research, academic medicine, public health, clinical medicine and other areas. Specialties include Cardiology, Oncology, Paediatrics, Psychological Medicine, Surgery, Pathology, Public Health, General Practice and many others. Most doctors complete postgraduate training in their chosen specialty.

Medicine is a respected, rewarding, and truly international career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Sciences First Year
  • Medicine Second Year
  • Medicine Third Year
  • Medicine Fourth Year
  • Medicine Fifth Year

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


726 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the second year of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery programme shall be determined by the Medical Admissions Committee.
  • Admission to the second year of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery programme is limited to a number, determined annually, of Domestic students (but see regulation 1(h) regarding International student admissions).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    26170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26170 USD per year during 72 months.
  • National

    11678 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11678 USD per year during 72 months.
  • National: $16,187.00


  • Health Sciences First Year (HSFY) - $36,272
  • Years 2-3 (per year) - $81,567
  • Years 4-6 (per year) - $90,889

Living costs for Dunedin

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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