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University Foundation Year in New Zealand

Welcome to the University of Otago Foundation Year

 *  Study at the University of Otago, New Zealand's first university and the top ranked university for research quality



*  Learn in a modern and comfortable building on campus at the University of Otago



*  With over 20,000 students, 2,500 international students from 80 countries on campus, you will meet people from all over the world



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*  The university offers many courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level in Humanities, Health Sciences, Science and Business



*  Foundation Year prepares you for undergraduate degrees in Humanities, Health Sciences, Science and Business



*  Our academic streams are designed to help you prepare for, and gain the knowledge you will need for undergraduate study



*  The streams are:



*  Arts



*  Applied Science



*  Commerce



*  Health Sciences



*  Life Science



Special features:

 

*  Highly qualified and experienced teachers



*  Friendly, professional staff



*  Diverse student cultures and nationalities including students from New Zealand



*  Fast processing of applications



*  Three intakes per year

*  February and June  - all streams

*  October * all streams but Health Sciences



*  Five week Foundation Year Bridging Courses - January, May and September



*  Non IELTS pathways from the University of Otago Language Centre to the Foundation Year Bridging Course or Foundation Year



*  Small class sizes - 16 students



*  You will find out what it is like to be taught in lecture theatres and laboratories on campus as well as being taught in our comfortable classrooms



*  You will learn how to work and study independently and in small groups



*  You will develop communication, time management and problem solving skills



*  You will learn how to improve your essay writing and research skills



*  You will build on your English language skills by taking our Academic English course



*  You will have free one-on-one consultation times where teachers help you learn new information and study skills



*  Guaranteed places are offered in first year undergraduate courses if you meet all requirements.



*  Courses that have restricted entry have a small number of places available for international students. These courses are Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physical Education and Land Surveying

 

*  The Foundation Year Certificate (Foundation Studies Certificate) is recognized by all universities in New Zealand and by most Australian universities on a case-by-case basis. Foundation Year will provide any support and documentation required with an application.



*  An online visa service will renew student visas or change a visitor visa to a student



*  Academic advice on future study pathways and career planning



*  Multimedia language laboratory



*  Access to the Internet, our Intranet and email



*  Wireless campus



*  Student Common Room



*  Welcoming Kiwi homestay families



*  Free airport pick up if you stay with a homestay



*  University owned flats or private flats



*  Comprehensive introduction to study and living in Dunedin



*  Dunedin is a safe, attractive city and most homestays are located on bus routes that link to the city and campus



*  Weekly sports and social activities



*  Student ID card gives you access to University of Otago resources including:



*  Information services

*  24-hour computer suites

*  Student health

*  Clubs and societies

*  Gymnasium

*  Discounts on shopping, entertainment and travel



English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 525 or NCEA Level 2

FCE: grade B, CAE grade C, CPE: grade C

 

Or English pathways through our Language Centre



Tuition Fees:



Arts and Commerce - NZ$ 17920



Sciences - NZ$18690



Other Fees:

 

  Health and Travel Insurance * NZ$390



  Homestay Placement * NZ$210

Homestay per week- NZ$224



Student Services * NZ$250



*Ministry of Research, Science and Technology, Research and Development in New Zealand (Wellington, 2006)

 Tertiary Education Commission, PBRF Quality Evaluation 2006 (Wellington, 2007)



For further information contact:



University of Otago Foundation Year

PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054

New Zealand

Tel:  03 479 5250, Fax: 03 479 5251

Email: uolcfy@otago.ac.nz

Web: www.otago.ac.nz/uolcfy



We reserve the right to make changes to this flyer without notice. For the most up to date information please visit our website.

 





For further information contact: 



University of Otago Foundation Year

PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054

New Zealand



Tel:  03 479 5250,



Fax: 03 479 5251



Email: uolcfy@otago.ac.nz



Web: www.otago.ac.nz/uolcfy

 

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