Participation at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

Here at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, we are committed to reducing inequities in education and health. Through access to our programmes, our curriculum, our research and our commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, we aim to provide equal educational opportunities to all students who wish to succeed in a university of high international standing.

Additionally, you can find further information on the University's Undergraduate Targeted Admission Scheme, information to assist prospective students with a disability, and our range of initiatives aimed at providing support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) students here


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International students

Our faculty provides opportunities for international students in clinical and non-clinical undergraduate programmes, and taught and research postgraduate programmes including Masters and Doctorates.

World class teaching and learning facilities, our dedicated international student support and our integrated academic and clinical environment provide students with high quality, inclusive learning. 

Our international connectivity can give students access to some of the best research and teaching in the world, with the option of a period of study overseas as part of your degree.
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Māori and Pacific Students

We offer a faculty that is committed to helping Māori and Pacific students find the right pathway for their health career development and a learning environment that supports their all-round success.

Vision 20:20 is the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences commitment to increasing the number of Māori and Pacific health professionals to 10% of the health workforce by the year 2020.

This includes the Certificate in Health Sciences (CertHSc), a one-year foundation programme designed for Māori and Pacific students who require strengthening in the necessary science-related topics. 
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Rural / regional students

Health Workforce shortages are apparent in regional and rural New Zealand. Evidence shows that students identifying with regional or rural backgrounds are more likely to work outside urban areas.

Places in undergraduate programmes in medicine and pharmacy are allocated for students of regional or rural origin, to ensure equitable access for such students. Selection of students for the Regional Rural Admission Scheme is essentially identical to the general medical or pharmacy admissions. However, a candidate's regional or rural affiliation is taken into account during the interview process.
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