Key dates and availability

Due to the large numbers of applications received each year, we are required to keep to a strict timetable when allocating elective placements. The New Zealand academic year runs from March to November.

When to apply

Academic year Application dates
February to November 2020
February to November 2021 Cancelled

Applications are processed in the order they are received. No late applications will be considered.

How to apply

Application forms and required documents must be submitted between January and March in the year prior to the elective. All arrangements are to be made directly with the Overseas Electives Coordinator, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. No other member of the University or hospital staff has authority to make these arrangements.

Please note: December and January is a vacation period in New Zealand. Overseas students are strongly advised not to request elective placements during this time as placements are limited.


Claudia Makgill
Overseas Elective Coordinator
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences