Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


Applications for electives

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


Feb - Nov 2017

Applications now closed, all places filled

Feb - Nov 2018

Applications open 01 January 2017
Applications close 31 March 2017

Feb - Nov 2019

Applications open 01 January 2018
Applications close 31 March 2018

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 severely limited.

Contact person

All enquiries for application forms and additional information must be submitted to the overseas elective coordinator.

Phillipa Elgar
Overseas Elective Coordinator
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
The University of Auckland
Email: overseaselectives@auckland.ac.nz