HSFY Advice

So you're an official, course-approved HSFY? Welcome to one of the largest (1500+ students), and most fiercely competitive prescribed courses on the planet. While that may seem a bit daunting, it certainly doesn't mean that you can't have a very productive and successful year both academically and socially. But it does mean that it can be helpful to get a good idea of what you're in for, and an "uncensored" and realistic picture of things before you start out could definitely come in handy. You've come to the right place!

Before you start reading anything posted here we would like to take a moment to remind you that we are in no way affiliated nor endorsed by the University of Otago and in the event of any conflict between what you have heard from them officially and anything stated on our advice page, please take their word over ours, and take the time to let us know. If you haven't already, then inform yourself first with the "official" word on HSFY from the University of Otago website here.