Before you begin your application, please check the eligibility criteria below.

In order to apply for GPEP you must:

  • Have completed two postgraduate years in rotating hospital runs (a total of 8 runs) by the time you start your first year of GPEP in February. You may complete your runs the year you apply, but they do not need to be completed before you to start your application. View more information about run requirements.


  • hold, or be eligible to hold General Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) that allows you to participate fully in the GPEP programme without any restrictions 

  • written assurance from the MCNZ that you will have general registration that permits unrestricted participation in GPEP before you start GPEP year 1.

In addition, if you're not a New Zealand Citizen or permanent resident

You may still be eligible for Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) funding by meeting the following criteria:

  • Commitment to living in New Zealand
  • A willingness to work in rural and/or high needs practices

If you're unsure whether you meet the criteria outline above, please contact Kerry Sarginson - Admissions Officer at,nz