University Admissions

 

 

 

University selection procedures are a complex yet vital part of entry into health science courses. It is useful to ask someone that you trust (e.g. parent, older sibling, careers coordinator) to oversee this process for you, since it will involve significant paperwork. Remember, missing a deadline may mean a missed opportunity. The following table is a summary of useful information on University admissions for undergraduate health science courses. A full University admissions course guide is available with any of MedEntry's packages. Whilst due care has been taken to ensure information is up to date, please note that university admissions processes can change, so you need to check with relevant university websites for any updates or changes that may have occurred since date of publication to ensure you have the correct information. Also remember to contact the admissions officer of each course you are interested in to gain detailed information on selection procedures and important dates. Please download our 'University Contacts' document for the relevant contact details of each course listed below.

A full university admissions guide is available with purchase of any MedEntry package. The guide contains details of selection procedures, prerequisites, quotas, application processes, types of student accepted and more, and covers health science courses across Australia and New Zealand.

NSW

University Course Those eligible for Undergrad Entry UMAT Interview Application process / Other requirements International Students
University of New South Wales Medicine SL, Some NSL Yes Yes Apply to faculty (registration of interest and application form) and UAC by the last working day of September. ISAT
Optometry SL,NSL No No Apply to faculty (registration of interest and application form) and UAC by the last working day of September. UMAT - Contact Uni
University of Newcastle Medicine SL, some NSL Yes Yes Apply to faculty (registration of interest and application form), JMP and UAC by the last working day of September. Contact Uni
University of Western Sydney Medicine SL, NSL Yes Yes Apply to faculty (registration of interest and application form) and UAC by the last working day of September. ISAT - Contact Uni
University of Sydney Medicine (Conditional Entry) SL No Yes Apply to faculty (registration of interest and application form) and UAC by the last working day of September. Contact Uni
Charles Sturt University Dentistry SL, NSL Yes Yes Apply to faculty (registration of interest and application form) and UAC by the last working day of September. Contact Uni

VIC

University Course Those eligible for Undergrad Entry UMAT Interview Application process / Other requirements International Students
Latrobe University Health Sciences (Dentistry) SL,NSL NSL only Possible Interview Apply to VTAC by the last working day of September. Contact Uni
Oral Health Sciences SL,NSL No Possible Interview Apply to VTAC by the last working day of September. Contact Uni
Monash University Medicine SL Yes Yes Apply to VTAC by the last working day of September. ISAT
Physiotherapy SL,NSL No Yes Apply to VTAC by the last working day of September. Contact Uni
University of Melbourne Medicine (Conditional Entry) SL No Yes Apply to VTAC by the last working day of September. Contact Uni

QLD

University Course Those eligible for Undergrad Entry UMAT Interview Application process / Other requirements International Students
University of Queensland Medicine (Conditional Entry) SL Yes No Domestic students may apply via QTAC while in their final year of secondary school by last working day in September. ISAT
Dental Science SL,NSL (Please contact Uni) Yes No Domestic students may apply via QTAC while in their final year of secondary school by last working day in September. ISAT
James Cook University Medicine (Conditional Entry) SL, NSL No Yes Apply via QTAC and submit written application form by last working day in September Contact Uni
Bond University Medicine (full fee paying) SL, NSL No Yes Domestic students may apply via QTAC while in their final year of secondary school by last working day in September. Contact Uni
Griffith University Medicine (Conditional Entry) SL No No Domestic students may apply via QTAC while in their final year of secondary school by last working day in September. Contact Uni
Dental Science SL No No Domestic students may apply via QTAC or UAC (NSW and ACT) by last working day in September Contact Uni
Queensland University of Technology Optometry SL No No
Domestic students may apply via QTAC by last working day in September.
Contact Uni

SA

University Course Those eligible for Undergrad Entry UMAT Interview Application process / Other requirements International Students
Flinders University Medicine SL and NSL Yes No Domestic students may apply to SATAC by last working day in September. ISAT and interview
Optometry SL and NSL No No Domestic students may apply to SATAC by last working day in September. Contact Uni
University of Adelaide Medicine SL and NSL (internal transfer only) Yes Yes Domestic students may apply to SATAC by last working day in September. Contact Uni
Dental Surgery SL and NSL Yes Yes Domestic students may apply to SATAC by last working day in September. Contact Uni

NT

University Course Those eligible for Undergrad Entry UMAT Interview Application process / Other requirements International Students
Charles Darwin University Clinical Sciences SL and NSL Yes No Domestic students may apply to SATAC by last working day in September. Contact Uni

WA

University Course Those eligible for Undergrad Entry UMAT Interview Application process / Other requirements International Students
University of Western Australia Medicine (Conditional Entry) SL Yes Yes Apply to TISC by the last working day in September. ISAT
Dental Science (Conditional Entry) SL and NSL Yes  Yes Apply to TISC by the last working day in September. ISAT
Curtin University Medicine SL, some NSL Yes Yes Final details still being considered as this is a new course. Contact Uni

TAS

University Course Those eligible for Undergrad Entry UMAT Interview Application process / Other requirements International Students
University of Tasmania Medicine SL and NSL Yes No Apply to faculty by the last working day of September ISAT

NZ

University Course Those eligible for Undergrad Entry UMAT Interview Application process / Other requirements International Students
University of Otago Medicine NSL Yes No Apply to faculty by the last working day of September Contact Uni
Physiotherapy NSL No No Apply to faculty by the last working day of September Contact Uni
Dental Surgery NSL Yes Yes Apply to faculty by the last working day of September Contact Uni
Medical Laboratory Sciences NSL No No  Apply to faculty by the last working day of September Contact Uni
University of Auckland Medicine NSL Yes Yes Apply to faculty by the last working day of September Contact Uni

SL: School leaver (i.e. those entering straight from school and who do not have an academic record at a tertiary education institution)

NSL: Non-School Leaver. This term includes students who have started a degree, completed a degree or completed part of a degree. The admissions requirements for non-school leavers are often complex. Therefore, if you fall into this category please contact the Admissions Officer of the university(s) to which you are considering applying. The Admissions Officer will be able to inform you whether you are eligible to enter the course, whether you should sit UMAT or GAMSAT and what other requirements are necessary.

ISAT: International Students Admissions Test

 

NOTES

  • Some Universities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland, Griffith and Western Australia have a system of 'conditional entry'. This means that if you achieve a high ATAR, UMAT and interview (in some cases) you will be offered a place in Medicine upon completion of your first degree in any discipline, provided you maintain a high GPA/WAM during your degree.
  • The University of Otago and the University of Auckland have a system of second year entry:
    • University of Otago: all school leavers must complete a one-year course in Health Science, then apply for selection into medicine
    • University of Auckland: all school leavers need to take year 1 of either the Bachelor of Health Science or Bachelor of Biomedical Science. At the end of this year, students with good UMAT score will be eligible for an interview for selection into medicine.
  • The year 12 cut off ATAR scores required for entry into the above courses varies between Universities. They can be as low as 90 for medicine (even lower for rural students).
  • The UMAT cut off scores required for entry into the above courses varies between Universities. It is usually 80th percentile (lower for rural students).
  • Some courses require you to have completed prerequisite subjects. These are subjects you are required to undertake in your final years of schooling to be eligible to apply for a particular course (common subjects include English and Chemistry). Often you must achieve a certain baseline score in these subjects for your application to be considered. Please check relevant universities for specific subject prerequisites.
  • Many universities offer Medicine/Dentistry places for graduates. This may require you to sit the UMAT or GAMSAT (Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admissions Test). Please contact the relevant university(s) for more information.