Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Local (domestic) applicants.
To be eligible for a place in MBBS, applicants must meet three criteria:
- Academic threshold.
- UMAT threshold.
- WSU Interview performance, MMI
Academic Merit Requirements
Selection is on the basis of: academic merit (ATAR or its equivalent, for those without a completed degree; grade point average in their most recent degree, for graduate applicants); results of the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT); and performance at an interview. For entry into the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery for the 2018 cohort, an ATAR or equivalent of at least 95.5 (93.5 for applicants from Western Sydney and rural students) is required for school leavers or those with an incomplete degree. For graduates, a grade point average of 5.6 is required (or 5.1 for WS applicants or rural students).
WSU Medicine Interview Information, MMI
The WSU interview is a Multistation Mini Interview (MMI). This involves the applicant being asked a series of questions; each question is asked by a separate interviewer in a separate interview station. Applicants will have approximately eight minutes to respond to the question before being asked to move to the next interview station.
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The UMAT threshold can change each year and is impacted by the performance of all applicants competing for a place. The School of Medicine has a policy not to disclose the UMAT threshold. GWS applicants may have a slightly lower ATAR and UMAT threshold for than non-GWS applicants.
Western Sydney University (WSU) Interview dates:
WSU will begin process of issuing interview invitations from mid-October until mid-November.
Main round of interviews will be held for the NSW, ACT and NT applicants on the 22, 23, 24 and 25th of November.
Main Round Offers will be released mid-January via UAC. There will also be second and third round UAC offers.
On the 25th of November interviews will be held for applicants other than NSW, ACT and NT.
Greater Western Sydney, GWS Definition
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There are five MBBS categories and it is important to know what category you fall into for the MBBS application process:
There are five applicant categories and it is important you identify and apply under the correct category:
1. General Entry Applicants
Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens. Includes current school leavers, non-current schools leavers (i.e. on gap year or partially completed a university degree) and graduates. A graduate, for the purposes of applying to MBBS, is someone who has either completed their university degree or anticipates completing in the year of application.
2. Rural Entry Admission Scheme (REAS)
Commencing in 2016 application year, there will be 15 places available for rural students commencing in 2017. Includes current school leavers, non-current school leavers and graduates. Following admission to the MBBS, rural students will study the same program as students who come through general entry. For details on how to apply, go to Rural Entry Admission Scheme.
3. International Applicants
All applicants other than Australian citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or New Zealand citizens - either onshore or offshore.
4. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Applicants
Eligible applicants may apply under this scheme - please visit the ATSI site (opens in new window)Opens in a new window for further information. For details on how to apply, visit Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Applicants.
5. Transfer Requests
Please note transfer requests are NOT guaranteed. "Transfer requests" are only accepted from Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens who are currently (or have previously been) enrolled in a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (or equivalent course, including combined medical degrees) within Australia or New Zealand. If you have only studied medicine at an overseas university, you should apply via the General Entry pathway. Transfer request category are not eligible to apply via any other pathway. If such an applicant is found to have gained a place in the MBBS or MBBS/BA program via any other pathway, the place will be rescinded.
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