Undergraduate applications and offers

Medicine/dentistry/vet key dates and pathways

Entry into undergraduate medical degrees is highly competitive and the selection process is rigorous. Make sure you’re in the running by getting your application in on time and keeping the interview dates clear.

All application and offer dates have been provided by the universities and apply to courses starting semester 1, 2023. Check with each university to confirm deadlines and requirements and to ask any questions you have about the selection process.

UCAT ANZ

If you are applying for undergraduate medicine, you need to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test for Australia and New Zealand. UCAT ANZ is held in various locations across Australia in July.

Registrations for 2023 are now open. Details about the test are provided on the UCAT website. For enquiries, contact UCAT on 1800 023 095 or email UCAT.

Your UAC application

In your UAC application, first on your course preference list should be the course you’d most like to do, followed by your second, third, fourth and fifth preferences. If you’re not selected for your first preference, you’ll be considered equally with all other eligible applicants for your second preference, and so on.

Where interviews form part of the selection process, all eligible applicants will be invited to attend, regardless of how they have ordered their preferences.

Medicine


You can apply for this program straight from school and you’ll start your medical studies in first year.

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) Joint Program in Medicine is a five-year undergraduate program offered jointly by Western Sydney University and Charles Sturt University.

Applicants can only receive one offer to the Joint Medical Program, to study at either Western Sydney University (Campbelltown campus) or Charles Sturt University (Orange campus). Your preference of campus (submitted via your UAC application) will be considered but cannot be guaranteed and is fixed as of the closing date. The campus offered will be subject to the availability of places and the preferences of other eligible applicants.

725505 Doctor of Medicine (Joint Program): Orange campus

725505 Doctor of Medicine (Joint Program): Campbelltown campus

UCAT ANZ required

Yes

Deadline for including as a UAC preference

30 Sep 2022

Applicants invited to interviews/assessments

Dec 2022

Interviews/assessments

Dec 2022

Offers released

January Round 2 (25 Jan 2023)

Admission criteria

Applicants will be selected based on:

  • academic merit (lowest selection rank or equivalent)
  • UCAT ANZ results (performance will determine if candidates are invited to interview
  • an interview.
Minimum ATAR requirements
  • Interviewed candidates applying on the basis of secondary results: min. ATAR of 95.50
  • Interviewed candidates eligible for consideration as Western Sydney resident: min. ATAR of 93.50
  • Interviewed candidates eligible for consideration via Rural Entry Admission: min. ATAR of 91.50

Further information

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicantsFor Western Sydney, refer to the selection procedures or email atsifuturedoctors@westernsydney.edu.au.


For Charles Sturt, call the School of Rural Medicine on (+61 2) 6365 7611 or email medicine@csu.edu.au.

International applicantsYou can only study at Western Sydney University. Visit the Western Sydney University website.
All other applicantsFor Western Sydney, call 1300 897 669 or email study@westernsydney.edu.au.


For Charles Sturt, call the School of Rural Medicine on (+61 2) 6365 7611 or email medicine@csu.edu.au.


785000 Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (Joint Medical Program)

This degree is offered jointly by the University of Newcastle and the University of New England. Applicants can select the institution at which they'd prefer to complete this program when they submit their direct application to the College.

UCAT ANZ required

Yes

Deadline for including as a UAC preference

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants: 31 Oct 2022

All other applicants: 1 Dec 2022

Deadline for direct application to Faculty

30 Sep 2022 (applications will be available in August on the university websites)

Applicants invited to interviews/assessments

Mid-Nov 2022

Interviews/assessments

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants: Miroma Bunbilla Program - Monday 5 Dec to Friday 9 Dec 2022

NSW, ACT, QLD and all rural applicants: 21 Nov to 9 Dec 2022

Interstate non-rural applicants: Mid-Jan 2023

Offers released

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants: December Round 2 (22 Dec 2022).

NSW, ACT, QLD and all rural applicants: January Round 1 (12 Jan 2023)

Interstate non-rural applicants: January Round 2 (25 Jan 2023)

Admission criteria

Academic merit

Eligibility is based on:

  • a minimum ATAR of 94.30
  • a minimum ATAR of 91.40 for students from a rural/remote high school
  • tertiary results averaging at close to credit level.
UCAT ANZ

Your performance in UCAT ANZ will determine whether you're invited to the Joint Medical Program Assessment

Interview/multiple skills assessment

Includes:

  • Multiple Skills Assessment (MSA) conducted in late Nov/early Dec 2022 (mid to late Jan 2023 for non-rural interstate applicants)
  • Personal Qualities Assessment conducted during the MSA.

Entry schemes

Joint Medical Program Entry Schemes include:

  • JMP Rural/Remote Admissions Scheme
  • Excellence Through Equity Pathway to Medicine
  • JMP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Admissions Scheme: For details, call the Thurru Indigenous Health Unit, University of Newcastle on (+61 2) 4921 5023 or The Oorala Aboriginal Centre, University of New England on 1800 622 384.

Further information

University of Newcastle

tel: (+61 2) 4921 5000
online: newcastle.edu.au/askuon
email: jmpadmissions@newcastle.edu.au

University of New England

tel: (+61 2) 6773 2000
online: une.edu.au/AskUNE
email: jmpadmissions@une.edu.au

You can apply for these programs straight from school and you’ll complete your undergraduate degree before progressing to the postgraduate Doctor of Medicine. There are specific requirements for progressing to the Doctor of Medicine once you finish your undergraduate degree. Up to 30 domestic and 10 international places may be made available in these programs. Applicants have the option of choosing a program when they enrol.

513715 Bachelor of Arts/Doctor of Medicine
513720 Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine

UCAT ANZ required

No

Deadline for including as a UAC preference

NSW and ACT applicants: Dec 2022
IB and Interstate applicants: Jan 2023

Deadline for direct application to Faculty

Not required for UAC applicants

Applicants invited to online assessment days For assessment day 1: Dec 2022 (after NSW and ACT ATARS released)
For assessment day 2: Jan 2022 (after IB, other interstate and and NZ results released)
Online assessment days

Assessment dates are not negotiable and eligible candidates must attend the first assessment day after the release of their ATAR (or other secondary education qualification) results.

Offers released

December Round 2 and January Round 2

Admission criteria

Academic meritPredicted min. ATAR: 99.95

Prerequisites: Mathematics Advanced (Band 4) or Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E3) or Mathematics Extension 2 (Band E3)

Performance in assessment process

Includes a written assessment and panel discussion. Eligible candidates:

  • must attend the first assessment day after the release of their ATAR (or other secondary education qualification) results
  • are only eligible for admission in the first available course intake following receipt of final results. If your results are not available prior to the issue of invitations to the January 2023 assessment days, you may be eligible to apply for the 2024 intake.

Entry schemes

Gadigal Program: For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.

Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme: For Year 12 students experiencing financial hardship and Year 12 regional students.

Further information

For further information, visit the University of Sydney website:

You can apply for these programs straight from school and you’ll start your medical studies in first year.

428000 B Arts/B Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine
428000 B Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine

UCAT ANZ required

Yes

Deadline for including as a UAC preference

5 Jan 2023

Deadline for direct application to Faculty30 Sep 2022
apply.med.unsw.edu.au
Applicants invited to interviews

Mid-Dec 2022 (date to be confirmed)

Interviews

NSW + ACT applicants: Dec 2022 (date to be confirmed)
Interstate + international applicants: Jan 2023 (date to be confirmed)

Offers released

January Round 1 (12 Jan 2023)
January Round 2 (25 Jan 2023)
February Round 1 (9 Feb 2023)

Admission criteria

Academic merit
  • A minimum ATAR (or equivalent) of 96.00
  • A minimum ATAR (or equivalent) of 91.00 to be eligible for consideration via the Rural Students Entry Scheme
UCAT ANZ

Refer to UCAT ANZ information in the introduction

Interview
  • Selection for interviews is based on ATAR/ATAR equivalent and UCAT ANZ overall score
  • Approximately 500 applicants will be interviewed.

Entry schemes

Rural Students Entry Scheme: Applications close Friday 30 Sep 2022. For information, call the Rural Clinical School on (+61 2) 6580 7555 or visit the website.

Indigenous Entry into Medicine Scheme: Includes a pre-medicine preparation program and a support program run through UNSW Medicine and Nura Gili, UNSW’s Centre for Indigenous Programs. For further information, call (+61 2) 9385 3805 or email asknuragili@unsw.edu.au.

Gateway Entry Scheme: Visit the UNSW website for eligibility criteria and application details.

UNSW Medicine Application

The UNSW Medicine Application includes:

  • questions on why applicants want to study medicine at UNSW
  • details of their relevant qualities and skills
  • their non-academic interests and activities
  • a brief description of their life experience.

UNSW Sydney Medicine website

UNSW Sydney Medicine important dates

Direct pathways to graduate medical programs

You can apply for these programs straight from school. They are designed as pathways to the Doctor of Medicine.

Australian National University:
Bachelor of Health Science

Griffith University (Gold Coast campus):
Bachelor of Medical Science (apply via QTAC)

Macquarie University:
Bachelor of Clinical Science

University of Wollongong:
Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health

Have a Plan B

If you miss out on a place in 2023, here are a couple of Plan B options:

Option 1 Option 2
1. Complete one year of an undergraduate degree.

2. Re-sit UCAT.

3. Reapply for undergraduate medicine via UAC and individual medical faculties.

1. Complete a full undergraduate degree.

2. Sit GAMSAT.

3. Apply directly to the individual medical faculties for graduate medicine.

Dentistry


214738 Bachelor of Dental Science

UCAT ANZ required

Yes

Deadline for including as a UAC preference

30 Sep 2022
(applications open 7 June 2022)

Applicants invited to interviews/assessments

last week of Oct 2022

Interviews/assessments

late Nov 2022

Offers released

TBC

Admission criteria

General

Applicants are assessed based on:

  • demonstrated interest in, and understanding of, rural and regional Australia, oral health inequalities, and dental practice within these regions
  • high level academic ability
  • the capacity to communicate effectively
  • evidence of skill in manual dexterity and spatial sense
  • evidence of the understanding of teamwork and motivation to become a dental practitioner
  • evidence of community involvement.
UCAT ANZ

Performance will determine if applicants are invited to interview.

Interview

The interview will be a panel interview and provides applicants the opportunity to demonstrate their communication skills and to further explore their motivation for undertaking a career in dentistry and their commitment to rural and regional dental practice. Each applicant’s problem solving, decision making and spatial awareness skills will also be assessed

Selection for interviews is based on:

  • UCAT ANZ score for domestic applicants (minimum overall percentile of 50)
  • GPA for international applicants.

ATAR/GPA may be used to rank applicants with identical UCAT ANZ scores.

Rural or remote applicants and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

Rural or remote applicants and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants who wish to apply for an entry pathway to this program need to submit an additional form by 30 Sep 2022. At least 50 per cent of places are set aside for these applicants. For more information, visit the CSU website.


513705 Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Dental Medicine

UCAT ANZ required

No

Deadline for including as a UAC preference

5 Jan 2023

Deadline for direct application to Faculty

Not required for UAC applicants

Applicants invited to online assessment days For assessment day 1 on 19 Jan 2022: after IB and interstate results released
For assessment day 2 on 21 Jan 2022: after NSW ATARS and NZ results released
Online assessment days

Assessment day 1: 19 Jan 2023
Assessment day 2: 21 Jan 2023

Eligible candidates must attend the first assessment day after the release of their ATAR (or other secondary education qualification results)

Offers released

25 Jan 2023

Admission criteria

Academic meritATAR requirement expected to be 99.60 for 2022 entry

Prerequisites: Mathematics Advanced (Band 4) or Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E3) or Mathematics Extension 2 (Band E3)

Performance in assessment process

Includes a written assessment and panel discussion. Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme applicants will be notified of the assessment date after release of ATARs in January 2023.

Eligible candidates:

  • must attend the first assessment day after the release of their ATAR (or other secondary education qualification) results
  • are only eligible for admission in the first available course intake following receipt of final results. If your results are not available in time to be considered for the 2023 intake, you may be eligible to apply for the 2024 intake.

Entry schemes

Gadigal Program: For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.

Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme: For Year 12 students experiencing financial hardship and Year 12 regional students.


513700 Bachelor of Oral Health

UCAT ANZ required

No

Deadline for including as a UAC preference

4 Nov 2022

Deadline for direct application to Faculty

Register and pay for the Multiple Mini Interview by 5 Nov 2021 (non-refundable fee of $100 is waived for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants and applicants who are made a conditional E12 offer)

Applicants invited to online Multiple Mini Interview

By 3 Dec 2022

Online Multiple Mini Interview

7 to 9 Dec 2022

Offers released

25 Jan 2023 (TBC)

and

Feb 2023 if required

Admission criteria

Academic meritATAR requirement expected to be 83.00 for 2023 entry
Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)

Applicants are required to participate in a Multiple Mini Interview (via Zoom), a series of short interviews (conducted via Zoom) during which applicants are required to discuss various issues or scenarios with one or more interviewers.

For more details and timeline, visit the University of Sydney website.

Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme applicants will be notified of the MMI date as part of the E12 assessment process. For more information, visit the University of Sydney website.

Entry schemes

Gadigal Program: For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.

Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme: For Year 12 students experiencing financial hardship and Year 12 regional students.

Veterinary medicine


214964 Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Bachelor of Veterinary Science

UCAT ANZ required

No

Deadline for including as a UAC preference

16 Sep 2022
(applications open 1 July 2022)

Deadline for direct application to Faculty

Not required but supplementary application form must be uploaded to UAC application by 16 Sep 2022

Applicants invited to interviews/assessments

mid-Nov 2022

Interviews/assessments

late Nov to early Dec 2022

Offers released

After ATARs are released

Admission criteria

Supplementary application formApplicants must demonstrate their commitment to rural veterinary science and animal industries by completing a supplementary application form and uploading it to their UAC application. Other required supporting documents will be specified in the instructions in the supplementary application form.

The supplementary application form will be available from the Charles Sturt University website from 1 July 2022.
Academic merit

Predicted min. ATAR: 90.00

Interview/aptitude testApplicants will be selected for interview based on their supplementary application form and other selection criteria for the course.


513970 Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

UCAT ANZ required

No

Deadline for including as a UAC preference

5 Dec 2022 (+ upload Commitment Statement)

Deadline for direct application to Faculty

5 Dec 2022

Applicants invited to interviews/assessments

Not required

Interviews/assessments

Not required

Offers released

25 Jan 2023

Admission criteria

Academic meritATAR (or equivalent) requirement expected to be 97.00 for 2023 entry

Prerequisite: Mathematics Advanced (Band 4) or Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E3) or Mathematics Extension 2 (Band E3)

Statement of CommitmentThe purpose of the statement is to find out about your interest in, and commitment to, animal health and welfare and a career in veterinary practice. You may be able to provide evidence of this through your family background, work (including school work experience, part-time jobs and voluntary work) and special interests. Information about the Statement of Commitment

Entry schemes

Gadigal Program: For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.