Live Updates: COVID-19 and Medical School Admissions in Australia and New Zealand

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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is being felt for medical school admissions in Australia and New Zealand. Here, we provide you with a compilation of official updates relevant to medical school admissions in Australia and New Zealand to make sure you are all up-to-date. Since the situation can change rapidly any time, we are monitoring various information sources closely to update this page. So stay healthy, check this post regularly and continue with your academic studies and preparation for admission tests.

Last updated Wednesday 27th January 2021 6.17 PM

Updates on the UCAT ANZ

The UCAT ANZ 2020 final statistics have been released.

UCAT ANZ 2021 dates have been announced.

Updates on the GAMSAT

The 2020 September GAMSAT results have been released.

On 6th November 2020, registration for the March 2021 opened. Register now.

Read the GAMSAT 2021 information booklet here.

Find out about COVID-19 advice for GAMSAT 2021 here.

Updates on medical school admissions process in Australia and New Zealand

On 3rd June 2020, it has been announced that changes have been made to NCEA and University Entrance in New Zealand to account for the disruption from COVID-19. For further information, please refer to this link.

On 4th September 2020, GEMSAS has advised that interview offers (successful or unsuccessful) were sent to medicine applicants.

On 30th October, GEMSAS has announced that emails were sent out to successful and unsuccessful medicine applicants.

Rounds of interviews are being held for direct entry medical programmes in Australia. Check your email regularly if you've applied to one.

Most universities are running their interviews online. Read our blog article for tips on preparing and sitting online interviews.

Updates on high school examinations in Australia and New Zealand

Please refer to the following links for latest information or timetable relating to high school examinations in Australia and New Zealand:

Updates on the ISAT

2021 ISAT registrations are open.

Please bookmark this page and keep checking back here for regular updates.

Be well,


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