Graduate Entry Medical Schools In Australia

Last updated: 20/08/2021

Here, we provide information on graduate entry medical schools in Australia. Many Australian direct entry medical schools have entry pathways for graduate applicants, so we recommend also looking at the Direct Entry Medical Schools section of the Admissions Guide.

Australian National University: Australian National University Medical School

Location: Canberra, ACT

Medical school or program established: 2003

QS subject ranking 2021: 92

First year class size in 2020: 106 students

CSP places? Yes

International places? Yes

Australian National University (ANU) is a public university with an excellent academic reputation, being ranked 1st in Australia and 27th in the world according to the 2022 QS World University Rankings. It is a member of the G8, a coalition of high ranked, research-intensive universities in Australia. ANU medical school is the only medical school in the Australian Capital Territory and offers a 4-year graduate medical programme (MChD).

To be eligible to apply, you must have a minimum weighted GPA of 5.6 (final GPA year is weighted x 3, final -1 GPA year is weighted x 2 and final - 2 GPA year is weighted x 1) and meet the minimum overall GAMSAT score of 55 with a minimum score of 50 in each section. For international applicants, you can choose to submit an MCAT score instead of GAMSAT, for which you must obtain a minimum score of 125 in each section.

Invitation to the MMI (or Zoom/Skype interview for international applicants) is based on a 50:50 composite score of GPA and GAMSAT/MCAT. For the final selection, 50:50 of the composite score and the interview score is used.

Domestic applicants need to apply through GEMSAS and international applicants need to apply directly to the university. Some places are reserved for indigenous applicants.

Check out the official website for more details, such as fees, prerequisites and important dates. There are also several pathway programmes.

Did you know?

  • ANU has the only medical school in Canberra, the capital of Australia.
  • ANU is ranked as the best university in Australia (31st worldwide), according to the QS University Rankings 2021.

Deakin University: Deakin University School of Medicine

Location: Geelong, VIC

Medical school or program established: 2008

QS subject ranking 2021: 201-250

First year class size in 2020: 135

CSP places? Yes

International places? Yes

Deakin University is a public university based in Melbourne. It offers a graduate entry MD (Doctor of Medicine) that takes 4 years to complete.

To be eligible to apply, you must have a minimum weighted GPA of 5.0 (final GPA year is weighted x 3, final -1 GPA year is weighted x 2 and final - 2 GPA year is weighted x 1). You must  meet the minimum overall GAMSAT score of 50 with a minimum score of 50 in each section. For international applicants, you can choose to submit an MCAT score instead of GAMSAT, for which you must obtain a minimum score of 125 in each section.

Invitation to the MMI (or structured interview for international applicants) is based on GPA and GAMSAT/MCAT in a ratio of 50:50. For the final selection, 25:25:50 of the GPA, GAMSAT/MCAT and MMI (or interview) is used.

Domestic applicants need to apply through GEMSAS and international applicants need to apply directly to the university. There is also an indigenous entry scheme.

Check out the official website for more details, such as fees, prerequisites and important dates.

Did you know?

  • Deakin University had the highest student satisfaction rating of all public universities in Australia in 2019.
  • Deakin University was named after the second PM of Australia, Alfred Deakin.

Macquarie University: Macquarie University School of Medicine

Location: Sydney, NSW

Medical school or program established: 2018

QS subject ranking 2021: 251-300

First year class size in 2020: 63

CSP places? No

International places? Yes

Macquarie University is a public university based in Sydney. Since 2018, it has been offering a 4-year graduate entry MD (Doctor of Medicine) degree. It should be noted that Macquarie University does not offer CSPs and all students will have to pay full fees, meaning that the tuition fees will be very high.

To be considered for entry, you must have a minimum weighted GPA of 5.0 (final GPA year is weighted x 3, final -1 GPA year is weighted x 2 and final - 2 GPA year is weighted x 1). You must also have a minimum GAMSAT score of 50 for each section and an overall minimum score of 50. For international applicants, you can choose to submit an MCAT score (minimum total score of 500) in place of a GAMSAT score.

Invitation to the MMI (online MMI for international applicants) is based on the 50:50 of the GPA and GAMSAT/MCAT, with satisfactory completion of the personal statement which requires you to respond to three questions relevant to the programme as a hurdle requirement. The final selection is based on 50:50 GPA/WAM and MMI score.

Domestic applicants need to apply through GEMSAS and international applicants need to apply directly to the university. There is also an Indigenous Australian Pathway, and applicants from a rural background will receive a 3% bonus to their GPA.

Please note that there is a 6-year Bachelor of Clinical Science/Doctor of Medicine (BClinSci/MD) option for international applicants by applying directly to the university, with a guaranteed entry to the MD course as long as you achieve a WAM of 70 in BClinSci. Domestic applicants may also enrol in BClinSci (for which they need to apply through UAC). For domestic BClinSci graduates, a 3% GPA bonus is added for application to Macquarie MD (applicants still need to apply through GEMSAS) and 20 MMI places are reserved for them.

Check out the official website for more details, such as fees, prerequisites and important dates. 

Did you know?

  • Macquarie is the only university in Australia with its own hospital and integrated specialty clinics on campus.
  • Macquarie has relationship with Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad, India – so there are opportunities for international placements and learning experiences.

University of Melbourne: Melbourne Medical School

Location: Melbourne, VIC

Medical school or program established: 1862

QS subject ranking 2021: 18

First year class size in 2020: 351

CSP places? Yes

International places? Yes

University of Melbourne (UMelb) is a member of the G8, a coalition of high ranked, research-intensive universities. It offers a 4-year graduate entry MD (Doctor of Medicine) program. 

To be eligible to apply, you must have a minimum weighted GPA of 5.0 (final GPA year is weighted x 2, final -1 GPA year is weighted x 2 and final - 2 GPA year is weighted x 1). You must also have a minimum GAMSAT score of 50 in each section (overall score is not used) if you are a domestic applicant or an international applicant residing in Australia. For other international applicants, you must have a minimum MCAT total score of 492.

Invitation to the MMI is based on GPA and GAMSAT/MCAT score and the final selection is based on 50:25:25 of MMI, GPA and GAMSAT/MCAT score.

Domestic applicants need to apply through GEMSAS. International applicants need to apply directly to the university or through an overseas education representative.

Indigenous and rural applicants are given priority access to the programme. There are special schemes (Chancellor’s scholars programme and full fee guaranteed entry scheme) which enable high achieving school leavers to enter the Melbourne MD programme following satisfactory completion of an undergraduate degree from Melbourne University, passing of prerequisite subjects and successful completion of the MMI.

Check out the official website for more details, such as fees, prerequisites and important dates.

Did you know?

  • UMelb is ranked #7 in the world for graduate employability.
  • There are over 400,000 living UMelb alumni.

University of Notre Dame Fremantle: University of Notre Dame School of Medicine, Fremantle

Location: Fremantle, WA

Medical school or program established: 2005

QS subject ranking 2021: 501-550

First year class size in 2020: 101

CSP places? Yes

International places? No

University of Notre Dame is a Roman Catholic private university with campuses in WA and NSW. At its Fremantle campus, it offers a 4-year graduate-entry MD (Doctor of Medicine) programme.

To be eligible to apply, you must have a minimum weighted GPA of 5.4 (final GPA year is weighted x3, final -1 GPA year is weighted x2 and final -2 GPA year is weighted x1) and minimum unweighted GAMSAT average score of 52. Invitation to the MMI is based on GAMSAT, GPA and Notre Dame Portfolio.

The Notre Dame Portfolio should include your leadership experience, service to your community or church, and other academic or life achievements. It should also include a personal statement, which has a maximum of 4800 characters and should outline your personal qualities, as well as your motives for pursuing a medical career and for studying at the University of Notre Dame. The university provides a guide and template to assist applicants in completing their portfolio.

The final selection is based on GAMSAT, GPA, Notre Dame Portfolio and MMI. All applicants must apply through GEMSAS.

Rural applicants will receive bonus points to their portfolio, and applicants who have lived in WA for at least 10 years may have this taken into consideration. There is a special entry scheme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants, and the university encourages these candidates to contact the medical school for more information.

Check out the official website for more details, such as fees, prerequisites and important dates.

Did you know?

  • Notre Dame is a young university and the Fremantle campus opened in 1992.
  • There is a Catholic Mass on each weekday, as well as on Sunday evenings.

University of Notre Dame Sydney: University of Notre Dame School of Medicine, Sydney

Location: Sydney, NSW

Medical school or program established: 2008

QS subject ranking 2021: 501-550

First year class size in 2020: 131

CSP places? Yes

International places? Yes

University of Notre Dame is a Roman Catholic private university with campuses in WA and NSW. At its Sydney campus, it offers a 4-year graduate-entry MD (Doctor of Medicine) programme. Unlike the Fremantle campus, which does not offer places for international students, the Sydney campus has a limited number of places for international students.

To be eligible to apply, you must have a minimum weighted GPA of 5.4 (final GPA year is weighted x 3, final -1 GPA year is weighted x 2 and final - 2 GPA year is weighted x 1). You must have a minimum unweighted GAMSAT average score of 52 (international applicants can choose to submit an MCAT score, with a minimum overall score of 500). Invitation to the MMI (online interview for international applicants) is based on GAMSAT/MCAT, GPA and Notre Dame Portfolio.

The Notre Dame Portfolio should include your leadership experience, service to your community or church, and other academic or life achievements. It should also include a personal statement, which has a maximum of 4800 characters and should outline your personal qualities, as well as your motives for pursuing a medical career and for studying at the University of Notre Dame. The university provides a guide and template to assist applicants in completing their portfolio.

The final selection is based on GAMSAT/MCAT, GPA, Notre Dame Portfolio and MMI (interview for international applicants). Domestic applicants need to apply through GEMSAS and international applicants need to apply directly to the university.

Rural applicants will receive bonus points to their portfolio. There is a special entry scheme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants, and the university encourages these candidates to contact the medical school for more information.

Check out the official website for more details, such as fees, prerequisites and important dates.

Did you know?

  • Notre Dame's Sydney and Fremantle campuses have their own student associations.
  • In addition to the Sydney and Fremantle campuses, Notre Dame also has a small campus in Broome, where 165 students are enrolled.

University of Wollongong: University of Wollongong Graduate School of Medicine

Location: Wollongong and Shoalhaven, NSW

Medical school or program established: 2006

QS subject ranking 2021: 301-350

First year class size in 2020: 88

CSP places? Yes

International places? Yes

University of Wollongong is a public university based in NSW that offers a 4-year graduate MD (Doctor of Medicine) degree.

To be eligible to apply, domestic applicants must have a minimum weighted GPA of 5.5 while international students must have a minimum weighted GPA of 5.0 (final GPA year is weighted x3, final -1 GPA year is weighted x2 and final -2 GPA year is weighted x1). You must also have a minimum GAMSAT score of 50 for each section and an overall minimum score of 50. International applicants can choose to submit an MCAT score instead of GAMSAT, for which you must have a minimum score of 123 in each section and an overall score of 495.

Applicants are required to sit an online (video-based) situational judgement test called CASPer, which will be used as a hurdle requirement for invitation to the interview. The university also requires a portfolio which should include 'leadership, capacity to work with others, service ethic and high level of performance in an area of human endeavour'. The university provides a guide and template to assist applicants in completing their portfolio. For domestic applicants, invitation to the interview is based on GAMSAT and portfolio in a 50:50 ratio, with GPA being a minimum requirement only (like CASPer). The final selection is based on standardised interview/CASPer scores and portfolio scores, with equal weighting.

For international applicants, invitation to the panel interview (teleconference or video conference) is based on GPA, GAMSAT/MCAT and portfolio. The final selection is based on interview, GPA, GAMSAT/MCAT and portfolio.

Domestic applicants need to apply through GEMSAS and international applicants need to apply directly to the university.

There is a special entry scheme for Indigenous applicants, and the university gives preference to applicants from a rural background.

Check out the official website for more details, such as fees, prerequisites and important dates.

Did you know?

  • Wollongong is the tenth largest city in Australia, with over 250,000 residents.
  • University of Wollongong is ranked within the top 1% of universities globally, according to the QS World University Rankings 2021.

Are you interested in attending a medical school in the UK instead of Australia or New Zealand? Check out Medify’s UK Medical School Admissions Guide.

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