Eligibility to Apply
Eligibility to apply for a place at a graduate entry medical school
Graduate-entry medical programs provide opportunities to a wide range of graduates who have made a mature decision to commit to the medical profession.
All graduate-entry applicants must have completed, or be in the final year of a bachelor or honours degree. Note that some schools use postgraduate qualifications in GPA calculations. Please read school entries in the Admissions Guides. Undergraduate Australian degrees must be from a Commonwealth accredited institution (see http://www.teqsa.gov.au/
Applicants enrolled in a two-year degree, a three or four-year embedded degree (e.g. bachelor/masters) or one-year conversion degree or those who have completed a higher degree without a prior bachelor degree should consult the Admissions Guide or their preferred schools to ascertain eligibility. Note that not all schools accept such degrees. Please see individual school entries in the Admissions Guides.
No preference is given to graduates with particular Bachelor degrees. Note though, Macquarie University and The University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Medicine (MD) have pre-requisites that must be met.
All applicants for Commonwealth Supported Places and other domestic places at graduate-entry schools (i.e. citizens/permanent residents of Australia, citizens of New Zealand and Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders) must have a current GAMSAT (Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test) score.
GAMSAT results are valid for two years: i.e. if you sat the March test in 2019 you may use the results obtained to apply for a graduate entry course commencing in 2020 and/or 2021. If you sit the September test in 2019 you may use the results obtained to apply for a graduate entry course commencing in 2021 and/or 2022.
There is a very helpful table on the GAMSAT website that shows the validity of all the GAMSAT tests. http://gamsat.acer.edu.au/results/currency-of-results
Registration for the GAMSAT, and application for admission to the graduate entry programs, are separate processes.
International applicants must apply directly to the University of their choice. GEMSAS will not be processing international selection. International applicants may sit either GAMSAT or MCAT. Registration for either GAMSAT, or MCAT, and application for admission to the graduate programs, are separate processes.
Many schools have minimum scores for GAMSAT sections and overall, and minimum GPAs. To assess eligibility for each school, please check carefully your GAMSAT score and GPA against their rules.