Spring's here with its mix of hard deadlines for undergrads and hope, in the form of interviews and some offers.


Late September action

Late September signals a number of interviews taking place for graduates. These include UWA (domestic applicants), Notre Dame (Sydney), Macquarie (domestic students), University of Wollongong and Flinders (Northern Territory interviews). The University of Adelaide also undertake interviews for international undergraduate applicants.

Meanwhile over at Monash they are actively progressing international offers for both graduates and direct entry students from Singapore, Malaysia and other areas of Asia.

Critical closing date - 30 September for undergrads

The most critical date in the undergrad calendar is 30th September with this being the closing date for applications/early bird /timely applications for medicine. Make sure you are aware of what you need to do to complete your applications for your chosen universities. Also, and most critically, check whether you need to

  • apply to just the Admission Centre (ie UAC, VTAC, QTAC, SATAC or TISC) or

  • whether you apply directly to the university, or

  • whether you need to apply to both the Admission Centre and the university

Also check what documentation you need to submit and determine whether application fees also need to be paid. More details about the process can be found in the 10 Step Application Guide.

The 30th September closing date also applies to undergraduate degrees that lead to medicine at the University of Sydney and also the Bachelor of Clinical Science at Macquarie.

Other critical end September deadlines

The 27th September is also a critical date for international applicants to UTAS (round 3) and also for direct entry rural and Broadway applicants to UWA.

October interviews

By October the University of Melbourne are interviewing domestic and onshore international applicants and Notre Dame (Perth) are also progressing interviews. In mid-October Western Sydney invite their chosen applicants to attend an interview, followed by Monash in late October with email invitations to interview issued. Applicants are also invited to apply for the Dean’s rural list and Indigenous list. Later in October the University of Newcastle/University of New England issue their interview invitations for undergraduates. Applicants can check with the University of Adelaide from the 29th October to determine their interview eligibility.

October offers

Flinders issue their offers for Indigenous applicants in October. The University of Adelaide commence their offers for international students in mid-October and these continue through to February. Late October sees offers being made by the University of Melbourne and ANU to international and domestic graduates respectively.

October deadlines

International applications for Macquarie medicine close on the 1st October. There is also a critical deadline for provision of the Prediction of Academic Achievement form that needs to be received by JCU by 11th October. The end of the month sees Indigenous applications closing at UQ and University of Newcastle/University of New England. Deakin also close round 2 international applications and the University of Sydney closes their direct to the faculty applications for undergraduate degrees that lead to medicine. Monash close applications for a range of overseas undergraduate applicants as well as Malaysian, Singapore and other areas of Asia undergraduate and graduate applicants. ISAT also needs to be undertaken by the 28th October for a large number of international applicants.

What Next and where to from here?

There’s a few things you can do if you would like more information:

Medical Schools in Australia Deadlines for late September and October 2019

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- the deadline listing,

- basic information package,

- comprehensive information package, or

- professional/school information package

  1. Access the detailed Deadline Listing

    Compiled from over 70 separate webpage sources the monthly Deadline Listing is a consolidated list of pertinent information about the medical school application cycle - deadlines, when interviews take place, significant events etc. This Listing is colour coded (interviews coded green, deadlines red, significant events starred and offers in orange) and is provided in a downloadable PDF format. This format enables the Listing to be searched so you can more easily identify pertinent information. The Deadline Listing is available on a monthly subscription basis (there is a small monthly fee).

    The detailed monthly Deadline Listing can also be accessed through the Sign Up button below.


2. Find out more information about your options

Questions such as how do I increase my chances to get into medical school, what it’s like to be a medical student, Plan B options if you don’t get into medical school etc. are explored in the FAQ and the AMA section.

This section also links to the AMA (Australian Medical Association) where you can find further information about a career in medicine.

3. Sign Up for the Mailing List (there’s no charge)

Joining the Study Medicine Mailing List will enable you to be notified when there are updates including when new Deadline information is added.




Study Medicine information has been compiled from Australian university information sources and therefore is a guide. Authoritative information is provided by the university or admissions centre only. Make sure you obtain information directly from the university or admissions centre before making any decisions. 

The above information is intended to help you understand significant admissions deadlines. Remember, information can always change, so ensure you keep up to date by regularly checking directly with the university and relevant admissions centre.