The depths of winter and it's busy - particularly for graduate and international applicants.


Interviews continue at pace

July sees UWA interviewing both direct entry international students (in Hong Kong, Singapore and Canada) and graduate entry students (Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada and Perth) with interviews progressing into August. Monash gets into the swing of things with Malaysia, Singapore and other areas of Asia international interviews for undergrad and graduate entry positions and by mid August these have progressed all the way through into Canada and North America. USYD commence face to face domestic interviews for graduates in mid - July and then follow this up by issuing invitations to domestic students (who have exceptional circumstances) who will be interviewed by video link in early August. Griffith’s international interviews take place in late July.

If you’re looking to gain an international place at the University of Melbourne you will need to wait until mid August to hear whether you have been successful at gaining an interview spot.

Graduate offers

Flinders have a system that enables interviews to be conducted throughout the year and close their graduate applications when places are filled. Graduate interviews take place in August (also in December if needed). Likewise Macquarie commence interviews in May for international students (undertaken on Skype or similar platforms) and these continue until October. USYD start making domestic offers at the end of August and these can continue until January. On the other hand ANU has a defined offer period and this kicks off in late July with offers to Indigenous and international applicants.

Testing requirements - don’t forget ISAT if you’re an international undergrad, UCAT if you’re domestic and GAMSAT if you’re a graduate

ISAT is required for international students wanting to apply for undergraduate medicine degrees at Flinders, UQ, UTAS, Monash, Western Sydney, UWA and UNSW universities. There are no set dates for ISAT.

The end of July also marks the close of the introduction and new testing period for UCAT for undergraduate applicants who are seeking medicine entry in 2020.

Late applications for the September sitting of GAMSAT close on the 1st August.

The tail end of July tests personal qualities

The University of Adelaide has a run on Personal Quality Assessment tests with these carried out from 25th to the 31st in Adelaide, Kuala Lumpur, Toronto, Hong Kong and Singapore.

End of July close of applications

UTAS close applications for international students (Round 2) on 26th July. Monash close applications for graduate and direct entry for Canadian and North American students on the 29th July and Deakin close Indigenous applications on 31st July.

The start of August - graduate offers increase and attention swings to domestic undergrads

By August UWA have progressed their considerations to the point where international graduate entry offers are issued and they then start thinking about domestic direct students with the opening of applications for these students. UTAS, JCU, SATAC (for University of Adelaide), VTAC, TISC, UQ Indigenous provisional entry and Western Sydney also follow suit with the opening of their undergrad medicine applications in early August. University of Newcastle/University of New England open theirs in mid-August and by this time UWA rural and high achievement direct entry applications are open as well.

August and the new ANU application system is up and going

The new Admissions, Scholarship and Accommodation scheme at ANU kicks off in August with the issuing of conditional offers to domestic undergraduates. If you receive an offer you have until the 5th August to accept.

End of August closing dates

If you are wanting to apply to JCU make sure you have your forms completed by the end of August - including your Prediction of Academic Achievement form. Griffith close their applications for international students at the end of August.


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 July and August 2019

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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.

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