End September - the most important time for undergraduate applications for medicine


Rolling graduate interviews and 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 commenced 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.

By 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 these applications. UTAS, JCU, SATAC (for University of Adelaide), VTAC, TISC, UQ (Indigenous provisional entry) and Western Sydney all follow suit with the opening of their undergrad medicine applications in early August. The 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.

End of August closing dates

If you are an international student 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.

By September it’s all happening on the interview front

The interview pace quickens to a full frenzy in September with graduate interviews being undertaken across the GEMSAS universities (being ANU, Deakin, Griffith, Macquarie, University of Melbourne, University of Notre Dame, University of Queensland, University of Western Australia and the University of Wollongong). Monash (not part of GEMSAS) also commence their graduate interviews in early September.

UNSW commence their interviews for rural undergraduate applicants in September and these continue through to November.

International undergraduate offers commence

By mid September Monash are in a position to commence making offers to international applicants (Canada, North America, direct and graduate entry; and Malaysia, Singapore and other areas in Asia undergraduate entry offers) and by late September offers are extended to Singapore, Malaysia & other areas in Asia direct and graduate entrants.

The long wait for UCAT

The results from UCAT examinations are released directly to universities by the UCAT ANZ Consortium in early September. Students will receive an email from Pearson VUE that will provide instructions as to how to access your personal account to obtain your score report.

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.

Medical Schools in Australia Deadlines for late August and September 2019.


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Download a copy of the September deadline listing by clicking the image. This will give you the monthly deadline listing in a colour coded format. This enables you to easily identify interviews, offers, deadlines and key events. You can also search the information to find particular details pertinent to you.


Helpful links

The above listing does not include information from State Admission Centres. Follow these links to obtain deadline information from UAC, VTAC, QTAC, TISC and SATAC.



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

The above information is intended to help you understand pertinent deadlines for the month. Remember, information can always change, so ensure you keep up to date by regularly checking directly with the appropriate organisation to determine current deadline information.