The Monash University Summary shows there are 5 paths to medicine at Monash. These are basically:-

  • direct entry to the medical degree - a combined undergraduate (Bachelor of Medical Science degree) and postgraduate Doctor of Medicine degree, or

  • graduate entry to the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine degree.


Entry Requirements - The full details regarding the entry requirements for medicine at Monash University are given in the table below.

This table shows, not only the requirements to obtain a place in the medical program, but also details how the direct entry and the 4 graduate paths flow into the medical degree, and what you need to keep in mind not only for medicine, but also if you are applying for an undergraduate degree that leads to medicine. 


How Monash University Compares with Other Universities - Scroll further down, below the table  and you'll also see the Monash Comparitor. This tool enables you to compare the 5 paths to medicine at Monash, with other university paths to medicine (offered by 19 Australian universities).  



monash detailed entry Requirements


There are a number of notable aspects in how Monash structures its undergraduate and postgraduate medical degree. 


Monash medicine is big

The Monash medical degree has a large student intake of 317, with most students (76%) accepted through the direct entry route. The direct entry degree is highly sought after, as Monash University is the only provider of school leaver direct entry into medicine in Victoria.

There are 75 places offered for graduates to progress into the medical degree and of these, most are offered to Bachelor of Biomedical Science students - with a total of 50 places available. 

Interviews for Bachelor of Biomedical Science students for the 50 medicine places are undertaken at the end of Year 2. Interviews for the remaining 25 places in medicine are undertaken at the end of Year 3 and importantly these interviews are open to all applicable Monash students -  Pharmacy (Honours), Physiotherapy (Honours) and Science, as well as Biomedical Science students who may not have secured a place in the previous interview round. 


And Monash is exclusive

The graduate entry pathway is for students who have previously undertaken a Monash degree (or Monash University recognised international degree), with only Biomedicine, Pharmacy (Honours), Physiotherapy (Honours) and Science graduates accepted.

International graduates are able to apply without a Monash degree, but their undergraduate degree must have been undertaken at a recognised university and have included a significant biomedical science content.


Monash doesn't have a 10 year rule

Many universities have the requirement that undergraduate degrees need to have been completed no more than 10 years prior to commencing the postgraduate medical degree. Not so for Monash. 


Admission tests - it depends on who you are 

If you're a high school student applying for the Bachelor of Medical Science, you're required to sit the standard undergraduate admissions test - the UMAT (or ISAT if you're an International student). Your UMAT results contribute one third of the assessment of whether you're offered a place as a direct entry student in Monash medicine.  

If, however, you're a graduate seeking a place in the Monash medical program, you're not required to sit the standard graduate admissions test - the GAMSAT (or MCAT in the case of International applicants). Instead, Monash have their own test, known as the Situational Judgement Test that you'll be asked to take. The Situational Judgement Test is required to be completed only if/when you're offered an interview. 


Where you'll start

The main difference in commencing Monash's medical degree between the school leaver/Direct Entry path and the graduate entry path is where you'll be studying during the first years of your degree. Graduate entrants undertake their first year at Monash's Churchill campus, which is in Gippsland, Victoria. Direct Entry students commence at Clayton in Melbourne, Victoria.



Monash Comparitor


Monash Comparitor - Click the arrow to scroll through other university paths to medicine to compare Monash's paths. (Note: Some universities have numerous paths and these are shown on separate pages) .




Monash's Paths to Medicine

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Other University Paths to Medicine



An important qualification


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 the Monash University medical degree and the available paths to gain entry. Remember, information can always change, so ensure you keep up to date by regularly checking directly with Monash University.