The University of Adelaide is an undergraduate medical degree. A limited number of students, with incomplete undergraduate University of Adelaide degrees, may be accepted into the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery program, but most places in the University of Adelaide's medical school are for school leavers. 


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Available paths 


There are 2 possible paths to medicine at the University of Adelaide.

Path 1: Direct entry for school leavers

You need either Biology, Mathematical Methods or Chemistry to apply for the University of Adelaide medical degree and an ATAR of at least 90. 


Path 2: Undergraduate degree (any degree, University of Adelaide) - 2 years max

This path has recently changed and now allows any student who has only studied at the University of Adelaide, and has only undertaken first year or second year studies (and, therefore, has an incomplete undergraduate degree) to apply for medicine. The specific number of units you need to have studied to enable you to apply for medicine depends on whether you are a first or second year student.



How selection works


The selection criteria for University of Adelaide medicine comprises a 2 stage process (like many other universities), but how this 2 stage process works depends on whether you're a domestic or an international student:

Stage 1: Criteria for Interview

A psychometric test is the only assessment used to determine who's offered an interview place. In the case of domestic students, the UCAT is used to determine interview candidates. If you're an international student, however, you need to undertake the University of Adelaide's Personal Qualities Assessment. This assessment tests personal qualities important for medicine and comprises 4 sections, measuring cognitive, personality and attitudinal traits. 

University of Adelaide students who are transferring over to the medical degree with other (incomplete) degrees are also required to undertake either the UCAT or the Personal Qualities Assessment.  

Stage 2: Criteria for an offer of a place in the medical degree

If you're a domestic student, the University of Adelaide takes your academic performance in Year 12 (40%) and uses this, together with your interview results (40%) plus your UCAT results (20%) to determine who's offered a place.

The criteria used to assess international students for the offer of a place is based on your interview results (first ranking level), together with your Personal Qualities Assessment (second ranking level) and your academic results (meets threshold and final ranking level).




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 University of Adelaide 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 the University of Adelaide.