As shown in the Summary, the University of Sydney (USYD) offers 3 paths to medicine -

  • Path 1 - Doctor of Medicine (graduate entry) through an undergraduate degree from any university, and

  • Paths 2 and 3 - the Double Degree Program for high achieving school leavers, through a three-year undergraduate degree in either Arts or Science at the University of Sydney. These paths provide guaranteed entry to the Doctor of Medicine program.


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

This table shows, not only the requirements to obtain a place in the postgraduate medical degree, but also details how each of the 3 paths flow into the medical degree and what you need to keep in mind, not only for medicine, but also when applying for your undergraduate degree. 

How USYD Compares with Other Universities - Scroll further down, below the table  and you'll also see the USYD Comparitor. This tool enables you to compare the 3 paths to medicine at USYD , with other university paths to medicine (offered by 19 Australian universities).  



University of SYDney detailed entry Requirements


There are a number of notable aspects in how USYD structures its postgraduate medical degree and how the 3 undergraduate paths flow to it. 


Double degree requirements

You need a serious ATAR of 99.95 to be admitted into the Double Degree Medical Program. The number of students admitted into this Program is 40 - with 30 domestic and 10 international places, with this representing approximately 18% of the total medical school. The actual percentage is not able to be determined as even though there are 227 Commonwealth supported places, the University of Sydney does not indicate how many international places are available in total.  Once in, students need to continue to achieve high academic levels, with a weighted average mark of a minimum of 65 needing to be maintained throughout your undergraduate degree to ensure you are able to proceed into the Doctor of Medicine degree.


Types of previous degrees appropriate for University of Sydney medicine

The University of Sydney will accept Bachelor degrees in all disciplines and from all universities. Consistent with many other universities, Bachelor degrees more than 10 years old need to be refreshed, with a completed postgraduate degree or diploma. At least 1 year of study in doing so must be undertaken at the awarding institution.

Even though the University of Sydney medical degree is predominantly a postgraduate degree, additional postgraduate qualifications (such as Masters and PhD, etc.) are not taken into consideration when calculating your grade point average.

The University of Sydney is also reviewing its rules regarding Honours. At present, grade point average calculations include Honours, even if this additional study was undertaken at a different university from where the Bachelor degree was undertaken. 


More maths please

From 2019 USYD is introducing Mathematics (not to be confused with General Mathematics) as a subject prerequisite for both the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees. Academic achievement in Mathematics needs to be at Band 4 level (or equivalent in interstate/IB programs).



university of sydney Comparitor


USYD Comparitor - Click the arrow to scroll through other university paths to medicine to compare the University of Sydney's paths (some universities have numerous paths and these are shown on separate pages).




USYD's Paths to Medicine

Compared with -

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 University of Sydney 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 Sydney.