The Western Sydney University medical school is very new (10 years old) and offers undergraduate medical degree places to Year 12 students, students who have previously commenced an undergraduate degree but not completed it and graduates. The 2 paths to medicine comprise -

  • Direct Entry for Year 12 students and

  • Entry for all others - graduates and students with partially completed degrees, with these degrees from any university in any discipline.

The Western Sydney medical program is moderate in size, having a total of 120 places.


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

This table shows, not only the requirements to obtain a place in the undergraduate medical degree, but also details how each of the 2 paths flow into the medical degree.


How Western Sydney Compares with Other Universities - Scroll further down, below the table  and you'll also see the Western Sydney Comparitor. This tool enables you to compare the 2 paths to medicine at Western Sydney with other university paths (offered by 19 Australian universities). 



Western Sydney detailed entry Requirements


There are a number of notable aspects in how Western Sydney structures its undergraduate medical degree. 


Western Sydney by name, Western Sydney by nature

Western Sydney University is clear that a proportion of places in its medical program are given to students with a strong affiliation with the greater Western Sydney region.

Preferences are given to greater Western Sydney applicants by way of a lower ATAR entry requirement (by 2 points) for the degree. This same approach is used for graduates, with minimum grade point average levels being lower for local students. Western Sydney affiliation is identified through your postcode.



Even if you are a graduate, or a student with a partially completed degree, all applicants to the Western Sydney medical program are required to sit the UCAT (or in the case of international students the ISAT). 

New Joint Medical Program with Charles Sturt University

Announcements have been made regarding the introduction of a new Joint Medical Program with Charles Sturt University that will increase the number of rural medical students being trained in a regional location. No details are yet available about this program apart from it commencing in 2021 and it being taught in Orange, New South Wales.

Rural Entry Admission Scheme

Western Sydney have the Rural Entry Admission Scheme that enables up to 15 rural students (Australian domestic students or permanent residents) to study medicine.



Western Sydney Comparitor


Western Sydney Comparitor - Click the arrow to scroll through other university paths to medicine (some universities have numerous paths and these are shown on separate pages).




Western Sydney'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 Western Sydney 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 Western Sydney University.