General Applicants

The Joint Program in Medicine provides opportunities to pursue an exciting medical program to prepare you for practice in our community and across the globe.

A general applicant is someone who is either an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Step 1 - Register and sit the UCAT ANZ

The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is a standardised test designed to assess your aptitude in cognitive and non-cognitive qualities associated with successful medical studies.

Complete The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT ANZ). This test is used by the UCAT ANZ Consortium of universities in Australia and New Zealand for their medical programmes. Applicants must register via the UCAT ANZ website. Only current application year UCAT results are considered.

More information including registration and dates can be found on the UCAT ANZ website.

Step 2 – Apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC)

Submit your application through the Universities Admission Centre. Applications open 1 August 2020 and close on 30 September 2020, late applications will not be accepted. 

You must indicate the Doctor of Medicine (MD) at Western as one of your preferences (course code 725505).

You will be asked to indicate a preference to study at either Western Sydney University or Charles Sturt University. Your University preference will be taken into consideration but is not guaranteed. Only one offer will be made into the MD Joint Program in Medicine.

Step 3 - Meet the Academic Threshold

Non Greater Western Sydney applicant - Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (or equivalent) of 95.5.

Greater Western Sydney applicant – Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (or equivalent) of 93.5.

  • Equivalency: IB 38 or higher; OP1 to 3; GCE of A A A* or higher (3 or less A2 subjects)
  • 1 semester or more but less than 1 year undergraduate (4-7 units) GPA = 6.4
  • 1 year or more but uncompleted undergraduate (8-23 units) GPA = 6.2
  • 3 years or more but uncompleted undergraduate (24 units or more) GPA = 5.5
  • Completed undergraduate degree GPA = 5.5
  • Completed undergraduate Honours degree = no minimum GPA required
  • Completed Graduate Certificate = 6.5 
  • Completed Graduate Diploma = 6.2 
  • Completed Coursework Masters = 5.4  
  • Completed Research Masters = no minimum GPA required
  • Equivalency: IB 36 or higher; OP 1 to 4, GCE of A A A* or higher (3 or less A2 subjects)
  • 1 semester or more but less than 1 year undergraduate (4-7 units) GPA = 6.1
  • 1 year or more but uncompleted undergraduate (8-23 units) GPA = 5.9
  • 3 years or more but uncompleted undergraduate (24 units or more) GPA = 5.2
  • Completed undergraduate degree GPA = 5.2
  • Completed undergraduate Honours degree = no minimum GPA required
  • Completed Graduate Certificate = 6.0
  • Completed Graduate Diploma = 5.7
  • Completed Coursework Masters = 4.9 
  • Completed Research Masters = no minimum GPA required

The Grade Point Averages (GPA) indicated are on a 7 scale. If your GPA is calculated on a 4 scale, simply multiply your GPA by 1.75. This is a guide for domestic applicants only and the University reserves the right to ascertain your equivalent score. These criteria are reviewed annually and the criteria published on 1 October each year will apply to your application.

Am I Greater Western Sydney eligible?

The University has a commitment to the Greater Western Sydney community in which it is located. To that end, a proportion of the interview places available for admission will be allocated to applicants from the Greater Western Sydney area.

Applicants who currently live in one of the areas defined as Greater Western Sydney for at least five consecutive years immediately prior to commencing the Doctor of Medicine are eligible to be considered for these places. Please check if your postcode is included.

Check if your postcode is included

2058, 2115, 2116, 2117, 2118, 2121, 2123, 2124, 2125, 2127, 2128, 2141, 2142, 2143, 2144, 2145, 2146, 2147, 2148, 2150

2151, 2152, 2153, 2154, 2155, 2156, 2157, 2158, 2160, 2161, 2162, 2163, 2164, 2165, 2166, 2167, 2168, 2170, 2171

2172, 2173, 2174, 2175, 2176, 2177, 2178, 2179, 2190, 2192, 2193, 2194, 2195, 2196, 2197, 2198, 2199, 2200, 2206, 2208, 2209, 2210, 2211, 2212, 2213, 2214, 2555

2556, 2557, 2558, 2559, 2560, 2563, 2564, 2565, 2566, 2567, 2568, 2569, 2570, 2571, 2572, 2573, 2574, 2745, 2747

2748, 2749, 2750, 2751, 2752, 2753, 2754, 2755, 2756, 2757, 2758, 2759, 2760, 2761, 2762, 2763, 2765, 2766, 2767, 2768

2769, 2770, 2773, 2774, 2775, 2776, 2777, 2778, 2779, 2780, 2782, 2783, 2784, 2785, 2786

Step 4 - Multi-Mini-Station Interview (MMI) and Medical Admission Questionnaire

The purpose of our MMI is to assess non-cognitive qualities important to patients and communities, and which are best assessed in person, rather than through an online test.

If you are invited to interview, you will be asked to complete two brief statements in response to the Medical Admissions Questionnaire (MAQ). Your statement will be used to inform some interview questions.

Interviews will be held at Western’s Campbelltown Campus and the Charles Sturt Orange campus. This involves the applicant being asked a series of questions; each question is asked by a separate interviewer in a separate interview station. Applicants will have approximately eight minutes to respond to the question before being asked to move to the next interview station.

You may choose to interview in either Campbelltown or Orange regardless of your preferred study location. No other interview dates will be offered.

Interview Dates:

Charles Sturt University             –       16th to 20th November, 2020

Western Sydney University        –       23rd to 27th November, 2020