International Applicants

International application process

CRICOS Course Code: 097592B
CRICOS Provider Code: 00917K

NOTE:  For comprehensive information and instructions on how to apply, please visit International or contact the International Office via For more information, see our handbook.

The School has a minimum of 20 International places per year in Doctor of Medicine (MD) Year 1. The 2018 annual fee is approximately AUD $60,760 but this may be indexed in line with inflation for later years.

NOTE: International graduates from Doctor of Medicine (MD) may not automatically be entitled to registration, internship and access to a provider number in Australia. For further information, please visit:

Internships: Health Education and Training Institute (HETI)

Registration: Medical Board

Provider No: Medicare

International application requirements

The requirements for International applicants to be considered for admission to the medical course are:

  • Achieve a scholastic performance in the final year of secondary school equivalent to an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 93.50. Equivalency: Baccalaureate 36 or higher; OP 1 to 4, GCE of A A A* (3 or less A2 subjects); or
  • Complete a recognised university degree with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.1 or higher on a 7 point scale; or
  • Complete a minimum of one year of full time study in a recognised Bachelor's degree, achieving an GPA outcome determined to be equivalent to an ATAR of 93.5 by the University, based on the extent of the degree completed; and
  • A good command of written and spoken English. Medicine has strict English language requirements.  International students must have either completed the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent examination and achieved a minimum score of 7.0 in each of the four components, and have an overall score of at least 7.0 OR have successfully completed five consecutive years of secondary education, including all assessable items, in English only OR have completed the Higher School Certificate within Australia; and
  • Complete the International Student Admissions Test (ISAT), a scholastic aptitude test created and administered by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), which is run several times each year in many countries.

The School will seek to provide access to early cultural support and assistance with colloquial Australian English.

How to apply

Applications are accepted year round.

International students currently studying HSC, IB or NCEA level 3 at an Australian School should lodge their application online at UAC International.

All other international students should lodge their application via the International Office at Western Sydney University.

If you are intending to enrol in the medical course at the School of Medicine you should look at the Medicine Inherent Requirements statements and think about whether you may experience challenges in meeting these requirements.

Please note: Applicants who have partially completed a medical degree at an overseas institution will be required to commence in Year 1 of the MD if eligible for an offer. International students are NOT offered academic credit for the Doctor of Medicine.

Fees and residency status

If an International student obtains Australian permanent residency or citizenship, or New Zealand citizenship prior to 1 January of the commencing year of the course, the International offer of a place in MD (or the enrolment) will be withdrawn and the student must re-apply as a local student.

If an International student obtains Australian permanent residency or citizenship, or New Zealand citizenship AFTER 1 January of the year of commencement of the course, the student will be seen as having entered into a contract with the University to pay international fees for that semester. For the following and subsequent semesters, the student's status will change to that of a local student and provided they meet other progression criteria, they will be converted to a domestic full fee paying place in MD. This is in accordance with S.32.1 of the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education "Administrative Information for higher educators: Student Support", 2012. There are no Commonwealth Supported Places available for MD students who become permanent residents.