International Applicants

The School has a minimum of 20 International places per year in Doctor of Medicine (MD) Year 1. The 2020 annual fee is approximately AUD $67,000 but this may be indexed in line with inflation for later years.

Applications are accepted year round.

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

Information on units of study are outlined in our handbook.

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.

International Application Process

Step 1 - Apply Online

Applications for admission to study the Doctor of Medicine must be made through the International Online Application system. You can apply online or through an agent representative.

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

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 internationalstudy@westernsydney.edu.au or call +61 2 9685 9280.

Step 2 - Confirm English Language Entry Requirements

Check the English Language Entry Requirements table to determine your level of English proficiency.

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

Step 3 - Meet Academic Threshold Requirements

International Applicant – Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (or equivalent) of 93.5.

  • 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.

Step 4 - Register and sit ISAT

The International Student Admission Test (ISAT) is a general aptitude test which measures critical reasoning and quantitative reasoning. It is a 3-hour test which is delivered at test centres around the world. Testing is available in pre-determined test cycles.

ISAT results will be used to rank applicants if there are more eligible applicants than there are places.

For further information about ISAT, to locate a test centre and to register for the test, visit the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) website.

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.