Eligibility to Apply

Eligibility to apply for a place at a graduate entry medical school

Graduate-entry medical programs provide opportunities to a wide range of graduates who have made a mature decision to commit to the medical profession.

All graduate-entry applicants must have completed, or be in the final year of a bachelor or honours degree. Note that some schools use postgraduate qualifications in GPA calculations. Please read school entries in the Admissions Guides. Undergraduate and Postgraduate Australian degrees must be from a Commonwealth accredited institution (see http://www.teqsa.gov.au/national-register).  Note that undergraduate degrees include bachelor and honours degrees.  Overseas degrees must be recognised by the Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) (previously AEI-NOOSR) or UK ENIC (previously UK NARIC) as comparable to an Australian Bachelor or Postgraduate degree.

Applicants enrolled in a two-year degree, a three or four-year embedded degree (e.g. bachelor/masters) or one-year conversion degree or those who have completed a higher degree without a prior bachelor degree should consult the Admissions Guide or their preferred schools to ascertain eligibility. Note that not all schools accept such degrees. Please see individual school entries in the Admissions Guides.

No preference is given to graduates with particular Bachelor degrees. Note though, the University of Queensland’s Doctor of Medicine (MD) has prerequisites that must be met.

All applicants for Commonwealth Supported Places and other domestic places at graduate-entry schools (i.e. citizens/permanent residents of Australia, citizens of New Zealand and Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders) must have a current GAMSAT (Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test) score

GAMSAT results obtained from different sittings are directly comparable and can be used when applying to universities for up to four consecutive years in Australia. To apply in 2024 for entry in 2025, only the following results can be used: September 2020, March 2021, September 2021, March 2022, September 2022, March 2023, September 2023 and March 2024.

Helpful information can be found on the GAMSAT website that shows the validity of all the GAMSAT tests. https://gamsat.acer.org/results/currency-of-results

Registration for the GAMSAT, and application for admission to the graduate entry programs, are separate processes.

International applicants must apply directly to the University of their choice.  GEMSAS will not be processing international selection.  International applicants may sit either GAMSAT or MCAT.  Registration for either GAMSAT, or MCAT, and application for admission to the graduate programs, are separate processes.

Minimum scores

Many schools have minimum scores for GAMSAT sections and overall, and minimum GPAs.  To assess eligibility for each school, please check carefully your GAMSAT score and GPA against their rules.