Location Parkville, Victoria Australia
Entry level School Leaver Provisional
Duration 3 years
Important dates


Indigenous entry pathway

Alternative entry is available via Access Melbourne for Indigenous Australians.

Course Information

The Bachelor of Biomedicine prepares students for the challenges of advancing knowledge in biomedicine and its translation to health care delivery and research. It provides the solid foundation necessary to prepare students for health-related and other graduate professional programs, as well as specialised graduate research.

The core of the degree builds understanding of the structure and function of the body and consideration of the determinants of health and disease, including genetic and environmental influences. The integrated core program culminates in final year subjects that deal with contemporary issues in biomedicine and aspects of medical conditions from the molecular and cellular, right up to the population level. This degree is also a tailored pathway into graduate studies into medicine.

Entry Level: School leaver provisional

School leaver provisional entry pathways are offered by universities that have graduate-entry medical courses. They guarantee school leavers a place in the graduate entry medical program on the condition that they first complete a bachelor level degree course at the university and meet specified conditions (such as maintaining a particular grade point average and finishing the degree in the normal minimum time period). There is no mid-year intake.

Indigenous Entry Pathway:

Alternative entry is available via Access Melbourne for Indigenous Australians.

Entry Criteria:

The selection into the course is based on academic marks and the successful completion of required pre-requisite subjects in Chemistry, Mathematical Methods/Specialist Mathematics and English.

International applications (direct to University of Melbourne or via an Education Agent) and Domestic applications (via VTAC).

Preparation Course:


Length of course:

3 years

Additional Information

* Applicants who achieved an ATAR (or notional ATAR) of 99.00 or above in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne are guaranteed a full-fee place in the Doctor of Medicine degree. Prerequisite subjects must be completed as well as satisfactory performance at an interview (year prior to commencing medicine) to demonstrate adequate communication skills. Applicants eligible for guaranteed entry do not need to complete the Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT).

* You need to have successfully completed the pre-requisite subjects of English, Chemistry, Mathematical Methods/Specialist Mathematics to enter the Bacheloir of Biomedicine.


*The Ngurra-Jarraddjak (Healthy) Indigenous Graduate Study Options Program occurs during the first week of the semester break July 1 – 6. The national week-long residential program will give undergraduate students exposure to different health research institutions, meet Indigenous health professionals, discover pathways into different health careers and the opportunity to meet faculty staff and alumni. The program envisages the knowledge given to the students during the week will increase future health graduate enrolments.

 What assistance is available to me?:

Murrup Barak – Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development
Murrup Barak provides support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students currently undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Melbourne and its affiliated institutions. These services include; financial support and advice; Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme; housing; scholarship application and assistance; course advice; cadetships and graduate positions and advocacy.

Financial Assistance:

Centrelink – ABSTUDY


Dr Ngaree Blow 
LIME Reference Group Member
Email: blow.n@unimelb.edu.au
Phone:+61 3 9035 4763

Kelsey Bonds or Connor Diffey

Murrup Barak – Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development
Indigenous Student Outreach Officer
Old Physics Building, Parkville Campus
Name: Kelsey Bonds
Phone: +61 3 83445483
Email: kelsey.bonds@unimelb.edu.au
Name: Connor Diffey
Phone: +61 8344 9617
Email: connor.diffey@unimelb.edu.au

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Level 1, Brownless Biomedical Library
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010 Australia
Phone: +61 3 8344 5890