Location Kensington (Sydney), New South Wales Australia
Entry level Graduate
Duration 7 years
Important dates
Indigenous entry pathway

Course Information

UNSW Medicine has a graduate entry stream into its 6 year Medicine program. Unlike other schemes that permit graduate entry into an undergraduate Medicine program, entry to the UNSW Medicine program is restricted to Bachelor of Medical Science students at UNSW. Students are required to complete a research Honours year prior to entry into Medicine.

Students are offered a provisional place into Medicine at the end of second year of the BMedSc.  They then undertake a plan of study specific to entry to UNSW Medicine, including a number of relevant advanced-level courses in the third year of the degree as well as bridging courses in conjunction with their Honours research project.  The students then complete three years of the Medicine program leading to the MD degree. The net result is that students can complete both the BMedSc(Hons) and the MD degrees in a total of 7 years.

Entry Level


Graduate entry courses are bachelor degree or Masters level courses that you can’t enter straight from school. You can only study them if you already have a degree. For medicine in Australia, and depending on the university, this degree can be either be in any field or must be a specific bachelors degree. Graduate entry medical degrees are shorter than undergraduate medical courses. The reason they’re shorter is that the university can assume that you’ve already developed the ability to learn effectively at university level and that you have an understanding of the basic sciences.

Indigenous Entry Pathway:


Entry Criteria:

The selection into the course is based on your performance in the UMAT, academic marks (in BMedSc to the end of year 2) and the outcome of a selection interview.

Preparation Course:


Length of course:

7 years

What assistance is available to me?:

The Nura Gili Student Centre 
The Nura Gili Student Centre provides support and information for potential and existing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at UNSW. Staff are available to assist students with administrative issues, housing, scholarships and pastoral support. The unit also manages the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) and facilitates programs to recruit and support Indigenous students at UNSW at all levels of study.

Financial Assistance:

Centrelink – ABSTUDY


Mr Brett Biles
Director of Indigenous Health Education
LIME Reference Group Member
Email: b.biles@unsw.edu.au
Phone: +61 (0) 432 418 754

Frances Zahra
Education Support Officer – Indigenous Programs
UNSW Medicine
The University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW 2052 Australia
Email: f.zahra@unsw.edu.au
Phone: +61 425 219 731

Derek Kinchela
Student Services Manager
Nura Gili
Email: d.kinchela@unsw.edu.au
Phone: +61 9385 1082

UNSW Medicine
The University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW 2052 Australia
Email: medicine.info@unsw.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9385 8765