Applying to the Medicine Program

If the information on this website, in conjunction with the Undergraduate Handbook does not answer your queries regarding admission, please feel free to discuss these with staff in the Medicine Education and Student Office on (+61 2) 9385 8765 or email

Year 12 Medicine Information Evening 2014

In the video below prospective students are given an overview of the undergraduate medicine program, application process, UMAT preparation tips and helpful myth busting.


Learn more about the Medicine program

Before you apply read about the structure, teaching and outcomes of the program.


Select your applicant type and apply

There are four different applicant types: Local, Rural, International and Indigenous.

Special Notes

  • Training to be a doctor and working as a doctor is both physically and emotionally demanding. Doctors are exposed to stress and disease. If intending applicants have any concerns about these issues or if they are aware of any reason (such as a chronic illness, a disability or a criminal conviction) or any impairment that might make it difficult to gain medical student registration with the Medical Board of Australia or to practice as a doctor after graduating from UNSW, they are urged to speak about these important matters in confidence with one of our independent Faculty advisers. To arrange this, contact the Faculty’s Student Wellbeing Advisor
  • As it is not considered appropriate for children under the age of 16 to participate in clinical training, applicants who will be under the age of 16 years at the commencement of Year 1 should discuss their proposed application with the Faculty on (+61 2) 9385 8765.
  • Applicants who believe that the UNSW Medicine’s admissions process has not been fairly implemented in relation to their application, have the right of appeal.  Such appeal is to be in writing to: The Dean of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052. The reason for the appeal will be investigated by a Faculty staff member and the Dean will make a determination.
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