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Important dates for entry in 2015

There are a number of steps that need to be completed by the dates specified below to fulfil the requirements of the UNSW Medicine admission process. For further information on the admission process, please see the section "Selection Criteria".
 

Important Dates Requirements
1 April 2014 Medicine Application Form will be available on UNSW Medicine website
6 June 2014 Last day to lodge on time application for the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) with ACER
30 July 2014 UMAT Examination
30 September 2014 Last day to lodge on time application with Universities Admissions Centre (UAC)
30 September 2014 Last day to lodge Medicine Application Form with UNSW Medicine
October 2014 UNSW Medicine contacts schools for predicted HSC results
5 November 2014 Selection based on predicted scores and interview invitations sent (after 5:00pm)
26 November - 2 December 2014 Selection Interviews (NSW/ACT applicants)
18 December 2014 ATARs released on UAC website
22 December 2014 Selection based on actual ATARs and interview invitations sent
5-6 January 2015 Selection Interviews (NSW/ACT applicants)
21 January 2015 Main Round offers released via UAC
23 January 2015 Selection interviews (interstate/overseas applicants)
2 March 2015 Commencement of Year One

 

UNSW Medicine Application Form

Applicants are required to submit a UNSW Medicine Application Form, which includes questions on why they want to study medicine at UNSW, details of their relevant personal qualities and skills, their non-academic interests and activities and a brief description of their life experience. Schools will be asked to comment on the school-related activities and achievements. Schools will also be asked to submit predicted HSC (or equivalent) results for students sitting their final high school exams in 2014.

Please note that the information in this form is not used to select applicants for interview (with the exception of the school’s prediction of exam results). The information is used to set the context of the applicant’s interview. For more information on the interview, please see the following section on Selection Criteria.

The UNSW Medicine Application Form will be available on the Faculty’s website on 1 April 2014 and must be submitted to the Faculty by 30 September 2014
 

Category ACER
(UMAT)
Medicine
Application
Form
UAC Access
Scheme
(via UAC)
Nura Gili
Indigenous
Programs
UNSW
Closing Dates 2014 6 June 30 Sept 30 Sept 30 Sept 30 Sept
NSW HSC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 
Interstate HSC or NZ NCEA

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 
Part or Full Degree

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 
Rural Student

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 
Medicine Student Transfer

 

Yes

Yes

   
BMedSc (UNSW)
Year 2 student

Yes

Yes

     
Indigenous Student    

Yes

 

Yes

 

Special information for non-New South Wales applicants

Applicants who live outside of New South Wales are usually not interviewed until late January. The primary reason for this arrangement is to save most non-New South Wales applicants from the very significant time and expense of travellling interstate for an interview. The background and details of how the process of late interviews works are explained below.

Since implementing an interview as part of the selection process, UNSW Medicine's experience is that the preference for almost all interstate applicants is to enter a medical school in their home state. Most applicants apply to UNSW Medicine just in case they are not offered a place in a medical school closer to home. As a result, fewer than 5% of interstate applicants who attend an interview eventually enrol in our course.

The process we have developed allows an interstate applicant to have the opportunity to have UNSW Medicine as a preference, and yet not be required to attend an interview at UNSW unless they do not obtain a place in their home state medical school. This process means that almost all interstate applicants will be saved from attending an interview at UNSW Medicine.

The process works as follows:

  1. Applicants are selected for the main round (late November) and late round (early January) for interviews at UNSW. Interstate applicants are selected along with all other applicants, but are not scheduled for either of these rounds of interviews.
     
  2. The outcome of the first round of offers for places in interstate medical schools will be known about January 16, 2015
     
  3. For those applicants who were selected for an interview at UNSW in either the main or second round of interviews and have not been offered a place in a more preferred medical school, they will be offered an interview at UNSW in late January.
     
  4. Applicants interviewed in late January will be subject to exactly the same interview and process as those interviewed early.
     
  5. If the results of their interview, together with their academic and UMAT results, exceed the cutoff that was required for entry into UNSW Medicine in the main round of offers, they will be offered a place in the UNSW Medicine course in the late round of offers. (UNSW Medicine puts places aside for these late round offers.)
     
  6. It must be stressed that applicants interviewed in late January will not be disadvantaged in any way in this process.

 

Late exam results

Applications cannot be considered for entry in 2015 if exam results are not made available to UAC by Tuesday 6, 2015. The reason for the need for this deadline is to allow Main Round offers to be finalised, and also to determine interstate interviewees for the late January round of interviews. It is usually the case that the only students adversely affected by this deadline for results are students who sit one of the "A" Level examinations and university students with unresolved exam results.

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