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Important dates for entry in 2017

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 May 2016 Medicine Application Form will be available on UNSW Medicine website
3 June 2016 Last day to lodge on-time application for the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) with ACER
27 July 2016 UMAT Examination
3 August 2016 Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) applications open
30 September 2016 Last day to lodge on-time application with UAC
30 September 2016 Last day to lodge Medicine Application Form with UNSW Medicine
October 2016 UNSW Medicine contacts schools for predicted HSC results
4 November 2016 Selection based on predicted scores and interview invitations sent (after 5:00pm)
28 November - 2 December 2016 Selection interviews (NSW/ACT applicants)
16 December 2016 Students can access their ATARs on the UAC website
23 December 2016 Selection based on actual ATARs and interview invitations sent
4-5 January 2017 Selection Interviews (NSW/ACT applicants)
18 January 2017 Main Round offers released via UAC
24 January 2017 Selection interviews (interstate/overseas applicants)
27 February 2017 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.

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, refer to our Selection Criteria page.

The UNSW Medicine Application Form will be available on the Faculty’s website on 1 May 2016 and must be submitted to the Faculty by 30 September 2016.
 

Category ACER
(UMAT)
Medicine
Application
Form
UAC Access
Scheme
(via UAC)
Nura Gili
Indigenous
Programs
UNSW
Closing Dates 2016 3 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-NSW 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-NSW applicants from the very significant time and expense of travelling 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.

The process works as follows:

  • NSW/ACT applicants are selected for November or early January interview round in early November or late December. Interstate/overseas applicants are selected at the same time but not scheduled for either of these rounds of interviews.
     
  • The outcome of the first round of offers for places in interstate medical schools will be known around January 20, 2017*
     
  • Applicants who were selected for an interview at UNSW in either November or late-December will have a chance to come to UNSW for an interview in late-January if their final academic results/UMAT combination are above the UNSW Main round cut-off.
     
  • Applicants interviewed in late January will be subject to exactly the same interview and process as those interviewed earlier.
     
  • If the results of their interview, together with their academic and UMAT results, exceed the cut-off 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.)
     

It must be st ressed 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 2017 if exam results are not made available to UAC by 7 January 2017. 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. We will do our best to consider these applicants, but can't guarantee it.

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