ACCESS (EAS) / SCATS
ACCESS is a scheme for students who have experienced long-term educational disadvantage in high school. Some of the places offered under this scheme will be in the Bonded Medical Places category. Visit the UNSW ACCESS Scheme website for further information.
If you have undertaken university studies and your secondary or tertiary studies were affected by circumstances beyond your control, then SCATS is for you. Visit the UNSW Future Students website where you can download the SCATS application form (scroll all the way down to the SCATS section).
Please note that even if applicants are applying under the EAS/SCATS scheme, they still need to meet the minimum selection criteria before their EAS/SCATS application is considered.
Rural Students Entry Scheme (RSES)
Applicants are considered rural and can therefore apply through the Rural Student Entry Scheme if they have lived in a defined rural location in Australia for a significant amount of time. Applicants must choose to apply through the Rural Student Entry Scheme or general local entry, they cannot apply through both. Applicants who lived in a rural location other than Australia are not eligible for the scheme.
Visit the UNSW Rural Clinical School RSES website for further information.
Indigenous Entry into Medicine Scheme
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can apply through the Indigenous Entry into Medicine Scheme. Applicants must choose to apply through either Indigenous, Local or Rural entry, they cannot apply via more than one pathway.
Visit the UNSW Rural Clinical School Indigenous Entry website for further information.
Graduate Entry Stream for UNSW BMedSc students (Lateral Entry)
The graduate entry stream is only available to students enrolled in the UNSW Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSc) program. Up to 10 places will be available for students to enter year 4 of the Medicine program with advanced standing.
Further details and conditions can be found in the Graduate Entry Stream for UNSW Medicine booklet.
In addition to the information available in the above booklet, please note the following:
- Students must have completed all 8 core courses for Stage 2 of the UNSW BMedSc and all other required courses by the end of Year 2 of BMedSc program.
- During Year 2 of the UNSW BMedSc, the process for application will be as for all other non-HSC applicants, with the exception of not having to submit an application through UAC. That is, students will be required to:
- Submit an on-time online UNSW Medicine Application Form
- Sit UMAT examination
- Attend interview (Applicants will be selected for interview in November-December/early January immediately after completion of Year 2 of their degree, on the basis of BMedSc results to date - weighted average mark - and UMAT score. Note that the interview may differ from that undertaken by applicants in the other categories of entry.)
Medical students from other medical schools
Domestic applicant from Australian medical school
A domestic student who is studying at an Australian medical school or who has previously studied at an Australian medical school is not eligible to apply to study Medicine at UNSW Sydney as a commencing student.
UNSW Medicine does, however, accept applications for transfer from students who have exceptional/extenuating circumstances that have arisen after acceptance of admission and commencement of study at the current/previous medical school and which require the move to Sydney.
Students must discuss their intention to request a compassionate transfer with their current/previous medical school before applying with UNSW Medicine.
When considering transfer applications, UNSW Medicine will take into account the applicant's circumstances as well as their academic merit. An application for transfer must be supported by a letter from the Dean of the current/previous medical school.
If a request for transfer is approved, the starting point in the UNSW Medicine program would be guided by the following. However, UNSW Medicine will determine a student’s starting point on an individual basis.
- Requests for transfer early in the program:
A student requesting a transfer within the first two years of study would not receive credit for prior learning and would be required to commence Phase 1.
- Requests for transfer mid-program:
A student requesting a transfer who has completed two years of study (in either an UG or PG program) would have to complete the Phase 2 clinical courses in Year 3 to be eligible to be awarded the Bachelor of Medical Studies.
- Requests for transfer late in the program:
A student requesting a transfer into Phase 3 would have to have completed a Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline (e.g. Bachelor of Medical Sciences). These students would also be required to complete the Independent Learning Project (ILP) unless otherwise exempted.
- Submit an on-time application on the Medicine Application Portal (MAP). Application deadlines can be found on the Important Dates page. Late applications are not considered under any circumstances.
When completing this application form, applicants are required to upload supporting documents and a supporting letter from the Dean of the current/previous medical school.
- Submit an on-time application with the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC)
- Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application in December.
Domestic applicant from overseas medical school
A domestic student who is studying at an overseas medical school or who has previously studied at an overseas medical school is eligible to apply to study Medicine at UNSW Sydney as a commencing student. No credit for previous studies will be given (except where applicable for 12uoc General Education courses).
Under no circumstances does UNSW Medicine accept applications for transfer.