We're committed to attracting the brightest minds to study at UNSW Medicine.

If you're an international student applying to study at UNSW Medicine, you'll be ranked on the following criteria:

  1. Academic Merit
  2. The International Student Admission Test (ISAT) 
  3. An interview with UNSW Medicine

UNSW Medicine will combine these three measures to rank all applicants. Applicants are selected based on the highest rank determined by all three measures. We do not average scores, which means a high score in one area will not compensate for a low score in another.


Academic Merit

Secondary School & High School Students

Academic merit is based on your academic results from Secondary School or High School. To view the academic eligibility requirements for each Medicine degree, visit UNSW International entry requirements.


UNSW Foundation Studies Students

UNSW Foundation Studies is an alternative entry pathway to study at UNSW. This program prepares students for the academic demands of studying at UNSW, including UNSW Medicine.

Consideration for entry into a medicine degree program requires a minimum GPA of 9.0 in the Life Sciences stream of the UNSW Foundation Course.

UNSW Medicine will also consider Foundation Studies results from the ‘Group of Eight’ (G08) Universities. If you've completed your foundation studies at a non GO8 university, you'll need to complete at least one full-time year of university study for consideration.


University Students & Graduates

If you've completed at least one year of university study in the year prior to your desired commencement, you'll be assessed on both your secondary school results and university study results. These results will be combined at a ratio of 50:50. You'll require an academic rank of 96.00 or above to be eligible for study at UNSW Medicine.

If you haven't completed at least 0.75 of one year of full-time equivalent university study by the end of the year preceding your potential start, you'll only be assessed on your final secondary school qualification. 


The International Student Admission Test

The International Student Admission Test (ISAT) is a general aptitude test that measures critical and quantitative reasoning. The 3-hour test can be taken at testing centres around the world. Testing is available in pre-determined test cycles which you can find on Important Dates.

All international applicants are required to complete the ISAT with a minimum score of 150 for consideration. For more information about ISAT or to locate a test centre, visit the Australian Council for Educational Research.



If your application reaches the interview stage, you’ll be invited to take part in an interview with a panel of two interviewers. Interviews can be completed via Skype, Zoom, face-to-face or, in some circumstances, via telephone. The interview covers a wide range of relevant issues to determine your suitability for study at UNSW Medicine. Interviews commence in April and continue throughout the year for the next year’s Term 1 commencement.

Interviews are offered based on your predicted or actual academic merit. You must submit the faculty Medicine Application Form via the Medicine Application Portal (MAP) by the deadline to be considered for an interview.