If your application meets the required criteria to study at UNSW Medicine, you may be selected for an interview with us.  

How am I selected for an interview?

Interviews are offered based on your selection rank and UCAT ANZ overall score. Interviews are offered to applicants with the highest combined ranking in these two areas. Your results won’t be averaged. You must receive sufficiently high marks on both selection criteria to be successful at this stage. There are approximately 500 interview places for local applicants each year.

How do interviews work?

Interviews are structured and cover a wide range of relevant topics. There will be two interviewers who are either academic staff, medical practitioners or community representatives. Selected information from your application form will be shared with your interviewers before your interview.

If you’re invited, you must be available to attend an interview during the interview period, which is listed in Important Dates. All interviews will take place face-to-face on the UNSW Kensington campus. If you can't attend, your application will not progress further.

Academic Merit

Year 12 Students

If you are applying to study based on your NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) results, you will require an ATAR of 96.00 to be eligible for consideration.  The minimum requirements for the International Baccalaureate is 38.

Applicants with EAS points still need to meet the minimum selection criteria before an EAS application is considered.

University Students and Graduates  

I have not completed a full year of study

If you have completed less than 0.75 FTE (full time equivalent) of tertiary study at the end of the year in which you apply, you will be assessed only on your secondary school results.

I have completed at least one full year of study (but not completed a degree)

If you have completed an equivalent of 0.75 FTE (full time equivalent) or more of tertiary study in a single degree at the end of the year in which you apply, you will be assessed for admission to the Medicine program on either your secondary OR your tertiary study results. The following minimum criteria applies:

  • Your secondary school qualification component must reach 96.00 ATAR (or equivalent); AND
  • your tertiary study component must reach WAM 70 or equivalent.

Once you have met the minimum requirement, a "best of" algorithm will apply and the qualification with a higher selection rank will be used as a final selection rank for Medicine program admissions purposes.

I have completed a degree

If you have completed a tertiary degree before the end of the year in which you apply, only the tertiary qualification will be considered for admission to the Medicine program. Your tertiary studies must reach a minimum WAM/GPA equivalent of a 96.00 ATAR.
As you have completed a tertiary degree, we will no longer consider your secondary qualification, i.e. a minimum 96.00 ATAR (or equivalent) is not applicable.



When selecting applicants to proceed to the interview stage, we consider the overall UCAT ANZ score.  

The University Clinical Aptitude Test for Australia and New Zealand (UCAT ANZ) is a two-hour computer-based test. The test assesses a range of abilities through five separately timed sub-tests. You'll be tested on Verbal Reasoning, Decision Making, Quantitative Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning and Situational Judgement, each containing several multiple-choice questions.  

There is no minimum UCAT ANZ requirement, but applicants must reach the 50th percentile to proceed to the interview stage of the application process. The Situational Judgement mark from the UCAT ANZ will not be considered.

To learn more or register for the test, visit UCAT ANZ.