Selection process

Your offer to study at UNSW Medicine will be based on three selection criteria:  

  • Your academic rank 
  • Your UCAT ANZ overall score 
  • Your interview score 

Applicants are ranked using these three selection criteria. Offers for study in the medicine program are offered to applicants with the highest rank determined by all measures. Scores aren’t averaged, a high score in one area won’t compensate for a low score in another. 

  1. Unbonded and bonded places allocation

    Unbonded places are available to Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents. This is the standard entry category and there are no scholarships or bonding attached to these places.

    The Bonded Medical Places (BMP) Scheme is only available to Australian citizens and permanent residents. In exchange for a medical place, once students have graduated, bonded students agree to work in an area of workforce shortage. You can learn more about a bonded place at UNSW Medicine in our FAQs.

    The Australian Government determines the number of unbonded and bonded places available. All applicants are automatically considered for both types of places.

    Unbonded places are offered to the top-ranking students at the final stage until the allocation is exhausted. Bonded places are then offered until all places have been filled.

  2. Campus allocation 

    Our Kensington, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga campuses have a set number of places. When you complete the application on the Medicine Application Portal you can indicate which campus you’d like to study at. You can select more than one campus and order your preferences. 

    You’re able to change your campus preferences up until the application deadline. Once the deadline has passed no further preference changes can be accommodated, regardless of circumstance.

    UNSW Medicine will allocate students based on their preferred campus(es), their offer ranking and campus availability. 

    There are considerations to make when applying. If you select all campuses on your application, you’ll maximise your chance of being offered a place. You should only do this if you’re willing to accept a place at any of these campuses. You’ll only receive one offer for one campus. 

    Students who accept a place in the Medicine program at the Port Macquarie Campus for Year 1 will normally be expected to complete all 6 years of the Medicine program in the Mid North Coast (MNC) region (Coffs Harbour or Port Macquarie Rural Clinical School campuses). However, relocation to another Rural or Metropolitan campus for a defined period may be considered in exceptional circumstances. 

    Students who accept a place in the Medicine program at the Wagga Wagga Campus for Year 1 will normally be expected to complete all 6 years of the Medicine program in Murrumbidgee, Riverina and Border region (Wagga Wagga, Albury and Griffith Rural Clinical School campuses). However, relocation to another Rural or Metropolitan campus for a defined period may be considered in exceptional circumstances.

    More information on studying at the UNSW Port Macquarie or Wagga Wagga campuses is available at the Rural Clinical School