We’re excited for you to take your next steps in becoming a student at UNSW Medicine, one of the world's top 50 medical faculties. Your application will be a multi-stage process so we can ensure we only admit the brightest and most passionate future health professionals.

To begin your journey to study with us, you’ll need to determine which applicant category you fit under. If you have any questions about the application process, we’re here to help. Ask us a question anytime.

You're a local applicant if you are:

  • an Australian citizen
  • an Australian permanent resident
  • a New Zealand citizen

Local applicants are not able to apply as international students, this includes students who are citizens of countries other than Australia and New Zealand.

Find out more about UNSW Medicine's application process, Special Entry Schemes and everything else you need to know to study with us.

You're an international applicant if you are:

  • not an Australian citizen
  • not a New Zealand citizen
  • not an Australian permanent resident

Applicants who have Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency must apply as local applicants.

Read on for an outline of the criteria international students must meet to study at UNSW Medicine and how to apply.

If you're a local applicant who has lived in a rural area within Australia for an extended period of time during your schooling years, you may be able to apply through the Rural Entry Scheme. You cannot apply through both the Rural Entry Scheme and general local entry. You must select one entry pathway.

To understand more about the requirements you must satisfy for entry into UNSW Medicine through the Rural Entry Scheme, read on.


If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin you can apply to study Medicine through the Indigenous Entry Scheme. You cannot apply through both the Indigenous Entry Scheme and general local entry. You must select one entry pathway.

Learn more about the eligibility criteria you must meet for this entry scheme and the selection process used for UNSW Medicine.