This is your guide to Graduate Entry Medicine in Australia, with information on the application process, admissions tests and more.

Graduate Entry Medicine – Australia

Graduate Entry Medicine is a 4-year pathway for individuals with an undergraduate degree to pursue a medical degree.

If you are thinking about studying Medicine in Australia through a GEM programme, this guide will tell you everything you need to know about the Australian application process for Graduate Entry Medicine.

Where Can I Study Graduate Entry Medicine In Australia?

There are currently 13 universities in Australia that provide a Graduate Entry Medicine programme.

  • Australian National University
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Wollongong
  • Macquarie University
  • University of Notre Dame Sydney
  • Flinders University
  • Deakin University
  • University of Melbourne
  • Griffith University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Western Australia
  • University of Notre Dame Fremantle
  • Monash University

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How Do I Get Into Graduate Entry Medicine Australia?

Eligibility for Graduate Entry Medicine in Australia is based on the following factors:

To apply, students must have either successfully completed an undergraduate degree with a high GPA – 5.0 or higher (calculated using the GEMSAS GPA calculator) – or be in their final year of undergraduate study. Provided the above requirements are met, applicants may then be invited to attend for an interview.

12 out of the 13 universities listed above require the GAMSAT aptitude test to be sat in the year of application, except for Monash University which does not require any aptitude test. Their programme is only open to those who have received an undergraduate degree from Monash University.

Medical Schools such as Monash University and University of Melbourne may have additional requirements such as students requiring prerequisites in Physiology, Anatomy and Biochemistry. Universities that do not have any additional prerequisites will accept students with a first degree from most academic fields.


GAMSAT tests the nature and extent of abilities and skills gained through prior experience and learning. This includes mastery and the use of concepts in basic science, as well as the acquisition of more general skills in problem-solving, critical thinking and writing.

The GAMSAT is divided into three sections (Reasoning in Humanities and Social Sciences, Written Communication, Reasoning in Biological and Physical Sciences).

You will need a minimum score of 50 in each section to be eligible to apply for an Australian Doctor of Medicine programme with competitive scores ranging from 60-70.

What Is MCAT?

The MCAT is a standardised examination required by most US and Canadian Medical Schools. It is also accepted as an alternative aptitude test at certain Medical Schools in Australia – however, more Australian universities accept the GAMSAT.

You will need a minimum overall score of around 500 in MCAT to be eligible to apply for an Australian Doctor of Medicine programme.

Registration for the MCAT usually opens in October and February of each application year, with tests running from January to September.

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Key Dates For Graduate Entry Medicine Australia

Each year, GEMSAS publishes official application dates for the following year.

This timeline is a rough guideline for 2023-2024 application – however, these dates may be subject to change.

  • November 2022 – GAMSAT registration opens
  • Jan 2023 – GAMSAT registration closes
  • March 2023 – GAMSAT examination
  • May – June 2023 – Application period opens*
  • May 2023 – Results of GAMSAT released
  • Aug – Sept 2023 – Interview invites released
  • Sept – Oct 2023 – Interview process opens
  • Sept – Dec 2023 – Medicine offers released
  • Dec 2023 – Jan 2024 – Final offers sent

*Applications are made through the GEMSAS portal except for Monash University, Flinders University and University of Sydney where applications are made directly with the university.

How Much Does Graduate Entry Medicine Australia Cost?

International tuition fees for UK applicants usually range from A$64,000 to A$86,000 per annum (£35,840 to £48,160) and this varies depending on the university.

Financial bursaries and scholarships may be available depending on the university’s financial aid and their international student policy. More information can be found on each Medical School’s website.


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