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Charles Sturt University

Orange (NSW), Australia

Bachelor of Dental Science

CSU's Bachelor of Dental Science is a five-year undergraduate dentistry degree.

After completion this degree, you will be able to register as a dental practitioner in all Australian states and territories.

After registration, you may specialise within a particular area of dentistry of interest to you.

CSU: Charles Sturt University Dentistry Interview

A total of approximately 150 applicants will be selected for interview. Applicants will be notified whether they have been selected for interview in the week of 22 October 2018. Notification will be by email, sent to the address provided on the UAC application.

The following CSU Dental Interview selection criteria will be adopted when assessing applicants:

  1. A demonstrated interest in, and understanding of, rural and regional Australia, oral health inequalities, and dental practice within these regions.
  2. High level academic ability.
  3. The capacity to communicate effectively.
  4. Evidence of skill in manual dexterity and spatial sense.
  5. Evidence of the understanding of teamwork and motivation to become a dental practitioner.
  6. Evidence of community involvement

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All applicants will be required to attend an interview in Orange. Interviews will be held in the week of 19th of November 2018.

Offers for a place in the Bachelor of Dental Science will be based on interview score and applicants will be notified whether they have received an offer via UAC. To receive an early round offer, applicants must have CSU listed as their first preference.


Selection for entry to the Bachelor of Dental Science is a two stage process with domestic applicants applicants being selected for interview based on UMAT (Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences Admissions Test) score or GPA (international applicants/current CSU students). Following interview, applicants will be selected for offer based on the CSU Dental Interview outcome. When ranking applicants for an offer UMAT/GPA may be used to rank applicants with identical interview scores.

Rural and Indigenous Applicants

Rural and Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply for this course. For 2019, 50 per cent of places will be set aside for applicants who have a rural/regional background or who are Indigenous applicants.  Applicants who wish to apply for a place via the Rural and Indigenous Applicants pathway are required to submit a Rural and Indigenous Supplementary Form.

Current CSU students

Applicants who are current CSU students and have completed a minimum of 1 year full-time study (or equivalent) will be granted an interview if they have a GPA >5.50. Applicants who have completed less than 1 year of study at the time of application will be granted an interview if they have an ATAR >90 and a GPA > 5.5.

Applicants must submit an application via UAC by the Main Round Closing date. Late applications or applications made via the internal transfer process will not be accepted.

Current CSU students may also apply via sitting UMAT if they wish.

Domestic applicants

The application process for entry to the Bachelor of Dental Science involves two parts:

  1. Selection for interview based on UMAT score
  2. Selection for offer based on combined interview and UMAT score

Selection of applicants for interview is based on performance in the UMAT. 

Applicants applying via the Rural and Indigenous Applicants pathway are required to submit a Rural and Indigenous Supplementary Form.

Applicants will be ranked based on overall score for interview selection; applicants applying via the Rural and Indigenous Pathway will be ranked separately and may have a lower UMAT cut-off than other applicants.  The exact cut off for selection for an interview will vary from year to year depending on the number of applicants in a given year and their performance in UMAT. In 2017 the minimum UMAT of those selected for interview was percentile 83 and for those entering through the Rural and Indigenous Pathway, percentile 50.

International applicants

International applicants seeking entry in 2019 should apply direct to the University and will be selected for interview based on GPA. International applicants studying their final year of school, including those studying in Australia, are required to provide school reports for the two final years of schooling.

Applicants selected for interview will be interviewed by Skype with interviews held in:

  • week commencing 14 May 2018 for applications submitted prior to 1 May
  • week commencing 25 June 2018 for applications submitted prior to 15 June
  • week commencing 27 August 2018 (if needed).

Offers will be made after each round of interviews and once all places are filled, no further interviews will be held.

This course has a higher English language proficiency requirement. Applicants should check the English language requirements by reading the 'Undergraduate courses' tab. The IELTS test must have been taken within the last two years.

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