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Charles Sturt University

Orange & Bathurst (NSW)

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NOTE: Information in relation to Charles Stuart university courses have been extracted from the Charles Stuart University official website. For more detailed and up-to-date information about the courses and programs please visit the Charles Stuart university website …


Doctor of Medicine (MD) Joint Program in medicine

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) Joint Program in Medicine is a five-year undergraduate program offered jointly by Western Sydney University and Charles Sturt University. If your application is successful, you will have the opportunity to choose to study your degree either in the Greater Western Sydney region (Western Sydney University, Campbelltown Campus) or in the Central NSW region (Charles Sturt University, Orange campus).

Applicants can only receive one offer to the Joint Medical Program, to study at either Western Sydney University or Charles Sturt University. Your preference of campus will be considered but cannot be guaranteed. The campus offered will be subject to the availability of places and the preferences of other eligible applicants.


To be eligible for a place in the Joint Program in Medicine you must be an Australian citizen or Permanent resident. The application process includes the following steps:

  • Register for and sit UCAT ANZ
  • Apply through UAC (Universities Admissions Centre)
    • You must indicate the Doctor of Medicine at Charles Sturt (Orange) as one of your preferences (course code 725505) by Wednesday 30 September 2020
  • Meet the academic threshold for entry ATAR 95.5 (or equivalent)
    • Academic equivalence for non-rural applicants will be assessed as follows:
  • International Baccalaureate 38 or higher
  • OP 1 to 3
  • GCE of AAA* or higher (3 or less A2 subjects)

** Recommended studies – Chemistry

  • Applicants with a completed undergraduate degree must attain a grade point average of at least 5.5 (non-rural graduates) or 4.9 (rural graduates). Applicants with an incomplete degree, a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or coursework masters can refer to Doctor of Medicine applicant information on the Charles Stuart University Website.

  • Complete the Medical Admission Questionnaire (MAQ) and sit a Multi-Station Mini Interview. Interview are conducted in mid to late November 2020
  • Be selected in competition with other eligible applicants. Selection is based on
    • Academic merit
    • Results of UCAT
    • Performance at multi-station mini-interview

Additional pathways for entry into medicine at CSU are listed below. 

  - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander application

  - Charles Sturt University Pathway

  - Bonded Medical Places (BMP)


Charles Stuart university interview offers will be released in Mid-October 2020

If you are successful in meeting the UCAT ANZ threshold you will be invited to attend an interview.

You will be required to complete a structured Medical Admission Questionnaire (MAQ) prior to your interview. A link to the online questionnaire will be provided as part of your invitation to an interview. The MAQ will be used to inform some interview questions.

Interviews will be held in November in Orange and Campbelltown. Where possible, candidates will be offered an interview at their preferred enrolment location, however, this is subject to capacity and is not guaranteed.

Interviews are conducted as a Multi-Station Mini Interview (MMI). You’ll be asked a series of questions and each question will be asked by a separate interviewer at a different interview station. You’ll have eight minutes to respond to each question before moving on to the next station.

**Virtual interviews will be offered to applicants applying to study in 2021. You should consider whether you have an appropriate quiet place at home or access to a suitable alternative space such as a private room in a library, community facility or at your school and ensure you have access to appropriate technology (device and internet).


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CSU Bachelor of Dental Science

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

After completing 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.

Selection for entry to the Bachelor of Dental Science involves selection for interview based on UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test for Australia and New Zealand) score or previous academic performance. Offers are then made based on interview outcome.

Each year at least 50% of places will be set aside for applicants who have a significant rural background or who are Indigenous applicants. Applicants who wish to apply for one of these places will upload an additional form with their UAC application which details their eligibility for this pathway. These applicants will be ranked for interview and offers made separately to other applicants.

Selection for CSU Dental Interview

Domestic students

Applicants who are current CSU students

Interviews will be granted to current CSU student who meet the following criteria:
* Enrolled in any CSU course at the time of application and have completed at a minimum of 1 year full-time study (or equivalent) with a GPA of 5.5 or higher
* Enrolled in any CSU course at the time of application and have completed less than 1 year full-time study (or equivalent) with a GPA of 5.5 or higher and an ATAR of > 90. Applicants who have previous tertiary study will have an ATAR equivalent calculated on the basis of their GPA.

Current CSU students who do not meet the above criteria can apply via completing UCAT and, if appropriate, the Rural and Indigenous Pathway form.

Applicants who have a significant rural background or who are Indigenous applicants

To be considered for interview selection applicants must:
* Complete UCAT. Applicants should consult the UCAT website for information about registration, fees and test dates (UCAT)
* Submit a Rural and Indigenous Pathway form. This form is uploaded with the UAC application

All other domestic applicants

To be considered for interview selection applicants must:

  • All AU / NZ applications must come via UAC by the 30 September 2020
  • Complete UCAT. Applicants should consult the UCAT website for information about registration, fees and test dates (UCAT)

CSU Dentistry Interviews

* Applicants will be notified if they have been selected for interview in the last week of October.
* Interviews are held over 5 consecutive days in late November on the Orange campus of CSU with applicants required to attend the interview in person.
* The interview will be a panel interview and provides applicants the opportunity to demonstrate their communication skills and to further explore their motivation for undertaking a career in dentistry and their commitment to rural and regional dental practice. Applicant’s problem solving, decision making and spatial awareness skills will also be assessed.

CSU Dentistry International applicants

International applicants, including those living or working in Australia, seeking entry to the course should apply direct to the University or via an agent and will be selected for interview based on previous academic performance. While there is no pre-determined grade point average (GPA) cut-off the approximate minimum GPA for consideration based on previous intakes is 6.0 on a 7 point scale. The actual cut-off may be higher depending on the pool of applicants in a given year.


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