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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.


Students will be invited for Dental Science Charles Sturt University interview based on their UMAT score.

To be eligible for interview consideration, you had to score at least 50 in each UMAT construct. 

Candidates will be ranked based on their overall UMAT score, and the top-ranked applicants will then be invited for an interview.

Following interview, applicants will be selected for an offer based on a combination of their UMAT score and interview outcome.

In 2016 the cut-off was an overall UMAT percentile score in the high 80s.

ATAR will only be used as a differentiating factor between students who had the same UMAT score. The highest ATAR to receive an offer in 2017 and 2016 was 90, and lowest was 59. 

Interview offers

From 23rd of October 2017, approximately 100 applicants will be selected for interview. 

Interviews will be held in the week starting 20th of November 2017.

CSU Dentistry Interview Preparation

The following selection criteria will be adopted when assessing applicants. CSU interviews structure is panel interview. 

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

Following interview, applicants will be ranked based on UMAT score and interview score (equally weighted). Where two applicants have the same score, ATAR will be used to rank the applicants.

If you have or expecting to receive an interview offer for Charles Sturt University then you should consider enroling into Charles Sturt University Medical Interview training workshop. Register and secure your spot now as NIE only accepts a small number of students per session. 

Charles Sturt medical interview structure questions / Charles Sturt medicine interview dates.

Email NIE to discuss further details about the structure and styles of the interview questions for Charles Sturt University. 

 CSU Dental Science

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