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Curtin University

Perth, WA

Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery

Curtin’s five-year direct-entry medical degree is the only undergraduate entry program in Western Australia and has a strong emphasis on primary care, which will position graduates well for rural and remote practice, as well as outer suburban locations, where there is an acute shortage of doctors.

Curtin Medicine Selection Criteria

  • Minimum ATAR of 95 or equivalent year 12 studies

  • UCAT

  • Curtin University Medical Interview, MMI style. 

Curtin Medicine Interview Ranking and Selection

Applicants are ranked and selected for interview based on the weighted sum of their academic merit score (ATAR or equivalent) and their UCAT ANZ score (out of 3600) in the ratio of 60:40. Please note this course is very competitive, with limited places available. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee you an offer of an interview or a place in the course. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an offer of an interview.

If you have or expecting to receive a medical interview offer for Curtin University (Medicine) then you should consider:

Enrolling into Curtin Medical Interview training workshop. Register and secure your spot as NIE only accepts a small number of students per session. 

Personalised 1-on-1 preparation with NIE Senior Interviews Trainer

Comprehensive Interview Training Package

Interview Techniques Textbook 

View all available Interview Preparation Resources offered through NIE

Please don't forget that 1st of November 2019 is the deadline for your predicted ATAR to be provided by your school principal to Curtin Medical School.

Curtin Medicine Interview 2019 dates for 2020 Medical Entry


17 May Registrations close for the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)
1 - 31 July UCAT held
5 August Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) applications open (must provide UCAT ID)
Mid-September UCAT results released
30 September TISC applications close. Applications close for rural and equity applicants (apply to Curtin Medical School) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants (apply to Curtin Centre for Aboriginal Studies)
1 November Predicted ATAR for school leavers to be provided by the relevant school principal to Curtin Medical School
28 November Special Consideration applications final submission for December offers
5 & 6 December Multi Mini Interview (First Round)
19 December WA ATAR results released
20 December Change of preferences for first-round offers closes
23 December December round TISC offers
6 January Special Consideration applications final submission for January offers
21 & 22 January Multiple Mini Interviews held (Second Round)
31 January Second round offers released directly by Curtin University
13-14 February Curtin Medical School Pre-Orientation Program
17-21 February Curtin Orientation (O Week)
24 February Curtin Semester 1 begins

Essential: Chemistry ATAR, or equivalent. Demonstrate an academic score based on a minimum ATAR of 95 or equivalent year 12 studies (including bonus point schemes such as Curtin StepUp for rural, socioeconomic disadvantage and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students). Curtin Medicine admission requirements

Undertake the UCAT ANZ.

Indigenous applicants are not required to sit the UCAT ANZ.

Demonstrate qualifications satisfying Curtin Medical School's English entry requirements.

For more information, applicants should refer to the Curtin website.

Applicants using the IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System) require a minimum IELTS overall band score of 7.0 (minimum band of 7.0) or equivalent.

Desirable: Study in one of the following Mathematics ATAR courses is desirable: Mathematics Applications, Mathematics Methods, Mathematics Specialist, or equivalent.

Applicants for the Curtin University MBBS degree must be Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens who have successfully completed year 12 with a Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) or an equivalent senior secondary qualification and have an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), or equivalent.

Applicants will be required to meet the MBBS specific academic standards.

Currently, international applicants are not eligible to apply.

Applicants will be ranked based on the following categories:

School leavers (predicted ATAR and UCAT)
Non-school leavers (notional ATAR from previous tertiary studies and UCAT)
Curtin course switchers (Course Weighted Average from current studies and UCAT).
Top-ranked applicants will be invited to attend a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI).
Applicants for this course should refer to the Curtin website for more information on specific admission requirements for Medicine


Please note, the above information is just a short summary of the admission guide into Medicine at Curtin University. We highly encourage to read the full information if you are considering to apply for this course. 

Curtin University 2020 MBBS Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery Admission Guide contains information for applicants about admission criteria, requirements and eligibility.

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