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The University of Adelaide

Services and resources offered by NIE to assist with the University of Adelaide entry requirements into relevant medical courses

Please note: The National Institute of Education is a privately run organisation and we are in no way associated or affiliated with The University of Adelaide. Our primary mission statement is to provide NIE clients with the most up-to-date information, advice, educational & training services, and resources in order to assist them with their journey into medical degrees across all Australian and New Zealand Universities. 

The interview offers for The University of Adelaide will be based on the results of your UCAT which will make up 20% of your total addmission score. Please note that for 2023 UniAdl also considered the percentile score for Sections 5 (Situational Judgment) as a secondary aggregate. 

Over the past 24 years, NIE has helped thousands of successful applicants to become better prepared for their medical and dental admission interviews. We offer a range of intensive and highly effective interview preparation programs to best prepare you for the University of Adelaide Medical MMI Interviews.

Interview Preparation Workshop  

Confidence Development Strategy Webinar for Medical Interviews

Personalised 1-on-1 preparation for interviews

UCAT preparation courses and books

Important: Following information has been adapted from The University of Adelaide website in July 2022. We highly recommend that you visit  The University of Adelaide Medical School Page for the most up-to-date and more comprehensive information about their programs. 
Degree title/s - Bachelor of Medical Studies and Doctor of Medicine
- Bachelor of Dental Surgery
- Bachelor of Oral Health
Campus locations North Terrace Campus, Adelaide
South Australia
Duration Medicine - 6 Years Full-time
Dentistry - 5 Years Full-time
Oral Health - 3 Years Full-time
Start Date February
Entry requirements

Applicants will be ranked for an offer based on a combination of scores from these three components as follows: UCAT ANZ Results: 20% - Interview Results: 40% - Academic Results: 40%
ATAR: For medicine and dentistry - 90+ or IB score of 33+ (Some current Adelaide University students from other degrees may also be eligible to apply, providing they meet the desired criteria. For more information visit the Adelaide University website).
For Oral Health - ATAR score of 70+ or IB score of 25+.
Subject prerequisites: For medicine - one of Year 12 Biology or Chemistry or Mathematical Methods. For Dentistry - Any two of Year 12 Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology and Mathematical Methods.
Assumed knowledge: A necessary precursor for success in the MBBS degree is a high proficiency in the written and oral use of the English language.
UCAT: For all applicants, with the exception of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pathway, interview eligibility is based on your performance in the UCAT ANZ, with each of sections 1-4 having equal weight. Section 5 of the UCAT ANZ (the Situational Judgment Test) component could be used to determine the eligibility of candidates in the lower rank with equal total scores across the other 4 sections.
Interview: The Adelaide University medical and dental admission interviews have been restructured to a 6-station MMI format of 10 minutes per station. Approximately 600 applicants for medicine and 300 applicants for dentistry will be invited to attend an Adelaide medical program interview. There is one round of interviews which will be conducted from late November and into December 2021. A minimum 50% of the school leavers interviewed will be from South Australia.The interview comprises of a series of scenarios and questions and provides an opportunity for you to demonstrate your personal qualities,
• Motivation and self-awareness
• Critical thinking and problem-solving
• Attention to detail and professional behaviour
• Interpersonal and communication skills
• Integrity and conscientiousness
• Aptitude for group learning and teamwork
• Compatibility and understanding of the degree and applicable health profession

Adelaide University Medicine / Dentistry application date: All undergraduate applications for medicine and dentistry are due by 29th of September 2023

2023-24 Adelaide University Medical MMI Interview Questions / Important Dates

The University of Adelaide let international undergraduate applicants know if they have been successful in gaining an interview spot on 9th September. Their undergraduate interviews commence late September and continue until early October. University of Adelaide interview offers will be issued in one round. Interview offers will be released on the 24th of October 2023. Applicants who are not eligible at this stage for an interview will also be notified on this date. The interviews will be conducted in late November and throughout December.

All University of Adelaide MMI Medicien Interviews for Domestic Interviews for the 2024 intake will be conducted by Zoom. This includes applicants who currently reside in South Australia

Number of places Medicine: 136 domestic and 30 international
Dentistry: 36 domestic and 36 international
Oral Health: 32 domestic and < 5 international
Additional information For detailed information about the application process and up-to-date course admission guides, please visit Adelaide University's official website.


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