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The University of Adelaide

Services and resources offered by NIE to assist with University of Adeliade 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, advise, 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. Over the past 23 years, NIE has helped hundreds 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 Panel Interview.

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Important: Following information has been adapted from The University of Adelaide website in October 2021. 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  - 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 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 will only be used to determine the eligibility of candidates in the lower rank with equal total score across the other 4 sections.
Interview: The Adelaide University medical and dental admission interviews follwo a panel interview format. 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. 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, including:
    • 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 and dentistry interview dates: Invitation for interviews are usually extended via email in late October to early November and interviews are conducted from late November and into December.

Number of places Medicine: 137 domestic and 29 international
Dentistry: 59 domestic and 7 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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