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The University of New South Wales

How can NIE help you with getting into a medical course at UNSW: 

UCAT - You will need to sit the UCAT and achieve a competitive score in order to be considered for a place at the UNSW medical program. NIE works in partnership with Kaplan who is the world leader in UCAT preparation resources. We also offer intensive UCAT preparation workshops, personal UCAT training, and hardcopy UCAT preparation textbooks. For the full list of UCAT preparation resources click here...

UNSW Medical Interview - Over the past 24 years, NIE has helped thousands of successful applicants to become better prepared for their medical admission interviews for the UNSW undergraduate medical degrees. We offer a range of intensive and highly effective interview preparation programs for which you can enroll now. Contact us to see how we can help you achieve success at your medical interviews. For the full list of medical interview products and services click here...

A word of caution from NIE! 

UNSW Medicine Faculty allows very little time between the moment students are invited for interviews and the actual dates of the interview. Therefore NIE highly advises that you do not wait around until you have received an interview before you start your preparation. Prepare early and avoid unnecessary risks. UNSW medicine interviews are fast-paced panel interviews and your interviewers are often highly respected professionals from the medical and they are often directly involved with teaching medicine at UNSW. These individuals can often have high expectations of the interviewees and you are only given the best part of 20 minutes to deliver. Hence, timely research and preparation are key factors for success at UNSW medicine interviews.  

Degree Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine (BMed/MD)
Campus locations Kensington, Sydney (NSW) & Port Macquarie Rural Clinical School (NSW)
Duration 6 Years Full-time
Start Date February
Entry requirements

ATAR: 97.2+ Locals & 91.65 Rural (rural applicants realistically should aim for 96+)

Subject prerequisites: no prerequisite subjects

Assumed knowledge: English Standard. English as a Second Language and Fundamentals of English are not considered suitable preparation

UCAT: All applicants must complete an external test (UCAT ANZ) and also complete an interview.

Interviews are offered based on your selection rank and UCAT ANZ overall score. Interviews are offered to applicants with the highest combined ranking in these two areas. Your results won’t be averaged. You must receive sufficiently high marks on both selection criteria to be successful at this stage. There are approximately 500 interview places for local applicants each year.
UNSW Medicine Interviews are structured (Panel interviews) and cover a wide range of relevant topics. There will be two interviewers who are either academic staff, medical practitioners, or community representatives.

If you’re shortlisted, you must be available to attend an interview in Sydney in person during the interview period, which is listed in Important Dates. Applicants who can’t attend their interview won’t progress further. Selected information from your application form will be shared with your interviewers before your interview.

University of New South Wales (UNSW) medicine interview dates:

Invitations for UNSW Medicine interviews are issued in two phases.
In Phase 1: 15 December 2022 - Interview invitations are sent to selected NSW/ACT applicants, for the December interview round. Applicants who have not been selected or who will be considered again for the January interview round will be e-mailed as well. Phase 1 interviews are conducted from the 19th to the 22nd of December 2022.
In Phase 2: 6 January 2023 - Interview invitations are sent to selected interstate, overseas, and IB applicants, for the January interview round. Applicants who have not been selected will be e-mailed as well. Phase 2 interviews are conducted from 17th to 19th January 2023.

Number of places Medicine: 198 (Domestic) and about 90 (International) places
Additional information For detailed information about the application process and up-to-date course admission guides, please visit University of New South Wales medicine page.


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