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The University of Queensland

Brisbane, Australia

  •  Doctor of Medicine (provisional entry)

  •  Dental Science

Provisional Entry for School Leavers

Provisional entry for current school leavers provides a direct pathway to the MD, guaranteeing you a place in the medical program conditional on your meeting the following minimum entry requirements and successful completion of a bachelor degree at The University of Queensland.

  • Queensland Year 12 English (or interstate equivalent)
  • OP 1 (or equivalent) or entry rank 99.
  • Competitive overall UCAT score.
  • Interviews are not part of the selection process.

Provisional entry students are required to complete their first bachelor degree at UQ within the minimum time specified and achieve a minimum overall grade point average of 5 on a 7-point scale. Please refer to the School of Medicine’s recommended first-degree information.

Provisional entry for school leavers is only available to students completing Year 12 (or equivalent) at the time of application.

Queensland Year 12 English is the only subject prerequisite required to be considered for admission to the MD (Provisional Entry for School Leavers). However, your first bachelor degree at UQ may require additional prerequisites. Please refer to the academic page of your chosen bachelor program for specific prerequisites.

UCAT cut-off scores

Once QTAC has assessed all applications, applicants are ranked by their UCAT aggregate score. The required UCAT score depends on the number of applicants for each intake and cannot be determined before an intake’s offers are released. However, as a guide, below are the UCAT requirements of the most recent MBBS and MD intakes.

UQ program MBBS MD
Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Non-Bonded 180:66 188:76 180:66 179:69 187:69
Bonded N/A 174:52 169:70 175:56 181:67

The UCAT Section 1 score is used as a tie-breaker for applicants who have the same UCAT score. For example: if a particular year’s intake required an overall UCAT score of 188 with a section 1 score of 76 as the tie-breaker, it will be represented by a figure of 188:76.

UQ offers approximately 160 Commonwealth supported places (CSP) in the MD for provisional entry for school leavers.

Direct Entry for Graduates (GAMSAT pathway)

If you have already completed a bachelor degree or equivalent, you can apply for direct entry to the MD, with applicants needing to meet the following minimum entry requirements:

  • Minimum grade point average of 5 on a 7-point scale in a key degree (bachelor, honours, masters or PhD) completed in the last 10 years
  • A minimum score of 50 in each section of the GAMSAT completed in the last two years.

The key degree may be undertaken in any discipline, although strong scientific knowledge is required for a better GAMSAT score and a biomedical background is recommended for this reason.

Where an applicant has also completed an approved honours program, graduate diploma, postgraduate diploma, masters or doctoral program, the most recent of these will be used as the key degree.

If an applicant’s most recent academic qualification was completed more than 10 years prior to the proposed study commencement date, it will not be accepted for assessment unless the applicant has passed the equivalent of one full-time semester (four full-time subjects) of postgraduate coursework study in the 10 years preceding the proposed commencement date.

Direct entry for graduates is only available to applicants who have completed a minimum of a three-year bachelor degree (minimum standard duration of 6 semesters of full-time study) awarded by an accredited Australian institution or overseas equivalent or be capable of completing one before 31 December in the year of application.

Successful applicants are selected through an order of merit based on their overall GAMSAT score. The GPA from the most recently completed key degree is then used as a differentiator between applicants with the same GAMSAT scores.

UQ offers approximately 160 places in the MD for direct entry graduates.

Bachelor of Dental Science

Qualified dentists have the choice of various employment fields such as private practice. Once registered with the appropriate Dental Board, dentists can enter private practice on their own behalf. Alternatively, they may work as an assistant with an established practitioner, join a partnership or work as locum tenens. Government public health. In Queensland, there are salaried positions available in government and school dental clinics. Defence force. Graduates may enter the Navy, Army or Air Force as dental officers on short service or permanent basis.

Admission requirements:

  • Year 12 or equivalent English and Chemistry (Biological Sciences also recommended).
  • Domestic applicants must sit UCAT
  • International applicants must sit ISAT.
  • The minimum entry requirement is rank 99/OP1, however, not all applicants who meet this minimum requirement are offered a place.
  • Entry is competitive and test cut-offs are used for sub-selection purposes.
  • UCAT and ISAT cut-offs will vary each year depending upon the standard of applicants.
  • Interviews are not part of the selection process.


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