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Western Sydney University

Sydney, Australia

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Admission criteria

Local (domestic) applicants.

To be eligible for a place in MBBS, applicants must meet three criteria:

  • Academic threshold. 
  • UCAT threshold.
  • WSU medicine interview performance (interview structure - MMI)

WSU Medicine Interview Information, MMI

Applicants who meet both academic and UCAT thresholds are subsequently invited to interview. Final rankings for offers for the MD will be based on interview performance, plus UCAT ANZ scores (with a greater emphasis being on the interviews).

The WSU interview is a Multistation Mini Interview (MMI) and will be held between 25-29 November 2019. This involves the applicant being asked a series of questions; each question is asked by a separate interviewer in a separate interview station. Applicants will have approximately eight minutes to respond to the question before being asked to move to the next interview station.

If you have or expecting to receive a medical interview offer for WSU Medicine then you should consider:

Enrolling into 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

The UCAT threshold can change each year and is impacted by the performance of all applicants competing for a place.  The School of Medicine has a policy not to disclose the UCAT threshold. GWS applicants may have a slightly lower ATAR and UCAT threshold for than non-GWS applicants.

Medical Admission Questionnaire (MAQ)

To complete your interview booking, you must provide two brief statements at the online form Medical Admission Questions (MAQ). Your statements will be used to inform the interview questions. The MAQ will be open at the same time as the interview booking form,

10.00 am Sydney time, Monday 4th of November 2019 and will close at 4.00 pm, Wednesday 6th of November 2019. Failure to provide statements will result in limited interview time being used to provide statements, instead of being used by candidates to demonstrate their strengths.


Western Sydney University WSU Medical Interview Important dates

WSU will issue interview invitations on the 25th of October 2019. 

There will be only one round of interviews held from 25-29 November 2019. 

1 March 2019

UCAT ANZ Registration and booking opens

17 May 2019

UCAT ANZ Registration closes

1 - 31 July 2019

UCAT ANZ testing dates

1 August 2019

Applications for 2020 intake open

30 September 2019

Applications close for 2020 intake

25 October 2019.

Applicants invited to interviews/assessments

25-29 November 2019

WSU MMI interviews held

Interviews for domestic applicants (Australian citizens and permanent residents)

Mid-December 2019

ATAR release date


Round 1 offers released

10 February 2020

2020 MD Commencement Year 1 (International Students)

17 February 2020

2020 MD Commencement Year 1 (Domestic Students)

There are five MBBS categories and it is important to know what category you fall into for the MBBS application process: 


There are five applicant categories and it is important you identify and apply under the correct category:

1. General Entry Applicants 

Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens. Includes current school leavers, non-current schools leavers (i.e. on a gap year or partially completed a university degree) and graduates. A graduate, for the purposes of applying to MBBS, is someone who has either completed their university degree or anticipates completing in the year of application. 

2. Rural Entry Admission Scheme (REAS)

Includes current school leavers, non-current school leavers and graduates. Following admission to the MBBS, rural students will study the same program as students who come through the general entry. For details on how to apply, go to Rural Entry Admission Scheme.

3. International Applicants

All applicants other than Australian citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or New Zealand citizens - either onshore or offshore.

4. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Applicants

Eligible applicants may apply under this scheme - please visit the ATSI site (opens in new window)Opens in a new window for further information. For details on how to apply, visit Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Applicants.

5. Transfer Requests

Please note transfer requests are NOT guaranteed. "Transfer requests" are only accepted from Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens who are currently (or have previously been) enrolled in a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (or equivalent course, including combined medical degrees) within Australia or New Zealand. If you have only studied medicine at an overseas university, you should apply via the General Entry pathway. Transfer request category are not eligible to apply via any other pathway. If such an applicant is found to have gained a place in the MBBS or MBBS/BA program via any other pathway, the place will be rescinded.


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