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Western Sydney University

Sydney, Australia

Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Admission criteria

Local (domestic) applicants.

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

  • Academic threshold. 
  • UMAT threshold.
  • WSU Interview performance, MMI

WSU Medicine Interview Information, MMI

The WSU interview is a Multistation Mini Interview (MMI). 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 an interview offer for Western Sydney University (WSU) then you should consider enrolling into Medical Interview training workshop. Register and secure your spot now as NIE only accepts a small number of students per session, and most of the dates are nearly full.

The UMAT 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 UMAT threshold. GWS applicants may have a slightly lower ATAR and UMAT threshold for than non-GWS applicants.


Western Sydney University WSU Medical Interview dates:

WSU will begin process of issuing interview invitations from mid-October.

There will be only one round of interviews held from 26-30 November 2018. 

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 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)

Commencing in 2016 application year, there will be 15 places available for rural students commencing in 2017. 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 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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