International Applicants


How to apply

NOTE: International graduates from MBBS may not automatically be entitled to registration, internship and access to a provider number in Australia. For further information, please visit

Internships: Health Education and Training Institute (HETI)(opens in a new window)

Registration: Medical Board(opens in a new window)

Provider No: Medicare(opens in a new window)

The School has a minimum of 20 International places per year in MBBS Year 1. The 2016 annual fee is approximately AUD $52,000 but this may be indexed in line with inflation for later years.

International Application Process

CRICOS Course Code: 0602189
CRICOS Provider Code: 00917K
NOTE:  For comprehensive information and instructions on how to apply, please visit UWS International or contact the UWS International Office via email

International Application Requirements

The requirements for International applicants to be considered for admission to the medical course are:

  • Achieve a scholastic performance in the final year of secondary school equivalent to an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank of 95.50 (International Baccalaureate 37, Cambridge A levels of AAA) or higher; or
  • complete a recognised university degree with a GPA of 5.6 or higher on a 7 point scale; or
  • complete a minimum of one year of full time study in a recognised Bachelor's degree, achieving a grade point average of at least 6.0 on a 7 point scale; and
  • a good command of written and spoken English. Medicine has strict English language requirements.  International students must have either completed the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent examination and achieved a minimum score of 7.0 in each of the four components, and have an overall score of at least 7.0 OR have successfully completed five consecutive years of secondary education, including all assessable items, in English only OR have completed the Higher School Certificate within Australia; and
  • Complete the International Student Admissions Test (ISAT), a scholastic aptitude test created and administered by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), which is run several times each year in many countries.
  • Applicants who meet the above criteria will be required to undergo an interview, which will be conducted via Skype or Zoom.

The School will seek to provide access to early cultural support and assistance with colloquial Australian English.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted year round.

ALL International applicants (onshore OR offshore) including those currently undertaking Year 12 in Australia, should apply via the UWS International Office. This also includes International applicants who are currently (or have previously been) enrolled in a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (or equivalent).

Please note:

Applicants who have partially completed a medical degree at an overseas institution will be required to commence in Year 1 of the MBBS if eligible for an offer. International students are NOT offered academic credit for the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery.

Fees and residency status:

If an International student obtains Australian permanent residency or New Zealand citizenship prior to 1 January of the commencing year of the course, the International offer of a place in MBBS (or the enrolment) will be withdrawn and the student must re-apply as a local student.

If an International student obtains Australian permanent residency or New Zealand citizenship AFTER 1 January of the year of commencement of the course, the student will be seen as having entered into a contract with the University to pay international fees for that semester.  For the following and subsequent semesters, the student's status will change to that of a local student and provided they meet other progression criteria, they will be converted to a domestic full fee paying place in MBBS. This is in accordance with S.32.1 of the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education "Administrative Information for higher educators: Student Support", 2012.  There are no Commonwealth Supported Places available for MBBS students who become permanent residents.