How to Apply

Learn how to apply to Australian medical schools. We've listed medical school entry requirements, prerequisite courses, admissions tests, and more.


We know there’s a lot of information on this page, but don’t worry—OzTREKK will be right there with you.

Here’s what you’ll find on this page:

If you have questions or concerns at any stage in the process, we are just a call or an email away!​

1. Eligibility

Determining Your Eligibility

Eligibility is based on several factors and differs between undergraduate- and graduate-entry programs.

Main Assessment Criteria

  • Postgraduate: GPA, MCAT, interview
  • Undergraduate: GPA, ISAT (depending on university), interview

To Determine Your Eligibility

Minimum vs Competitive Requirements

It’s important to distinguish between minimum and competitive requirements as they can vary significantly. Minimum requirements are defined by each university and are the lowest scores (GPA, MCAT) required to be eligible to apply for a program. Competitive requirements are the minimum scores that receive an offer.

Each year, we receive thousands of applications for medical schools in Australia. We ensure every application we submit is not only eligible, but also considered competitive. Because of this, OzTREKK students are among the most competitive international applicants, having high offer rates.

It’s our goal to be honest and transparent about the competitiveness of your application, because meeting the minimum requirements does not mean you’ll be a competitive applicant. Sometimes applicants decide to apply to a different program—and we can help with that, too!

Check out our helpful FAQs for more insight on eligibility!

2. Apply Online

Start Your Application

Fill out the OzTREKK application.

Don’t worry! This application only comes to us. Think of it as your starting point: It’s nothing more than you telling us which med programs you’re interested in so we can ensure you don’t miss a deadline.

What to expect on the application
The basics! Your full name, address, program of interest, etc., plus your education history—so have start and graduation dates handy. If you can’t remember your exact start or grad date, estimate.

Once you’ve pressed “Submit,” we’ll contact you to outline your next steps, and will list which documents you’ll need to send to our office. Again, we aim to make sure you never miss a deadline!

If you’d like to make changes to your application or to your program selection, don’t stress. We can adjust anything as we go!

3. Submit Documents

Submit Your Documents to OzTREKK

You’ve pressed “Submit” on your OzTREKK application and you’re ready for the next step: sending in your documents!

No guessing required. We’ll send you a handy checklist outlining all the required documentation for each university.

Where do I send my documents?
All application documents, aside from your official transcripts*, should be emailed to OzTREKK as PDFs:

*Transcripts in their original, sealed envelopes must be mailed to the OzTREKK office or emailed directly from your school to our office:

How do I know OzTREKK received my documents?
As soon as we receive your transcripts (whether by email or by post), and the other required documents, we will let you know—every time. Just keep an eye on your inbox!

When do I send my documents?
The earlier the better! We’ll need all documents sent to us before the application deadlines; the earlier we have them, the more guidance we can provide. You can also send them along gradually, as you get them. We’ll take care of keeping you organized.

Fast Facts

  • Even if you apply to multiple universities, you only need to send one copy of your documents.
  • All our university partners accept OzTREKK-certified transcripts. Once they have our stamp of approval (yes, a literal stamp), they’re good to go!
  • Most universities waive their application fees for OzTREKK students.
  • You will be kept up to date with your application status: outstanding documents, which applications have been submitted, upcoming deadlines, etc.

4. OzTREKK Submits Application

OzTREKK Submits Your Complete Application(s)

Once all your documents are in, OzTREKK will submit your application to the university! We’ll send you a confirmation email and provide estimated interview and outcome dates.

Now what?
This is the waiting period that can sometimes feel uncomfortable. While your applications are under assessment, you’ll receive exclusive access to further medical school application info, including

  • interview tips;
  • info to help you discover your med school preferences;
  • resources for confident decision-making if you receive an offer (or multiple offers!);
  • financing information (including contacts); and
  • community connections (OzTREKK Facebook group and more!).

Best Fit

Finding Your Best Fit

Play around with our compare programs feature to determine which program might be the best fit for you.

Remember, we’re here for you throughout the entire process, so always feel free to ask us questions. You deserve the right to feel comfortable and confident with your decision, and we’ll do whatever we can to support you.

Happy applying!


Have a look through our most frequently received medical school FAQs, including prerequisites, program titles, and much more! If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, please contact us. We’re here to help!

Where can I see what grades have been considered competitive in the past?

Please visit our Eligibility page for past competitive scores.

Do Australian medical schools look at marks from all 4 years or just best 2?

Each university assesses differently. Some calculate grades as cumulative on all years of your degree or weighted or cumulative on final 3 years of your degree.

Find more about GPA Conversions and Eligibility. Also see the chart on the Medicine Overview page to give you an idea of GPA requirements for medical programs.

Official GPA calculations are only completed by the universities.

If I want to apply for January/February intake, can I take a prerequisite course the summer before?

Not all medical programs have prerequisite courses; however, should you choose to apply to one that does, we’ll require proof of enrolment to include with your application.

Completing your course by July/August is strongly recommended, as you’ll have to show proof the prerequisite course is completed to accept an offer.

My grades are excellent. Can the MCAT requirement be waived?

The graduate-entry medical degrees that we represent assess your GPA, your MCAT results, and your performance in an interview. If the medical school has listed MCAT score as part of their requirements for admissions, it cannot be waived, even if your grades are exceptional.


Is it possible to get in an Australian medical school with a 497 MCAT?

In general, we recommend a 507+ to be considered competitive. You can also check out our Competitive Medicine Application Statistics charts (by year) on our Eligibility page to get an idea of what has been competitive for other OzTREKK students.

The graduate-entry medical degrees that we represent assess GPA, MCAT results, and performance in an interview. Supplementary documents such as a personal statement, reference letters, proof of extracurriculars etc., are not considered in the assessment process.

If you’re considering rewriting the MCAT, you’ll want to do so no later than mid-May to be able to meet application deadlines and apply early enough for the rolling programs.

Do competitive statistics tend to increase from year to year?

It depends on the applicant pool in any given year. The competitive stats may change slightly from year to year. Check out our Competitive Medicine Application Statistics chart on our Eligibility page for details. We aim to update statistics by March each year.

Please note, competitive statistics are based on what we have seen in the past. Meeting the competitive average does not guarantee an offer.


Can you apply to different rounds with different MCAT scores?

No, you can only apply once. The MCAT score you submit with your application(s) is the score that’s considered. Re-writing the MCAT for the same intake period is not permissible.

If you do not receive an offer in the first round and your MCAT/GPA is borderline, you may receive an offer on the second or subsequent rounds. You can rewrite your MCAT for a new application intake period.

Do I need to take an admissions test?

The MCAT is required for all graduate-entry medical programs except Monash University’s.

The ISAT is required for the undergraduate-entry medical programs at Monash University and the University of Western Australia.

Can I apply to medical school straight from high school?

If coming straight from high school without any further studies, you are eligible to apply to all six undergraduate-entry medicine programs. Some universities require that applicants have completed Grade 12 (or equivalent) no more than two years previously.

Can I apply to a medical program with a partially or fully completed diploma/certificate/degree?

To apply to a graduate-entry medical program, you’ll need a completed bachelor’s degree. With a partially or fully completed diploma/certificate, you may apply to the undergraduate programs at James Cook University and Macquarie University.