Melbourne Optometry School admissions timeline for the 2015 intake
Early Round Applications
Applicants with a completed degree and OAT/GAMSAT/MCAT are eligible to apply in the Early Round.
Applications close: July 31, 2014
Outcomes: Applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of August, exact date TBC. Applicants not successful in the Early Round will automatically be considered with the Timely Applications.
This is the primary application round and is open to all applicants who have OAT/GAMSAT/MCAT and who have completed or are completing an undergraduate degree.
Applications close: September 30, 2014
Entry Requirements for the Melbourne Doctor of Optometry
The Doctor of Optometry (OD) program at the University of Melbourne is available only to those applicants who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree or are in the final year of completing an undergraduate degree.
To be considered for admission into this program, a Canadian applicant must comply with the following:
1. Have completed an undergraduate degree and prerequisite subjects
Successfully completed at least a three-year bachelor’s degree, which includes
- one university second-year or third-year subject in anatomy or cell biology; and
- two university second-year or third-year subjects from one or more relevant biological science disciplines.
2. Write the OAT
Applicants will be required to complete an admissions test, either the Optometry Admission Test (OAT), the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), or or the Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT). There is no minimum OAT score; however, as there are limited places available, selection is highly competitive. OAT results are valid for two years.
3. Submit a personal statement
Applicants must provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) in support of the application explaining your motivation to study optometry. The University of Melbourne may conduct interviews with short-listed candidates. The Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences would conduct interviews with Canadian applicants via Skype or teleconference.