Melbourne Optometry School application deadline

21 July 2014

Considering optometry? Keep in mind that the Early round application deadline is coming up in two weeks!

University of Melbourne Optometry School
Study at the University of Melbourne!

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. Applicants not successful in the Early Round will automatically be considered with the Timely Applications.

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

University of Melbourne Doctor of Optometry (OD)

The optometry program at Melbourne Optometry School is four years in duration, and consists of a combination of on-campus teaching and clinical placements, with the clinical component commencing in Year 1 and gradually increasing to full time in the final year. Opportunities exist for clinical-related research to be conducted as a required component of the degree.
Program: Doctor of Optometry (OD)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: Late February or early March
Duration: 4 years
Entry Requirements
The Doctor of Optometry 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). OAT test result is 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.
There is no minimum GPA or GAMSAT/MCAT/OAT requirement to apply for the program; however, as there are limited places available, selection is expected to be highly competitive.
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.

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For more information about the University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Optometry (OD) program, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Optometry Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady by emailing or calling toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.