The University of Sydney

Doctor of Dental Medicine



University Location Sydney, New South Wales
City Population 5 million
Student Population 65,000
Int'l Student Population 10,600
Main Campus Camperdown / Darlington
Program Campus Surry Hills & Camperdown
Program Duration 4 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $82,000 AUD (2021 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake January
Next Available Intake 2022
Application Deadline June 23, 2021*
International Places approx 45 (approx 80 total)


For more than 100 years, the University of Sydney School of Dentistry has provided education and training in dentistry and oral health, creating exceptional graduates, conducting research with a real-world impact and offering continuing education. The faculty is one of the largest of the dental schools in Australia and is housed within the Sydney Dental Hospital (SDH), Surry Hills and the Westmead Centre for Oral Health (WCOH), Westmead Hospital.

The Sydney Doctor of Dental Medicine has been purposefully designed to adhere to the well-rounded course structure of the North American postgraduate dental school model but has also maintained the sophisticated clinical training for which the University of Sydney has come to be renowned, giving students an applicable knowledge of dental health from the community to the laboratory.

When you study dentistry at the University of Sydney, you know you will receive a world-class education, and upon graduation, will have gained competitive credentials that will allow you to pursue your career goals in Canada with the addition of having the great experiences only found while studying abroad.


Throughout the four-year program, you will develop your clinical skills through early patient-based teaching and are given the necessary foundations for independent learning through simulated exercises at a research hospital.

Responsibility and leadership skills are built upon in the early years of the Doctor of Dental Medicine program as you will benefit from supervised learning in a clinical setting outside the university by the end of the second year of the program. Practical development outside of the faculty serves to bolster the clinical component of the dental program through immersion in the field, and by your final year, you will have experience in Australian dentistry practices ranging from metropolitan clinics to rural hamlets.

Beginning in the first year and continuing throughout the dental program, postgraduate coursework is coupled with technical training. The comprehensive design of the Doctor of Dental Medicine assures students that they will have a complete and thorough knowledge of all aspects of the dental health profession. Throughout the program, you will study modules covering tooth conservation, trauma, oral surgery, periodontology, and many others.

Admission Requirements

Please note the interview portion of the admissions requirements is not applicable for the 2021 intake.

1. Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline at a recognized international university within the past 10 years with a minimum cGPA of 5.0/7.0 (roughly 2.7/4, or 70% or B-); must have completed basic human biology prerequisite (any course involving cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology or genetics).

2. Admissions test
You must achieve a minimum performance in one of Canadian Dental Aptitude Test (DAT); US Dental Admission Test (DAT); or Medical Colleges Admissions Test (MCAT. Most Canadian applicants choose to sit the DAT or the MCAT. Only one test is required.

The minimum scores required to be considered for an interview:

  • CDAT or DAT: minimum score of 15 in each section (carving score will not be used); taken within last 2 years
  • MCAT: minimum total of 500

3. Interview (not applicable for 2022 intake)
For equally ranked students, Sydney may implement an interview or situational judgement test requested to break the tie.

For more information, please read the Sydney Admissions Guide and Sydney Admissions Timeline.

Admission Timeline

*While the application deadline for the 2022 intake is June 23, 2021, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


“There is great clinical experience”

Yes. There is great clinical experience and I have made very close friends since moving. Unlike undergrad I am actually taking steps that are directly applying to the job that I would like to do when I graduate.

University of Sydney Ayden L
Doctor of Dental Medicine
The University of Sydney, 2019

“Overall I am very satisfied with my choice to come here, and would highly recommend other Canadian students do the same.”

The campus is beautiful and very nicely located in Sydney, but we aren't actually there much at all after 1st semester. The program curriculum is great and very hands-on from very early on, but is fairly disorganized at times, particularly in the Medicine-heavy first semester. Sometimes it feels like we are not kept in the loop as well as we could be, but it is also a graduate program and therefore it is somewhat expected that we should have the skills necessary to dig around o... Read More

University of Sydney Daniel P.
The University of Sydney, 2018