The University of Sydney

Doctor of Dental Medicine



University Location Sydney, New South Wales
City Population 6 million
Student Population 73,000
Int'l Student Population 10,600
Main Campus Camperdown / Darlington
Program Campus Surry Hills & Camperdown
Program Duration 4 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $86,500 AUD (2023 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake January
Next Available Intake 2025
Application Deadline June 18, 2024*
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.

Meet former OzTREKK student, Yasmin, who chats about the Sydney DMD program
Yasmin has since graduated from Sydney Dental School and often joins us for informative webinars about the international student experience. Contact for more info about an upcoming webinar!


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.

The final year commences with an intensive course in advanced restorative techniques, Fixed Prosthodontics and Implantology. Following this, integrated learning activities continue through the presentation of lectures, tutorial sessions, problem-based learning and evidence-based practice sessions. The majority of your time will be spent in clinical practice in metropolitan, rural and remote community clinics.

  • Year 1 is predominately at Surry Hills/Camperdown/Darlington
  • Year 2 is at Westmead Centre for Oral Health/Surry Hills/Camperdown
  • Year 3 is at Westmead Centre for Oral Health/Surry Hills/Camperdown
  • Year 4 is at Westmead Centre for Oral Health/Surry Hills/Camperdown/Nepean/Campbelltown and other metropolitan sites for placements.

Please note the above locations are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

1. Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline at a recognized university within the past 10 years with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7/4.0 (approximately 70% + or B-).

2. Admissions test
The university lists a minimum CDAT or DAT score of 15 in each section (carving score will not be used; results obtained February 2022 – July 26, 2024). However, based on previous intakes, students who didn’t achieve a minimum score of 18 overall were not competitive. As such, OzTREKK will not submit Sydney DMD applications with scores below 18 overall and no less than 15 in each section. You must achieve a minimum performance in one of Canadian Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) or US Dental Admission Test (DAT). Most Canadian applicants choose to sit the DAT. Only one test is required.

Admission Timeline

*While the application deadline for the 2025 intake is June 18, 2024, 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 black and white logo 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 black and white logo Daniel P.
Doctor of Dental Medicine
The University of Sydney, 2018