Macquarie University

Bachelor of Clinical Science, Doctor of Medicine



University Location North Ryde, New South Wales
City Population 5 million
Student Population 40,200
Int'l Student Population 8,600
Main Campus North Ryde
Program Campus North Ryde
Program Duration 6 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $61,800 (2021 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake February 2022
Application Deadline Rolling admissions*
International Places 40


The Bachelor of Clinical Science / Doctor of Medicine (Macquarie MD) is an innovative, combined program package for international high school graduates seeking a direct undergraduate pathway into medicine at Macquarie University.

This innovative and accelerated degree focuses on human clinical sciences and builds the foundational professional skills you’ll need for a career in medicine, allied health or medical research professions. You’ll apply knowledge of biomedical, medical and clinical science to the human body using a system-based approach where mechanisms of disease are taught alongside normal structure and function.


This degree is the ideal preparation for graduate-entry medicine programs, such as the Macquarie MD, or other postgraduate degrees in related fields, such as physiotherapy, public health and medical research. As a graduate, you’ll also be suited to a range of professional roles in industry or government organizations.

The Bachelor of Clinical Science is ideal if you who wish to continue on to a graduate-entry medicine program such as the Macquarie MD, a postgraduate program in a related field at Macquarie University (e.g., the Doctor of Physiotherapy), or if who want to complete your degree in 2 years instead of 3.

This course offers distinct advantages if you wish to apply for the Macquarie MD:

  • A3 percent bonus automatically applied to weighted GPA
  • 20 interview places reserved for Bachelor of Clinical Science graduates
  • Automatic completion of prerequisite study through core units

This fast-tracked course uses Macquarie’s two regular sessions, as well as two shorter periods between these sessions, to complete a three-year bachelor qualification in only two years.

Admission Requirements

1. High school diploma
You must have a high school diploma with an 95% average. Recommended studies include chemistry, mathematics or equivalent. If you haven’t completed chemistry and mathematics, you are required to undertake relevant bridging courses prior to commencing your degree.

2. Interview
You must achieve a satisfactory performance in an online multiple mini interview comprising 4 short interview stations, a maximum of 8 minutes each.

Progression to MD 
Automatic progression from the Bachelor of Clinical Science into the Macquarie MD, without the need for further admissions tests, is guaranteed for students who meet the following criteria:

  • an international student with an unconditional place in the Bachelor of Clinical Science/Macquarie MD pathway;
  • completion of the Bachelor of Clinical Science, with a minimum overall GPA of 5.5 out of 7.0;
  • achievement of a minimum GPA of 5.5 out of 7.0 in the professional practice units in the Bachelor of Clinical Science.


Admission Timeline

*Applications for the 2021 intake closed September 30, 2020. This program accepts applications on a rolling-admissions basis, meaning applications are assessed as they are received—the earlier you apply the better.


“The faculty know each of us as individual people and supports us as such”

MQ is a really nice campus, the MD program is a little isolated (closer to the hospital) but that's okay. It's in a part of Sydney that doesn't require you to live deep in the big city which is really nice. Being so close to the mall makes it easy to do all the life things outside of school too (ie. banking, phone plans, grocery shopping - you can do all of that on your lunch or before going home). The MQMD program is fantastic. Being so small it really feels like a little fami... Read More

Macquarie University Emma B
Doctor of Medicine
Macquarie University, 2019

“With the small class size and great team of staff around us, they give you the tools to succeed”

Love Macquarie University. The campus is beautiful and there is a strong support network available to anyone who needs it. The MD program has been great. With the small class size and great team of staff around us, they give you the tools to succeed, especially in such a stressful program.

Macquarie University Paulina A
Doctor of Medicine
Macquarie University, 2019