Macquarie University

Bachelor of Clinical Science, Doctor of Medicine



University Location North Ryde, New South Wales
City Population 6 million
Student Population 44,000
Int'l Student Population 10,000
Main Campus North Ryde
Program Campus North Ryde
Program Duration 2+4 years
Estimated Annual Tuition AUD$68,850 (2024 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake 2025
Application Deadline Rolling admissions*
International Places 40


Macquarie University is home to Australia’s newest medical school. Macquarie aims to prepare their medical graduates for the predicted environments in which they will practice as future leaders in health care. A Macquarie graduate is patient- and safety-focused, culturally responsive, globally aware, and equipped to work within increasingly digital health systems.

The Bachelor of Clinical Science (2 years) / Doctor of Medicine (4 years) is an innovative, combined program package for international high school graduates seeking a direct undergraduate pathway into medicine at Macquarie University.

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

  • A 3% 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.


The Bachelor of Clinical Science / Doctor of Medicine at Macquarie is an innovative and accelerated degree focused on human clinical sciences and building the foundational professional skills you’ll need for a career in medicine, allied health, or medical research. 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 will build your practical skills using the latest simulation technology and through working with human anatomical specimens. You’ll learn in an environment that is home to Macquarie University Hospital—Australia’s first and only not-for-profit hospital on a university campus.

You’ll have the opportunity to undertake work experience in a healthcare setting or a medical research facility, and the chance to develop a broad knowledge of the fundamental biochemical, physiological, and anatomical workings of the human body that is necessary to confidently pursue careers in the field of health and medicine.

Admission Requirements

Applicants may apply directly from high school or after having partially or fully completed their university studies.

1. High school diploma
If you are graduating from high school, you will need the following average to be eligible:

  • Alberta: 85% average of the final official mark for the best 4 examined Level 30 subjects including English Language Arts 30.
  • BC: 86% average of final marks of the four best Grade 12 Ministry-developed subjects including English 12.
  • Ontario: 87% average of the 6 best Grade 12 subjects including English ENG4U. Subjects must be designated with a U (university preparation), M (university/college preparation), or Z (university-delivered dual credit).

With partial university studies
If you have partially completed university studies, you will need the following average to be eligible:

  • Attempted 3 years or more of the bachelor course: 80%+
  • Attempted 2 years or more of the bachelor course: 84%+
  • Attempted 1 year or more of the bachelor course: 86%+

Recommended studies
Grade 12 or university-level English, chemistry, and math (BC Calculus 12, ON Calculus & Vectors, AB Math 30-1 & 30-2). Ontario Advanced Functions not accepted.

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.

Admission Timeline

*Rolling admissions. Applications are assessed as they are received—the earlier you apply the better. Final application deadline is September 27, 2024.


“…the curriculum is excellent”

I love the university. The staff are great and the curriculum is excellent.

Macquarie University Humam S
Bachelor of Clinical Science / Doctor of Medicine
Macquarie University, 2023