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 2+6 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $63,000 (2022 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake February 2023
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
You must have a high school diploma with an 90% average. Grade 12 English; recommended studies include chemistry, mathematics or equivalent. A passing grade or better in the final/senior year of a mathematics subject covering any of calculus, statistics, algebra, trigonometry, vectors, or geometry. If you haven’t completed chemistry and mathematics, you are required to undertake relevant bridging courses prior to commencing your degree.

If applying after having partially or fully completed post-secondary studies, you need a minimum of 82% cumulative GPA to be considered.

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 weighted average mark (WAM) of 70;
  • achievement of a minimum WAM of 70 in the professional practice units in the Bachelor of Clinical Science.

Admission Timeline

*Rolling admissions. 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