The University of Melbourne

Doctor of Medicine



University Location Melbourne, Victoria
City Population 4.8 million
Student Population 69,000
Int'l Student Population 27,000
Main Campus Parkville (Melbourne)
Program Campus Parkville
Program Duration 4 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $88,864 AUD (2020 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake January
Next Available Intake January 2021
Application Deadline TBA*
International Places 55 (total places 340)


This medical degree builds on prerequisite knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry to deliver advanced clinical and academic training to ensure you are prepared for the challenges of a high-quality medical internship.

There is a significant amount of clinical experience built into the program. The Melbourne Doctor of Medicine comprises

  • one year of integrated bioscience and clinical learning featuring a case-based teaching approach;
  • two core clinical training years which facilitate learning with patients in a wide range of settings;
  • MD Research Project in which you will be immersed in a single medical discipline;
  • a capstone semester in which you will “rehearse” the skills required for effective and safe clinical practice; and
  • an annual medical conference which will provide opportunities to interact with leaders in research, policy and clinical health care.


Clinical Placements
As a Melbourne MD student, you will spend the first year of the course on campus in Parkville. During the first year of the MD, you will be allocated to one of the clinical schools. This is where you will spend most of your final three years of the course.

You have the option of undertaking a clinical elective of at least 1 week during any non-teaching period. The aim of this voluntary elective is to offer you the opportunity to explore an unfamiliar setting or area of clinical medicine to broaden your understanding of health care. You will be encouraged to complete it in an area outside your previous experience and in a location other than your home clinical school.

Admission Requirements

1. Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have a completed bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.0 out of 7.0 (roughly 2.7/4.0). You must have completed approved second-year university subjects* (one each) in anatomy, physiology and biochemistry.

Your GPA is assessed based on your last three full-time equivalent years of your degree. For students graduating with a 4-year degree, your GPA will be weighted by Year 4 x 2, Year 3 x 2, Year 2 x 1.

*For all three courses, the prerequisites must have been completed no more than 10 years prior to commencing. To see if your courses meet the prerequisites, please go to the University of Melbourne’s prerequisites page. Select the drop-down menu titled “List of assessed subjects” and click “International” to download the current list of subjects.

2. Admissions test
You must have completed the MCAT with a minimum score of 492 to be considered. MCAT results from January 2017 to June 2019 will be accepted for the 2020 intake.

3. Interview
Candidates are short-listed based on their performance in previous studies (GPA) and their results in the MCAT/GAMSAT.

Offers to the Melbourne MD will be made on the basis of a combined ranked list where the multi mini interview will contribute 50%, GPA will contribute 25% and MCAT (or GAMSAT) will contribute 25% to the final ranking after interview.

Admission Timeline

*Applications for the 2020 intake closed June 27, 2019. For information about the 2021 intake and to apply, please contact OzTREKK.

Last date to sit MCAT for 2020 intake: June 1, 2019
Prerequisite assessment deadline: June 20, 2019
Application deadline: June 27, 2019
Last date to submit MCAT results: July 12, 2019
Deadline to submit final transcripts: July 12, 2019
Interview offers released: mid-August 2019
Deadline to accept interview (online acceptance): August 23, 2019
Interviews (via Skype): September 9 – 13, 2019
Offers of admission issued: mid-October 2019
Deadline to accept offer or submit deferral request: November 8, 2019
Deadline to meet any conditions of offer: November 8, 2019
Enrollment deadline for unconditional offered applicants: December 5, 2019
Enrollment deadline for conditional offered applicants: January 10, 2020
First day of class: January 28, 2020 (subject to change)


“There is fantastic clinical exposure”

The medical program itself and my interactions with other students and faculty have really increased my confidence in my abilities. Australia is a beautiful country that has a lot to offer. There is fantastic clinical exposure, an amazing cohort of students I call colleagues and friends, and a supportive faculty who are passionate about teaching and training the next generation of doctors.

University of Melbourne Mani R M
Doctor of Medicine
The University of Melbourne, 2019

“…the best starting point for my medical career”

The supportive and friendly environment with extensive clinical and research opportunities at the University of Melbourne provided the best starting point for my medical career. Not only did I get a taste of a different healthcare culture, I also had the opportunity to practice and build on my clinical knowledge and hands-on procedural experiences.

University of Melbourne Jessica W
Doctor of Medicine (Graduate)
The University of Melbourne, 2018