Indigenous entry students

Indigenous entry stream

Indigenous Australians can apply to study medicine in both Adelaide and the Northern Territory through the Indigenous Entry Stream (IES).

Through this process, Flinders University supports the Commonwealth and Northern Territory governments’ key priority of increasing the participation of Indigenous people in medicine.

Indigenous graduates with a GAMSAT result may choose to apply via our graduate entry pathway, or via the IES pathway as outlined below.

If you apply through the IES:

  1. You are required to submit a written application
  2. You may then be invited to an interview.
  3. Your written application and interview performance may result in you being offered a place in the Preparation for Medicine Program (PMP).


Preparation for Medicine Program

The PMP is conducted mid-year and is designed to:

  • Introduce you to relative content and skills.
  • Maximise your preparation.
  • Build a supportive cohort.

The PMP is an intrinsic step in assessing your readiness for successfully completing the four-year medical program. You will be assessed on your academic performance, teamwork, psychosocial factors and communication.

Extended Learning in Science program

You will also be required to undertake a science remediation program entitled FUELS - Flinders University Extended Learning in Science.

This is a 10-hour per week online course about chemistry, physics, biology and numeracy. The course will commence two weeks before the PMP and will continue after this program.

Once you have competed the PMP and FUELS, we then review your performance in both components and in other aspects of your application.

The admissions committee will then review each applicant on a case-by-case basis for consideration of a place offer in the Doctor of Medicine.

Timeline for 2017 entry

November 1 Applications open for 2017 entry
Mid February Applications close
3rd week in March Shortlisted applicants notified about interview arrangements
1st week in April Interviews held
2nd week in April Applicants shortlisted for Flinders University Extended Learning in Sciences (FUELS)/Preparation for Medicine Program (PMP)
3rd week in April FUELS commences
3rd week in May PMP Intensive commences in Darwin
End July FUELS Examination
August/September Offers to the Doctor of Medicine made
February Year 1 MD classes commence

Dates are subject to change without notice. Similar timelines exist for subsequent years.

Apply now

  1. Download the  IES application form (PDF 412KB)
  2. Complete the form electronically or by hand.
  3. Ensure your application is complete by following the checklist on page 7.
  4. Email a scanned copy of the completed form to the Medical Admissions Office at
  5. Send the completed form with your official transcripts and other documentation to:

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences
Faculty Office
Flinders University
GPO Box 2100


More information


Prospective Northern Territory students

Students who wish to study in the NT are strongly encouraged to contact:

Kelly-Anne Browne
Indigenous Entry Stream
Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and Wellbeing
Phone (08) 8946 7488


Prospective South Australian students

Students who wish to study in South Australia are strongly encouraged to contact:

Jodus Madrid
Indigenous Entry Stream
Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and Wellbeing
Phone (08) 7221 8594


Monica Lawrence
Indigenous Entry Stream
Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and Wellbeing

Phone 0424 177 433