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International graduate entry

Flinders University offers graduate entry into the Doctor of Medicine to prospective international students who:

  • have completed a bachelor degree; or
  • are in the final year of a bachelor degree or equivalent.

Successful applicants will be guaranteed Flinders University housing on campus on request.

You are considered an international student if you do not hold Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency at the time of application; through to the time your Acceptance is formally received and processed by Flinders University.

 

Haur Wey Tan

"Studying in Adelaide provides a great opportunity for a balanced experience of study and leisure. There are many beautiful places such as the beaches for me to explore – allowing me to embrace nature in between studies.

"Flinders University provides me with high quality medical education delivered by experienced academic staff and clinicians.

"There is a strong emphasis on self-directed learning, which is essential for my future medical practice.

"The Flinders School of Medicine also has well-structured medical placement opportunities during the clinical years, which I find both exciting and rewarding, with many opportunities to learn!"

Haur Wey Tan - Malaysia

 

 

Pearlyn Wong

"It has been a truly enriching learning experience studying Medicine at Flinders.

"All my fears about entering a new environment and culture were unfounded as I slowly came to realise how welcoming the Flinders family is. The lecturers and tutors are very approachable and amicable and are always there to lend us a helping hand whenever we need it.

"The school allows us to pursue our interests in various aspects of Medicine and I was privileged to be allowed to go to the Global Health Conference in Sydney last year where I heard from many amazing and inspiring speakers. There are many opportunities throughout our study in Flinders to attend such talks or conferences and being an international student doesn't mean I am less privileged to do so.

"It has been an amazing 1.5 years of journey so far and I can't wait to see what else this beautiful city of Adelaide can offer!"

Pearlyn Wong - Singapore
 

 

 

Timeline for 2018 entry

2017
April 17
Decision Point 1
May Interviews
June 23
Decision Point 2
July-August Interviews
July 1 - November 13 Individual applications considered subject to place availability
2018
February MD classes commence
Notes

All completed applications will be considered at each decision point providing all supporting documentation has been received. These timelines may be subject to change. Flinders reserves the right to consider applicants outside of these timelines.

Academic requirements

Graduate entry into the Doctor of Medicine is offered to prospective international students who:

  • have completed a bachelor degree; or
  • are in the final year of a bachelor degree or equivalent.

Your degree can be in any area of study, but must be from an Australian university or a recognised tertiary institution of equivalent standard. There are no prerequisite topics or subjects. If you are in the final year of study, satisfactory completion of your degree will be a condition of entry.

Once you have submitted your application, we will calculate a weighted grade point average (wGPA). This wGPA is calculated on the last three full-time equivalent years of your bachelor degree (inclusive of honours if applicable). It is determined by weighting final year studies x3, second year studies x2 and first year studies x1.

Other qualifications, such as masters and research higher degrees, are not included in the wGPA calculation. However, research higher degrees may provide you with valuable experience that could help your interview performance.

 

Admissions test

You will be required to submit your results of either of the following medical school admissions tests:

Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admissions Test (GAMSAT)

  • We accept your GAMSAT score from the current or preceding two years.
  • You will require a minimum standard in each section. Normally this is 50 for Sections I and III and 46 for Section II.

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

  • We accept MCAT scores from the current or preceding three years.
  • We expect minimum MCAT scores of:
    • 8/8/8 (24 total)
    • 123/123/123/123 (492 total) for the new MCAT in 2015

Test results must be submitted by the close of Decision Round 2 each year. Neither test is given preference in the selection process.

 

English language requirements

You must satisfy our Flinders English Language proficiency requirements.

The interview

Interviews are normally held in May and July - August each year. Invitations are issued to applicants on the basis of their admissions test score and wGPA.

The interview is semi-structured with a common set of scenarios and questions for all applicants. It is designed to assess qualities considered important both for success in medical school and in subsequent medical practice. These include:

  • Quality of motivation
  • Learning style and team skills
  • Communication skills
  • Pro-social attitude
  • Personal management and self-evaluation skills
  • Approach to decision-making
 
Interview locations

If you live overseas, you will not be expected to travel to Australia, however, you are welcome to visit Flinders and have your interview while you are here. If you live in the following countries you will be expected to attend the interview in person:

Country of residence Interview location
 Australia Adelaide
 Singapore Singapore
 UK London
USA San Francisco or Los Angeles
 Canada Vancouver and/or Toronto

All travel and associated costs are your responsibility. If you live in another country we may offer you a face to face interview, or Skype interview at our discretion.

 

Offers

After interview, you will be ranked against other applicants on a scale of 0-100 by an ‘entry score’. Your entry score is an equally weighted combination of your:

  • GAMSAT or MCAT overall score
  • Weighted GPA
  • Interview score

How to apply

If you satisfy the admission requirements, you may apply at any time during the open application period. We attempt to fill all places as soon as possible and use the following decision points throughout the year:

  • April 17
  • June 23
  • November 13

 

Deferrals

You cannot defer entry into the MD unless genuine, unforeseen and exceptional circumstances arise.

 

Applications

A complete online application must include the following compulsory items:

  • Photograph (jpg, less than 60kb, maximum size 200px x 200px)
  • Scanned transcript(s) from your bachelors degree(s) including transcripts showing topics for which you received transfer credit towards your degree
  • GAMSAT or MCAT test results
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Application fee of AUD 60.00 (waived if submitted through an education agent)

You will also be asked to provide us with details about your:

  • Paid employment
  • Volunteer activities
  • Extracurricular, community and avocational activities

 

Sending official transcripts

In addition to scanning your transcript(s) for the online application, we require sealed and certified academic transcripts to be posted directly from the institution at which you are studying.

Postal address:

International Centre
(International Medical Applicants)
Flinders University
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide, South Australia, 5001
Australia

Address for Courier delivery:

International Centre
(International Medical Applicants)
Flinders University
Room B4, Basement Level
Registry Building
Registry Road
Bedford Park, South Australia, 5042
Australia

More information

 

Scholarships

Financial aid

Fees

If you are not an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen, you will be considered for a place in the international quota on a full-fee paying basis. The tuition fees for students commencing in 2016 were AUD 63,500 per annum. The quoted fee is a base fee that will be subject to an annual increase of up to 9% for each of the subsequent years of the program. Refer to the Fees website.

 

GAMSAT dates & locations

MCAT dates & locations

 

Please ensure that you have referred to the requirements and read all information before commencing an online application.

 

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