International undergraduate entry

International undergraduate entry

Flinders University offers undergraduate entry into the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine (BCS/MD) for international school leavers who:

  • Have completed Year 12 (or equivalent).
  • Do not have a record of study at any university.
  • Are at least 18 years of age at the time of enrolment or else be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian until such time as they turn 18.

Successful applicants will be guaranteed Flinders University housing on campus.

To apply for international undergraduate entry into the BCS/MD:

  • Applications open mid February and close mid-November.
  • All supporting documentation must be submitted with your application.
  • You cannot defer entry into this course under any circumstances.

An international student is defined as anyone not an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or New Zealand citizen at the time of application.


Geraldine Wong

"Studying and living overseas can be quite daunting initially, but through the strong support from academic staff at Flinders University, it has enabled me to quickly adapt to this change in environment.

"Halfway into my first year I am thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to interact with patients and the amount of exposure to clinical medicine at Flinders Medical School.

"In addition, the way the curriculum is structured allows me to think critically and apply the acquired knowledge in a practical and patient-centric manner - qualities which are necessary to make me a better doctor in the future."

Geraldine Wong, Singapore

Timeline for 2017 entry

February 15
Online applications open
April 19
Decision Point 1
May Interviews
June 30 Decision Point 2
August 1 Decision Point 3
July-August Interviews
November 14 Decision Point 4
December Interviews
March Bachelor of Clinical Science classes commence
February Providing student meet transition rules, commence Year 1 of the Doctor of Medicine
  • 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

Year 12 (or equivalent)

You are required to have completed or be in the final year of an Australian secondary institution or an equivalent standard level of education. There are no pre-requisite subjects.

You must submit an actual score if available, or predicted score, for your secondary schooling in your application. All place offers will ultimately be conditional upon you achieving at least your predicted score and completion of the award.

International students who have undertaken a foundation course are ineligible to apply for the BCS/MD.


Minimum secondary school equivalent requirements
95  Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)
34  International Baccalaureate (IB) 
13  A Levels
2205  US High School Diploma plus SATs
90  Canadian Provincial High School Diploma
23  Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education


International Student Admissions Test

You must have a valid International Student Admissions Test (ISAT) score.


English language requirements

You must satisfy our Flinders English Language proficiency requirements.

The interview

Interviews will be held following the different decision points in May, July, August and December. If you meet both the minimum educational score and ISAT, you will be ranked according to your ISAT score. This ranking will be used as the basis for selecting applicants for interview.

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:

  • Communication skills
  • Pro-social attitude
  • Personal management and self-evaluation skills
  • Motivation


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
 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.


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:

  • Academic achievement (ATAR or equivalent)
  • ISAT score
  • Interview score

How to apply

The online system for international undergraduate entry applications is open from mid-February to mid-November each year. If you satisfy the admission requirements, you may apply at any time during the open application period. However, we attempt to fill all places at the following decision points throughout the year:

  • April 19
  • June 30
  • August 1
  • November 14



A complete online application must include the following compulsory items:

  • Photograph (jpg, less than 60kb, maximum size 200px x 200px)
  • Scanned academic transcripts (or your official predicted scores)
  • ISAT test results
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Application fee of AUD100.00 (waived if submitted through an education agent)


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 your secondary schooling qualification.

Postal address:

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

Address for Courier delivery:

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


More information


The maximum number of Medical School places in 2017 for international undergraduate entry


Financial aid


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. Refer to the Fees website.




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