Flinders University offers undergraduate entry into the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine (BCS/MD) for international school leavers who:
Successful applicants will be guaranteed Flinders University housing on campus.
To apply for international undergraduate entry into the BCS/MD:
An international student is defined as anyone not an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or New Zealand citizen at the time of application.
"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."
||Online applications open|
||Decision Point 1|
|June 30||Decision Point 2|
|August 1||Decision Point 3|
|November 14||Decision Point 4|
|March||Bachelor of Clinical Science classes commence|
|February||Providing student meet transition rules, commence Year 1 of the Doctor of Medicine|
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)|
|2205||US High School Diploma plus SATs|
|90||Canadian Provincial High School Diploma|
|23||Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education|
You must have a valid International Student Admissions Test (ISAT) score.
You must satisfy our Flinders English Language proficiency requirements.
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:
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|
|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:
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:
A complete online application must include the following compulsory items:
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.
(International Medical Applicants)
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide, South Australia, 5001
(International Medical Applicants)
Room B4, Basement Level
Bedford Park, South Australia, 5042
The maximum number of Medical School places in 2017 for international undergraduate entry
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.