How to apply for UNSW Medicine

Your application to study medicine at UNSW is a multi-stage process. To begin your journey with us, you need to determine which applicant category you fit under.

Students learning in the Medicine & Health facilities at the UNSW Kensington campus

Local applicants

You're a local applicant if you are:

  • an Australian citizen
  • an Australian permanent resident
  • a New Zealand citizen

Local applicants are not able to apply as international students - this includes students who are citizens of countries other than Australia and New Zealand.

International applicants

You're an international applicant if you are:

  • not an Australian citizen
  • not a New Zealand citizen
  • not an Australian permanent resident

Applicants who have Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency must apply as local applicants.

Special entry schemes

Our students come to us from many backgrounds and all walks of life. We offer a range of entry schemes including:

  • Gateway Entry Scheme
  • Lateral Entry Scheme
  • Rural Entry Scheme
  • Indigenous Entry Scheme
  • Students from other medical schools

 Have a question about applying to Medicine at UNSW?

Contact us below to speak to one of our Future Student Advisors. We’re here to help.