The Monash University Direct Entry Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course at Clayton Campus, is only offered to applicants who have completed Year 12 studies (or VCE equivalent) no more than two years prior, and have not commenced other studies at a tertiary level during that time. Applicants who have commenced tertiary study, including Certificate IV, are ineligible to apply for this course and should consider the graduate entry program. The course is 5 years in duration and there is only one intake per year, which is in February.
Approximately 60-65 international students are accepted into the MBBS at Clayton Campus each year, offering international students an opportunity to study medicine as a student in one of Australia's most respected and prestigious undergraduate medicine programs.
Admittance into the program is offered to international applicants on a full-fee basis. Additionally, other expenses students would expect to incur are accommodation, transport and living expenses, plus textbooks and stationery.
For all relevant 2016 application requirement deadlines, please refer to our important dates website.
You can also download our 2016 international brochure.
Applicants who expect to obtain permanent residency by the commencement of the course are advised to contact MBBS admissions for further information. Entry requirements for local applicants can be found at on course finder.
Monash University has a three-stage selection process for undergraduate medicine at Clayton and all three categories are weighted equally.
The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences will determine those applicants who are to be interviewed.
Selection for interview will be based on overall performance in the ISAT.
Information regarding ISAT can be found at: www.isat.acer.edu.au. Applicants should register for and sit this test as early as possible in the year they apply for the medicine course. ISAT results contribute toward the overall ranking for entry into the course.
Only those applicants who attend an interview will remain in the final ranked list and be eligible for a place.
Selection into the medical course is based upon a combination of the applicant's ISAT academic studies and performance at a modified MMI (Multiple Mini Interview).
This proven interview format allows the faculty to better determine which applicants possess the necessary personal qualities required to succeed in the MBBS course. The MMI format allows each applicant to be assessed by trained interviewers. MMI stations will comprise a series of scenarios and associated questions focusing on an applicant's relevant personal qualities including:
- critical thinking
- ethical/empathetic reasoning
ATAR or Year 12 Equivalent
|Qualification examples||Chemistry||English||Year 12|
|VCE||≥ 30 in Year 12 Chemistry||≥ 30 in Year 12 English or ≥ 35 in ESL||Minimum ATAR 90|
|MUFY||≥ 80%||“A” and “B” ≥ 80%||Minimum score 355|
|GCE A Level||"A"||“B” in General Paper, or
“A” in O Level English
|Minimum 3 “A”s at A Level|
|IB||5 in standard or 4 at high level||5 in standard or 4 at high level or English B (ESL) 6 in standard level or 5 in higher level||Minimum 39 overall|
ENGLISH language requirement – English results must be current. If you have more than one result within the last two years, the most recent will be considered for admission. If this result does not meet the requirements, you will be asked to take an English Language Test.
Applicants can also meet the English language requirement by taking a recognised English language test.
IELTS – Applicants will need to achieve a minimum IELTS score of: Overall 7.0 or above, with no individual band less than 6.5.
TOEFL – 587 with a TWE of 4.5; or an Internet based TOEFL score of 94 with 24 in Writing and no section lower than 20.
All overseas-based applicants must submit certified copies of the FINAL results to your agent or for direct applicants, directly to Monash. These are required at least by early January 2014. Offers will not be made on interim or predicted results.
Only applicants who complete all three stages of the selection process (i.e. ISAT, interview and academic performance) will be considered for a place in the medicine course at Monash University.
Any offer of a place in the medical course is made on the understanding that Monash University in no way guarantees any period of internship in an Australian or Malaysian hospital. As a result, our international students complete their internships in their home country. Internship places are not allocated by Monash University.
Monash Malaysia MBBS
The Monash five-year medicine program is also offered at the Monash Malaysia campus. It follows the same curriculum and structure as the Clayton-based course and is recognised and accredited by the Australian Medical Council.
Applications can be found at: http://www.med.monash.edu.my/for/Prospective-Students.html