Direct Pathway entry to Medicine and Dental Medicine for international students

This page is for international applicants to the Direct Pathway to Medicine or Dentistry. If you are not an international applicant, view other application requirements.

School leavers may be eligible to apply for a Direct Pathway to Medicine or a Direct Pathway to Dentistry. Entry is on a competitive basis, with places being offered to the highest-ranking applicants. To be considered for a place, applicants must meet minimum eligibility requirements and must not have commenced any tertiary studies, including university degree studies or vocational training at diploma level or above. 

Successful applicants who gain a place in a Direct Pathway will commence UWA undergraduate studies and progress to their postgraduate degree without the need to sit a graduate admissions test or undergo further interviews. The International Direct Pathway place in the postgraduate MD or DMD is conditional on:
  • successful completion of a UWA bachelor’s degree with a minimum Faculty Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 5.5; and
  • retention of international student status.

International Direct Pathway students will first complete a UWA Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Arts, Commerce or Science. Students who wish to undertake a Direct Pathway via the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) require a minimum ATAR of 98 (or equivalent) to be considered.

A Direct Pathway is specific to an international place in a particular postgraduate course. Applicants should therefore ensure their application preferences reflect their true career aspirations. Dentistry is a very different career to medicine and a Direct Pathway cannot be transferred from one to the other. Direct Pathway students may apply for graduate entry into a different postgraduate course should their career aspirations change. 

International entry requirements

Entry into a Direct Pathway is competitive. Applicants will be ranked according to their academic performance, admissions test and interview score, with the highest-ranking applicants being offered a place. 

To be considered for a Direct Pathway to Medicine or a Direct Pathway to Dentistry, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements.