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Adelaide, South Australia

5005, Australia

North Terrace Campus



Phone: +61 8 8313 5208

(toll free): 1 800 061 459

Admissions email:

Program Information


For more information on the program, click here
For more information on postgraduate programs, click here

Admission Requirements

English Language Requirements

  • A high proficiency of the written and oral use of the English language is a necessary precursor
  • English tests accepted by the University of Adelaide include the following:
English Test Overall Reading Listening Speaking Writing
IELTS 7 7 7 7 7
TOEFL 94 24 24 23 27
Pearsons 65 65 65 65 65
Cambridge 185 185 185 185 185

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Course and Degree Requirements

  • One of Chemistry or Mathematics or Biology
  • Provincial high school diploma (e.g. Ontario Secondary School Diploma -OSSD)

Average of best six courses

  • Minimum of 85% required to apply
  • International Baccalaureate diploma recognized; minimum of 31 points

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Standardized Test

  • Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT)

-Registration closes June 2nd 2017
-The UMAT takes place July 26th 2017
-Results will be released late September 2017

  • For more information, click here


  • Applications are made online

-Deadline to submit online application is June 30th 2017 For more information, click here

Selection Criteria

  • Interview results (First ranking level)
    • Invitations: based on performance in PQA
    • Locations:
      • Adelaide: face-to-face only
      • Toronto, Canada: video conferencing
      • Singapore: video conferencing
    • Criteria:
      • Motivation
      • Communication Skills
      • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
      • Compatibility with the degree
      • Demonstration of attention to detail and professional behaviour
    • Structure:
      • 20 minutes in length
      • Conducted by an experienced interviewer
  • Personal Qualities Assessment (PQA) (Second ranking level)
    • Test 1: Mental Agility Test - a high level reasoning ability skills test (45 questions in 60 minutes)
    • Test 2: Interpersonal Values - describes a number of situations where people have to decide what to do according to their opinions or values (60 minutes)
    • Test 3: Interpersonal Traits Questionnaire- presents situations about people and lists the way individuals might think and behave in certain situations (60 minutes)
    • Test 4: Personal Characteristics Inventory- respondents must rate themselves on statements in order to determine honesty and self-awareness
    • Test locations and dates:
      • Singapore - Tuesday 2 August 2016
      • Toronto, Canada - Wednesday 3 August 2016
      • Adelaide, Australia - Thursday 4 August 2016
      • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Friday 5 August 2016
    • Test fee: AUD $500

For more information about the PQA please click here, or visit the PQA website by clicking here

  • Academic results (meets threshold and final ranking level)

-Aids in separation of applicants with equal interview and PQA scores.

Timeline 2016-2017

  • March 31, 2017: Application portal opens
  • June 30, 2017: Application portal closes
  • Tuesday August 1, 2017: Adelaide (Australia) PQA test
  • Wednesday August 2, 2017: Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) PQA test
  • Thursday August 3, 2017: Toronto (Canada) PQA test
  • Friday August 4, 2017: Singapore PQA test
  • August 31st, 2017: Interview invitations sent
  • Late September to early October 2017: Interview held
  • October 2017- February 2018: International offers made on a rolling basis

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Tuition 2016-2017

  • Tuition: $75,000 AUD

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