How to apply
The Joint Medical Program (JMP) is offered by the University of Newcastle and the University of New England and students study the same curriculum at both institutions. The dual campuses allows JMP students to choose either a metropolitan or rural campus in which to study and benefit from the differences each location offers. For more information on the campuses, visit either the University of Newcastle or the University of New England future students pages.
As part of the application process, candidates will have the opportunity to select the location at which they would prefer to enrol and complete the program.
To apply for admission to the JMP applicants must:
- register with the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) office, and sit the test
- apply direct to the Joint Medical Program (JMP)
- apply through the Universities Admission Centre (UAC).
Admission to the JMP is highly competitive. For admissions in 2014 there were over 3000 applicants for the 170 positions available in the JMP. Applicants are encouraged to consider the following when applying:
Direct admission applications from international students for entry to the JMP are not accepted. Please contact the Newcastle International College.
Once you have completed the three steps required for admission your application will be assessed and all applicants who score the required level in UMAT will be invited to attend for the personal qualities assessments.
Find out more about the selection process here.
If you have not heard from us by the end of October, you have unfortunately missed out on a place in the JMP for next year. We encourage you to apply again next year or to consider one of the many alternative degrees offered by the University of Newcastle or the University of New England