Find out more about the three step process required for admission into the Joint Medical Program (JMP).

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Application process

All prospective candidates who wish to be considered for a Commonwealth Supported Place within the Bachelor of Medicine - JMP must have lodged all three applications outlined below to be eligible for consideration. 

Candidates must have lodged all THREE of the below applications to be eligible to be considered for entry to the Bachelor of Medicine - JMP.

1. Register to sit Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT)

You must register online to sit the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT). On-time registrations for UMAT 2015 will close at 5:00pm AEST on 5 June 2015. A standard fee of $240 applies. Further information concerning UMAT may be obtained through the UMAT office. Note: All prospective students for entry in 2016 must sit UMAT in 2015. 

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2. Apply directly to the University of Newcastle/University of New England

The online BMed-JMP direct university applications for admission to the Bachelor of Medicine in 2016 will open in mid August 2015. Applications will close 30 September 2015.The closing date is strictly enforced and late applications WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED under any circumstances. Applicants are able to indicate their preferred enrolment location (University of Newcastle or University of New England) on their online application. 

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3. Lodge an Application through UAC

You must submit an online application through the Universities Admission Centre, ensuring that you include Bachelor of Medicine (UAC Code 780000 - CSP) at the University of Newcastle/University of New England among your preferences. The closing date for on-time applications is 30 September 2015. Upon payment of the appropriate late fee, late applications will be accepted by UAC. It is essential that you have lodged a UAC application and that the Bachelor of Medicine at University of Newcastle/University of New England is included as a preference by 30 November 2015. Any change of preference to add BMed-JMP to your preferences after this date will not be considered. Instructions on how to apply to UAC may be obtained from the UAC website.