Rural-Remote Admissions Scheme
The Rural Remote Admissions Scheme (RRAS) is aimed at increasing the number of rural/remote origin students selected for entry to the BMed-JMP.
Thirty percent of available Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) in the BMed-JMP will be allocated to students entering under RRAS. In 2014 this translated to a RRAS quota of 51 places (18 at University of New England and 33 at the University of Newcastle).
Candidates considering applying for a position under RRAS are advised to carefully read and ensure they understand the information provided in:
This document contains important information regarding requirements and responsibilities under RRAS.
Enquiries should be directed to:
Future Students Team
Candidates must satisfy the following criteria:
- Lodge all three applications outlined in the application process choosing the rural option of the JMP direct university application.
- Academic - Candidates must satisfy the minimum academic requirement for admission to the BMed-JMP.
- Personal qualities - UMAT, MSA and PQA - candidates must satisfy the criteria as outlined in the JMP selection process.
- Rural status - candidates must have resided in a rural/remote location for at least five years cumulatively since the age of five years and provide the relevant documentation.
- Residency - only Australian Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents are eligible to apply under RRAS. New Zealand Citizens are ineligible.