The Rural Remote Admissions Scheme provides Commonwealth Supported Places to students from rural or remote regions.

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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 MD-JMP.

Thirty percent of available Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) in the MD-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:

Both documents contain important information regarding requirements and responsibilities under RRAS.

Enquiries should be directed to:

Enquiry Centre
University of Newcastle

P: (02) 4921 5000
W: AskUoN

Future Students Team
University of New England

P: 1800 818 865

Candidates must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Academic - candidates must satisfy the minimum academic requirement for admission to the JMP - Doctor of Medicine as outlined in the 2015 Prospective Student Guide due out in May 2014. 
  • UMAT, MSA and PQA - candidates must satisfy the criteria as outlined in the JMP selection process.
  • Have resided in a rural/remote location for at least five years cumulatively since the age of five years (see below Assessment of rural/remote status).  
  • Only Australian Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents are eligible to apply under RRAS - New Zealand Citizens are ineligible.