How to apply

UMAT, currently used within the selection process for entry to the JMP, will be replaced by UCAT for entry 2020.  Information about UCAT is available here.  Information about how UCAT will be used in the JMP selection process will be available on the JMP website early in 2019.

To apply to the Joint Medical Program in 2019, you must complete the following three steps. Remember, our Joint Medical Program is world-class and entry is competitive. Each year, 170 places are available in the program across both the University of Newcastle and the University of New England; more than 3000 people apply for those spaces. Your application will go through a rigorous selection process. If your application isn't successful, we encourage you to apply again the following year or to consider one of the many alternative degrees offered by the University of Newcastle or the University of New England.

Click here to download an overview of the Joint Medical Program.

Step 1: Register and sit the UMAT

Register with the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) office and attend a UMAT session at the nominated test site. A standard fee of $260 applies.

Applications close 1 June 2018. The UMAT test will be held on 25 July 2018. All enquiries concerning UMAT should be directed to the UMAT office.

Step 2: Apply online to the Joint Medical Program

Applications to the Joint Medical Program will open mid-August. You will have the opportunity to review your application after it has been submitted. For details and instructions on how to apply, please download the step-by-step guide.

Applications close 28 September 2018. Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.

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Step 3: Apply through UAC

Submit your early bird application through the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) by 28 September 2018. Late applications may be accepted by UAC, but late fees apply.

You must include Joint Medical Program at the University of Newcastle/University of New England among your preferences. You can't change your preferences to add this program after the November UAC closing date.

Please visit the UAC website for more details.