How to apply

Applications for 2018 have now closed.

To apply to the Joint Medical Program in 2018, 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 $250 applies.

Applications close 2 June 2017. The UMAT test will be held on 26 July 2017. 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 these step-by-step instructions.

Applications close 29 September 2017. Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.

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Step 3: Apply through UAC

Submit your on-time application through the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) by end of September 2017. 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.