How to apply

To apply to the Joint Medical Program in 2021, 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 3,500 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 a prospectus providing an overview of the Joint Medical Program including the application and selection process.

How to apply Step 1

Register with the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT ANZ) office and attend a UCAT ANZ session at a nominated test site. Fees apply.

Registration closes 11 May 2020. UCAT ANZ testing begins 1 July and the last testing date is 31 July 2020. All enquiries concerning UCAT ANZ should be directed to the UCAT ANZ office.

Final Booking Window

Bookings would not normally be accepted after the published deadlines however, due to the situation with COVID-19, candidates who have missed the late booking deadline will be permitted a final opportunity to book their test (subject to availability).  See here for further details.

Final bookings will be accepted from Friday 22 May until Monday 1 June 2020 at 11:59pm AEST and will incur the late fee of AUD $75.

Step 2: Apply online to the Joint Medical Program

Applications are now open. 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 online application instructions.

Applications close 30 September 2020. Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.

Apply Now Review your submitted application

Step 3: Apply through UAC

Submit your early bird application through the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) by 30 September 2020. 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 1 December 2020.

The Joint Medical Program is now included in the Educational Access Scheme.  Through the Educational Access Scheme (EAS) you can get up to four additional adjustment points if you have experienced educational or other disadvantage.  For more information about the EAS see here.

Please visit the UAC website for more details.