Admission to the Joint Medical Program is highly competitive and require application to JMP directly, UAC and completion of the UMAT test.

How to apply

To apply to the Bachelor of Medicine - Joint Medical Program in 2017, 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 3 June 2016. The UMAT test will be held on 27 July 2016. 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 Early 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 on 30 September 2016. 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 30 September 2016. Late applications may be accepted by UAC, but late fees apply.

You must include Bachelor of Medicine - Joint Medical Program (UAC Code 780000 - CSP) at the University of Newcastle/University of New England among your preferences. You can't change your preferences to add Bachelor of Medicine (Joint Medical Program) after 30 November 2016.

Please visit the UAC website for more details.