The University of Queensland

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The University of Queensland (UQ) is the oldest university in Queensland, the fifth oldest in Australia and one of the Go8 "sandstone" universities. It has consistently rated as one of the top universities in Australia and the world for medicine (33rd in the world for medicine in the most recent QS World Rankings). With campuses in Brisbane, Ipswich and (possibly soon) the Sunshine Coast and clinical schools as far away as Brunei and New Orleans, UQ's school of medicine is perhaps the most internationally spread and this is reflected in the proportionally larger numbers of international students that attend UQ.

The university has attracted sharp criticism recently due to an incident of nepotism in which the Vice-Chancellor's daughter was given a place at the School of Medicine over the heads of 343 other applicants with higher admissions scores [1]. The university's subsequent failure to engage with the criticism has done little to repair the reputation of what is otherwise a world-class medical school.

Place Breakdown

Total Graduate Places Available: 370

Degree Info

In 4 years you'll look like this:

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No known prerequisites

Application Bonuses

Rural applicants will receive a bonus of two additional points added to their GAMSAT score [1].

Required Documentation

No known required documentation

Other Comments

UQ does not include an interview as part of its application process. Places are allocated on the basis of GAMSAT score, with GPA being used as a tie-breaker when GAMSAT scores are equal.

Uniquely, UQ offers international students from North America the opportunity to spend their clinical years at the Ochsner Clinical School in New Orleans, USA [1].

UQ will (provisionally) be converting their MBBS program into an MD program for 2015 entry [2].

Criteria and Weightings

See the Criteria and Weightings page for further information about what the different weightings and criteria mean.

Minimum Admissions Criteria

GPA Section 1 Section 2 Section 3 Overall MCAT
The University of Queensland 5.00 50 50 50 50 8/8/8

Interview Details and Weightings

Format Ratio GPA GAMSAT/MCAT Other
The University of Queensland (none) N/A N/A N/A

Offer Details and Weightings

GPA GAMSAT/MCAT Interview Other
The University of Queensland 100% N/A

Admissions History

To see the admissions scores required for this (and other) universities in previous years, see the Admissions History page.


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