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Entry Requirements

The Bond MBBS program is an undergraduate program, however it is also open to students who have completed an undergraduate program. Enrolments in the program are strictly limited to ensure small class sizes and sufficient clinical placements. As such, entry is extremely competitive.

Applicants are selected through a rigorous assessment process based on outstanding academic achievement, in combination with a demonstrated ability to achieve graduate outcomes of knowledge and critical thinking, leadership, initiative and teamwork, communication skills, responsibility, ethical decision-making skills, motivation and non-verbal reasoning.

Short-listed applicants will be required to attend an interview in person at Bond University on the Gold Coast, where their general suitability to medicine and preparedness to undertake a highly demanding course will be examined in a structured multi mini interview (MMI).

The Bond MBBS program is only open to Australian Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and holders of an Australian Humanitarian visa. Applications are also open to New Zealand Citizens but not to New Zealand Permanent Residents.

As the MBBS is an undergraduate program, Bond will be offering 80% of total places to undergraduate applicants and 20% of total places to graduate applicants.  In relation to the Bond MBBS Program, the following definitions apply:

  • Undergraduate – An applicant who has completed High School Senior Certificate (equivalent to Queensland Year 12) with, or without, incomplete tertiary studies.
  • Graduate – An applicant who has completed a bachelor degree.

Applications are avaluated on the following criteria:

Applicant TypeAcademic Results*Subject Prerequisites*UMATInterview
UndergraduateYesYesYesYes
GraduateYesYesNoYes


*Unless otherwise stated, all qualifications must have been completed within nine years immediately preceding the close of applications for the relevant application period.

Academic Results

  • Undergraduate Applicants: Overall secondary (High School / Year 12) academic results and/or GPA from any incomplete tertiary studies. 
  • Graduate Applicants: Grade Point Average (GPA) from previous completed undergraduate program and/or Graduate Diploma or Masters coursework program

Please refer to the Entry Assessment Table to determine the manner in which your academic rank may be calculated at the time of submitting an application.

Based on data from the most recent intake, to be considered competitive for the Bond MBBS Program an applicant would need to achieve the following minimum scores:

 Undergraduate ApplicantGraduate Applicant
Minimum academic rank to be competitive for an interviewOP 1-3 or ATAR 96+ IB Total 36+Cumulative GPA of at least 6 on a 7 point scale from a recognised tertiary program

 

Applications to the Bond MBBS Program are administered through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (‘QTAC’).  A full assessment of your qualifications cannot be undertaken until a complete application is received by QTAC during the relevant application period.

Subject Prerequisites

4 semesters at Sound Achievement (or higher) of Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent):

  • Chemistry;
  • Maths B;  and
  • English

Applicants who do not have qualifications equivalent to the above will be required to undertake a bridging course or approved University subject that is to be completed by the MBBS admission deadline.  Please go to www.bond.edu.au/mbbs-prerequisites for a list of bridging courses and University subjects that have been approved by the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine.

Important Note:  After 15 December no new prerequisite equivalencies will be added as approved subject prerequisite equivalencies for assessment in the following year’s MBBS intake.  If an applicant has not successfully completed one of the approved subject prerequisite equivalencies, for each subject prerequisite (Chemistry, Maths B and English), as published on this page on 15 December, they will not satisfy the subject prerequisite for the MBBS program and will not be eligible to be considered for an interview. 

Undergraduate Medicine Admission Test - 'UMAT'

The Undergraduate Medicine Admission Test (UMAT) is developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) on behalf of the UMAT Consortium universities. The test is used specifically to assist with the selection of students into the medicine, dentistry and health science degree programs at undergraduate level. 

UMAT scores can only be used in the year immediately following the test. For example, results from UMAT2014 can only be used for the MBBS Program commencing in 2015.

Please refer to ACER for important information and dates.

Interview Process

Short-listed applicants will be required to attend an interview in person at Bond University on the Gold Coast, where their general suitability to medicine and preparedness to undertake a highly demanding course will be examined in a structured multi mini interview (MMI).

Interviews are conducted using a MMI structure consisting of eight mini interview stations. Interviewers are doctors and community members from both medical and non-medical backgrounds, who are highly trained in the interview process for entry into medicine.

Interviews are held on campus for short-listed applicants only. Interviews will be undertaken in mid to late February. Details can be found at www.bond.edu.au/mbbs-key-dates.

The interview process is designed to test:

  • Communication skills
  • Ethics
  • General suitability to medicine
  • Knowledge and critical thinking
  • Leadership, initiative and teamwork
  • Responsibility

Frequently asked questions regarding the interview process can be viewed by visiting this link.

Other Requirements

Applicants should be aware that there are compulsory compliance requirements prior to commencing the program.

View the compliance requirements by clicking here

English Language Proficiency Requirements

All applicants must provide formal documentary evidence of English language proficiency.  Please refer to the English Language Proficiency Requirements page for detailed information.

Scholarships

Bond University does not offer any scholarships for study in the Bond MBBS Program, but students can apply for external scholarships during their first year.

Credit for Prior Study

Subject credits are not available for previous studies.

Key Dates

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