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Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

Enrolments in the Bond University Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Program are strictly limited to ensure small class sizes and sufficient clinical placements. Entry is extremely competitive. Applicants are selected through a rigorous assessment process based on outstanding academic achievement in combination with personal attributes such as knowledge and critical thinking; leadership, initiative and teamwork; communication skills; and responsibility. Short-listed applicants are 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 at an interview.

As the MBBS is an undergraduate program, Bond will be offering 80% of total places to school leavers and 20% of total places to graduate applicants.

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. Bond University may accept applications from applicants on behalf of Foreign Governments to which it has entered into specific arrangements.

Undergraduate Applicants

Applicants are evaluated on the following equally-weighted criteria:

  1. Overall secondary academic results which must include Year 12 Chemistry, Maths B (or equivalent) and English
  2. Undergraduate Medical Admissions Test (UMAT) results (the UMAT is also required for international applicants who are non-degree holders and studying in Australia)
  3. Structured interview ranking

Academic abilities will be assessed in order to be short listed for eligibility for invitation to the interview process. The interview process may provide an opportunity for shortlisted applicants to demonstrate their interpersonal qualities, skills and relevant experience.

  • All applications to be submitted via QTAC

Postgraduate Applicants

Applicants will be evaluated based on the following equally weighted criteria:

  1. GPA from previous university degree (completed no more than nine years ago), which also demonstrates qualifications at least equivalent to Queensland Year 12 Chemistry, Maths B and English. Applicants who do not meet these requirements must complete an approved bridging course before their application can be considered.
  2. Structured interview ranking

For further information about the academic assessment, please refer to the Entry Assessment Table. For further information about the interview, please refer to the FAQ's.

Academic abilities will be assessed in order to be short listed for eligibility for invitation to the interview process. The interview process may provide an opportunity for shortlisted applicants to demonstrate their interpersonal qualities , skills and relevant experience.

  • All applications to be submitted via QTAC

English Language Proficiency Requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all international students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.

As a part of the application process for registration to Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency at the completion of the course, all applicants must be able to demonstrate English language skills at IELTS academic level 7 or equivalent. Test results from examinations will generally need to be obtained within two years prior to applying for registration.
* this will apply to all international students and students who completed their high school education in a country other than Australia or New Zealand.

Other Requirements

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an immunisation program before commencing the first semester of their program including Hepatitis B, tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella zoster, pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus in accordance with Queensland Health and New South Wales Health guidelines.
Students will also be required to:

  1. Prior to commencing Semester 1, apply for and provide evidence of an Australian Federal Police Check with the Police Department
  2. Prior to commencing semester 1, provide evidence of a current (Australian) nationally accredited HLTFA301B ‘Apply First Aid’ unit (formerly known as Senior First Aid), including HLTCPR201A, ‘Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)’
  3. During semester 1, apply for a Blue Card through the Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicinee. This allows students to work with children and young people
  4. During semester 1, sign and comply with the student medical charter supplied by the University

Further information on Vaccination and Clearance Requirements can be obtained from the link on the Medicine (MBBS) Essential Immunisations & Forms page.

Students intending to apply should be aware of the following:

  • Prior to commencing, you may be required to attend assigned clinical and professional teaching sites in locations other than the Gold Coast Region. These placements may involve additional associated costs (i.e. accommodation and travel) for which you will be responsible.

Scholarships

Bond University does not offer any scholarships for study in the Bond MBBS Program, but students can apply for a Queensland Health Rural Health Scholarship during their first year. Also available are external scholarships through:

Credit for Prior Study

Subject credits are not available for previous studies.

Key Dates

  • All applications to be submitted via QTAC

Entry Assessment Table

Applicants for the Bond University MBBS Program will be assessed for academic merit on the criteria outlined in the following table.

In all circumstances, applicants who do not at least have qualifications equivalent to Chemistry, English and Maths B will be required to undertake a bridging course completed by admission deadline.

Highest Qualification Achieved

Further Studies

Basis of Academic Assessment

Year 12 or equivalent*

No further studies

Year 12 results.
You must apply as an undergraduate applicant and complete the UMAT.
Year 12 or equivalent*

Incomplete undergraduate degree (completed less than 0.91 year full-time equivalent)

Year 12 results only.
You must apply as an undergraduate applicant and complete the UMAT.

Year 12 or equivalent*Incomplete undergraduate degree (completed more than 0.91 year but less than 1.5 years full-time equivalent)

Combination of Year 12 results and GPA for incomplete undergraduate degree.
You must apply as an undergraduate applicant and complete the UMAT.

Year 12 or equivalent*Incomplete undergraduate degree (completed greater than or equal to 1.5 years full-time equivalent)

GPA for incomplete undergraduate degree only.
You must apply as an undergraduate applicant and complete the UMAT.

Undergraduate degree*

No further studies

GPA for completed undergraduate degree.
You must apply as a graduate applicant.
Undergraduate degree*

Incomplete postgraduate studies (less than 1 year full time equivalent) GPA for completed undergraduate degree only.

GPA for completed undergraduate degree.
You must apply as a graduate applicant.

Postgraduate program less than 1 year full-time equivalent*

Undergraduate degree*

GPA for completed undergraduate degree only.
You must apply as a graduate applicant.

Postgraduate program less than 1 year full-time equivalent*

Out-dated (> 9 years old) undergraduate degree

Ineligible. Must complete minimum of 1 year full time equivalent within the last 9 years.

Postgraduate Diploma, Masters or at least 1 year or greater full-time equivalent completed towards a higher qualification*Undergraduate or postgraduate degree*GPA for latest completed postgraduate studies only.
Postgraduate Diploma or Masters*Incomplete postgraduate programGPA for incomplete program equivalent to 1 year or greater full-time equivalent.
PhD, Master by Research or Honours ProgramUndergraduate degree or postgraduate degreeResearch program ineligible.
GPA for completed highest coursework-based qualification.*

 * Unless otherwise stated, this qualification must have been completed within the last nine years.

 

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