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Entry Requirements

The Bond MBBS program is an undergraduate program, however it is also open to postgraduate students. 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.

Undergraduate Applicants

Undergraduate applicants are evaluated on the following 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
  3. Structured interview ranking

Application Process

  1. Applications must be lodged through QTAC and should include all required documentation, providing evidence of your UMAT score and Year 12 subject results in Chemistry, English and Maths B (or equivalent).
  2. Bond University will determine your eligibility based on an assessment of academic performance.
  3. Bond University will invite short-listed applicants to attend an on-campus interview.

Postgraduate Applicants

Postgraduate applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. GPA from previous university degree (all subjects within the qualification completed within the last nine years) which also demonstrates qualifications at least equivalent to Queensland Year 12 Chemistry, Maths B (or equivalent) and English. Applicants who do not meet these requirements must complete an approved bridging course before their application can be considered (qualification must be completed in courseowkr as we do not accept research or thesis).
  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.

Application process

  1. Applications must be lodged through QTAC  and should include your university results.
  2. Bond University will determine your eligibility based on an assessment of academic performance.
  3. Bond University will invite short-listed applicants to attend an on-campus interview.

Interview Process

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 can be undertaken in mid to late Feburary. Details can be found at Bond MBBS Program Important Dates & Deadlines

The interview process is designed to test:

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

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

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 have qualifications equivalent to Queensland Year 12 Chemistry, English and Maths B will be required to undertake a bridging course or approved University subject  that is to be completed by admission deadline.

Highest Qualification Achieved

Further Incomplete 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*

Undergraduate program (completed less than 1 year full-time equivalent)*

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

Year 12 or equivalent* Undergraduate program (completed more than 1 year but less than 1.5 years full-time equivalent)*

Combination (50% / 50%) of Year 12 results and GPA for incomplete undergraduate program.
You must apply as an undergraduate applicant and complete the UMAT.

Year 12 or equivalent* Undergraduate program (completed greater than or equal to 1.5 years full-time equivalent)*

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

Year 12 or equivalent* More than one incomplete undergraduate program*

Completed a sum of less than 1 year full-time equivalent. The basis of assessment will be Year 12 results.
Completed a sum of more than 1 year but less than 1.5 years full-time equivalent. The basis of
assessment will be a combination (50% / 50%) of Year 12 results and GPA for incomplete undergraduate programs.
Completed a sum of greater than or equal to 1.5 years full-time equivalent. The basis of
assessment will be the GPA for the incomplete undergraduate programs.
You must apply as an undergraduate applicant and complete the UMAT.

High school or incomplete tertiary qualifications (completed greater than 9 years immediately preceding the close
of applications) are ineligible.
You need to undertake the following:

 

Complete greater than or equal to 1.5 years full-time equivalent study in a recognised undergraduate program.
You must apply as an undergraduate applicant and complete the UMAT.

Undergraduate program*

No further studies

GPA for completed undergraduate program.
You must apply as a graduate applicant and complete the UMAT.
Undergraduate program*

Incomplete undergraduate program*

GPA based on all subject results from completed and incompleted undergraduate programs.
You must apply as a graduate applicant.

Undergraduate program*

Incomplete graduate diploma or master’s coursework program (completed less than 1 year full time equivalent)*

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

Undergraduate program*

Graduate diploma or master’s coursework program (completed 1 year or greater full time equivalent)*

GPA for incomplete graduate diploma or master’s coursework program only.
You must apply as a graduate applicant.

Graduate diploma or master’s coursework program (completed 1 year or greater full-time equivalent)*

No further studies

GPA for the completed graduate diploma or master’s coursework program only.
You must apply as a graduate applicant.

Graduate diploma or master’s coursework program (completed 1 year or greater full-time equivalent)*

Incomplete undergraduate program*

GPA based on all subject results from completed graduate diploma or master’s coursework
program and incomplete undergraduate program.
You must apply as a graduate applicant.

Graduate diploma or master’s coursework program (completed 1 year or greater full-time equivalent)* Incomplete graduate diploma or master’s coursework program (completed less than 1 year full time equivalent)* GPA for the completed graduate diploma or master’s coursework program only.
You must apply as a graduate applicant.
Graduate diploma or master’s coursework program (completed 1 year or greater full-time equivalent)* Incomplete graduate diploma or master’s coursework program (completed 1 year or greater full time equivalent)* GPA for incomplete graduate diploma or master’s coursework program only.
You must apply as a graduate applicant.
More than one completed undergraduate program or graduate diploma or master’s coursework program (completed 1 year or greater full-time equivalent)*   GPA from latest completed undergraduate program or graduate diploma or master’s coursework program.
You must apply as a graduate applicant.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD);
Master by Research program; or
Honours by Research program
  Research programs ineligible.
GPA for completed highest coursework-based qualification only.*
Undergraduate or graduate diploma or master’s qualifications (completed greater than 9 years immediately preceding the close of applications) are ineligible.
You need to complete one of the following:
  Complete an undergraduate program; or
Complete minimum of 1 year full time equivalent in a graduate diploma or master’s coursework
program.
You must apply as a graduate applicant.

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

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