How to apply
Can I apply?
Admission to the Bachelor of Medical Science program will be determined by the following criteria:
- academic achievement for Year 12 applicants in the year before entry; or
- academic achievement for applicants who have completed their senior secondary studies up to three years prior to application and who have not previously attempted any tertiary study at a level of Diploma or higher
- all prerequisite subjects (or their equivalent) must be met.
Other admission information
Internal Transfer: Griffith students may not apply for the Bachelor of Medical Science by submitting an internal transfer. Students who have been offered a place at University but have deferred and who have not attempted university study may apply through Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC) or Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Deferred students may not apply by submitting an internal transfer.
Deferral: Students are permitted to defer an offer in the Bachelor of Medical Science program for one year.
Dress Code: Students should be aware that they are required to dress in attire appropriate to their position as a potential medical student representing Griffith University. The standard of dress should be appropriate to the activities to be undertaken and consistent with expectations as relevant to occupational health and safety requirements, local community standards and cultural mores.
Other Requirements: Bachelor of Medical Science students need to be aware that should they be successful in gaining entry into the 5099 Doctor of Medicine program, additional requirements must be met prior to commencement. Information about these requirements and other relevant information can be found on the Placement Essentials website.
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to these programs are described below.
What is the application process?
How to apply
Selection for admission to an undergraduate degree is made on the basis of academic merit.
Selection for admission is competitive as the number of applicants generally exceeds the places available. The minimum requirement for eligibility for admission is completion of year 12 of secondary school or equivalent academic achievement.
Prerequisites for admission may be specified in terms of levels of achievement in particular Year 12 subjects. Prerequisite conditions may be satisfied by other study or experience which is considered to be equivalent to the Year 12 prerequisites.
Domestic applicants should apply for admission through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC).
OP 1 to 6 Guarantee
This program is excluded from the OP 1 to 6 Guarantee.
What are the language requirements?
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:
- A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.5
- OR a minimum score of 580 on TOEFL
- OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 92 (no score less than 22)
- OR no score less than 4 in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
- OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
- OR an overall score of 68 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with a minimum of 60 in all Communicative Skills.
English test results must be no more than two years old.
The above requirements are HIGHER than the requirements stipulated in University policy. Applicants should refer to the following policy for further information:
From 2010, the requirement to demonstrate an IELTS (Academic) of 7.0 or an equivalent level of proficiency in English will apply to all International students with the exception of those students who are admitted via the following English admission pathway which is exempt from the completion of the English language enhancement course:
- Satisfactory completion of one of the qualifications specified in the following schedule in accordance with admission requirements:
If you do not meet the University's specified English language requirements, you may wish to contact the Griffith English Language Institute to increase your eligibility for entering a Griffith University program. This Institute offers a number of English language and other courses at both its Brisbane and Gold Coast branches.
What are the QTAC / UAC entry requirements?
QTAC application information
Bachelor of Medical SciencePrevious
Cut off OP1Previous
Cut off Rank
99QTAC code 228272Duration 2 years full-timePrerequisites English (4SA); Maths B (4SA); one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (4SA). This program is for applicants who have completed secondary studies up to 3 years prior to application & have not attempted tertiary study at diploma level or higher* The above score and ranks are from 2015 admissions round.
Can I apply for credit?
Credit for prior learning
Griffith University awards credit for prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please refer to the following website:
Students can apply to gain credit for prior learning by lodging a Credit for prior learning application. To assist with your application, Griffith's Credit Precedent Database may give you a guide to the credit that you could be entitled to by listing equivalent courses towards which the University has previously awarded credit.