Admission to the Bachelor of Medical Science will be determined by the following criteria:
A proportion of the Griffith University medical science intake will be required to be from a rural background RA2-5. Therefore, applicants who meet these criteria will be given priority access to Griffith University Bachelor of Medical Science programs.
QTAC application information from 2021
Prerequisites: English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension (Units 3&4,C). For applicants who completed secondary studies up to three years before applying and have not attempted tertiary study at diploma level or higher.
Assumed Knowledge: Mathematical Methods (Units 3&4, C); One of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (Units 3&4, C).
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.
Griffith University awards credit for prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information see below.
A summary of the 2018 student profile for this program can be found on the QTAC website. The OP/Rank profile is located on the Admissions criteria tab.
Note: Due to the competitiveness of this program special entry schemes including the Educational Access Scheme (EAS) do not apply.
This program is excluded from the OP 1 to 6 Guarantee.
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 Admissions Centre (QTAC).
Note: You will be required to nominate in your QTAC application if you wish to be considered under the Griffith University Rural Priority Access Scheme.
Applications for this program close on 28 December 2018. After this date, no new applicants can apply but existing applicants can reorder this preference. Applications lodged after 14 December 2018 may not be considered in time for the January offer round.
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 Admissions 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 Doctor of Medicine (5099) program, additional requirements must be met prior to commencement. Information about these requirements and other relevant information can be found on the Fit for Placement website.
English language requirements apply to 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:
English test results must be no more than two years old.
The Direct Entry Program (DEP) pathway is not accepted for this program.
2 years full-time
English (4SA); For applicants who completed secondary studies up to three years before applying and have not attempted tertiary study at diploma level or higher
Maths B (4SA); One of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (4SA)
* The above score and ranks are from the 2019 admissions round and represent the lowest selection rank to which an offer was made. Selection ranks can change from year to year and should be used as a guide only. Applicants with VET qualifications may not be offered a place if the lowest selection rank is higher than the equivalent rank for the VET qualification. Quotas may apply to this program.
Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website:
Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect.