Admissions - Selection Criteria


  1. Doctor of Medicine - Graduate entry
  2. Double Degree Medicine - Undergraduate entry

1. Doctor of Medicine

For the admissions criteria and application processes, please read the current Domestic Admissions Guide 2018 and International Admissions Guide 2018.

Domestic applicants applying through a facilitated entry scheme should refer to the Facilitated Entry Schemes menu item and the Domestic Admissions Guide for further information.

US Federal Student Aid

Currently, US students are eligible to apply for student loans from the US Government in order to cover fees and other costs in the Sydney Doctor of Medicine (MD) program.

US applicants for the MD program at Sydney Medical School should note the following important information.

  1. From 1 March 2019, The University of Sydney will not accept applications for US Federal Student Aid from students enrolled in the MD. Students who enter the MD program in 2019 and wish to access US Federal Student Aid must apply for their loans before 1 March 2019.
  2. US Federal Student Aid will not be available to students enrolled in the MD after 31 December 2020, regardless of when they first enrolled.
  3. To be eligible to receive US Federal Student Aid in 2020, amongst other eligibility criteria, students must have remained continuously enrolled throughout the MD and must have accessed the Federal Student Aid scheme before 1 March 2019.

Please note that the eligibility of Sydney Medical School to participate in the US Federal Student Aid program is subject to review by the US Department of Education on an annual basis. Consequently, Sydney Medical School cannot guarantee that students enrolled in the MD will have access to US Federal Student Aid from 2017 to 2020. In addition, students enrolled in the MD are required to meet the standard US Federal Student Aid eligibility requirements in order to receive funding from 2017 to 2020. These eligibility requirements are outlined on the University’s website:

Enquiries can be directed to: . To discuss other financing options, students may wish to contact the International Loans Team at: .

2. Double Degree Medicine - Undergraduate entry

Please see the Double Degree Medicine page for details.

For details on US Federal Student Aid, refer to the above section regarding US Federal Student Aid for the Doctor of Medicine.


Sydney Medical School regularly reviews the admission criteria and application processes for its courses, including the Doctor of Medicine. It reserves the right to change these criteria and processes without notice. Information on this website provides advice about the currently applicable criteria and processes, and may not be correct for future application periods.