Entry requirements

The medicine course at Monash University is currently available only to students who have completed their pre-university studies. Selection will be based on a combination of:

1. Pre-University qualifications (eg. A levels, IB, MUFY, South Australian Matriculation, Australian Matriculation, STPM etc)

2. International Student Admission Test (ISAT)

3. Adequate performance in the Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)

4. English Proficiency

1. Pre-university Qualification

Satisfactory completion of an appropriate pre-university course. Results of pre-university studies must be available prior to commencement of the medicine course. Chemistry is a pre-requisite at the pre-university level and students need to demonstrate a high level of academic achievement in this subject.

Applicants must have completed Year 12 studies or relevant degree within the previous two years.

2. International Student Admission Test (ISAT)

Applicants are required to undertake the International Student Admissions Test (ISAT). ISAT results will contribute towards the overall ranking for entry into the course.

For further information about ISAT including test centres and closing date, please visit their website at www.acer.edu.au/isat or inquire at :


ISAT office

Australian Council for Educational Research

Add: 19 Prospect Hill Rd, Camberwell, VIC, Australia 3124
Tel: +61 3 9277 5555
Fax: +61 3 9277 5500

ACER Press Customer Service

Tel: 1800 338 402 (Toll Free)

3. Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)

Senior selection officers of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences will determine those applicants who are to be interviewed. Interviews will be conducted in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Melbourne. Other sites for interviews may also be announced. Please check the website and with local agents.

The modified Multiple Mini Interviews will take approximately 40 minutes. This interview format is designed to evaluate whether applicants have relevant personal qualities to succeed in the medicine course. The MMI format allows each applicant to be assessed by trained interviewers. MMI stations will comprise a series of scenarios and associated questions focusing on an applicant's relevant personal qualities such as:

  • Motivation

  • Communication skills

  • Critical thinking

  • Ethical/empathetic reasoning

The MMI consists of four sequential interview 'stations'. At each station, the applicants will be interviewed for 8 minutes followed by 2 minutes for changeover (i.e. 10 minutes per station) with a 'circuit' that takes 40 minutes to be completed.

Applicants who have not been called to attend an interview cannot request for an interview.

4. English Proficiency

Applicants must be proficient in English. This can be demonstrated through one of the following:

  • Studying English at Year 12 or equivalent
  • A minimum 'B' grade in GCE O Level English Language - 1119 (SPM)
  • An overall score of 7.0 or greater with no individual band less than 6.5 achieved in IELTS
  • TOEFL Interned Based, an overall score of 94 or greater, 24 in writing, 19 in reading, 20
  • An overall score of 65 or above with no communication skills lower than 58 in Pearson
  • Grade ‘B’ in one of the following IGCSE subjects: Literature (English)
  • Grade ‘A’ in IGCSE English as a Second Language
  • Grade ‘B’ in one of the following GCE O Level subjects:  English Language or Literature in
  • Grade ‘B’ in one of the following GCE AS Level subjects: General Paper, English Language
  • Grade ‘D’ in one of the following GCE A Level subjects: English Language or Literature in


If an applicant has more than one English result within the last two years, the most recent will be considered for admission.

Monash English Bridging is not accepted for admission into this program

Final selection

The final ranked list of applicants will take into account scores in the pre-university examinations, ISAT score, English score and performance at interviews.

Graduate Applicants

A small number of graduates are considered for entry into the MBBS program at Monash Malaysia. Selection is based on strict criteria which include performance in the first degree and/or pre-university program, GAMSAT or MCAT, English and interviews. Please contact the MBBS admission office for more information on specific requirements.

Australian/New Zealand Applicants

Australian/New Zealand citizens or permanent residents are encouraged to apply to the Monash Clayton MBBS program.

Special consideration/ disadvantage

Statements regarding circumstances which may have seriously impaired an applicant's studies in the final year of school may be submitted with a request for special consideration at the time of application.

Transfers

There will be no opportunity for transfer of enrolment between the medicine course in Malaysia and Australia.

Important information

General Studies/ Mata Pelajaran Pengajian Umum (Compulsory Subjects)

The Malaysian Ministry of Education has officially announced the offering of General Studies (GS)/Mata Pelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) to replace the Malaysian National Subjects (Compulsory subjects) for all private higher education institutions effective 1 September 2013. All new students must undertake GS, and for Malaysian citizens, they must pass GS as a prerequisite for the award of a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or 1st degree. (Circular No 2, Year 2013, Ref: JPT/GS1000-606 Jld.1 (25) and JPT/GS1000-606 Jld. 1 (30))

The objective of General Studies (GS) is to provide a holistic education across the disciplines for all tertiary students (Malaysian and International) and opportunities for students to engage in diverse lifelong learning skills and acquiring of knowledge. The GS comprises four broad categories, namely:

  • U1: The appreciation of philosophy, values and history;
  • U2: Mastery of soft skills;
  • U3: Broadening of knowledge in Malaysia; and
  • U4: Practical management of community projects.

Health requirements

The faculty has an Immunisation and Infection Risk Policy and students are required to comply with a number of recommendations and procedures to enable them to proceed through the course with an acceptable low level of risk.

Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) requirements

All applicants are required to have studied Biology, Chemistry and a third subject which can be either Physics or Maths at the pre university level and should have achieved minimum requirements as set by the MMC. For students who are applying with a matriculation, foundation or pre-medical program, the MMC has indicated that applicants would need to have obtained a minimum of B at school leaver level (SPM or O-Level) in the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics and another subject. Please visit www.mmc.gov.my and click the tab “Minimum Entrance Requirements”.

These requirements may change in accordance with MMC guideline.

Training in Australia

To undertake any components of study in Australia, students will be required to undertake a police check by the Victorian Police, a Working with Children Check, and to register with the Medical Practitioners’ Board of Victoria.