Monash University: UCAT and Course Entry Information (2021 Update)

In this article, we give you the run-down on the Monash University courses that require UCAT. (We recently updated our article to ensure that you're always receiving the right information!)

In this article, we’re going to give you an overview of Monash University and the medical courses it offers which require UCAT for admission.


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An Overview of Monash University

Monash University was established in 1958 and is a founding member of the Group of Eight Universities Australia. Currently, there are a number of local campuses:

The university also has various international campuses.

Monash has a range of accommodation options to suit different tastes and choices. These include:

  • Halls of residence
  • Single-room studios
  • Shared flats
  • Houses.

The university offers a large number of students services, ranging from counseling to financial services, various sports, and clubs and societies on campus.

O-Week at Monash is a great way to join different societies and form friends, especially if you are moving interstate!


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Medical Courses Offered that require UCAT

The University offers Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery to undergraduate students.

The following table outlines the course offered, its specifics, and entry requirements like UCAT score or ATAR:


Bachelor of Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine

Course Code (VTAC)Length of CourseCampus
28003112315 years full-time

Years 1-3: Bachelor of Medical Science

Years 4-5: Doctor of Medicine

Clayton, Bendigo



  • The lowest ATAR that was offered a position at Monash in 2019 is 95.65.



The minimum IB score required is 34.



The degree has a number of prerequisites students must satisfy. These include:

  • VCE equivalent of at least 30/50 for Chemistry
  • VCE equivalent of at least 30/50 for English (or 35 in EAL)
  • Students are also recommended to complete Biology in Year 12.

For IB students:

  • At least 5 in the following SL subjects:
    • English A: Literature or
    • English A: Language and Literature or
    • English A: Literature and Performance
  • OR at least 4 in one of the following HL:
    • English A: Literature or
    • English B
  • OR least 6 in the following SL subjects:
    • English AB or
    • English B
  • AND, at least 5 in Chemistry SL, or 4 in Chemistry HL


Entry Requirements:

Student applications are ranked for an offer based upon the combination of scores. The value for each of these scores is:

  • UCAT Results: 33.3%
  • Interview Results: 33.3%
  • Academic Results: 33.3%

To apply for this program students must have completed Year 12 and not commenced any tertiary education.


Interview Criteria and structure:

Students are invited to an interview based on their UCAT scores in mid-December. In January, further interviews will be held once VCE results are released.

Criteria: The interview focuses on an applicant’s ability to advocate, collaborate, critically think, empathise, ethically reason, and their motivation to study the degree.

Structure: The interview is structured as a Multiple Mini Interview. There are 8 sequential interview stations. Applicants are will be interviewed by a different interviewer at each station. They are given 2 minutes of reading time, followed by 8 minutes to answer 5 questions related to the scenario. This is followed by 2 minutes of scoring and changeover. This circuit takes a total of 90-100 minutes.


Other options to entry:

  • 30 places are available for rural applicants.


Degree facts:

  • 28.5% of the places are Bonded Medical Places. That means approximately 68 places are Bonded.
  • Approximately, 237 places are available for entry.



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Clinical placement information

Students undertaking the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine at Monash will attend their first year at the Churchill Rural Campus in Gippsland.

From the 2nd Year, students will begin learning in clinical placements.

In Years 3 and 4, content is delivered in blocks throughout rotations. The clinical settings you will experience are a mixture of rural and metropolitan. In the fourth year, the main clinical rotations are:

  • children’s health
  • general practice
  • psychological medicine
  • women’s health

In Year 5, students prepare to transition to becoming an intern. they undertake six clinical rotations:

  • aged care
  • emergency medicine
  • medicine
  • scholarly intensive project
  • specialty
  • surgery

Additional information can be found in the course handbook, here.


Affiliated teaching hospitals

Students studying Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine at Monash will undertake clinical experience at the following locations:

School of Clinical Sciences at Monash HealthCentral Clinical SchoolEastern Health Clinical School
Monash Medical CentreThe AlfredBox Hill Hospital
Dandenong HospitalCabrini HospitalMaroondah Hospital
Casey HospitalThe EpworthAngliss Hospital
Moorabbin HospitalPeninsula HealthPeter James Centre
KingstonCaulfield General Medical CentreWantirna Health
Sandringham Hospital
Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine

Students also study at the School of Rural Health, which include the following sites and more:

  • Bairnsdale
  • Bendigo
  • Churchill
  • Leongatha
  • Mildura
  • Sale
  • Traralgon
  • Warragul


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