Weighted Grade Point Average (GPA) from a valid Bachelor's degree
Applicants must be in their final year or have a completed Bachelor’s degree from either:
An Australian University listed in the National Register of higher education providers at the TEQSA National Register
An equivalent overseas Bachelor qualification from an institution that is recognised under the framework and guidelines set by the Australian Department of Education and Training Qualifications Recognition Policy Unit (previously AEI-NOOSR).
All applicants must have a weighted GPA of greater than 5.0 on a 7 point scale or 2.8 on a 4 point scale at the time of application, to be eligible to apply. The GPA score required to receive an offer for interview may fluctuate annually.
The undergraduate degree on which the GPA is calculated must have been awarded no greater than 10 years prior to the year of application to the UOW MD. This is designed to ensure the currency of a student’s academic and research skills which are required in the rigorous academic environment of the MD program. Prospective students whose Bachelor's degrees were awarded more than 10 years prior to the year of application are not usually considered unless they can provide documentary evidence of successful tertiary level postgraduate coursework from an accredited institution of not less than one year’s full-time equivalent study within the 10 year period. The GM reserves the right to also waive the 10-year policy if a student demonstrates academic currency and skills by experiences other than the qualifications stipulated above. All evidence must be produced in writing prior to application to firstname.lastname@example.org. In cases where the degree is greater than 10 years old, and the candidate is considered eligible to apply, the GPA will still be calculated on the most recent completed bachelor degree.
Grade Point Average (GPA)
All applicants will be required to submit either certified copies or original transcripts of their most recent Bachelor's degree with their application. The GPA is calculated using all subjects taken within the last three full-time equivalent years of the most recent undergraduate degree.
To be accepted applicants would normally have spent at least 2 years in the institution conferring the degree. An Honours year is normally considered as the final year of an undergraduate degree. Postgraduate qualifications (Masters, PhD) are not included in GPA calculations. To maintain absolute transparency and equity for all international applications, the GPA for all international transcripts will be calculated by UOW Future Students. The GPA is calculated for each of the last 3 calendar years.
The scores are expressed as:
GPA1 for the first year of study
GPA2 for the second year of study
GPA3 for the third (most recent) year of study.
The scores are weighted by the GM as follows:
GPA1 + (2 × GPA2) + (3 × GPA3) = weighted GPA ÷ 6
This weighting is based on the calendar year of study, not the academic level of each subject.