UMAT  –  Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test

 Students interested in studying undergraduate medicine, dentistry and health science degrees

UMAT is developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) on behalf of the UMAT Consortium universities. The test is used specifically to assist with the selection of students into the medicine, dentistry and health science degree programs at undergraduate level at the universities listed on this website.

In NSW, you will need a UMAT score to apply for admission to any of the following courses: The University of New South Wales Medicine, Optometry; The University of Newcastle/ University of New England Joint Medical Program; Western Sydney University Medicine. (See page 2 in the Information Booklet for other participating universities requirements in other states of Australia as well as New Zealand). 

Please go to the relevant website for further details:

The UMAT 2016 Information Booklet is found on the website at:

UMAT 2016 will be held on Wednesday 27 July 2016. UMAT is offered once a year only. 

Registrations are now open and close 5.00 pm AEST Friday 3 June 2016. 

Go to the link on the webpage for further information and to register:



Please note: Some of the information is last year’s as the program information has not been published/updated yet for this year. There may be some changes. You will be provided with the updated information as it becomes available but you can also visit the relevant websites now to look at the past criteria. 

1.Sydney Uni Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme (Yet to be updated for 2015)

E12 is for domestic NSW HSC students who are from a financially disadvantaged background and/or are attending a government identified ‘low socioeconomic’ high school, see E12 eligibility criteria. For last year’s info, and as it is updated, go to:

2. University of Wollongong Early Admission 2015 Program

UOW will be running the Early Admission program in 2016. Further details on the program are available on the website as it is updated:

3. Australian Catholic University (ACU) Early Achievers Program (EAP) 

Information about last year’s program can be found at:

Information should be updated as the year progresses.

4. University of Notre Dame Sydney Campus Early Offer Program 

Notre Dame’s Young Achiever’s Early Offer Program on its Sydney Campus was introduced to give secondary schools the opportunity to nominate academically strong Year 12 students who have made an outstanding contribution to school, Church and community life.

Details for the 2017 program are now available on the website.

5. Western Sydney University

Western Sydney Advantage Early Offer program information fro last year is available at the following address:

6. University of NSW (UNSW) Future Students Guaranteed Entry

Simply put, Guaranteed Entry allows us to tell you today what selection rank (ATAR + Bonus Points) will guarantee you a place in a particular degree here at UNSW.

Find the selection rank you need for the degree you want by using the Guaranteed Entry widget on this page for 2016:

Check for changes at it is updated for 2017 admissions.

7. Macquarie University Academic Entry program

The Academic Entry program opens the door to an early offer by matching your strengths to a Macquarie degree. Further information at:


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Viviene Gereige
Vocational Learning Coordinator