Purpose of Scheme

The purpose of the MD Alternative Entry Scheme (Provisional and Graduate) is to encourage and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students through the process of applying to study Medicine at The University of Queensland. 

Eligibility for Provisional Entry

All applicants must have completed Year 12 in 2017. Whilst it is not mandatory, applicants are encouraged to sit and provide a UMAT score as part of the entry process.

Applicants are required to provide the following information:

  • Completed Provisional Entry Alternative Pathways Provisional MD Application Form; or Graduate Entry Alternative Pathways Graduate MD Application Form
  • Confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander status under the common seal of an incorporated community organisation;
  • Personal resume (including the contact details of at least two referees);
  • Academic transcripts/certificates from Year 11 and Year 12;
  • Personal statement outlining the reasons for wishing to study medicine (statement to be no longer than 1 A4 page in length.


  • Reference letters - evidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community engagement;
  • Supporting evidence of any academic or community service awards or achievements relevant to your application

How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Alternative Entry Guidelines before submitting their application to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.
Full application (including additional information) must be received by the closing date in order to be considered in the advertised round.

Methods of Submission:

Mail or in Person:                  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
                                                Studies Unit, Level 2, UQ Bookshop Building (#4),
                                                The University of Queensland
                                                ST LUCIA QLD 4072
                                                UQ Map  
Email:                                    Scan and email your application to atsistudy@uq.edu.au
Closing Dates

Applications from Tertiary Graduates must be lodged no later than Monday, 7th August 2017 for 2018 entry. (Graduate Entry Application Form)

Applications from school leavers must be lodged no later than 23 October 2017 for 2017 entry. (Provisional Entry Application Form)

Additional Information  

For more information on this scheme please contact us at atsistudy@uq.edu.au or visit UQ's Special Entry Programs Page


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