Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

UMAT Information



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All applicants to the domestic High Academic Achievement, Rural and Broadway School Leaver Pathways to the Doctor of Medicine (MD) and the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) must sit UMAT. 

The UMAT assesses a range of non-academic personal qualities which are considered important to the study and practice of medicine and dentistry.  It measures the applicant’s ability to solve problems, reason logically, make decisions and think critically. No formal preparation or prior academic knowledge is required. Information on the test can be found on the UMAT website.

Neither ACER nor the UMAT Consortium conduct UMAT preparation courses.  ACER and the UMAT Consortium universities do not recommend or endorse any commercially available courses offering UMAT preparation.  Furthermore, any UMAT preparation courses being held on UWA grounds are not endorsed or recommended by UWA.


  • Registration for the 2015 UMAT (for 2016 entry) has opened and will close 5.00pm AEST 5 June 2015.
  • The cost of the 2015 test is $240.  If you are eligible for a concession, the registration fee is $140.  Please see the UMAT website for information on concession fees.
  • The 2015 test (for 2016 entry) will be held on Wednesday 29 July 2015.
  • UWA no longer offers UMAT information sessions but you can access a recording of a previous information session here.
  • Information regarding the test day can be found here.
  • A valid UMAT score is essential to be considered for entry to medicine or dentistry at UWA.  For 2015 applications (for 2016 entry) only 2015 UMAT scores will be valid (2014 UMAT scores will not be valid for 2015 entry).  Further information can be found here.
  • It is recommended that applicants obtain preparation material from the UMAT website.  Neither ACER nor the Consortium recommend or endorse preparation courses.
  • UWA uses the sum of the three section scores (not percentiles).  All three sections of the test are weighted equally.
  • The Faculty Admissions Office do not set benchmark UMAT thresholds (other than the requirement that applicants receive a section one percentile score of at least 20).  Instead, shortlisting for interview is competitive and the last person invited for interview in their category ‘sets’ the UMAT threshold.  The university does not release past thresholds.  Further information can be obtained here.
  • Applicants will be shortlisted for interview on the basis of the UMAT score (with the condition that they also appear likely to meet the minimum academic requirement).


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