Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

International Direct Pathway to DPM and MPharm



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There are Direct Pathways for international school leavers for the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) and the Master of Pharmacy (MPharm).

Applicants apply directly online through the UWA OASys portal.

  • Applications for Pharmacy Direct Pathway commencing 2019 are now open and will close on 31 May 2018. 
  • Applications for Podiatric Medicine Direct Pathway commencing 2019 are currently open and will close on 30 September 2018.

Successful applicants will receive a conditional place in either the DPM or MPharm.  The condition of these places is as follows:

  • A place in the DPM or MPharm is conditional upon successful completion of a UWA bachelor degree with a minimum Faculty Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 5.0. 
  • International student eligibility.  Please see note below regarding Residency status.

Direct Pathways: 


  • DPM - Approximately 5 places available.
  • MPharm - Approximately 15 places available including international applicants.  

Entry Requirements:

    Application Process:

    • Applicants apply directly online through the OASys portal. 2017 applications (for a 2018 entry school leaver position) close on 31 May 2017 for pharmacy.  Applications for podiatric medicine are currently open and will close on 30 September 2017.

    Final Ranking:

    • DPM: Final ranking will be based on ATAR (or equivalent).
    • MPharm: Final ranking will be based ATAR (or equivalent). 


    Registration, Internships and further training:

    Changes to Residency status

    If you have applied or are intending to apply for Australian Permanent Residency or Citizenship, please be aware of the following implications for your application:

    • If you receive an offer for an International place in the Direct Pathway and there is a change to your Residency status before you commence, your offer will lapse.  You will need to re-apply for a Domestic place.
    • For Podiatric Medicine or Pharmacy: If your Residency status will change before 4 January 2019 you may apply via TISC for a Domestic Place in the Direct Pathway to Podiatric Medicine or Pharmacy.
    • Should you receive an offer and commence in the Direct Pathway as an International student, and your Residency status changes while in progress of your Bachelor degree, you will lose your assured place in your postgraduate professional course. You can complete your UWA Bachelor degree as a Domestic student and apply via graduate entry for a Domestic place in your chosen professional postgraduate degree.
    • If your residency status changes after you have commenced in your postgraduate professional course, you cannot be guaranteed a Domestic place in that course.  If a Domestic place were not available you would be able to complete the course but would be subject to International fees.