Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

GAMSAT Information - International Applicants



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International applicants to the Graduate Pathway to the Doctor of Medicine (MD), the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) and the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine* (DPM) can either sit MCAT or GAMSAT.

Applicants to pharmacy do not require MCAT or GAMSAT.  The purpose of GAMSAT is to assess your ability to understand and analyse material, to think critically about issues and, in the case of the Written Communication section, to organise and express your thoughts in a logical and effective way. Information on the test can be found on the GAMSAT website


  • Test dates for GAMSAT are during March and September each year. Registration is required.  Full details regarding registration and test dates can be found on the GAMSAT website
  • Applicants must have a GAMSAT result valid as at the closing date of applications.
  • Results must be provided by the application closing date.
  • GAMSAT scores are valid for two years (so applicants with an application in 2018 (for 2019 entry) will require a 2018 or 2017 GAMSAT score)
  • Applicants may sit the test from their second last year of bachelor study
  • There are three sections of the test:
    • Reasoning in Humanities and Social Sciences (Section one)
    • Written Communication (Section two), and
    • Reasoning in Biological and Physical Sciences (Section three).
  • Section three of the test is double weighted and assesses biology and chemistry to first year university level and physics to Australian year 12 level.
  • Applicants require minimum test scores of 50 in each of the three sections, and a minimum overall score of 50.
  • It is recommended that applicants prepare for the test - preparation material is available from the GAMSAT website.
  • Applicants will be shortlisted for interview based equally on GAMSAT/MCAT and GPA.


*Applicants to the DPM have the choice of completing prerequisite subjects instead of sitting GAMSAT/MCAT.