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Admissions information for international students
Bachelor of Science (Medical Bioscience)


Entry requirements

International entry requirements

2014 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

Yr 12 or equivalent

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

TAFE Diploma graduates

To be considered, applicants who have completed VCE or its equivalent and who are applying with a science-based diploma will require a minimum average result of at least 60%

Applicants who have not completed VCE but have completed a science-based diploma will require a minimum average results of at least 70%

TAFE Certificate IV graduates

Science-based certificate IV level studies will be considered where the applicant has average results of 80% or above. For applicants who have also completed VCE, both qualifications will be considered. No credit is granted for these studies.


Two single units satisfy minimum entry requirements, but more units may be useful for selection, especially in science areas. Applicants should have at least a 60% average in their studies.

Studies must have been completed within a five years of intended commencement.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS), Maths: Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

International subject prerequisites

Yr 12 or equivalent

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • One of biology (any), chemistry (any), geography (any), mathematics SL, further mathematics SL, mathematics HL, physics (any) or psychology (any), and
  • A score of at least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL.

English requirements for international students

IELTS 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.


Semester one (March)

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply directly to Monash

Applicants for the Malaysia campus should apply directly to the campus. More information can be found by visiting the Malaysia campus website.

Semester two (July)

Applicants for the Malaysia campus should apply directly to the campus. More information can be found by visiting the Malaysia campus website.

Apply directly to Monash

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.

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  • At a glance

  • Career opportunities

    You'll receive specialist training for a career in the healthcare industry, biomedical research and gain an ideal background to progress to postgraduate studies in science or medicine. You'll develop quantitative and qualitative research skills and an understanding of the need for scientific research and development to have an ethical base, particularly in the context of bioengineering and human health.

    Career opportunities exist in health promotion, government departments, health management, research, education and specialised laboratory work in clinical, diagnostic, pharmaceutical and forensic laboratories.

    You'll will graduate well prepared for the Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) and for a range of further study options, including in medicine, veterinary science, dentistry, occupational health and nutrition and dietetics.

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