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Entry Requirements

This page provides an overview of Academic and English language requirements for SGU Medical Pathway stages offered in Newcastle.

Academic Entry Requirements

The table below outlines the minimum entry qualifications for SGU Doctor of Medicine (MD) programmes offered in Newcastle. Please note that the Seven Year MD programme is not currently available in Newcastle. Students who wish to join this programme can find further information on the SGU website.

Students who wish to join the Four Year Doctor of Medicine (MD4) programme must hold a Bachelors degree with a strong science focus.

Please note that the SGU Faculty Student Selection Committee will consider the whole of each applicant’s background – academic, personal development, extracurricular activities, social commitment – when making determinations for suitability for admission.

English Language Requirements

Students must complete a Secure English Language Test (SELT) to demonstrate English language ability. For most international students IELTS for UKVI will be the most common test. Students must achieve IELTS 7.0 with 7.0 in all components for all SGU programmes offered in Newcastle.

 

Country In Country Qualification Minimum Requirements Programme
Global Bachelor Degree Degree must contain significant science content 4 Year MD Programme
Global GCE A Level Minimum 3 subjects BBB; Biology, Chemistry & either Math or Physics; Biology, Math or Physics can be accepted at AS level with strong non-science 3rd A level 5-Year MD Programme
Global Associate Degree (60 credits or equivalent) with Biology, Chemistries, and Mathematics. 5-Year MD Programme
Global IB Diploma Requires a minimum score of 32 points; 3 HL science subjects recommended; minimum of 2 HL subjects required, which must include Chemistry and Biology; results 5 or higher. 5-Year MD Programme
Global BTEC Diploma must be in the appropriate sciences with grades of Distinction 6-Year MD Programme
(if appropriate)
Global GCE AS Level Minimum 3 subjects BBB, including Biology & Chemistry. 6-Year MD Programme
European Baccalaureate
>80% overall with sciences, including Biology and Chemistry. Appropriate sciences - Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics, included.
5-Year MD Programme
Australia Holders of Australian School Leaving Certificates that satisfy Australian University Matriculation > 75% in Senior Secondary Certificate (or equivalent) Biology, Chemistry & Math; 97 6-Year MD Programme

Usually a minimum UAI/ENTER/TER score of 96 to include Biology and Chemistry; ATAR 80% 6-Year MD Programme
Austria Reifezeugnis (Matura) Overall 2, including 2 in Chemistry and Biology 6-Year MD Programme
Bahrain Diploma
5-Year MD Programme
6-Year MD Programme
Bangladesh Diploma (Technical Education Board)
5-Year MD Programme
6-Year MD Programme
Diploma (Paramedical Institute)
5-Year MD Programme
6-Year MD Programme
Botswana Bachelor Degree Average > 65% 4-Year MD Programme
Associates Degree Average > 55% 5-Year MD Programme
Diploma (University of Botswana)
5-Year MD Programme
Certificate (University of Botswana)
6-Year MD Programme
Brunei Matriculation Minimum 3 subjects BBB; Biology, Chemistry & either Math or Physics 5-Year MD Programme
Canada High School Graduation Diploma (65% in 5 subjects) at grade 12 High School with strong sciences and a 3.5 GPA or above 6-Year MD Programme
Caribbean CAPE 2 Minimum 3 subjects both units I & II 222; Biology, Chemistry & either Math or Physics; If Math and/or Physics with CAPE 1 at 1, then a different, non-science, CAPE 2 can be considered. 5-Year MD Programme
Finland Ylioppilastutkinto/ Studentexamaen
(Matriculation Examination)
L in Biology and Chemistry/E in 2 other subjects 5-Year MD Programme
E in Biology and Chemistry/M in 2 other subjects 6-Year MD Programme
France Baccalaureate
(General)
12-20, 20 overall Science Series, including 12 in Biology and Chemistry 6-Year MD Programme
Germany Abitur Pass with minimum 1.75, 12/15 in Biology & Chemistry 6-Year MD Programme
Hong Kong Hong Kong A level (HKALE) Minimum 3 subjects BBB; Biology, Chemistry & either Math or Physics 5-Year MD Programme
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
(HKDSE)
Applicants for Medicine will require 5 level 3 elective subjects, with minimum Level 4 for Biology and Chemistry 6-Year MD Programme
India All India Senior Secondary
School Certificates
Avg 80%; Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, English, no grade below 80% 5-Year MD Programme
Indonesia SSTB-SMA 0.86 6-Year MD Programme
Iran Peeshdaneshgahe 1992 onwards
(pre- university certificate)
18-20 including Biology & Chemistry 6-Year MD Programme
Ireland Irish Leaving Certificate 6 subjects at Higher level with min B1 grades, including Biology, Chemistry, Math 6-Year MD Programme
Italy Esame di Stato Overall 85, including 85 in Biology and Chemistry 6-Year MD Programme
Malaysia STPM STPM minimum 3 subjects BBB; Biology, Chemistry & either Math or Physics at Prinicipal level 5-Year MD Programme
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) MICSS-UEC grades of BBBBBB at Senior Middle Level (to include Chemistry & Biology, not including Chinese & Malay) 6-Year MD Programme
Nepal Higher Secondary Education Certificate >80% with strong sciences 6-Year MD Programme
Netherlands Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk
Onderwijs (VWO)
8 overall, with 8 in Biology and Chemistry 6-Year MD Programme
New Zealand NCEA Level 3 Grades MMM at Level 3 Biology, Chemistry & one other subject 6-Year MD Programme
University of Otago Foundation Year-Foundation
Certificate (Pre-university Qualification)
Minimum B grades in Health Sciences stream 5-Year MD Programme
Nigeria Senior School Certificate (SSC/SSCE) or West African Senior School Certificate
(WASSC/ WASSCE/ WAEC)
Minimum 6 subjects B2; Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, English 6-Year MD Programme
Norway Vitnemal-videregaende opplaering (Upper
Secondary Leaving Certificate)
Grade 5 overall, including 5 in Chemistry and Biology
within Advanced Course II
5-Year MD Programme
Pakistan Intermediate/Higher School Certificate
(HSSC)
>80% six subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Maths, English 6-Year MD Programme
Phillipines High school diploma <1.50 6-Year MD Programme
Poland Matura Pass with avg 70% ,including 70% in extended subjects of Biology & Chemistry 6-Year MD Programme
Portugal Diploma de Ensino Secundário Avg 16, with 16/20 in Chemistry and Biology 6-Year MD Programme
Scotland Scottish Higher Standard AAAA (Biology and Chemistry at HL) 5-Year MD Programme
BBBB (Biology and Chemistry at HL) 6-Year MD Programme
Singapore A Level BBB at H2 level, including Biology, Chemistry & either Math or Physics 5-Year MD Programme
SIPCAL
Slovakia Vysvedcenie Maturitnej Skuska/Maturita Overall avg 2, with 2 in Biology and Chemistry 6-Year MD Programme
Maturitetno Spricevalo (Secondary School
Leaving Certificate)
4 overall, including 4 in Biology and Chemistry
South Africa National Senior Certificate since 2008 National Senior Certificate with minimum grade B (70%) in six subjects that must include English, Life Sciences, Math & Physical Science 6-Year MD Programme
South Korea High School Diploma / High School
Certificate of Graduation
Senior High School Diploma with B or higher in Foundation Sciences, Math and English. 6-Year MD Programme
Spain Titulo de Bachiller
(current system)
Natural and Health Sciences with 7 overall, including 7 in Biology and
Chemistry
6-Year MD Programme
Sri Lanka General Certificate of Education Advanced level Minimum 3 subjects BBB; Biology, Chemistry & either Math or Physics; Biology, Math or Physics can be accepted at AS level with strong non-science 3rd A level 5-Year MD Programme
Sweden Fullständigt Slutbetyg (Upper School Leaving
Certificate)
Overall VG in Natural Sciences & 3 subjects at VG including Biology & Chemistry; new grading minimum 'C' 5-Year MD Programme
Switzerland Federal Maturity Certificate Overall mark of 'Gut', including Gut' in Biology and Chemistry 6-Year MD Programme
Taiwan Senior High School Leaving Certificate Minimum 6 subjects Bs; Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, English 6-Year MD Programme
7-Year MD Programme
Tanzania ACSE
Advanced Certificate of Secondary
Education
Minimum 3 subjects BBB; Biology, Chemistry & either Math or Physics 5-Year MD Programme
Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education/MAW 6 Minimum 6 subjects (M6); 3 or higher in English, Sciences and Math 6-Year MD Programme
Vietnam Bang Tot Nghiep Cao Dang Certificate of University Studies, 8 or higher in Chemistry, Biology, Math, Physics 5-Year MD Programme

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