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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 Medical Pathway 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 AAB; 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 Medical Pathway (5MDP)

Global Associate Degree (60 credits or equivalent) with Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

5 Year Medical Pathway (5MDP)

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 Medical Pathway (5MDP)
Global BTEC Diploma must be in the appropriate sciences with grades of Distinction 6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP) (if appropriate)
Global GCE AS Level Minimum 3 subjects BBB, including Biology & Chemistry. 6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP)
European Baccalaureate
>80% overall with sciences, including Biology and Chemistry. Appropriate sciences - Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics, included.
5 Year Medical Pathway (5MDP)
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 Medical Pathway (6MDP)

Usually a minimum UAI/ENTER/TER score of 96 to include Biology and Chemistry; ATAR 80% 6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP)
Austria Reifezeugnis (Matura) Overall 2, including 2 in Chemistry and Biology 6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP)
Bahrain Diploma
5 Year Medical Pathway (5MDP) 
6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP)
Bangladesh Diploma (Technical Education Board)
 5 Year Medical Pathway (5MDP) 
6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP)  
Diploma (Paramedical Institute)
5 Year Medical Pathway (5MDP) 
6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP)  
Botswana Bachelor Degree Average > 65%

4-Year MD Programme

Associates Degree Average > 55% 5 Year Medical Pathway (5MDP)   
Diploma (University of Botswana)
5 Year Medical Pathway (5MDP)   
Certificate (University of Botswana)
6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP)   
Brunei Matriculation Minimum 3 subjects BBB; Biology, Chemistry & either Math or Physics 5 Year Medical Pathway (5MDP)   
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 Medical Pathway (6MDP)   
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 Medical Pathway (5MDP)   
Finland Ylioppilastutkinto/ Studentexamaen
(Matriculation Examination)
L in Biology and Chemistry/E in 2 other subjects 5 Year Medical Pathway (5MDP)   
E in Biology and Chemistry/M in 2 other subjects 6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP)   
France Baccalaureate
(General)
12-20, 20 overall Science Series, including 12 in Biology and Chemistry 6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP)   
Germany Abitur Pass with minimum 1.75, 12/15 in Biology & Chemistry 6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP)   
Hong Kong Hong Kong A level (HKALE) Minimum 3 subjects BBB; Biology, Chemistry & either Math or Physics 5 Year Medical Pathway (5MDP)   
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 Medical Pathway (6MDP)   
India All India Senior Secondary
School Certificates
Avg 80%; Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, English, no grade below 80% 5 Year Medical Pathway (5MDP)   
Indonesia SSTB-SMA 0.86 6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP)   
Iran Peeshdaneshgahe 1992 onwards
(pre- university certificate)
18-20 including Biology & Chemistry 6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP)     
Ireland Irish Leaving Certificate 6 subjects at Higher level with min B1 grades, including Biology, Chemistry, Math 6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP)     
Italy Esame di Stato Overall 85, including 85 in Biology and Chemistry 6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP)     
Malaysia STPM STPM minimum 3 subjects BBB; Biology, Chemistry & either Math or Physics at Prinicipal level

5 Year Medical Pathway (5MDP) 

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) MICSS-UEC grades of BBBBBB at Senior Middle Level (to include Chemistry & Biology, not including Chinese & Malay)

6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP)  

Nepal Higher Secondary Education Certificate >80% with strong sciences

6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP)  

Netherlands Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk
Onderwijs (VWO)
8 overall, with 8 in Biology and Chemistry

6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP)  

New Zealand NCEA Level 3 Grades MMM at Level 3 Biology, Chemistry & one other subject

6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP)  

University of Otago Foundation Year-Foundation
Certificate (Pre-university Qualification)
Minimum B grades in Health Sciences stream

5 Year Medical Pathway (5MDP)  

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 Medical Pathway (6MDP)  

Norway Vitnemal-videregaende opplaering (Upper
Secondary Leaving Certificate)
Grade 5 overall, including 5 in Chemistry and Biology
within Advanced Course II

5 Year Medical Pathway (5MDP)  

Pakistan Intermediate/Higher School Certificate
(HSSC)
>80% six subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Maths, English

6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP)  

Phillipines High school diploma <1.50

6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP)  

Poland Matura Pass with avg 70% ,including 70% in extended subjects of Biology & Chemistry

6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP)  

Portugal Diploma de Ensino Secundário Avg 16, with 16/20 in Chemistry and Biology

6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP)  

Scotland Scottish Higher Standard AAAA (Biology and Chemistry at HL)

5 Year Medical Pathway (5MDP)  

BBBB (Biology and Chemistry at HL)

6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP)  

Singapore A Level BBB at H2 level, including Biology, Chemistry & either Math or Physics

5 Year Medical Pathway (5MDP)  

SIPCAL
Slovakia Vysvedcenie Maturitnej Skuska/Maturita Overall avg 2, with 2 in Biology and Chemistry

6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP)  

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 Medical Pathway (6MDP)  

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 Medical Pathway (6MDP)  

Spain Titulo de Bachiller
(current system)
Natural and Health Sciences with 7 overall, including 7 in Biology and
Chemistry

6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP)  

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 Medical Pathway (5MDP)  

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 Medical Pathway (5MDP)  

Switzerland Federal Maturity Certificate Overall mark of 'Gut', including Gut' in Biology and Chemistry

6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP)  

Taiwan Senior High School Leaving Certificate Minimum 6 subjects Bs; Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, English

6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP)  

Tanzania ACSE
Advanced Certificate of Secondary
Education
Minimum 3 subjects BBB; Biology, Chemistry & either Math or Physics

5 Year Medical Pathway (5MDP)  

Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education/MAW 6 Minimum 6 subjects (M6); 3 or higher in English, Sciences and Math

6 Year Medical Pathway (6MDP)  

Vietnam Bang Tot Nghiep Cao Dang Certificate of University Studies, 8 or higher in Chemistry, Biology, Math, Physics

5 Year Medical Pathway (5MDP)  



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