Doctor of Dental Surgery

  • CRICOS code: 071303G
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To Domestic students apply via GEMSAS. Applications for the 2023 intake of the Doctor of Dental Surgery will open on Monday 2 May 2022 and close on Tuesday 31 May 2022 (5.00pm AEST).

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CRICOS code for the Doctor of Dental Surgery - 071303G

Deferral Policy

Deferments are not possible for the Doctor of Dental Surgery. Students wanting to defer will need to reapply for admission to the course in future intakes.

Please note: The Doctor of Dental Surgery has a quota of 98 places available per year based on the availability of dental chairs at the Royal Dental Hospital Melbourne and the Melbourne Dental Clinic. Offers will only remain open as long as there are places still left in the course.

In the event acceptances exceed the number of places available in the Doctor of Dental Surgery:

  • International applicants will be admitted based on the date of their acceptance,
  • Domestic students will be admitted based on the date of enrolment.

Applicants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent are given priority access to Dentistry at the University of Melbourne under the Indigenous Student Entry Pathway. Indigenous applicants are not required to apply via GEMSAS nor sit the GAMSAT.

Eligible Indigenous applicants who wish to apply to the University of Melbourne under the Pathway will be required to submit an application directly.

Indigenous Student Entry Pathway applications open Monday 2 May 2022. Closing date for the Indigenous Student Entry applications: Tuesday 31 May 2022 (5.00pm AEST).

Prospective Indigenous applicants are strongly encouraged to make contact with the University of Melbourne via to receive advice about the direct application process and our Indigenous Student Entry Pathway.

University of Melbourne Domestic Guaranteed Entry Scheme – Applications Open Now

Important information for domestic Chancellor’s Scholars and domestic Guaranteed Full Fee Applicants – 2023 Intake  

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • Doctor of Optometry (OD)

Doctor of Dental Surgery

All Chancellor’s Scholars (who entered their undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne with an ATAR of 99.90 or above) and Guaranteed Full Fee students (with an ATAR of 99.00+) who would like to be considered for the Doctor of Dental Surgery 2022 intake must apply via their University of Melbourne Student Portal under the Application tab by Tuesday 31 May 2022 (5.00pm AEST) in order to be considered for a guaranteed place.

All students who commence their undergraduate degree at Melbourne after the 2016 intake will be required to pass on the first attempt any course prerequisite subjects taken at the University of Melbourne.

Guaranteed Entry Scheme Eligibility

Please view the eligibility criteria for these pathways to determine if you are eligible via the following Guaranteed Entry Scheme webpage:

Please be sure to check the specific course ATAR, weighted average mark (WAM), prerequisite subjects and multi-mini interview (for Doctor of Medicine) requirements via the following webpage:

If you are not eligible for the Guaranteed Entry Scheme, do not apply through the above future student website. You must apply directly through GEMSAS by the application deadline. Please note, your Guaranteed Entry application will not be considered if you have not met the eligibility criteria for the Guaranteed Entry Scheme.

If you have any questions about Guaranteed Entry Scheme, please complete our dedicated enquiry form.

Please quote your Student ID number, full name in any correspondence with us.

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