Doctor of Physiotherapy

    • CRICOS Code: 071302J
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    Application process

    Please note: Applications are currently being accepted for 2022 entry.

    • Sunday 4 July 2021 (11:59pm AEST): Deadline for DPT Applications, Prerequisite Assessment Applications and Graduate Access Applications. No late applications will be accepted.
    • Mid August 2021: All shortlisted for a Multi Mini Interviews (MMI) to be notified.
    • Tuesday 17 August – Tuesday 31 August 2021: MMI Interviews conducted.
    • Late September 2021: All offers to be issued.
    • Mid December 2021: Deadline for final results and other offer conditions to be met by applicants
    • Late February 2022: Unsuccessful applicants notified
    • February 2022: Course commences.

    The dates are above may be subject to change due to the current pandemic. Applicants are advised to frequently refer to the website for any updates or changes.

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    Application process

    Completed Undergraduate studies: If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the time of your application, you must submit copy of your final transcripts (including any exchange, credit for prior learning or cross institutional study and key grading scale) and completion statement by the application deadline.

    Current undergraduate studies (Semester 1): If you will be completing an undergraduate degree in 2021, we must receive your results for Semester 1. Please send copy of your latest transcript and planned enrolment (including key grading scale) by the application deadline. If your Semester 1 results will not be available before the application deadline, please submit your application with an unofficial academic transcript. Late applications will not be accepted.

    Once your Semester 1 results are published, you must upload your official academic transcript, a copy of the official academic transcripts for any exchange, credit for prior learning or cross-institutional studies, and any planned Semester 2 enrolment with key grading scales by Tuesday 20 July 2021.

    Note:  Your application will not be assessed until we receive official academic transcripts and any other required official documentation.

    University of Melbourne students are not required to submit official UOM transcripts as staff can access them from the student system.

    Doctor of Physiotherapy Multi Mini Interviews (MMI) for all shortlisted applicants will be conducted online, via video conference. Shortlisted applicants will receive detailed information regarding the MMI, including interview times and interview link.

    When will the interviews run?

    The DPT MMIs for will run from the dates listed above. Shortlisted applicants will be notified mid-August and sent detailed information regarding the MMIs. Applicants will be asked to confirm acceptance of MMI offer and will be able to nominate preferred date/time. Preference requests will be taken into consideration, but we cannot guarantee that all requests will be accommodated.

    Interview format:  

    The DPT MMIs will be run online via video conference. The interview component is an 8 station Multiple Mini Interview (MMI). Each station takes 5 minutes and has a single interviewer. The MMI aims to assess non-academic qualities including cultural sensitivity, maturity, collaboration, reliability and communication skills.

    Shortlisted applicants will be sent a unique URL link to a virtual meeting room where they will be invited to join the interview. No account login is required, students are sent a link to interview.

    The MMI will require students to be online for approximately 1 hour.

    I have applied for both Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) and Doctor of Medicine (MD):

    Students who have applied for both DPT and MD and are shortlisted for an interview for DPT, will undertake an online interview for DPT in late August. These interviews are separate and differ from the Doctor of Medicine. Students who have applied for the Doctor of Medicine (MD) will be contacted separately by the Melbourne Medical School.


    Please ensure you have visited and read the entry requirements page and submitted your subjects for assessment if necessary.

    Note:  Your application will be excluded from Selection if your prerequisite subjects have not been submitted for assessment or approved by Sunday 4 July 2021.

    Refer to our Prerequisite webpage to check our list of approved subjects and submit your subjects for assessment.

    If there is no evidence of satisfying the prerequisites, your application will not be assessed.
    Graduate Access Melbourne

    If your personal circumstances have had a sustained adverse effect on your academic achievement at undergraduate level or you are member of a specified group known to be under-represented in higher education, you may be eligible for Graduate Access Melbourne (GAM). For more information please visit the Graduate Access Melbourne webpage.

    Completed GAM forms are to be submitted directly to the University of Melbourne, by the closing date (see above).

    The form stack link for Graduate Access Melbourne application can be accessed here.

    English language requirements

    International applicants are required to satisfy the university's English language requirements for postgraduate courses. Information regarding English Requirements can be obtained from the English language requirements page.

    Advanced standing

    Advanced standing is not awarded for Doctor of Physiotherapy subjects.

    Application submission

    Once you have submitted your application, please ensure you review your details and accept the terms and conditions at the bottom of the page to finalise your application.

    If you have any queries regarding your application, please email

    Meeting Offer Conditions

    If you have been made a conditional offer and have completed an undergraduate degree or any single subject pre-requisite studies in 2021, upload a copy of transcripts to the online application by the deadline outlined in your offer.

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