Doctor of Physiotherapy

  • CRICOS code: 071302J
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Application process

Please note: Applications for 2023 are closed.

  • Sunday 12 June 2022 (11.59pm AEST): Deadline for prerequisite assessment applications and Graduate Access Melbourne applications. No late applications will be accepted.
  • Sunday 3 July 2022 (11.59pm AEST): Deadline for DPT applications. No late applications will be accepted.
  • Mid-August 2022: All applicants shortlisted for a Multi Mini Interview (MMI) to be notified.
  • Mid to late August 2022: Multi Mini Interviews conducted via an online platform. Details will be provided to shortlisted applicants.
  • Late October 2022: All offers to be issued.
  • Friday 16 December 2022 (11.59pm AEST): Deadline for final results and other offer conditions to be met by applicants.
  • Late January 2023: Unsuccessful applicants notified.
  • February 2023: Course commences.

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

More information

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 2022, 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.

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 will run from the dates listed above. Shortlisted applicants will be notified mid-August and asked to confirm acceptance of MMI offer.

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 12 June 2022.

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 Graduate Access Melbourne application form can be accessed here.

Indigenous DPT Pathway

Applicants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent are given priority access to the Doctor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne under the Indigenous DPT Pathway.

All eligible Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants must submit a Confirmation of Identity to for verification. Indigenous applicants who meet the requirements and pass the MMI may be invited for a second interview with a panel of key Indigenous staff members and course staff.

How to Apply for the Indigenous DPT Pathway

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

Prospective Indigenous applicants are strongly encouraged to make contact with the faculty Indigenous Student Support Officer via to receive advice about the direct application process. Applicants who don’t meet the pre-requisites are also encouraged to get in touch with the Indigenous Student Support Officer.

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 submit an enquiry to our dedicated enquiries form.

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 2022, upload a copy of transcripts to the online application by the deadline outlined in your offer.

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