Early Round Applications
Applicants with a completed degree and GAMSAT/MCAT are eligible to apply in the Early Round.
Applications close: July 31, 2013
Outcomes: Applicants will be notified of the outcome by August 28, 2013. Applicants not successful in the Early Round will automatically be considered with the Timely Applications.
This is the primary application round and is open to all applicants who have GAMSAT/MCAT and who have completed or are completing an undergraduate degree.
Applications close: September 29, 2013
Outcomes: There are three outcome rounds.
- Round 1: Applicants will be notified of the outcome by October 31, 2013.
Applicants who do not receive an offer may be placed on a waiting list and will be automatically considered in Round 2 if required.
- Round 2: If a second round is required, applicants will be notified of the outcome by January 10, 2014.
Applicants who do not receive an offer may be placed on a waiting list and will be automatically considered in Round 3 if required.
- Round 3: Depending on acceptance rates, there may be a very late round. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by February 22, 2014.
Entry Requirements for the Melbourne Doctor of Optometry
The Doctor of Optometry (OD) program at the University of Melbourne is available only to those applicants who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree or are in the final year of completing an undergraduate degree.
To be considered for admission into this program, a Canadian applicant must comply with the following:
1. Have completed an undergraduate degree and prerequisite subjects
Successfully completed at least a three-year bachelor’s degree, which includes
- one university second-year or third-year subject in anatomy or cell biology; and
- two university second-year or third-year subjects from one or more relevant biological science disciplines.
2. Write the OAT
Applicants will be required to complete an admissions test, either the Optometry Admission Test (OAT), the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), or or the Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT). There is no minimum OAT score; however, as there are limited places available, selection is highly competitive. OAT results are valid for two years.
3. Submit a personal statement
Applicants must provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) in support of the application explaining your motivation to study optometry. The University of Melbourne may conduct interviews with short-listed candidates. The Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences would conduct interviews with Canadian applicants via Skype or teleconference.
For more information about how to become an optometrist, including optometry optometry program entry requirements, application deadlines, how to apply to optometry school in Australia, tuition fees, scholarships, please visit OzTREKK’s Australian Optometry Schools page.
If you have any questions about studying optometry, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Optometry Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355.