University of Melbourne physiotherapy applications are closing in two weeks

Just a reminder to all University of Melbourne Physiotherapy School applicants: the second-round deadline for the Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy program is Friday, August 2; however, in order for OzTREKK to submit your complete application to the University of Melbourne on time, you are encouraged to have all application documents at the OzTREKK office by Thursday, August 1.

Find out more about Melbourne's DPT program
Find out more about Melbourne’s DPT program

Melbourne DPT Second Round Application Timeline for the 2014 Intake


Deadline for second round applicants: August 2 (application documents must be at the OzTREKK office by Aug. 1)
Offers for second round Skype MMI Interviews released: August 16
Applicants not shortlisted for interview notified: August 22
Second round Skype MMI interviews conducted: August 26 – 30
Offers for second round released: October 14 – 18 

Entry requirements

The Doctor of Physiotherapy program at the University of Melbourne is available only to those applicants who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in the last 10 years or are in the final year of completing an undergraduate degree.
To be considered for admission into this program, a Canadian applicant must
  • have completed an undergraduate degree and prerequisite subjects. Prerequisite subjects include one semester of human anatomy and one semester of human physiology.
  • participate in a multi-mini interview. Selected applicants will be shortlisted to participate in a multi-mini interview (MMI) to assess interest in and motivation for undertaking the program, likely capacity for establishing and maintaining rapport with patients in a clinical setting, communication skills, and aptitude for collaboration and decision making. The University of Melbourne has advised that international applicants will likely complete a MMI via video conferencing or phone.

Selection will be based on academic record (grade point average–GPA) from a completed three- or four-year university degree. The Selection Committee will also conduct interviews. To be competitive, it is anticipated that applicants will have achieved a standard of at least 70% or higher GPA in their undergraduate degree.

An applicant’s GPA results will be measured by considering the last three years of the applicant’s undergraduate coursework studies (including Honours). Weightings will be applied according to the approved Melbourne Adjusted Grade Point Average (MAGPA) calculations in force in any given year, or in the absence of any defined MAGPA, by weighting the first of the final three full-time years by 1, the second year by 2, and the final year by 3.

Offers of admission will be made from a combined ranking list where a candidate’s GPA and interview results are given equal weightings.


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