View Full Version : International Student: Eligibility in Aussie

04-21-2011, 06:28 PM
Hi all,

I'm an international student from Hong Kong currently studying in the US. I was wondering if I were to apply in Australia with an undergraduate degree, would schools put more weight on my high school (I did IB) grades or my undergraduate GPA? Also, would doing the US pre-med courses be enough to fulfill requirements in Australia? How many international students do schools usually take?

I was also wondering about costs, I understand that med school is quite expensive for international students and I was just wondering what options I have? Are international students eligible to apply for any loans? Also, what are the chances of an internship/residency as an international student? (If I get into school there, I will most probably want to practice there)

Sorry for that mass of questions... But I really appreciate any help I can get on those!

Thank you so much,

04-22-2011, 10:52 AM
High school scores will only be relevant if you are trying to apply to the five/six year programs. Since you will have a degree, you are eligible to apply to the Graduate entry programs of four years length. US pre-reqs along with the required MCAT scores are sufficient in universities which accept foreign students.

I am not sure about the loan situation. If you hold a US greencard, federal gradplus loans may be the best option. As you might already know, private loans will depend on your income, credit, cosigner etc.

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