Graduate Entry Rural Scheme

Rural Eligibility for Graduate Entry Medicine applicants

The Federal Government requires at least 25% of students in medical programs to come from a rural area within Australia.

To be considered rural for the purposes of selection into Medicine, applicants must have resided (according to principal home address) for at least 5 years consecutively or 10 years cumulatively in an area or areas classified as RA 2-5 since birth (ASGS-RA: Australian Standard Geographic Classification - Remoteness Areas). The RA classification of many towns can be checked by consulting the Doctor Connect website.

Applicants for the Graduate Entry Medicine program at Monash are encouraged to submit further information about their rural background if they feel that they meet the rural eligibility requirements as outlined above.

Applicants who have resided in the Gippsland region based on the postcodes listed are also encouraged to provide additional details about their residential background via this form for further assessment for interview and SJT.

Applicants should submit the form listing their residential history with the Statutory Declaration completed and signed by a specified notary by the application deadline.

Failure to do so could result in a missed opportunity to be invited to interview.