International student requirements


Admittance into the Doctor of Physiotherapy program is offered to international applicants on a full-fee basis.

Doctor of Physiotherapy is a three-year full-time program with only one intake per year, in July.  Additionally, other expenses students would expect to incur are accommodation, transport and living expenses, uniforms for clinical attachments plus textbooks and stationery.

Monash University considers each applicant's academic record and completion of pre-requisite subjects to the required level for entry into the Doctor of Physiotherapy.

International applicants must apply directly to Monash University by the due date.

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Course pre-requisites

Entry requirements to the Doctor of Physiotherapy are an Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant area of study* within the last 10 years with at least a 70% distinction average.

* Relevant areas of study to include human anatomy AND human physiology AND biostatistics.

All students must have successfully completed the pre-requisite units in order to apply to the Doctor of Physiotherapy course. Each applicant's academic results are assessed individually.

Applicants can also meet the English language requirement by taking a recognised English language test:


  • Applicants need to achieve a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 with no individual band less than 6.5.


  • in the written TOEFL, 587, with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of at least 4.5;
  • in the internet-based TOEFL, an overall score of 94, with at least 24 in the written section and no less than 20 in any other section.