Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

To apply for the Graduate Diploma in International Psychiatry, you are required to have:

  • A primary medical qualification (undergraduate or graduate degree) in clinical medicine; AND
  • Hold current registration as a medical doctor with the relevant national or local registering body for medical practitioners in the student’s usual country of residence; AND
  • Have at least one year of documented experience as a practising doctor

Meeting these requirements makes you eligible for selection but does not guarantee selection.

In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:

  • Prior academic performance; and
  • Professional work experience.

All applicants are required to provide a current curriculum vitae describing their work experience and tertiary and other qualifications, as a supplement to transcripts.

The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.

Applicants are required to satisfy the University’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.


Completion of this course does not lead to qualifications required to work in psychiatry in Australia. You will need to meet the registration requirements outlined by the relevant medical council/registering body for you to continue to work as a doctor or specialist.

Students taking the course from overseas are not required to have an international student visa.

This course has two intakes per year. Check the dates of upcoming terms.

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Discuss your eligibility

Speak with a dedicated online student support consultant to clarify any questions about entry requirements, including prior academic performance and professional experience.

Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149
Email: study-online@unimelb.edu.au
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