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Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Dental Medicine

University of Sydney

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The Double Degree Dentistry program allows you to complete foundation studies in science with graduate studies in dentistry. The dentistry curriculum emphasises practical delivery and problem-based learning within a medical and dental context.

In order to progress to the Doctor of Dental Medicine, you need to meet all progression requirements (including satisfactorily completing a zero-credit point unit of study in Dentistry) during your first-degree studies, as specified under the Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Dental Medicine course rules

You will then be able to begin the Doctor of Dental Medicine without being required to sit for the Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) or the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT), or participate in the selection process for entry into the Doctor of Dental Medicine.

Areas of study

Refer to 513910 Bachelor of Science. For Doctor of Dental Medicine: Clinical dentistry, life sciences, research project.

Career opportunities

A major from 513910 Bachelor of Science Table A and a second major, or a minor and elective units, from Table A or Table S, and the Open Learning Environment. For Doctor of Dental Medicine: Clinical dentistry, oral biosciences, research project.

Professional recognition

Graduates of the Doctor of Dental Medicine are eligible for immediate registration with the Dental Board of Australia. Canadian students can undertake the examination of the National Dental Examining Board of Canada, allowing registration and practice in their home country.

Practical experience

Practical experience commences in the first year of the Doctor of Dental Medicine and increases throughout the program. Practical experience includes simulation practice, patient treatment in public dental clinics and a rural placement.

Fees and charges

The Australian Government subsidises the tuition fee for this course. The remaining balance is paid by the student. Current University of Sydney fee information.

Essential requirements for admission

Additional selection criteria: Entry to the Double Degree Dentistry program is extremely competitive. Selection is on the basis of your ATAR (expected to be 99.60 for 2022 entry) and performance in an assessment process, including a written assessment and a panel discussion session, where you may be asked to demonstrate a firm commitment to the  study of dentistry and a career in dentistry. The assessments will be held from December 2021 and you will be contacted by email or telephone if you are eligible. Note that meeting the minimum ATAR for consideration does not guarantee an invitation to the assessment process. Assessment dates are not negotiable and eligible Year 12 candidates must attend the first assessment day after the release of their ATAR results.

You are only eligible for admission to the first available course intake following receipt of your final results. If your results are not available in time to be considered for the 2022 intake (ie prior to the issue of invitations to the January 2022 assessment), you may be eligible to apply for the 2023 intake.

Application process and timeline for Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Dental Medicine

Important note: There are limited places available for this course. Applicants who receive an unconditional offer must confirm the place and enrol within 10 calendar days of the date of the offer letter or the offer will lapse.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants who wish to be considered under the Gadigal Program need to submit their UAC application along with a separate Gadigal Program application directly to the University. For more information on the Gadigal application process call the Mana Yura Student Support Team on (02) 8627 8619 or email support.cadigal@sydney.edu.au.

Note: Special requirements and policies apply.

Inherent requirements: To successfully complete this course, a student must be able to carry out a list of inherent requirements outlined on the University of Sydney website.


Mathematics Advanced (Band 4) or Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E3) or Mathematics Extension 2 (Band E3).

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: Mathematics Extension 1 (depends on subjects chosen). All students must take some units of study in Mathematics and Biology throughout the course.

Dalyell Scholars: All students in the Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Dental Medicine will take part in the Dalyell Scholars stream. This stream provides mentorship, professional skills development and academic enrichment opportunities and access to a global mobility scholarship.

Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme: Eligible applicants will be invited to attend an assessment as part of the E12 selection process after ATAR results are released in December.

Other applicants

Refer to the University of Sydney general admission criteria.

Further information

View all details of this course on the USYD website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2021)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2022 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

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