The ISAT is a standardized admission test for international students applying to medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and physiotherapy courses at Australian universities and University of Limerick, Ireland. The test is independently developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

The test is a 3-hour computer-based multiple-choice test designed to assess a candidate’s intellectual skills and abilities that form the foundation of academic success at tertiary level.

Critical Reasoning

Critical Reasoning involves comprehending and analysing information; understanding, applying and extending ideas; drawing appropriate conclusions; and evaluating arguments. These questions use material from the humanities and social sciences.

Quantitative Reasoning

Quantitative Reasoning involves analysis and application of information; drawing conclusions and making decisions; and solving problems. These questions use material from mathematics and sciences.

When should I take the ISAT?

ISAT results are considered current for two years. Candidates may re-sit ISAT after 12 months from their previous sitting have elapsed. If a candidate has more than one result in the ACER database, the university will have access to all sets of scores.


Which schools require the ISAT?

SchoolProgramISAT Deadline
Flinders UniversityBachelor of Clinical Sciences/ Doctor of Medicine
Monash University, MelbourneBachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (Honours)
Monash University, Malaysian campusBachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours)
University of LimerickMSc Occupational Therapy MSc Speech and Language TherapyJan 31
University of New South WalesBMed MDNov 30
University of QueenslandMD Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours)Jun 20
University of TasmaniaBachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of SurgeryNov 25
University of Western AustraliaDoctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)May 31
University of Western SydneyUndergraduate Medicine

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