Taught course

Doctor of Medicine

University of Queensland · Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Entry requirements


  1. Direct Entry for Graduates: GPA of 5 in a key degree and GAMSAT (or MCAT for international students).
  2. Provisional Entry School Leavers: OP1, Year 12 or equivalent English and UMAT (or ISAT for international students). Provisional entry is only available to students completing Year 12 in the year of application.

Additional application requirements

Direct Entry for Graduates:

International applicants apply via UQ International, or through an Educational Representative. The key degree must have been completed within the ten year period preceding the proposed commencement date. A minimum score of 50 in each of the 3 sections of the GAMSAT (or minimum score of 8/8/8 in the MCAT) is required.

Provisional Entry for School Leavers:

International applicants completing Year 12 in Australia may apply through QTAC. All other applicants must apply via UQ International, or through an Educational Representative. A minimum score of 50 in each of the 3 sections of the UMAT (or minimum score of 60 in each section of the ISAT) is required. Provisional entry medicine students must complete their first degree at UQ within the minimum time specified with a program GPA of 5.00 in order to progress to the MD. Only complete applications meeting the minimum entry requirements will be considered for offer. Additional information is located on The School of Medicine website.

Campus allocation:

Before commencing the MD, students will be asked to nominate a preferred campus, either Ipswich or St Lucia, for years 1 and 2 of the MD program. If the University needs to allocate students to a campus, allocation will be on the basis of random selection.

English language proficiency:

This program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum. For IELTS, an overall band score of 7 AND a minimum score of 7 in each sub-band of writing, reading, speaking and listening is required. This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement. International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International. English proficiency IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7.

How to apply:

Applications must be lodged through UQ International. Click here for application procedures for International students. Closing Date Applications to UQ International to open from April each year and waitlisted once full. For a full list of educational representatives: www.uq.edu.au/international Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Months of entry


Course content

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) is a professional entry extended masters medical training program, which replaces the MBBS program in 2015.

The MD delivers advanced clinical training to ensure graduates are highly skilled doctors capable of meeting future challenges in a wide variety of careers. Years 1 and 2 (Phase 1) of the program provides students with a strong foundation of knowledge, clinical skills and research training in preparation for clinical practice in Years 3 and 4 (Phase 2), which consists of 10 core clinical rotations.

The curriculum has been designed with an emphasis on case-based learning and group work. Students work cooperatively on a series of patient-centred problems, each designed to highlight principles and issues in health and disease. Early patient contact and clinical training develop high levels of clinical skills and medical knowledge.

Exposure to clinical practice is organised around 11 Clinical Schools, 9 in Queensland and 2 overseas in Brunei and United States. Students are encouraged to enhance learning through overseas clinical placement, and may combine training with research higher degree and executive leadership opportunities.

Information for international students

Visit our website for information.

Fees and funding

International students
AU $59,840

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

Additional costs

  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.
  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approx $155)

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

UQ International
+61 3 8676 7004