MBBS in Australia

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Flinders University

Adelaide , Australia


Course Level: Bachelor’s
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Curtin University

Perth , Australia

MBBS ( Medicine and Surgery )

Course Level: Bachelor’s
Course Duration: 5 Years
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MBBS ( Medicine )

Course Level: Bachelor’s
Course Duration: 6 Years
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Australia is ranked among the top three preferred choices and a favourite destination of students who aspire to be future doctors, due to the exceptionally high education standards and quality of life provided to them. Australia has a great working environment, handsome salaries and a great lifestyle provided to its doctors, this is one of the reasons why people prefer Australia for medicine study.

There are two courses offered for students of medicine in Australia; the undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The undergraduate program is categorized as the Bachelor of medicine or the Bachelor of surgery, depending upon the course choice of the student. The Postgraduate program is classified as the Doctor of Medicine. Some universities offer both courses simultaneously while some offer either one of the courses.

The duration of medical study in Australia varies from university to university. The range of duration for different schools is 4 to 6 years. Usually, the MBBS program lasts from 5 to 7 years, with the intake of matriculates from secondary school. The selection of applicants is based on the performance of the high school, score in UMAT (UMAT is a medical entrance test), and the interview conducted at the university. The graduate programs last for 4 years, where the selection of applicants depends on aptitude tests, interview, and previous academic records. The most preferred entrance exam for this purpose is GAMSAT.

The great reputation enjoyed by the Australian medical schools owes to the resources that they provide to students for learning purposes, training as well as research


The top universities of Australia offering medical education with relevant information are listed next:


Medical School

Medicine Degree


Tuition Fee/ year


English Proficiency Requirement

Admission Criteria

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Biomedicine and Doctor of Medicine

7 years


(1.78cr in Indian Currency)

7.0 (7.0 sub-band)

Graduate Entry UMAT,


Physics, Chemistry, Maths are the mandatory subjects in 12th year of studies

University of Sydney

Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine

7 years


(25 lac in Indian Currency)

6.5 (6.0 sub-band)

MCAT, Interview

Monash University

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Honors

5 years


(15.2 lac in Indian currency)

7.0 (6.0 sub-band)

ISAT, Interview

Australian National University

Doctor of Medicine and Surgery

4 years

$28,476 (13.9 lac in Indian university)

6.5 (6.0 sub-band)

Weighted Grade point average based on the performance of  the last three years of the most recent bachelor degree, GAMSAT, Interview

University of New South Wales

Bachelor of Medical Studies/ Doctor of medicine

6 years


(23.5 lac in Indian currency)

6.5 (6.0 sub-band)


14 points in A-level (2As and 1B)

University of Adelaide

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

6 years


(16 lac in Indian currency)

6.5 (6.0 sub-band)

UMAT, SATAC, Interview, Personal Qualities Assessment Test

University of Tasmania

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

5 years


(10 lac in Indian currency)

7.0 (7.0 sub-band)

ISAT, 95% TER in Selection Test, Interview,

Physics; Chemistry and Math subjects are mandatory

University of Western Sydney

Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery

5 years



7.0 (7.0 sub-band)

UMAT, ISAT, 12 years of education

Bond University

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

4 years and 8 months


(34.8 lac in Indian currency)

6.5 (6.0 sub-band)

UMAT and OP 1-2

Deakin University

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

5 years


(10.2 lac in Indian currency)

7.0 (7.0 sub-band)

MCAT, ISAT, GAMSAT, Aptitude Test, education equivalent to 12 years



The admissions for MBBS undergraduate program in Australia open once a year i.e. there is one intake for Indian students in Semester 1, which is in the period of January-February depending on the specific timelines of the universities. It is expected of students to be on campus by the mid of February so that they can be a part of the international student orientation, the classes commence from March, first Monday most probably.


The expenses for studying and staying in Australia depend on the courses adopted, institution that is chosen,  the geographical location of stay and institution, accommodation picked and mode of transportations used.

Course and Institution

The fee structure for different institutes varies and so does the cost for courses adopted. There is a specification of credit points to be earned at a university to complete the degree. A minimum of 24 credit points is required to be completed per session, with two or three sessions annually. The total cost of the degree depends upon the credit points taken.

MBBS in Australia Fees

Living costs

There are two options for Indian students to adapt to living in Australia, either join the hostel accommodation of the university or live independently in a rented apartment. The suggestion for cost-effective residence is definitely the hostel of the university students are studying. According to Numbeo estimations, the average monthly rent in Australia ranges from 1,673.54 A$ which amounts to 81,000 INR to 1,897.83 A$ which amounts to 92,000 INR, depending on the location of residence, the charges in the urban center are higher.


Location of the university selected effects expenses of living. For instance, in the city of Melbourne, the living expenses range around 3,10,000 INR, inclusive of rent expenses of one-bedroom residence (around 90,000 INR), this expense is equivalent to 1,10,000 INR per month cost of living in a metropolitan city in India.


Australia enjoys a great reputation for overseas education due to its educational pattern as well as the benefits provided to aid the international students in their journey of education. The medical educational pattern provided to the students promotes adaptive learning, practical training as well as relevant research.

Some of the advantageous facts of pursuing medical education from Australia for Indian students include:


In addition to being universally recognized, the greatest advantage that MBBS from Australia provides to Indian students is that it does not require any additional screening test to be conducted by MCI. Although, for exercising as an MP (Medical Practitioner), a medical license valid in both Australia and India is required. Only registration with MCI is required to start practicing, without taking any other exam.


The expenses of studying in Australia are supported by different schemes of loans and scholarships for students that provide them financial aid. These include Australia Awards which are given by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and APEC Women in Research Fellowship Program.

Indian nationals can opt for a grant application, extending from 7.5 lac INR to 12.3 lac INR, which remains helpful in pursuing MBBS. The Australian Awards Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships also offer various assets that can be accessible for universal understudies.

There are many other opportunities provided to students to benefit financially while studying in Australia. It is suggested to apply for admission early as soon as applications open to secure a scholarship. Generally, universities require scholarship applications for an admission cycle in the April of the preceding year to it, therefore, it is better to keep a check on the application schedules of various universities.


Australia Award Scholarship

This scholarship offer roots for contributing to the long-term based development needs of countries that partner with Australia. Indian nationals can take advantage of this scholarship well.

Notre Dame Scholarship

The University of Notre Dame offers a limited need-based and merit-based scholarship program for international students. For Indian students to pursue this scholarship, an International Student Certification of Finances and Financial Aid Profile are to be submitted.

 Tasmanian International Scholarship

This scholarship offers a great opportunity to weave off 25% of the tuition fee, within the course duration. For this scholarship, a satisfactory grade in the course is mandatory.

Lindsay MCWha International

Indian students can enjoy this opportunity of getting a 50% expense of accommodation covered under the university of Adelaide, in an urban apartments. The eligibility condition for this scholarship is that the student must be beginning his/her bachelor study and should not have commenced a study at the University of Adelaide.

Sydney Achievers International Awards

The University of Sydney provides scholarship offers to those students who have good achievements and merit record.


In addition to the scholarship option and grant facilities, another way about fulfilling the financial needs of students studying in Australia can be opting for an educational loans. The Nationalized banks in India like State Bank of India provide educational loans to students who want to pursue their higher education in Australia, ranging up to 30 lakhs rupees. The Australian Embassy greatly favors candidates with secured education loans from nationalized banks like SBI, the main reason being more reliable proven on the behalf of government banks as compared to NBFCs (Non-banking financial companies).


As for medical, students can opt for both undergraduate as well as a graduate programs in Australia. Until 2004, the typical education system for medicine studies was followed by Australia, which is similar to that followed in the European Countries, however after 2004; major changes were undertaken by the Australian Qualifications Framework. The eligibility criteria for the undergraduate and graduate medical programs are mentioned next.


This program is extended to 5 to 6 years of duration for completion. The basic eligibility requirements include:


The majority of universities offer Graduate medical programs to students, generally, the degree title is called MD- Doctor of Medicine, however, each institute may give it an independent nomenclature as well. The program overall equates to 4 years of duration. The basic eligibility criteria for Graduate medical program include:


Keeping yourself updated with the application schedules for universities is important!

And following that schedule is even more important.

For an MBBS aspirant Indian, you must follow the application procedure correctly to make sure the seat gets reserved for you. The first most step in the application procedure is to check the eligibility criteria, and if you meet it or not. If you don’t meet the criteria, then is there a window to do something about it to be eligible, if there is- do it!

Make sure you have your valid certification for 10+2 years of qualification in the science stream for the undergraduate program, and bachelor's degree for a graduate program.

Make sure you have taken the necessary test for admission like UMAT/ MCAT/ GAMSAT and scored appropriately.

Brace yourself for the interview, prepare accordingly. The interview matters in addition to the personal statement and application profile that you create online.

One of the key point regarding application procedure is that the academic year for medical universities in Australia start in January-February months and students are generally required to be in the classes during the first week of March, to secure admission, you need to apply in the preceding year, usually before September.


Pursuing a Medical degree in Australia is no more a dream as long as you’re eligible and hold necessary documentations. The mandatory documents for securing a seat include:


Visa documentation is the most important for residing and continuing studies in Australia. The Visa type depends on the age, course, and field of study of the student. However, for Indian students applying for MBBS in Australia, they should apply for the student visa, subclass 500. This type of visa allows a student to study for 5 years in Australia, and the student has to abide by whatever conditions the visa provides, like work permit, etc. It will be illegal if they don’t, and that can subject to deportation from Australia.

The fee expense for the Australian student visa amounts to around 575A$. The students are required to obtain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for themselves, which remains valid during the course. OSHC covers hospital treatment, pharmaceuticals, OSHC products, and ambulance facilitations.

To obtain a visa successfully, you have to provide enrolment proof, Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) statement, IELTS or TOEFL certification, visa submission fee, financial or bank statement, OSHC, and for applicants under the age of 18 a parent consent document is required.


NEET stands for National Eligibility- cum- entrance test, known previously as All India Pre-Medical Test. Previously to pursue MBBS in Australia, NEET was not the requirement, however, with the latest changes it is mandatory for applicants from India to quality in the NEET exam to pursue bachelor’s level education in Australia.


The aptitude test that Indian students need to take for all medical universities of Australia, except the University of Adelaide is the International Student Admissions Test commonly known as ISAT. The University of Adelaide has its own aptitude test known as the PQA.

ACER- the Australian Council for Educational Research administers ISAT which is a computer-based test comprising of multiple-choice questions, having a duration of 3 hours. The test dates are flexible to the preparation of students; you can pick any date for the test in the window of 11 months, however, one student can only take ISAT once in a year. The ISAT measures the ability of students to think logically, make reasoning, and form judgements. The test is not based to examine particular subjects’ knowledge. You can always access practice tests on the official website of ACER to get familiar with the type of questions.


In addition to good academic records and performances throughout your education career, the applicant profile that you create for your chosen university impacts the selection procedure greatly. Two most important things in the whole application procedure are the personal statement that you write about yourself, telling what kind of a person you are and why should the university grant you admission, and the Recommendation letters for securing admission.


A personal statement is an essay like document that allows you to express yourself beyond your academic certifications. It is an opportunity for you to showcase your personality, skills and positive attributes about yourself.

Personal statement greatly affects the application of a student therefore it is suggested to put in a good amount of effort while drafting it.

It is suggested to maintain a positive tone in your personal statement, stating about your passions, habits and why do you want to pursue MBBS and that too from the concerned university.

It is an opportunity for you to be yourself and tell the hiring team what skills are you capable of and why should they give you admission, what positive work can you contribute towards your field.

Always be very careful and choosy for words in your personal statement, and most importantly DO NOT make grammar or spelling mistakes in your personal statement.


As part of your application procedure, you will be required to produce a letter of recommendation from some professor, or previous employer, or someone you have already worked for briefly (voluntarily). It is suggested to request those persons that know you well and can provide you a good recommendation letter.

Choosing the person for providing you a letter of recommendation is a critical task, as it affects your application procedure directly. If you succeed at getting a good letter of recommendation, your chances for securing a seat improve.


Many good options are available for the accommodation of Indian students in Australia. These include:


Home-stay is a great option for the initial months of studies for Indian students. There are many options for home-stay, which can be learnt about more. It is suggested to get your home-stay provider suggested by the institution selected. Home-stay covers airport pickup, completely furnished room in your host family’s home, proper meals, all utilities, welcoming orientation, home-stay agent support and an opportunity of cultural exchange. It generally costs about 250A$ to 350A$ weekly.

Residential Colleges

Residential Colleges on campus or near campus is a popular choice among international students. It also remains one of the most convenient and easiest stay choices in Australia. It covers all meals, cleaning of rooms (weekly), completely furnished bedroom, and facilities like library, tutors and internet. Residential colleges cost ranges from 200A$ to 750A$ weekly.

Managed Student Apartments

Managed student apartments are buildings built specifically for the accommodation of 100 to 400 students. The rooms in these buildings are shared between 2 students or sometimes 4 or 5 students. These apartments cover all utilities inclusive of internet, furnished bedrooms, security services, studies, and social activities, laundry facilities, kitchen and bathrooms equipped with major appliances, air conditioning, and heating facilities, and recreational activities. They cost around 200A$ to 500A$ weekly.

Private Rental

If you are an Indian who wants to take part in cultural exchange along with the studies, then this option is for you. Private rentals give you the independence of living either alone or with friends, but you have to pay for utilities yourself. There is no furniture, so you have to bring your own. Moreover, rental agreements require an advance payment of one month rent as a security bond. With this residence, you have to pay for bills for water, gas, and electricity, as well as for your food. These cost approximately around 100A$ to 500A$.

Halls of Residence

These accommodations are affiliated with institutions. You can rent a bedroom in these residences. They provide you utilities like water, gas, electricity, and the internet. The cost for halls of residence ranges from 320A$ to 1000A$ monthly.

Hostel Accommodation

Hostel accommodation remains a popular choice for students studying abroad. If you plan to get a private rental, you can initially move to a hostel and then move out once you get a permanent or an alternative residence. Hostels cost around 90A$ to 150 A$ weekly.


Alongside the benefits for studying MBBS from Australia, there also lie some disadvantages which include:


The educational pattern adopted by the Australian universities, revised in 2004, provides two programs for medical studies i.e. the undergraduate program and the graduate program. The language barrier for Indian students pursuing MBBS in Australia remains an issue of concern. That is the very reason why the universities require applicants to score specific minimum points in English proficiency tests like IELTS and TOEFL etc.


We all seek guidance and information related to matters that are important as well as new for us. For young Indians, opting for MBBS in Australia is important as well as a new thing that will decide their future. Therefore, getting the right person to guide them rightly is immensely important, as his guidance and tips are what the student is going to follow and believe in.


It is a dilemma that with an increasing amount of Indian students wanting to pursue higher education abroad, the number of scams to play with the future of these youngsters is also increasing. Since the students are generally oblivious to the procedures and details of the complex process of getting admission abroad, they fall easy prey to the scammers. The classification based on whether the students reside in rural areas or metropolitan cities does not matter; everyone is equally vulnerable to such fraud agents. We provide you here the most common types of frauds done by such agents so that you can look out for these when you start your application procedure.


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Interview preparation

The interview is your chance to prove yourself in front of the hiring authorities. We will assist you in preparing for your interview, guiding you about all the tips and tricks to impress the interviewers and the dos and don’ts of interviews. We also provide practicing sessions for enhancing the communication skills of applicants.

Visa assistance and Loan processing

Australian embassy requires a legal visa for students to continue studying in Australia. Our team provides you assistance and guidance in the visa process and direct you to approved and official websites and persons of immigration so that you have the right documentation to proceed with the application procedure.

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A national exit examination is a test produced to examine the knowledge and skills of the medical graduates, a uniform and homogeneous standard for assessment of all medical graduates as well as graduates from foreign countries who wish to work in Australia. This examination also acts as a screening and selection tool for postgraduate programs.

Students can prepare for this exam on their own or can get coaching from either tutors or online lessons.


As per the ruling of the Medical Council of India, the MBBS graduate, as well as post graduate degree obtained from Australia, is absolutely valid in India. The students obtaining this degree do not need to apply for a fresh license in India or take another qualifying exam prior to practicing.


Once you have pursued your MBBS degree, you can opt for a Doctor of Medicine program or a Post Graduate Residency Program in Australia. Initially, you need to get registered at the medical board of Australia after which you can take the CAT test, which is a structured clinical exam given by the Australian Medical Council. AMC is similar to PLAB that is taken for the residency program of the UK. After this, it is mandatory for you to practice for a minimum of a year before you can enrol as a resident.


The climatic differences between India and Australia are drastic. Australia has different climatic zones overall its land, where the climate changes from being tropical to dry. One commonly understood problem in the Australian climate is the effect of sun rays being more severe due to ozone layer depletion, causing many diseases associated with skin, even skin cancer. Therefore, it is highly recommended for students living in Australia to use products like sun-block for skincare.

The time difference between both countries is nearly around 5 hours and 30 minutes, Australia being ahead in time. However, both countries may display multiple time zones in different cities, so it is a good idea to check the time difference of the city you are specifically headed to.

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