Study Medicine in Australia

Why should I study medicine overseas?

As it is very competitive to study medicine in Singapore, many students are now looking into opportunities abroad. Though it is as competitive overseas, you will however have more options to choose from! In fact, out of all the universities that offer a medicine degree, 8 universities offer degrees that are approved and recognised by the Singapore Medical Council (please refer to the list below).

On another note, studying overseas would give you an amazing and eye-opening experience that you will never get just by staying in Singapore alone. It exposes you to the international experience, whether in the health care sector or at a personal level. On top of that, you would also get to use world class medical facilities during your study and internships.

List of approved medical degrees by Singapore Medical Council (SMC)

  • The University of Adelaide
  • Australian National University
  • University of Melbourne
  • Monash University
  • University of New South Wales
  • The University of Queensland
  • University of Sydney
  • The University of Western Australia

Updated on 25th May 2019

What are the entry requirements to study medicine in Australia?

The minimum entry scores for each university differ. Please contact us for more information. Apart from the entry requirements, students are also required to go through an interview and admission test.

Please refer to table below for a summary of the entry requirements: –

Undergraduate Entry

University# of yearsInterview RequiredAdmission Test Requirements
The University of Adelaide6YesPQA
Monash University5YesISAT
UNSW Australia6Yes (Skype)ISAT
The University of Western Australia (Direct Pathway)6YesISAT

Graduate Entry

University# of yearsInterview RequiredAdmission Test Requirements
Australian National University4Yes (Skype)GAMSAT or MCAT
Monash University4YesNot required
The University of Western Australia4YesGAMSAT or MCAT
University of Queensland4YesGAMSAT or MCAT

* For a more detailed entry requirement, please contact us.

How long is the course?

The duration of the course differs depending on the university you are admitted to, but it would typically take a student 5-6 years to complete the undergraduate degree or 4 years to complete the postgraduate degree.

When do I start applying?

We encourage students to start applying a year before (by March) their intended study year as the application process for medicine degree can be long and complicated.
What is the average cost for a medical degree?

The cost will differ depending on the duration and destination of study. As a guide, the fees range from $38,000 to $80,000 per year. Do note that the cost does not include student’s accommodation and cost of living expenses during the study period.

Are there any other pathways I can take if I do not meet the entry requirements?

If a student does not meet the entry requirements of the medicine degree, there are two pathways that a student can undertake: –

  1. Foundation programme: Student who has completed GCE A levels/IB but are not able to meet the entry requirements can choose to take on the foundation programme. After completing the foundation programme, student will be able to move on to the undergraduate medical degree. However, progression from foundation to the medical degree is still subjected to final results, the relevant admission test and interview.
  2. Graduate entry: Student who has completed a bachelor degree can choose the graduate entry pathway. After completing 4 years of study, student will be awarded a Doctor of Medicine degree.

Please note that the above-mentioned information should be used as a guide only. For a more updated information, please check with AECC Global.

Get in touch with our friendly team today

As application to the medicine programme can be a long and complicated process, we strongly encourage students to engage an education agent to process their application. At AECC Global, we specialise in one to one free personalised service, providing end to end guidance from course advise, application processing, visa application to accommodation application.

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