Fees for international students
Course fees are calculated as if a student undertakes one year of full-time study. This is called 1 x EFTSL (Equivalent Full Time Study Load). If course duration is less than one year, or the student studies less than a full-time study load, fees are adjusted accordingly.
The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments and does not take into account any advanced standing for prior studies.
Fees are reviewed annually by the University and vary depending on subjects within the course.
If you are an international student, you may be eligible for a range of scholarships or grants.
Fees are measured by EFTSL (Equivalent Full Time Student Load) . An EFTSL is a measure of study load. One EFTSL is equivalent to 100 credit points and represents a standard annual full time load. The total EFTSL of the MD course is 4.00 EFTSL.
Australian students are eligible for financial assistance through HECS-HELP (for Commonwealth Supported places) and FEE-HELP (for Full Fee places). Students may also be eligible for Youth Allowance and Austudy.
Fee-Help (Australian Full Fee Students)
Full Fee place Australian citizens and students who hold a permanent humanitarian visa who will be resident in Australia for the duration of the course can apply for FEE-HELP. FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible students to pay their tuition fees.
Please note that the FEE-HELP limit available to eligible students does not cover the total cost of the Doctor of Medicine. Melbourne Medical School staff are available to discuss any concerns that students may have about fees and the Student Financial Aid Office can also provide assistance.
The indicative total course fee assumes a full-time study load over four year with indexation the course fee at five per cent per annum for every additional year of study.
Attention! Applicants accepting an Australian full-fee place offer into the MD course will not be able to transfer to a Commonwealth Supported Place.
HECS-HELP (Australian Commonwealth Supported Place students)
Australian citizens and students who hold a permanent humanitarian visa who will be resident in Australia for the duration of the course, who are in a Commonwealth Supported Place can apply for HECS-HELP. HECS-HELP helps students pay their student contribution for unit(s) of study in which they are enrolled as a CSP student, by deferring payment.
Commencing international student fee discount
International students who commence a Bachelor of Biomedicine or Bachelor of Science at The University of Melbourne may be eligible for a graduate fee discount when they are subsequently enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Surgery and Doctor of Physiotherapy. This international student fee discount scheme will discontinue for any students commencing an undergraduate degree after 2015.
Scholarships are available for Australian and International students including access and equity scholarships. Please follow these links for information about scholarships available to medical students:
- Graduate Access Melbourne Scholarships
- The Tweddle Scholarship
- Queen's College Medicine Scholarships
- Ormond College Medicine Scholarships
- John Flynn Scholarship Scheme (JFSS)
- Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarships (RAMUS)
Information regarding the scholarships available for recognised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders can be requested by using the Make an Enquiry button at the bottom of this page.
For information about current university scholarships visit:
The fees for this degree are listed below, indicative for 2018.
400 credit points
4 years full-time / part-time unavailable
The fees displayed are for international students. If you are a domestic student, please select this option at the top right of this page.
Typical course fee for 2018: $81,344 AUD / year
Duration indicated is maximum course duration. May be completed in less EFTSL depending upon academic background and/or relevant work experience.