• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 60 months
This on-campus full time Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) course at University of Tasmania takes a minimum of five (5) years to complete. Years 1-3 of the course are based in Hobart at the Medical Science Precinct, with short placements in rural communities around the State.


The five (5) year Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) programme at University of Tasmania will provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to undertake supervised practice as interns in Australia or New Zealand and an appropriate foundation for lifelong learning and further training in any branch of medicine. The scientific basis of medicine and its clinical application will be taught in an integrated manner which will provide not only clinical relevance, across the five (5) years, but also highlight the ethical and professional aspects of medical practice.

Once you've completed the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery, you'll be eligible for provisional registration to work in approved hospitals whilst undertaking training as an intern for one year.

On successful completion of your internship you can gain full registration to work in Australia and New Zealand and can choose, if you wish, to study in an area of specialisation, whilst continuing to work.

Graduates can then choose to specialise in one of a number of fields such as general practice, anaesthesia, dermatology, obstetrics and gynaecology, geriatric medicine, paediatrics, pathology, psychiatry, radiology or surgery.

Graduates may also become medical administrators in hospitals or government departments, or medical academics involved with teaching and medical research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: We recommend that students living overseas apply at least 3 months prior to semester start date and on-shore students no less than one month prior.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

In this course you will learn the basic science of medicine and how it's applied in a clinical environment - along with the ethical and professional elements of practice.

From your very first year you will be gaining first-hand experience through professional practice placements, while your course work brings together case-based learning with a range of opportunities to expand your expertise - from anatomy dissection to acquiring clinical skills.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

The School of Medicine will offer places to International students in the Bachelor of Medical Research (BMedRes) with subsequent competitive entry into the Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), provided certain criteria are met.

Applicants would be required to undertake the 3 years of BMedRes, and the 5 years of MBBS.

To be eligible for a place in the Competitive Entry Scheme applicants must:

  • meet the requirements for admission to the Bachelor of Medical Research.
CRICOS: 056049J

Tuition Fee

  • International

    64000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 64000 AUD per year and a duration of 60 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

Living costs for Hobart

  • 1204 - 2010 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


There are a huge range of scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts available for international students studying at the University of Tasmania.

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