72 months
65960 AUD/year
11401 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Become a leader in socially-accountable medicine, graduating as a highly regarded, work-ready health professional. The Medicine - Surgery program from James Cook University is the only six-year undergraduate medical course offered in Northern Australia. 


Excel with small classes and personalised support from passionate teachers in state-of-the-art facilities. Develop extensive clinical skills to make a real difference in the health of regional, rural, remote and Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Consolidate theoretical study with hands-on clinical placements from your first year. Gain valuable experience with extended placements in diverse communities, from the outback to the Torres Strait.

JCU Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery graduates are highly-skilled, sought-after doctors with the expertise and motivation to succeed in a competitive field.

Career Opportunities 

  • Graduates of the Medicine - Surgery program from James Cook University are exceptionally-skilled doctors who are employed in a range of medical settings.
  • Graduates pursue careers in private practice, public health, the defence force, academia, and education.
  • Depending on your specialisation and further study, you could find employment in a range of specialities including, but not limited to General Practitioner, anaesthetist, dermatologist, obstetrician, oncologist, paediatrician, psychiatrist, radiologist, surgeon, academic, or medical educator.
  • You will be equipped with the skills to work in a range of diverse settings from regional, rural, remote, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and beyond.
  • Graduates of the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery are eligible to register to work a one-year internship in Australia or New Zealand. Completion of your internship can lead you to further training in a chosen specialisation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Integrated Medical Studies 
  • Integrated Human System Pathophysiology
  • Clinical Healthcare
  • Integrated Pathology and Clinical Medicine 
  • Advanced Clinical Medicine

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


144 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 043052K 

Apply online via the QTAC website 

Submit a written application directly to JCU

  • English (3/4,C), Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C), Chemistry (Units 3/4,C)
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  • China GAO KAO (National College Entrance Examination): 82%
  • Danish Upper Secondary School Certificate: 10.6
  • GCE A Levels: 13
  • German Abitur: 2
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE): 25
  • All India Senior Secondary Certificate & CISCE/State Board & NIOS: 88/92
  • International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma): 35
  • Malaysia - Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM): 10
  • Malaysia- Unified Examination Certificate (UEC): 6.8
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  • Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level): 3.1
  • Sweden Avgångsbetyg/Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola & Högskoleförberedande Examen: 3.6
  • United States of America ACT/SAT score: 30/1330

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    65960 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 65960 AUD per year during 72 months.
  • National

    11401 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11401 AUD per year during 72 months.

Living costs for Townsville

1500 - 2800 AUD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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