Griffith University

Bachelor of Medical Science, Doctor of Medicine



University Location Gold Coast, Queensland
City Population 630,000
Student Population 55,000
Int'l Student Population 8,500
Main Campus Gold Coast
Program Campus Gold Coast or Nathan
Program Duration 2 + 4 years
Estimated Annual Tuition AUD$36,500 (2024 fees; subject to increase)**
Semester Intake February / March
Next Available Intake 2025
Application Deadline Rolling admissions*
International Places 25


Griffith University is set among native bushland and is located just minutes from the pristine beaches of the famous Gold Coast. Widely acknowledged for its strengths in health studies, Griffith boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including the $136-million Griffith Health Centre, co-located with the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Griffith University’s School of Medicine opened in 2005 with the first students graduating 2008. Today, more than 1,200 graduates are in independent practice or in specialty training.

As a Griffith Medicine graduate, you’ll be prepared for multiple careers, including in specialist clinical practice, primary care medicine, rural medical practice, medical administration, medical research, and medical education.


The Griffith Bachelor of Medical Science, Doctor of Medicine is designed for high-achieving secondary school leavers and provides the opportunity for you to progress directly into the Griffith University Doctor of Medicine.

As a Griffith medicine student, you will develop communication skills and learn about the art and science of medicine in its wider social and ethical context. As a graduate, you will be caring and competent and have a fundamental understanding of the science of medicine.

In your first year, you will be introduced to the basic sciences underpinning medical science: anatomy, chemistry, biochemistry, genes and disease, law and ethics, microbiology, physiology, and epidemiology. You will also undertake a course in “Human Skills in Medicine” which provides you with knowledge and skills in communication and interaction with patients.

In second year, you will study these areas in greater depth and take medically focused courses in immunology, infectious disease, pharmacology, metabolism, structural biochemistry, and molecular genetics, as well as undertaking a capstone course (Integrated Medical Sciences) which integrates and applies the knowledge of basic sciences learned in your first and second years.

Admission Requirements

The Bachelor of Medical Science, Doctor of Medicine program at Griffith University is only available to

  • current Grade 12 students; or
  • applicants who have completed Grade 12 (or equivalent) no more than 3 years previously and have not since undertaken any post-secondary studies.

1. High school diploma
You must have a completed high school diploma with a minimum average of 88% (up to 3 years before applying and have not attempted any university or college studies). Required: English. Assumed knowledge: Maths B plus one of biology, chemistry, or physics.

Progression to MD
You must have achieved a 5.5+ GPA in the Bachelor of Medical Science (calculated according to Graduate Medical Admissions Centre procedures) and a minimum grade of Pass in the designated course Human Skills for Medicine.

Admission Timeline

*Applications are assessed on a rolling-admissions basis (first come, first served) and there is no official deadline. For the 2024 intake, this program filled June 19, 2023. You’re encouraged to apply as early as possible.

2025 Intake Recommended Admissions Timeline

Round 1: April 11, 2024 (for an early offer)
Round 2: May 10, 2024

** Once in the MD, students are subject to MD course fees.


“Love it here”

Love it here. Love the program. Tip: Prepare months before arrival.

Sukhraj S
Bachelor of Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine
Griffith University, 2023

“…high quality education”

Great teachers and straight to the subject. Dislike - No meal plan. Lots to study, high quality education.

Steven J
Bachelor of Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine
Griffith University, 2023