Monash University

Bachelor of Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine



University Location Melbourne, Victoria
City Population 4.8 Million
Student Population 73,800
Int'l Student Population 19,075
Main Campus Clayton
Program Campus Clayton
Program Duration 5 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $79,700 AUD (2020 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake February 2021
Application Deadline July 16, 2020*
International Places 60–65 (total places 305)


The Bachelor of Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine at Monash University has been designed in close consultation with doctors, health care professionals and leaders in the health and research sectors to give you the scientific background and clinical expertise to ensure you are prepared for your future as a doctor.

This combined medical degree offers an integrated curriculum, taught in an interdisciplinary fashion around four broad themes and in a wide range of learning environments, both on-campus and in clinical settings.

1. Personal and professional development
2. Population, society, health and Illness
3. Scientific basis of clinical practice
4. Clinical skills

You will have access to the largest healthcare provider network in Australia, which includes the Monash Medical Centre and The Alfred, Melbourne’s major casualty hospital.


The medical curriculum provides an interdisciplinary program, organized to provide integration of structure and function within the biomedical sciences. It presents a continually expanding level of medical experience, starting in the first semester of the course. In the early years, the basic medical sciences are taught in the context of their relevance to patient care. Later in the course, clinical teaching builds upon and reinforces this strong scientific foundation.

The first two years are largely campus-based, although some city and rural clinical placements are possible. Interdisciplinary units introduce the basic medical and behavioural sciences of anatomy, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, psychology and sociology.

Clinical Placements
An emphasis on clinical communication skills and early clinical contact visits to medical practices, community care facilities and hospitals is a feature of the Monash medical degree. You will spend significant time in rural areas as part of a health-care team.

The first two years are largely campus-based, although with some city and rural clinical placements. Years 3 to 5 are conducted in clinical settings, generally in hospitals and practices across metropolitan Melbourne and rural Victoria. Year 5 offers the chance for selective studies.


Admission Requirements

The undergraduate-entry Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine program at Monash University is only available to

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

1. High school diploma
Grade 12 prerequisite subjects include English and chemistry (minimum of 80% in each) with a minimum of 89% – 90% overall average in all Grade 12 subjects. Averages and calculations depend upon province.

2. Admissions test
International applicants are required to undertake the International Student Admissions Test (ISAT). Individual sections of CR and QR no lower than 165 and overall no lower than 170.

3. Interview
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview based on their academic results. The multi mini interview (MMI) stations comprise a series of scenarios and associated questions focusing on an applicant’s relevant personal qualities including motivation, communication skills, critical thinking and ethical/empathetic reasoning.

Admission Timeline

*Applications for the 2021 intake close July 16, 2020; however, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Last date to sit ISAT: May 23, 2020

2020 Interview Dates for Canadian applicants
August 12 & 13, 2020 (Vancouver)
August 16 & 17, 2020 (Toronto)

Offers to be made from mid-September.


“The people are extremely friendly and welcoming.”

Monash is a great place where live and make friends. It is more than just studying, indeed there are an infinite number of clubs to join and different activities to do. The program is very careful about its students well being and correct coping with the amount of studying to do. Students are then constantly monitored, to be sure that all the support they need is given to them. The people are extremely friendly and welcoming. It is really easy to make friends and share facts, l... Read More

Monash University Assia C
Monash University, 2019

“Fantastic school”

Fantastic school, really good opportunity to learn clinical skills.

Monash University Andrew J
Monash University, 2019