Study MBBS in Australia: Colleges, MBBS Cost, Requirements

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Anurag Pal Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Jul 27, 2022 11:15 IST

MBBS is a five-year undergraduate degree in Australia. To study MBBS in Australia, it is mandatory to clear UCAT, which is a clinical aptitude test for students pursuing MBBS in Australia. This course will provide students with knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to undertake a supervised practice as interns and an appropriate foundation for life long learning and further training in any branch of medicine. For Indian students going to pursue MBBS in Australia, it is important to know that you must have more than 90% marks in the 12th standard board exams. An MBBS degree from Australia is worth it. The average salary of a doctor in Australia is approximately $170,000 per year and the entry-level position for doctors gives a salary of $130,000 per year. The working hours in Australia are far lesser than in the U.K.

Highlights for MBBS in Australia



Total no. of MBBS Colleges in Australia

Approximately 8+ Colleges

MBBS cost in Australia

Tuition Fee: AUD$78,000 – AUD$100,000 per year

Living Expenses: AUD$11,000 – AUD$22,000 per year.

Exams Required

IELTS/TOEFL, University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

Top 10 MBBS Colleges in Australia

For medicine, the best medical colleges in Australia as ranked by QS and THE world university subject-wise ranking 2022 are as follows:


QS Ranking 2022

THE Ranking 2022

University of Sydney

Sydney, Australia



University of Melbourne

Parkville, Australia



Monash University

Melbourne, Australia



University of New South Wales

Sydney, Australia



University of Queensland

Brisbane City, Australia



Australian National University

Canberra, Australia



University of Adelaide

Adelaide, Australia



University of Western Australia

Perth, Australia



University of Newcastle

Callaghan, Australia



Queensland University of Technology

Brisbane, Australia



MBBS Cost/Fee in Australia

The tuition fee and the cost of living in Australia differ by the university. In this section, we will give you a rough estimation of the tuition fee for MBBS courses in Australian universities and the cost of living in Australia.

  • Tuition Fee: Although the tuition fee for MBBS varies by the university. The average tuition fee for MBBS in Australian universities is AUD$745,000 per year.
  • Living Cost: The cost of living depends upon various factors like your lifestyle and the type of accommodation you take. You can expect the cost of living in Australia to be in the range of AUD$11,000 – AUD$22,000.

Cost of a Student Visa

The cost of a student visa for Australia is AUD$360. You are required to have a subclass 500 student visa to study at Australian universities. This visa allows you to work in the work part-time in Australia.

MBBS Requirements for Australia

For indian students it is required to clear NEET examination if they have plans to return to Indian and practice Medicine. However, the general requirements for the Indian students for admission to MBBS programs in Australia are as follows:

  • 95% in 12th class
  • University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

Work Permit after MBBS in Australia

To work in Australia after MBBS, you require a “Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)”. This visa allows international students to live, and work in Australia. The cost of a visa for this type of visa is AUD$1680. This visa allows you to stay in Australia for 2-4 years. For more information about the work permit in Australia please visit our website.

MBBS Scholarships for Australia

Several scholarsips are available to the Indian students who wish to pursue MBBS in Australia. The universities in Australia give scholarships to International students. There are some organizations in India that provide scholarships to Indian students to study in Australia. For a more comprehensive and detailed information, please visit our website on scholarships for Australia.

MBBS Jobs & Salaries for Australia (ROI)

There is no dearth of jobs for professional doctors in Australia. You get opportunites to interact with the experts in medical sciences from different countries. And if you plan to return to India, having an MBBS degree from Australia gives you recognition and the return on investment is immeasurable. If you decide to stay in Australia and work their then you should know that the average salary for doctors in Australia is $170,000 per year. Meanwhile, the entry-level positions start at $130,000 per year.

MBBS Courses

First Year Tuition Fee

Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Monash University, Melbourne

INR 44,56,824

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

The University of Adelaide

INR 44,45,640

Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine

University of New South Wales, Kensington

INR 5,02,162

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

University of Tasmania, Hobart

INR 41,91,204

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

James Cook University - Australia, Townsville City

INR 33,08,227

FAQs for Study MBBS in Australia

Q. What is the length of the MBBS course in Australia?

A. MBBS is a five-year course in Australia.

Q. What is the minimum IELTS/TOEFL score required for MBBS in Australia?

A. The minimum overall score required for IELTS is 7.0 and for the TOEFL minimum overall score required is 100.

Q. How much is required for Indian students in the 12th class for MBBS in Australia?

A. Indian students from the CBSE board are required to have more than 90% in their 12th class for admission to MBBS in Australia.

Q. How much does it cost to study MBBS in Australia?

A. The average tuition fee for an MBBS course in Australia is $74,000 per year.

Q. How much does it cost to live in Australia for international students?

A. The cost of living depends upon your lifestyle, but you can expect it to be in the range of $11,000 - $22,000 per year.

Q. Is UCAT necessary to study MBBS in Australia?

A. Yes, UCAT is necessary for international students to study MBBS in Australia. 

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