Before you apply for the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program, there are some costs to consider. These include:
All of our MD places for domestic students are Commonwealth supported.
A Commonwealth supported place (CSP) is a place in a program that’s partially funded by the Australian Government. The Government subsidises a CSP by paying part of the fee for the place directly to the university. The subsidy amount is not a loan – you don’t have to pay this amount back.
You’re required to pay the remainder of the fee, known as the 'student contribution amount', for each course you’re enrolled in. You can pay this fee upfront or, if you're eligible, defer it through a HECS-HELP loan.
To help you estimate your costs, each program page shows an indicative annual fee, which is based on average first-year enrolment data. If you multiply the indicative fee by the number of years in the program, you can calculate an approximate total cost.
Some programs also have extra costs for things like equipment or field trips. These costs are listed on the program page.
Students in the Doctor of Medicine program are required to have a First Aid Certificate (including CPR) to be renewed every 3 years. Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area. Commonwealth supported places are offered in two categories, bonded and non-bonded.
- Bonded Medical Program (BMP): This Australian Government initiative aims to proactively improve health services and reduce doctor shortages outside metropolitan. 28.5% of all Doctor of Medicine CSP offers to a medical program at The University of Queensland are made in return for a commitment to work in eligible regional, rural, and remote areas for a specified period after completion of the MD program.
- Commonwealth Supported Places (non-bonded medical places): Approximately 71.5 % of all Doctor of Medicine CSP offers are to non-bonded places.
Learn more about Commonwealth supported places (CSPs).
Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
To help you cover your costs, there's a range of financial support available, including:
The Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) offers several schemes to support eligible students with the cost of their education. There are 2 main schemes available to domestic undergraduate students: