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3. Fees

Studying medicine is a big financial commitment, but don’t let the cost of study deter you. Your education is the best investment you will ever make.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for international students commencing from 2016 are program-based, which means all courses within a program are charged at the same rate for any given academic year. 

However, to help you budget, the Doctor of Medicine (MD) had an indicative fee of $65,824 in 2016. This is based on a full time (16-unit) workload. By multiplying this indicative fee by the number of years in your program, you can calculate an approximate total cost. 

UQ reviews fees annually. Indexation applies to all fees no matter when you commenced your studies. The indexation rate is usually fixed 18 months in advance, so you can plan your finances ahead of time.

Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

Most Australian universities charge a compulsory annual Student Services and Amenities fee (SSAF).

The SSAF is used to fund for non-academic services for students, including sports and recreation, employment and careers advice, child care, and food services.

The maximum annual fee is $298 for 2018. UQ charges the SSAF according to your mode of attendance (internal/external) and enrolment load (full-time/part-time). The fee is indexed annually.

Going to university can mean paying for accommodation, books and study materials, transport, parking and more. To help you budget, check out our living costs guide to see what an average student can expect.

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I’m currently studying Year 12 in Australia

If you’re an international student currently studying Year 12 in Australia and wish to apply for UQ's Doctor of Medicine Provisional Entry, submit your application online through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

Apply to QTAC

All other international applicants

If you’re currently studying Year 12 or equivalent secondary studies abroad and wish to apply for UQ's Doctor of Medicine Provisional Entry, or you have already completed a bachelor degree or equivalent and wish to apply for Direct Entry for graduates, submit your application directly to UQ.

Apply directly to UQ

Dictionary of UQ Terminology

What does that mean?

When you come to university you will hear a lot of new terms: here is an explanation of some of them.

Dictionary of UQ Terminology

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