Studying medicine is one of the most sought after courses in India as well as other countries. Enrolling in MBBS is a pride and a promising profession for the medical aspirants. Being quite a noble profession which is closely associated with life, it is essential to seek admission in high-quality institutes that offer quality education. While many APEX INTERNATIONAL prefer to study medicine abroad for many reasons, Australia is one of the choices. MBBS in Australia is created a buzz owing to the exemplary quality of education, facilities, and infrastructure. Besides, Australian degrees are internationally recognized and come with a great reputation across the globe.
MBBS in Australia after 12th - Australia, A Dream destination
Australia is one of the most popular studies abroad destinations in the world. With world-class infrastructure, futuristic technologies, internationally recognized degrees and education programs, and versatile teaching methodologies, Australia stands out with great reputation. Students from all parts of the world target Australia to continue higher education. Hence, it is no surprise that most students who aspire to pursue medicine equally prefer Australia a dream destination to get their international Medical degree.
To Australia every year and the number of students from other countries who fly to Australia to earn their degree increases by 15% to 20% every year. However, being a rich country with a lavish lifestyle, it is quite expensive for international students.
Since MBBS is considered an undergraduate program and considering the cost of education, many prefer to study in Canada. Comparing with the MBBS in Canada , Australia is higher. While the tuition fees for the medical degree in Australia remains considerable and vary moderately with every Australian university, the cost of living in this dream country counts to a minimum of $15000 a year.
Study Medicine in Australia- Fee Structure
|S.No||University Name||Tuition fee||Duration||Approx. Living Cost|
|1||University of Sydney||53,520 Aus $||5 Years||10000-15000 Aus $|
|2||Bond University||47,340 Aus $||4.8 Years||12000 Aus $|
|3||University of Adelaide||68,000 Aus $||6 Years||15000 Aus $|
|4||University of Melbourne||74,464 Aus $||7 Years||20000 Aus $|
MBBS in Australia
Entry Requirements to Study MBBS in Australia
Before we look into the entry requirements to study medicine in Australia, let us have a look at how medical studies structured in Australia. Until 2004, Australia followed the typical system of medical education, similar to European Countries. It had a bachelor's degree program, nothing but MBBS, and a master's program MD. These two degrees were considered the basic undergraduate programs to conduct further research programs in medicine.
Australian Qualifications Framework underwent major changes in the year 2004. Currently, Australian medical colleges two types of medical programs.
Undergraduate Medical Program - MBBS in Australia
The duration of this program in Australia is 6 years. It involves a lot of theoretical classes, followed by rigorous practical sessions, which is implemented by Australian Quality Frameworks towards better education.
However, this entry-level UG medical program is not offered by many universities and medical schools in Australia. Only a few medical schools in Australia provide this UG degree for international students. University of New South Wales and the University of Adelaide are two popular medical universities in Australia for international students that offer MBBS program in Australia.
Eligibility for this course
Graduate Medical Program - MD in Australia
All medical programs, other than the undergraduate degree is considered as Masters Program. MD is a four-year program and most of the top medical colleges in Australia and medical universities offer this program. Although all universities confer MD qualification, some universities call it with different nomenclature. Completion of an undergraduate medical degree is a mandatory qualification to study MD.
Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test is the medical entrance exam similar to MCAT conducted in US and Canada.
2019 will be the final year for students to sit the UMAT. After 2019 it will be replaced by a new test, the UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test).
Process of Admission for MBBS in Australia after 12th
Australia has a common education to reach out and submit their applications to study medicine. Both the undergraduate and graduate programs commence from the month of January every year, in all the medical universities for international students. So, if you seek admission to join the medical school in Australia, you have to apply at least 10 months before the commencement of the academic year.
Example, if you wish to join MBBS in the academic year that begins in January 2020, you should apply before September 2019. If you apply after September, it will be considered into next year academic entry.
Accreditation from Indian Medical Council
The major advantage of studying MBBS in Australia is, it is an internationally recognized medical degree. Unlike other MBBS programs which call for the additional screening exam by MCI to practice in India, there is no need for screening examinations. However
In fact, the Medical Council of India does not ask the students who studied MBBS in English Speaking Countries to take any qualifying examination to practice medicine in India. It applies to Australia too.
However, you should have a valid license as a medical practitioner to practice medicine in both Australia and India. You can instantly register in Indian Medical Council and start practicing medicine without any additional exam.
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