Fees and living costs

You will need to be able to support yourself financially during your study. In addition to tuition fees, there are other costs to be considered such as application costs, equipment costs and living costs.

For more information about the tuition fees, please visit Sydney Courses.


Pre-application and Application costs

There are costs associated with applying to study medicine in Australia. Some of those indicative costs are listed below:

  • GAMSAT examination costs: $505
  • UAC Qualifications Assessment (GPA calculation): $125
  • International application processing fee (University): $125
  • Domestic applicant Interview fee: $150

N.B. Fees listed above are correct as of April 2018 and subject to change.

Additional Costs
  • First Aid Course*: $135 - $150
  • Immunisation/s: Variable
  • Hospital Coat: $55 - $85
  • Stethoscope: $35 - $360
  • Tendon Hammer: $20
  • Torch: $6 - $8
  • Textbooks**: $500+

*Successful applicants are required to provide evidence that they hold a current approved Senior First Aid certificate.

** Textbooks are available on-line. You will be provided with a login name and password upon your enrolment in the MD.

Health Cover for International Students

Health insurance is compulsory for most international students who are studying in Australia. For information on health cover, please refer to Overseas student health cover page.

Living Costs

As a guide, a single student living away from home will spend anywhere between $1400 and $2000 every month on accommodation, food, utilities and entertainment. (*information in 2016).

Many of these expenses are unavoidable, but by shopping around and doing your research, you can keep the costs to minimum. For example, if you are a full-time domestic student, you may be eligible for a Concession Opal.

For more information, please visit the living cost page on the University site.