The Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine Program

Entry Level



Gold Coast, Queensland Australia


4 years 8 months

Important Dates
Indigenous Entry Pathway

Applications for this scholarship closed 27 January, 2022.

Bond University is committed to fostering diversity and providing a culturally-inclusive environment with equitable educational opportunities for Indigenous Australians. The increasing presence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff benefits the whole Bond community in learning about, and respecting, cultural differences that exist between non-Indigenous Australians and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Bond University is committed to providing opportunities in tertiary education for Indigenous Australians, including an Indigenous pathway into its Medical Program*, which comprises a Bachelor of Medical Studies and Doctor of Medicine.

In 2022, Bond University will award a 50% scholarship for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student for the Bachelor of Medical Studies. If eligible, the Doctor of Medicine will be covered by ABSTUDY.

*The Medical Program is comprised of two sequential degrees – the Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) and the Doctor of Medicine (MD). All students selected for entry into the Medical Program will have to complete both the BMedSt and MD to be eligible for registration as a medical practitioner in any state or territory in Australia or New Zealand.

Download the 2022 Indigenous Medical Scholarship information brochure.


Bond University

Health Science and Medicine

14 University Drive
Bond University
Robina QLD 4226

Contact Information


The Medical Program is designed to equip graduates with the foundational knowledge, skills and attributes required to safely and effectively practise medicine in today’s complex healthcare environment. The first of Bond’s 2-part Medical Program (the Bachelor of Medical Studies), is distinguished by its strong educational focus on problem-based learning, interactive workshops and clinical simulation. With small class sizes, students learn in a highly personalised environment with state-of-the-art equipment.

The second of Bond’s 2-part Medical Program (the Doctor of Medicine) must be completed for students to be eligible for registration as a medical practitioner in any state or territory in Australia or New Zealand. The MD is distinguished by its strong focus on evidence-based medicine and integrated clinical practice. Due to Bond’s tri-semester structure, graduating students will have the advantage of entering the workforce as a Doctor in only 14 semesters.


Entry Level

The Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) is open to Year 12 school leavers and to students who have started or completed an undergraduate program, with a competitive ATAR/OP or GPA. Bond University will be offering 80% of total places to undergraduate applicants and 20% of total places to graduate applicants.

For entry into the Medical Program, the following definitions apply:

  • Undergraduate – An applicant who has completed High School Senior Certificate (equivalent to Queensland Year 12) with, or without, incomplete tertiary studies.
  • Graduate – An applicant who has completed a bachelor degree.

Enrolments in the program are strictly limited to ensure small class sizes and sufficient clinical placements. As such, entry is extremely competitive.

Important Dates Details

Please click on the following for important dates and deadlines.

Entry Criteria

Based on your UMAT score, academic marks, the successful completion of the pre-requisite subjects and the outcome of a structured interview.

Preparation Course

Bond College Foundation Program (28 weeks). Completion of the program does not guarantee entry into medicine. For more information please refer to the Foundation Program.

Length of course
4 years 8 months


Indigenous Entry Pathway

A new pathway was developed in 2015 and will be implemented for the first time in 2016. The Indigenous pathway offer will be initiated automatically once you identify on your QTAC application form that you are of Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander decent.

Please contact the ​Nyombil Indigenous Support Centre for  information.

Additional Information

  • The required pre-requisite subjects are English plus one of the following: Maths B or Physics or Chemistry.


What assistance is available to me?

​Nyombil Indigenous Support Centre
The Nyombil Centre provides academic and cultural support assisting Indigenous students with the unique challenges they may face in moving from remote communities and undertaking the new challenge of University study. Academically the centre assists students with their transition into the higher education environment, understanding University policy and supporting their progression. Culturally the centre promotes engagement by assisting students and the University to connect with the local Indigenous community. The Centre, which is equipped with computers, a printer, free tea and coffee facilities and lounges, creates a sense of community and belonging for our students.

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