Bachelor of Health Science

Australian National University (ANU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00120C

The Bachelor of Health Science is a distinctive science degree which will position students as a future leader in tackling health problems of national and global significance. This degree equips students with a broad understanding of the themes explored in advanced studies of medicine and offers an excellent pathway to the Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD) at ANU. The Bachelor of Health Science draws upon the world-leading strengths of ANU in medical education, biomedical science, population health, psychology, social science and public policy to prepare students for a future in medical, allied health and health-related professions.The Bachelor of Health Science offers a pathway to the postgraduate Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD) at ANU without having to sit the GAMSAT. At the end of their second year in the Bachelor of Health Science up to 30 students will receive an offer of entry to the Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD), contingent upon their grade point average (GPA), an interview process, and successful completion of the Bachelor of Health Science. Ten of the 30 places in the Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD) program are reserved for rural and Indigenous students from the Bachelor of Health Science.


For the full course structure of the Bachelor of Health Science, visit:


  • Health science

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Or a completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma or Graduate Certificate
  • Or at least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution
  • Or an approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken. Admission also requires a successful assessment of suitability based on supporting documents, and a supplementary form attesting to rural and/or Indigenous background (where applicable). The forms must be submitted by November 30 in the year of application.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra International: $146,580
  • ATAR: 85

Further information

Fifteen places are reserved in every intake of the B Health Science for students from rural and Indigenous backgrounds. Bonus points may be available to students from these backgrounds, who are strongly encouraged to apply. Semester one admit only.

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