Bachelor of Health Science


Tackle some of the greatest health challenges of our time with the Bachelor of Health Science.

Draw upon the world-leading strengths of ANU in medical education, biomedical science, population health, psychology, social science and public policy to prepare you for a future in medical, allied health and health-related professions.

This degree will equip you with a broad understanding of the themes explored in advanced studies of medicine and offers a potential pathway to the Doctor of Medicine and Surgery at ANU.

Program details

The ANU Bachelor of Health Science offers a variety of courses covering biology, chemistry, research methods, population health, professional practice, physiology, pharmacology and human disease.

This program is a “named” degree so you do not need to nominate any majors or minors as the focus of your studies is inherent in the name. There are two options of study available in this program, the pre-medicine pathway and the applications of health pathway. Both pathways will prepare you for a future career in medicine or a related field. You will have the option of applying for an Honours year towards the end of your third year of study.

Learning experience

ANU welcomes its first Bachelor of Health Science students

In 2018, ANU welcomed the first cohort of Bachelor of Health Science students which will lead them to medicine or other health professions.

Study science at Australia’s national university

Why I chose Science at ANU

Fourth year science student, Elmie shares some of her reasons for choosing ANU and why she thinks Canberra is the hidden gem of Australia.

Meet your teachers

Associate Professor David Kramer, Program convener

David is Associate Dean (Medical Education) and Head, Medical Education Unit.

Dr Rosalie Aroni, First year course convener

Rosalie is a Senior Lecturer in Health Science.


The Bachelor of Health Science can launch your career path in medicine, allied health, health organisations and the public service, including in hospitals, public health units, healthcare foundations and academia.

You will graduate with an impressive skillset that includes knowledge of the biomedical sciences, an understanding of the biological, social and economic factors contributing to health outcomes, and research skills related to biomedical science, population health and public health policy.

Fees & scholarships

Tuition fees: Tuition fees

Visit the handbook to see indicative fees and Commonwealth supported places for this degree.

Scholarships: Scholarships

ANU offers many scholarships both to overcome disadvantage and to recognise academic merit.

How to apply

Understand the entry requirements

Meet the co-curricular or service requirement

In addition to meeting academic requirements, we have introduced a compulsory co-curricular or service requirement.

Make sure you have met the co-curricular or service requirement and provide the appropriate documentation.

Gather supporting documents

All students applying to the Bachelor of Health will need to provide a completed Supplementary Form.

Fifteen places are reserved in each Bachelor of Health Science intake for students from rural and Indigenous backgrounds.

Submit your application

Tick your application off your list so it's one less thing you need to think about.There are different ways to apply to ANU, the best way for you to apply depends on your circumstances.

Direct applications to the ANU are for school leavers only.  If you are a mature age student, non-school leaver, or transferring from another university you will need to apply via UAC.  Remember to attach your supporting documents.

Assessment of applications

Direct applications will be assessed after the 31 May deadline, and UAC applications will be assessed after the 30 November deadline.

Accept your confirmed final offer

Accept the offer and enrol at ANU!

Understand the entry requirements

Prepare entry requirements & support documents

All students applying to the Bachelor of Health will need to provide a completed Supplementary Form.

Submit your application

Visit the International applications - ANU Undergraduate and follow option 2 to start your application.

Assessment of applications

All applications will be assessed after the application deadline date.

Accept your offer

Accept the offer and enrol at ANU!

 Virtual tour

Explore ANU science places, classrooms, laboratories and more through our interactive virtual tour.


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