Human Medicine

The JKU's six-semester Bachelor’s degree program in Human Medicine is carried out in partnership with the Medical University of Graz. Comprised of 180 ECTS credits, students complete the first two years of the program at the Medical University of Graz. The fifth and sixth semesters of the program will take place at the Johannes Kepler University Linz.

Beginning in 2018, the entire program in human medicine can be completed at the JKU. Students who successfully complete the undergraduate degree program in Human Medicine can automatically enroll in the graduate degree program.


Your Benefits

  • High-quality, broad, and methodical studies in basic medicine

  • Interdisciplinary curriculum

  • Evidence-based, real-world access to practice medicine

  • Strengthen important social skills


Bachelor's Degree in Human Medicine


Bachelor of Science (BSc)


6 Semesters


Linz and Graz


180 Credits



Program Objectives, Job Opportunities, Career Prospects


As a prospective physician, the joint Bachelor's degree program Human Medicine at the JKU Linz and the Medical University of Graz provides comprehensive and methodically top-quality fundamental education characterized by a broad medical education base, learning hands-on medical and communication skills, applying scientific approaches and acquiring modern insight in the area of patient care. In addition to professional skills, you will learn advanced social skills as well as how to be an effective part of a professional team consisting of colleagues, supervisors and medical professionals. In addition, you will work with patients right from the start. The academic focus lies in:

  • Healthcare Services Research
  • Clinical Age Research
  • Medicine and Technology


The Bachelor's and Master's degree programs serve primarily to educate you to become a medical doctor. Graduates can either work at a hospital or open a medical practice. The following are also areas that require medical expertise:

  • Medical practice in a larger company as a company physician
  • Medical research at universities or at pharmaceutical companies
  • Public administration (such as the Health Department)
  • Medical journalism
  • Advising services for consulting firms
  • Diverse other medical fields


After successful completion of the Bachelor's degree program, you can earn an advanced degree at the JKU:

  • Master's Degree in Human Medicine

Recommended Study Plan

As part  of the Bachelor’s degree program, students are required to complete courses  totaling 180 ECTS credits in the following areas:

SEMESTERS S1* S2* S3* S4* S5** S6**
Fundamentals of Natural Sciences x x x      
Anatomy x x x      
Physiology x x x      
Diseases and Therapeutic Approaches       x x x
Diagnostic Methods         x x
General Medicine           x
Medical Skills and Abilities     x   x x
Patient Care         x x
Autonomous Coursework x x x      
Gender Medicine         x x
Mandatory Clinical Traineeship         x  
Bachelor's Thesis           x

*MedUni Graz  **JKU Linz

Additional Information

  • Complete the program at two universities:
    • Semesters 1 – 4: Med Uni Graz
    • Semesters 5 – 6: JKU Linz
  • Mandatory Four-Week Clinical Traineeship
  • Latin: If the applicant did not have Latin during secondary school (a minimum of 10 weekly semester hours), then the applicant must complete a supplementary examination in Latin. Contact the Admissions Office for detailed information.

Admission Requirements

  • General higher education entrance qualifications (such as an Austrian "Matura" diploma) and passing a written entrance examination
  • Admission Procedure: Online Pre-Registration and passing a written entrance examination

Contact the Admissions Office for additional information about the admission requirements.