Bachelor's Degree in Human Medicine.

The JKU medical degree program is a Bachelor's-Master's program.
Details about the Bachelor's degree program are available here.
General information about medicine at the JKU can be found on Medicine page.

A Bachelor's degree in Human Medicine at the JKU puts you on a new path to medical education: from the very start you focus on interdisciplinary base-knowledge subject areas according topics and organs as well as acquire hands-on, real-world experience with patients.

The JKU's six-semester, 180 ECTS credit Bachelor's degree program in Human Medicine is carried out in cooperation with the Medical University of Graz.

You will spend the first two years of the program either at the Johannes Kepler University Linz or at the Medical University Graz. The subjects and modules as outlined in the 5th and 6th semester of the program will be completed at the JKU Linz.

After successfully completing your Bachelor's degree, you can seamlessly enroll in the Master's degree program in Human Medicine. Graduates earn the title: Dr. med. univ.


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Key Facts


Bachelor of Science (BSc)


6 Semesters


180 Credits


German (Level C1)


Linz and Graz



Registration Period

March 2025 (subject to change)

Program Spots

320 (200 JKU, 120 MedUni Graz)

Program Structure

Program Locations Linz & Graz

You will spend the first two years of the JKU's Bachelor's degree program in Human Medicine either at the Johannes Kepler University Linz or at the Medical University Graz. In terms of content, the program has been coordinated in both locations. Regardless of where you start the program, you benefit from outstanding medical expertise and hands-on clinical experience.

There are several factors involved as to determine whether you spend the first four semesters of the program studying in Linz or Graz. See the Register to Enroll and the Admissions Procedure for detailed information. The subjects and modules outlined for the 5th and 6th semesters of the program will be completed at the JKU Linz.

Hands-On Experience & Clinical Internship

During the first semester and together in small groups, you will actively take part in an internship. Right from the start of the program you will learn about holding patient-doctor consultations, conducting medical examinations, and intervention techniques. The Clinical Skills Lab (simulation environment) prepares you for patient interaction in a real-world environment.

Starting in the fifth semester of the program, you will complete a weekly clinical internship at the Kepler University Hospital's university clinics and departments or at other partner hospitals. These internships allow you to practice professional patient-doctor interaction and workplace skills.

Your mandatory medical internship (German only) for the Bachelor's degree program Human Medicine is four weeks.

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Program Details

If you would like to learn more about the Bachelor's degree program in Human Medicine, we strongly recommend taking a look at the curriculum. In addition, we have separately summarized a few details for you.

Main Areas of Focus

The Bachelor's degree in Human Medicine gives you an opportunity to acquire base-knowledge education in natural and life sciences as well as psychosocial understanding. You will learn more about the ethical and economic implications your decisions as a medical professional carry. Clinical internships allow you to acquire interdisciplinary expertise by working on actual medical cases.

  • on areas of chemistry, physics, biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, cell biology, human genetics and embryology relevant to studies in human medicine
  • on the structures and functional mechanisms of the human body in the various stages of development, in health and disease and from the molecular level to the organism as a whole
  • on the subject areas of statistics, working in a scientific manner, effectiveness of care
  • on special medical fields such as microbiology, hygiene and infectiology, immunology, orthopaedics and traumatology, haematology and oncology, cardiology, pneumology, nephrology, gastroenterology and endocrinology, and general medicine
  • on somatic and psychosocial differences between men and women and the impact of gender norms, values and structures on the development, perception and management of diseases (gender medicine)
  • about diagnostics and therapy

  • Practice medicine in the following fields: anamnesis, physical examination, (non) invasive diagnostics and therapeutic measures, organ specific diagnostics, hygiene, working under sterile conditions, emergency medicine
  • Practice medicine under general medical conditions, outside a clinic in particular
  • Ability to recognize professional communication skills and professional workplace manner as well as apply professional communication, coordination and cooperation skills together with successful diagnostics and treatments

  • to independently process and critically evaluate information, situations and concepts
  • to critically assess and examine medical information, establish a link with knowledge from other areas, and develop creative solutions
  • practice effective self-management and a willingness to organize corresponding support
  • reflect on your future role as a physician, think about patient-care, as well as respond correctly in a variety of situations

Focusing on General Medicine

General practitioners and students talk about the Linz MED program's special focus.


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JKU Podcast for Prospective Students

There's a new generation of physicians at the JKU Linz, studying medicine by taking an interdisciplinary, "organ- & method-centered" approach; in other words, they are thinking about illnesses and diseases across all possible organs and systems in your body. They are also studying medicine as part of the Bachelor's and Master's degree system which is not only unique in Austria, but also in line with the very latest international standards. Nora and Simon are pursuing medicine along these lines at the JKU Faculty of Medicine. Listen in and learn more about why they both decided to study medicine in Linz, how they mastered the admissions process, and what the White Coat Ceremony is all about. Have fun!


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Admission to Studies & Entrance Examination


In order to be admitted to the Bachelor's degree program, you must fulfill the following requirements.

Please note:

  • Students in the program must fulfill program requirements for Latin. If you did not have Latin in school (a minimum of 10 semester hours per week), you will be required to take and pass a supplementary examination in Latin (German only).
  • If you graduated from a secondary school outside of Austria or attended an international school in Austria, you will be subject to special admission requirements. Click here to find everything you need to know about admission: International Educational Qualifications.

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Start Your Studies - A Step-by-Step Guide

Here is a step-by-step guide to the admissions procedure beginning with registering for the entrance examination to paying tuition fees! We have also summarized everything you need to know about the admissions procedure for you.

Advanced Degrees at the JKU

After completing your undergraduate degree, you can continue your education by pursuing a Master's degree in Human Medicine and earn the title Dr. med. univ.

After successfully completing your Bachelor's degree in Human Medicine, you now also have a unique opportunity to complete the graduate degree program "Legal and Business Aspects in Technics".

Still Have Questions?

Do you need help registering or do you have questions about the program? Contact the JKU's Office of Student Information and Academic Advising (SIBS)!


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