Bachelor's Degree in
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 or at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz. The fifth and sixth semesters of the program will take place at the Johannes Kepler University Linz.

Students who successfully complete the undergraduate degree program in Human Medicine can automatically enroll in the graduate degree program.

Your Benefits

  • Training and education based on renowned role models and modern concepts.
  • Practical experience at Austria's second largest teaching hospital.
  • Medical skills and competence according to international standards and a strong social skill set.
  • Realistic and hands-on access to becoming a medical physician.
  • Discover three other faculties to enrich your studies with exciting disciplines to help you think outside of the box.

Bachelor's Degree in Human Medicine


Bachelor of Science (BSc)


6 Semesters


Linz and Graz


180 Credits




March 1 - 29, 2019

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:

  • Pathology
  • Internal Medicine - Organ Systems

The curriculum focuses strongly on healthcare research.


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


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:

  Med Uni Graz/JKU Linz JKU Linz
Basics in Natural Sciences












Pathology and Therapeutic Approaches


Diagnostic Methods        

General Medicine          

Medical Skills and Abilities

Patient Care        

Autonomous Coursework




Gender Medicine        

Mandatory Clinical Traineeship        

Bachelor's Degree Thesis          

●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 Institute for Canon Law Studies for detailed information.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Start Your Studies – A Step-by-Step Guide

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