Programme Name Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Quota Based)
Programme Description
The MBBS programme at the Fiji National University is a six-year programme that trains students to become doctors.  The school aims to educate students so that by graduation they should possess the following graduate outcomes: competent medical practitioner; ethical and responsible professional; life-long self-directed learner; effective communicator; critical evaluator; educator; manager and leader.
Majors Medicine, Surgery
Minimum Requirement
Direct Entry:
1.A pass in Year 13 Examination or equivalent with a minimum aggregate mark of 340 out of 400 with a 50% pass in English and best three subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Computer Studies OR;
2.A pass in full Foundation Science Programme or equivalent with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 out of 4.5 or 5.0  including a pass in English and best three subjects:  Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science OR;
3. Applicants who have completed a Bachelor of Science (major in Biology) or a Bachelor of Public Health, Bachelor of Health Promotion, Bachelor of Health Services Management and Bachelor of Dietetics and Nutrition should have attained a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.5 or out of 5.0; with a designated quota of 3 applicants.
4. Applicants from Fiji and the region (neighboring Pacific island countries) will be ranked. Priority will be given to candidates who have met the minimum requirements for year 13 or Foundation science marks as outlined above in (1). 
5. If the quotas for either the local or regional/international candidates is not met, then the MER may be considered until the quota for local and regional/international students is reached. However, marks below 280/400 or GPA below 3.0 out of 4.5 or  5.0, or equivalent will not be considered. Refer to the CMNHS Student Admission Manual 2020 for further details.
6. Applicants with assessment based on Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) will require a minimum of 85% or an equivalent NZQF Level 3 score or equivalence from other countries outside the region.
7. Regional and international applicants will need their qualifications assessed by the Educational Quality and Assessment Programme (EQAP-SPC) of Year 13 or equivalent made up of grades in English, and the best three subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Computer Studies;
8.  Applicants from the US Freely Associated States (Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau and others) should have graduated from their local tertiary institution with a minimum GPA of 3.2 out of 4 (80%) in science or health-related subjects.  Should they have done Foundation Science or equivalent, then the entry requirement is as stipulated above for Foundation Science students.
9. Other than the fresh School leavers, alternative entry criteria maybe considered by the Dean or Dean authorized teaching staff. This includes applicants who are able to demonstrate their ability to succeed in this programme on the basis of their maturity together with relevant work experience (from Supervisors) or/and prior learning may be considered for placement. The Dean or Dean authorized teaching staff may require such an applicant to sit for any specific or general examination as a prerequisite for any such enrolment, or may restrict enrolment only to certain prescribed courses that must be passed to progress further, as per the University Academic & Student Regulations (UASR 4.4 pg. 19).
10. Applicants who wish to enter in the MBBS programme from other medical institutions (requirements as per CMNHS Student Admission Manual 2020).

Lateral Entry:
1.  Completed a Bachelor’s degree in a health-related field (health sciences, oral health, dental surgery, nursing and medical science) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.5 and 5.0 or equivalent which will be cross credited to year 3. Applicants without GPA values are to refer to the Admission Guideline 2020. 
2. Consistently sound academic records without a fail, repeat or supplementary assessment in any course required to obtain the Bachelor’s degree.
3. Obtained previous degree preferably within the last 3 years and have at least one year of work experience in their field.
4. Satisfactorily passed the entrance examination which includes one written paper and multiple mini interviews.
5. Satisfactory medical examination report.
6. Obtain a reference of good character and police clearance.
7. All applications will be vetted by the MBBS Admission Committee at the School of Medical Sciences
Programme Type Bachelors Degree
Credit Points Required 720
Campus Pasifika
Duration 6
Estimated Tution Fees - Local (FJD) $89,610.00
Year 1
Core Units Offered In
MED501 - Problem Based Learning I Semester 1,2
Year 2
Core Units Offered In
MED502 - Problem Based Learning II Semester 1,2
Year 3
Year 4
Core Units Offered In
MED702 - Internal Medicine Semester 1,2
MED705 - Psychiatry Semester 1,2
MED706 - Special Topics Semester 1,2
MED707 - Surgery Semester 1,2
Year 5
Core Units Offered In
MED703 - Obstetrics & Gynaecology Semester 1,2
MED704 - Paediatrics Semester 1,2
MED708 - Community Medicine Semester 1,2
Year 6
Core Units Offered In
MED714 - Trainee Internship Semester 1,2