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Tuition and Fees

OUM’s MD Program Pathways and Tuition

There are two entry points into OUM’s Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program: The Standard Pathway or the USMLE Pathway, depending on where the student wishes to practice. While the curriculum is the same for both Pathways, exam requirements are different.

USMLE Pathway

For the MD program (182 credits total), United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Pathway students will pay approximately*:

  • USD$135,000 – $150,000 (US students), or
  • CAD$180,000 – $200,000 (Canadian students).

*Estimated cost of the MD program depends upon the jurisdiction and annual CPI increase.

There is no additional charge for the USMLE Prep Program.

Students undertaking the USMLE Pathway generally complete the program in 5 years.

Standard Pathway (AUS/NZ/Samoa)

For the MD program (182 credits total), Standard Pathway students will pay approximately*:

  • AUD$180,000 – $200,000 (Australian students),
  • NZD$190,000 – $210,000 (NZ students), or
  • WST$190,000 – $210,000 (Samoan non-scholarship students).

*Estimated cost of the MD program depends upon the jurisdiction and annual CPI increase.

Qualified Samoan students are eligible for full scholarships.

Students undertaking the Standard Pathway generally complete the program in 4.5 years.

Overview of Tuition and Fees

OUM’s tuition is based on credit points, with credit points assigned to each unit (course). To register for a unit, students must have purchased enough tuition credits to cover that course. For example, Unit 1 – General Principles – costs 8 tuition credits. To graduate, students are required to complete 182 credit points, which consists of 102 Pre-clinical and 80 Clinical credit points.

The cost of tuition credits varies depending on a student’s country of residence. Students pay tuition and fees in their local currency (i.e. AUD, CAD, NZD, SAT, or USD), and tuition is subject to an annual indexation — inflationary adjustment reflecting the Consumer Price Index (CPI) changes in each country. A country’s CPI is published annually in July, announced in August, and will be used to set tuition for the following year, beginning 1 January. All New Zealand tuition and fees will have GST applied at 15% unless students are eligible for exemptions.

For students beginning in January 2025, the Intake Fee is due and payable by 1 December 2024.

Please see the 2025 First-Year Tuition and Fees Explained section below for additional information about the Intake Fee and First-Year Tuition and Fees.

OUM has three payment plan options:

  1. Paid in Full: Purchase all tuition credits up front. You may purchase as many credits as you like at any time, up to the full amount remaining to complete your program. Students must always have purchased at least the credits needed for a unit before they may enroll in that unit, unless they are on a monthly plan.
  2. Pay As You Go (PAYG): Purchase tuition credits before the commencement of each unit. Tuition Credit must be purchased before starting each unit.
  3. Monthly: Monthly payment plan to purchase the annual tuition credit required for the current year. Tuition Credit must be purchased before starting each unit, except for students electing the Monthly Payment Plan, in which payments for the year will be spread over the remaining months of the calendar year. The Monthly Payment Plan has a 2% Administrative Fee in addition to the credit point cost.

Failed units will require the purchase of additional tuition credits to re-sit the unit.

Students may:

  • Change between PAYG and Monthly Payment Plans at any time. Students canceling payment plans may have to make an immediate payment if they have consumed more credits than they have paid for.
  • Purchase credits in one calendar year for use in subsequent years to lock in the current year’s price.

See the Financial FAQs for further information.

2025 Intake Fee

For students beginning the MD program in January 2025, the Intake Fee is due and payable by 1 December 2024.

See the relevant country section below for additional information about the January 2025 intake tuition and fees by country.

  • Students must pay the Intake Fee to secure their enrollment into the MD program.
  • The Intake Fee includes 8 Pre-clinical tuition credits and 2 Clinical tuition credits. The 8 Pre-clinical tuition credits will be applied to the first unit, General Principles. The 2 Clinical tuition credits will be applied to the Research Requirement, which you must complete during your MD program.
  • The remaining 32 tuition credits for Pre-clinical units and 2 tuition credits for Research units required to be purchased for your 2025 tuition may be purchased in one of three ways, which are detailed in the Tuition Payment Plan Options section.

2025 First-Year Tuition and Fees

In 2025, first-year tuition is the same for both pathways: 44 tuition credits (40 Pre-clinical and 4 Clinical), which includes: tuition cost, access to Clinical Key (online interactive professional library resource featuring books, medical journals, images, videos, and more), and Exam Proctor (to enable completion of unit examinations).

The 2025 Tuition credit costs will be published by 1 September 2024, once the annual CPI is available. The credit point cost will include tuition and associated direct fees. 2025 unit costs for each jurisdiction is an inclusive charge of tuition and tuition-related fees. Tuition is based on credit points, with credit points assigned to each unit. To register for a unit, students must have purchased enough tuition credits to cover that unit (e.g., Unit 1 General Principles costs 8 tuition credits). To graduate, students are required to complete 182 credit points (102 Pre-clinical and 80 Clinical credit points).

The cost of tuition credits varies depending on a student’s country of residence, and students pay tuition and fees in their local currency. Tuition is subject to an annual indexation/inflationary adjustment reflecting the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which changes in each country. A country’s CPI is released annually in July and is used as a guide to set tuition for the following year, beginning 1 January. The updated tuition credit cost for the following year will be published by 1 September each year.

Australia – January 2025 Intake – First-Year Tuition and Fees (AUD)

The January 2025 cohort Intake Fee (AUD$10,826.00) is due 1 December 2024.

The Intake Fee will be applied to Unit 1 (General Principles) and the Research Requirement.

 AUD
Unit 1$9,152.00
Research Requirement$1,674.00
Intake Fee Total$10,826.00

*Note: The July 2025 Intake Fee is not yet confirmed, as the cost of Credit Points is adjusted annually to reflect CPI in the local jurisdiction. The July 2025 Intake Fee will have the same credit point components and will be due 1 June 2025.

2025 Tuition Cost (AUD)

The estimated cost of your first year of tuition is ~AUD$51,000. This amount will be confirmed once the 2025 CPI uplift is confirmed.

The tuition cost includes all fees associated with delivering your tuition, including Exam Proctor (an online examination tool for delivering and supervising exams) and Clinical Key (access to your Professional Library).

The inclusive cost of credit points in 2024 is AUD$1,144.00 (Pre-clinical credit) and AUD$837.00 (Clinical credit). This cost will be adjusted to reflect CPI for 2025. Actual 2025 costs will be published by 1 September 2024.

For 2025 you will be required to purchase 40 Pre-clinical and 4 Clinical (Research Requirement) credits; 8 Pre-clinical and 2 (Research Requirement) Clinical credits are purchased in the Intake Fee, so the balance required will be 32 Pre-clinical and 2 Clinical credits.

The MD Program will be made up of the following credits which you will purchase during the course of your program: 102 Pre-clinical credits (2.5 years) and 80 Clinical credits, including 8 total Research Requirement credits (2 years).

For a detailed breakdown of tuition and fee information for Australia, please download the PDF below:

Canada – January 2025 Intake – First-Year Tuition and Fees (CAD)

2025 Intake Fee (CAD)

The January 2025 cohort Intake Fee (CAD$10,606.00) is due 1 December 2024.

The Intake Fee will be applied to Unit 1 (General Principles) and the Research Requirement.

 

CAD
Unit 1$8,952.00
Research Requirement$1,654.00
Intake Fee Total$10,606.00

*Note: The July 2025 Intake Fee is not yet confirmed, as the cost of Credit Points is adjusted annually to reflect CPI in the local jurisdiction. The July 2025 Intake Fee will have the same credit point components and will be due 1 June 2025.

2025 Tuition Cost (CAD)

The estimated cost of your first year of tuition is ~CAD$49,000. This amount will be confirmed once the 2025 CPI uplift is confirmed.

The tuition cost includes all fees associated with delivering your tuition, including Exam Proctor (an online examination tool for delivering and supervising exams) and Clinical Key (access to your Professional Library).

The inclusive cost of credit points in 2024 is CAD$1,119.00 (Pre-clinical credit) and CAD$827.00 (Clinical credit). This cost will be adjusted to reflect CPI for 2025. Actual 2025 costs will be published by 1 September 2024.

For 2025 you will be required to purchase 40 Pre-clinical and 4 Clinical (Research Requirement) credits; 8 Pre-clinical and 2 (Research Requirement) Clinical credits are purchased in the Intake Fee, so the balance required will be 32 Pre-clinical and 2 Clinical credits.

The MD Program will be made up of the following credits which you will purchase during the course of your program: 102 Pre-clinical credits (2.5 years) and 80 Clinical credits, including 8 total Research Requirement credits (2 years).

For a detailed breakdown of tuition and fee information for Canada, please download the PDF below:

New Zealand – January 2025 Intake – First-Year Tuition and Fees (NZD)

2025 Intake Fee (NZD)

The January 2025 cohort Intake Fee (NZD$11,012.00) is due 1 December 2024.

New Zealand tuition and fees are inclusive of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) @ 15%. GST is not applicable in other jurisdictions.

The Intake Fee will be applied to Unit 1 (General Principles) and the Research Requirement.

NZD
Unit 1$9,312.00
Research Requirement$1,700.00
Intake Fee Total$11,012.00

*Note: The July 2025 Intake Fee is not yet confirmed, as the cost of Credit Points is adjusted annually to reflect CPI in the local jurisdiction. The July 2025 Intake Fee will have the same credit point components and will be due 1 June 2025.

2025 Tuition Cost (NZD)

The estimated cost of your first year of tuition is ~NZD$52,000. This amount will be confirmed once the 2025 CPI uplift is confirmed.

The tuition cost includes all fees associated with delivering your tuition, including Exam Proctor (an online examination tool for delivering and supervising exams) and Clinical Key (access to your Professional Library).

The inclusive cost of credit points in 2024 is NZD$1,164.00 (Pre-clinical credit) and NZD$850.00 (Clinical credit). This cost will be adjusted to reflect CPI for 2025. Actual 2025 costs will be published by 1 September 2024.

For 2025 you will be required to purchase 40 Pre-clinical and 4 Clinical (Research Requirement) credits; 8 Pre-clinical and 2 (Research Requirement) Clinical credits are purchased in the Intake Fee, so the balance required will be 32 Pre-clinical and 2 Clinical credits.

The MD Program will be made up of the following credits which you will purchase during the course of your program: 102 Pre-clinical credits (2.5 years) and 80 Clinical credits, including 8 total Research Requirement credits (2 years).

For a detailed breakdown of tuition and fee information for New Zealand, please download the PDF below:

Samoa – January 2025 Intake – First-Year Tuition and Fees for Non-Scholarship Students (WST)

2025 Intake Fee for Non-Scholarship Students (WST)

Generally, Samoan students who are Samoan citizens and meet the postgraduate entry requirements will be offered scholarships to complete the MD program.

This does not preclude Samoan-based scholarship-ineligible students from enrolling in OUM and paying the following fees:

January 2025 cohort Intake Fee (WST$11,290.00) is due 1 December 2024.

The Intake Fee will be applied to Unit 1 (General Principles) and the Research Requirement.

Non-Scholarship StudentsWST
Unit 1$9,544.00
Research Requirement$1,746.00
Intake Fee Total$11,290.00

*Note: The July 2025 Intake Fee is not yet confirmed, as the cost of Credit Points is adjusted annually to reflect CPI in the local jurisdiction. The July 2025 Intake Fee will have the same credit point components and will be due 1 June 2025.

2025 Tuition Cost for Non-Scholarship Students (WST)

The estimated cost of first year of tuition for non-scholarship students is ~WST$53,000. This amount will be confirmed once the 2025 CPI uplift is confirmed.

The tuition cost includes all fees associated with delivering tuition for non-scholarship students, including Exam Proctor (an online examination tool for delivering and supervising exams) and Clinical Key (access to your Professional Library).

For non-scholarship students, the inclusive cost of credit points in 2024 is WST$1,193.00 (Pre-clinical credit) and WST$873.00 (Clinical credit). This cost will be adjusted to reflect CPI for 2025. Actual 2025 costs will be published by 1 September 2024.

For 2025, non-scholarship students will be required to purchase 40 Pre-clinical and 4 Clinical (Research Requirement) credits; 8 Pre-clinical and 2 (Research Requirement) Clinical credits are purchased in the Intake Fee, so the balance required will be 32 Pre-clinical and 2 Clinical credits.

The MD Program will be made up of the following credits which non-scholarship students will purchase during the course of their program:
102 Pre-clinical credits (2.5 years) and 80 Clinical credits, including 8 total Research Requirement credits (2 years).

For a detailed breakdown of tuition and fee information for non-scholarship students in Samoa, please download the PDF below:

US – January 2025 Intake – First-Year Tuition and Fees (USD)

2025 Intake Fee (USD)

The January 2025 cohort Intake Fee (USD$9,310.00) is due 1 December 2024.

The Intake Fee will be applied to Unit 1 (General Principles) and the Research Requirement.

 USD
Unit 1$8,416.00
Research Requirement$894.00
Total$9,310.00

*Note: The July 2025 Intake Fee is not yet confirmed, as the cost of Credit Points is adjusted annually to reflect CPI in the local jurisdiction. The July 2025 Intake Fee will have the same credit point components and will be due 1 June 2025.

2025 Tuition Cost (USD)

The estimated cost of your first year of tuition is ~USD$45,500. This amount will be confirmed once the 2025 CPI uplift is confirmed.

The tuition cost includes all fees associated with delivering your tuition, including Exam Proctor (an online examination tool for delivering and supervising exams) and Clinical Key (access to your Professional Library).

The inclusive cost of credit points in 2024 is USD$1,052.00 (Pre-clinical credit) and USD$447.00 (Clinical credit). This cost will be adjusted to reflect CPI for 2025. Actual 2025 costs will be published by 1 September 2024.

For 2025 you will be required to purchase 40 Pre-clinical and 4 Clinical (Research Requirement) credits; 8 Pre-clinical and 2 (Research Requirement) Clinical credits are purchased in the Intake Fee, so the balance required will be 32 Pre-clinical and 2 Clinical credits.

The MD Program will be made up of the following credits which you will purchase during the course of your program: 102 Pre-clinical credits (2.5 years) and 80 Clinical credits, including 8 total Research Requirement credits (2 years).

For a detailed breakdown of tuition and fee information for the United States, please download the PDF below:

The January 2025 Intake Fee, which includes 8 pre-clinical tuition credits and 2 clinical tuition (Research Requirement) credits, is purchased at the 2024 Tuition credit cost and is due and payable by 1 December 2024.

The 8 tuition credits will be applied to the first unit of the MD program, General Principles, and 2 clinical tuition credits will be applied to your required Research Requirement (8 clinical credits in total), which you will undertake over the course of the program.

Fees are included in the Tuition credit costs for the following graduation requirements:

  • Exam Proctor: Online examination tool for delivery and monitoring of online exams (required for all units)
  • Clinical Key: Extensive online professional library (required for all units)
  • NBME Exams: USMLE Step 1 and Step 2
  • Clinical Skills Course (CSC): 5-day, in-person, face-to-face CSC program delivered between the Pre-clinical and Clinical phases of the MD program (1 course)
  • OSCE: Final in-person practical exit exam (1 attempt).

Additional fees that may be applied to individual accounts will relate to specific actions or behaviors. Fees that may be imposed:

  • Late Fees: In 2024, $25 for each late payment of a charge to your account.
  • Convenience Fees: Card provider fees are passed on to students at payment.
  • Additional Exam Fees: If resits are required (OSCE).
  • Asynchronous Course Fees: If completing a course out of schedule.
  • Administrative Fee: 2% for a monthly payment plan.
  • All NZ Fees: Will have 15% GST added to the cost.

Hospital and Clinic Fees: Clinical rotations in hospitals or clinics may incur hospital fees. Students will pay these additional fees before the commencement of a clinical rotation. All students will be advised of associated hospital fees when being offered their clinical placement.

Tuition payments will be refunded in the case of withdrawal from the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program, but will be subject to an Administrative Fee as follows:

If a student withdraws:

  • Before the start of Orientation, there will be a full refund and no Administrative Fee.
  • Before the first unit (General Principles) starts, there will be a $1,000 Administrative Fee.
  • Within the first two weeks of the first unit, there will be a $5,000 Administrative Fee.
  • Unused prepaid credits will be refunded at 75% of the purchase cost on withdrawal from the MD program.

Application Fees are not refundable and may not be applied to cover other fees.

Unused tuition credits are refunded pro-rata only in the event of withdrawal/dismissal from the university.

For further information, students should contact the Finance Manager at bursar@oum.edu.ws.

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