Frequently Asked Question

The time needed to complete the bachelor’s degree is entirely dependent on the student’s pace. The shortest amount of time needed to complete this degree is 2 years. It is recommended that medical students entering the AUN in their first or second year of medical school not to rush and to pace their AUN degree over 3-5 years so they have time to complete the requirements of both medical school and AUN (for U.S medical students, the AUN bachelor’s degree requirements must be completed within the 4-year MD degree program)

The estimated cost for the AUN bachelor’s degree Class of 2021 will be $90 per credit point. Students entering the 2021 class will have a projected fee of $2700 for the bachelor’s degree. Our fees are projected to increase as of January 2022, however, students entering the 2021 class will lock in their rate at $90 per credit. The projected fee for the full degree depends on the transferred number credits/amount of courses-credits the student takes in the AUN.

Yes, AUN is working on a scholarship program especially for students from developing countries. More information regarding student awards, scholarships and application will be available by the time the matriculation for the bachelor’s degree is opened.

The requirements of a bachelor’s degree in the US is 120 credit points. The AUN bachelor’s degree is being provided to students that are attending an accredited medical school. AUN will accept credit transfer from medical schools however the maximum number of credits that can be transferred are 90. Students must complete at least 30 credit points at AUN in order to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in neurosurgery.

The 30 credits at AUN will include several mandatory and elective courses

The conversion of credits will be completed by an AUN committee.

A student must be actively enrolled in an accredited medical school to enroll in the bachelor’s degree at AUN.

  • AUN provides the very first academic degree in the field of neurosurgery. The AUN bachelor’s degree will prepare students for residency at a level that students have never achieved before. Our mentorship programs will also provide students an opportunity to connect with professors/neurosurgeons who will guide them through the process of applying into competitive residency programs.


  • In order to graduate from AUN one must enroll into an AUN Research project with the resulting work published in a peer-reviewed journal. The latter is a key factor for the competitive neurosurgery programs from an application standpoint.

The vision is that residents would get dual education. The traditional hands-on training of the residency program would be coupled with academic education by some of the world’s foremost experts in the AUN. This would allow all residents to meet the highest thresholds among graduation.

The time needed to complete the master’s degree is entirely dependent on the resident’s schedule and pace. All degree requirements must be completed prior to completing the residency.

Students that have completed their medical degree and have not started their residency may enroll in the bachelor’s degree provided they have successfully completed their medical degree from an accredited medical school.

The time needed to complete the Doctorate degree is entirely dependent on the neurosurgeon’s pace and schedule. We project that it will take at a minimum 2 years to complete the requirements.

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