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Getting a foreign medical degree in Malaysia

by StudyMalaysia.com on January 3, 2019 | Top Stories

Getting a foreign medical degree in Malaysia - StudyMalaysia.com

Studying medicine is still one of the most coveted degrees in this part of the world. Due to limited seats in Malaysia previously, many students travelled to other countries like India and as far as Russia to pursue a degree in medicine. These days, there are many more opportunities to study medicine – in fact, you can even pursue a medical degree awarded by a foreign university right here in Malaysia.

Three foreign university branch campuses (FUBC) in Malaysia offer courses in medicine. They are Monash University Malaysia, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia, and RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus. Here’s a quick look at how the three FUBCs match up for their medical programme.

Monash University Malaysia

Monash University Malaysia

Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus

RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus
Location of main campus Melbourne, Australia Newcastle upon Tyne, England Dublin, Ireland
Location of campus in Malaysia Bandar Sunway, Selangor Educity@Iskandar, Johor Georgetown, Penang
Programme name Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (BMedSci/MD) Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB BS) Honours Bachelor, of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Obstetrics (MB BCh BAO)
Duration 5 years 5 years 5 years
Intake March September September
Entry requirements Compulsory subjects for these requirements are Chemistry & Biology plus Physics or Mathematics
  • GCE A Level - 14 points
  • ATAR – 95
  • IB Diploma – 36 points
  • STPM - subject grade point 10.33 (e.g. A, B+, B)
A pre-university qualification that includes Biology, Chemistry, and Physics/Mathematics
  • A levels - Normally 15 points or AAA at A2 level (A=5; B=4; C=3; D=2; E=1)
  • IB Diploma - Normally 37 points including the additional points available for the Theory of Knowledge/ Extended Essay
  • STPM - Normally AAA based upon the total of the best three scores in the required Science subjects
  • Australian Year 12 (ATAR) - Based on ATAR score of 90 as reflected on the transcript, including the required science subjects
Compulsory subjects for these requirements are Chemistry & Biology plus Physics or Mathematics
  • A-Level/ STPM - ABB in: Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics or Physics
  • IB Diploma - 36 points (including bonus points) with a minimum of 2 HL and 1 SL in 3 Science subjects; AND attained a minimum score of 5 at Higher Level each in Biology and Chemistry
  • Australian Year 12 (ATAR) - 95 ATAR provided the subjects include Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics or Physics
For a complete list of accepted qualifications, please refer to the institutions’ website or contact the institution directly.
English language requirement IELTS min overall score of 7 with no individual band less than 6.5 IELTS min overall score of 7 with no individual band less than 6.5 IELTS, TOEFL and/ or SPM GCE 1119 English
For a complete list of accepted English proficiency qualifications, please refer to the institutions’ website or contact the institution directly.
Outline of programme Years 1 & 2
Sunway City campus
Basic medical and behavioural sciences and community placements

Year 3
Clinical School Johor Bahru
Integrated medicine and surgery

Year 4
Clinical School Johor Bahru and Sultanah Aminah Hospital
Core clinical rotations

Year 5
Clinical School Johor Bahru, Sultanah Aminah Hospital, and in Australia
Pre-intern placements and electives
Year 1
  • Case-based Study
  • Early Clinical and Community Experience (48 weeks)
Year 2
  • Case-based Study
  • Early Clinical and Community Experience (48 weeks)
  • Transition to Clinically-based Practice (2 weeks)
Year 3
  • Integrated Medical Practice (12 weeks)
  • Junior Assistantship Medicine/Surgery/Community (4 weeks)
  • Integrated Medical Placements (3 x 6 weeks)
  • Student Selected Component 1 (4 weeks)
Year 4
  • Clinical Decision Making and Student Selected Component 2 (14 weeks)
  • Long-term Conditions (12 weeks)
  • Surgical and Medical Placements (12 weeks)
  • Elective (8 weeks)
Year 5
  • Integrated Medical Assistantships (5x3 weeks)>
  • Acute Care (10 weeks)
  • Senior Assistantship Medicine/Surgery/Primary Care (6 weeks)
Years 1 & 2
2.5 years pre-clinical studies in Dublin at either the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) or University College Dublin (UCD)

Years 3, 4 & 5
2.5 years clinical studies in Penang at RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC) and its teaching hospitals
Clinical placements and hospital teaching sites Years 3, 4 & 5
  • Hospital Sultan Ismail
  • Hospital Sultanah Aminah
  • Hospital Permai
  • Hospital Sultanah Nora Ismail (Batu Pahat)
  • Hospital Enche’ Besar Hajjah Kalsom (Kluang)
  • Klinik Kesihatan Gelang Patah
  • Klinik Kesihatan Taman Universiti
  • Klinik Kesihatan Sultan Ismail
Years 3, 4 & 5
  • Penang Hospital, Penang
  • Seberang Jaya Hospital, Penang
  • Taiping Hospital, Perak
Tuition fees Malaysian students
RM99,900 per annum

International students
RM112,000 per annum
Malaysian students
RM95,000 per annum, for each of the five years of the programme

International students
RM110,000 per annum, for each of the five years of the programme
Malaysian students
  • Pre-clinical years in Dublin: € 33,000 per year
    Total for 2.5 years (5 semesters): € 82,500
  • Clinical training in Penang: RM 87,746 per year
    Total for 2.5 years (5 semesters): RM 219,365
International students
  • Pre-clinical years in Dublin: € 38,250 per year
    Total for 2.5 years (5 semesters): € 95,000
  • Clinical training in Penang: RM 57,500 per semester
    Total for 2.5 years (5 semesters): RM 287,500

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