Getting a foreign medical degree in Malaysia
by StudyMalaysia.com on January 3, 2019 | Top Stories
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||Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia||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|
|Entry requirements||Compulsory subjects for these requirements are Chemistry & Biology plus Physics or Mathematics
||A pre-university qualification that includes Biology, Chemistry, and Physics/Mathematics
||Compulsory subjects for these requirements are Chemistry & Biology plus Physics or Mathematics
|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
Clinical School Johor Bahru
Integrated medicine and surgery
Clinical School Johor Bahru and Sultanah Aminah Hospital
Core clinical rotations
Clinical School Johor Bahru, Sultanah Aminah Hospital, and in Australia
Pre-intern placements and electives
||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
||Years 3, 4 & 5
|Tuition fees||Malaysian students
RM99,900 per annum
RM112,000 per annum
RM95,000 per annum, for each of the five years of the programme
RM110,000 per annum, for each of the five years of the programme
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