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Bachelor of Science (Hons) Chinese Medicine (IMU) or Chinese Medicine Degree from Partner Universities in overseas

Offered by: International Medical University (IMU)
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Exam BodyInternational Medical University (IMU) or Partner Universities
Course Duration4+0 / 3+2 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees99,000 or 111,450 - 258,570/Course
Fees (International Student)113,000 or 121,950 - 269,070
FacultySchool of Health Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Course Description

Chinese Medicine (CM) has its origin more than 2500 years ago, greatly influenced by the teachings and written works of great herbalists, acupuncturists, philosophers and physicians. They emphasised man’s relationship to the environment, considering the human body to be a mini universe governed by opposing forces (yin-yang) which kept the body working in balance and harmony. In health, the opposing life forces of yin and yang were in balance while in illness there was an imbalance. CM studies the person in health and disease from the aspects of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation in a holistic manner. The range of treatments in CM include herbal therapy, acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, tuina, bone and spine manipulations, dietary therapy, exercise therapy like qigong and taijiguan.

Currently, there is a worldwide trend to integrate certain Chinese medicine practices like acupuncture and herbal remedies to complement the management of pain and reduce side effects of drugs used to treat chronic diseases. Today many universities in Australia, Canada, the United States of America, Europe, including France in addition to China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore have degree and postgraduate degree courses in Chinese medicine.


Traditional Chinese Medicine in Malaysia

The Ministry of Health (MOH), Malaysia recognises that a large proportion of its multiethnic population consults CM practitioners and use other traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) practices with importation of herbal products being 3 to 4 times the value of allopathic products. The Complementary Medicine Unit in the MOH coordinates and implements policies related to training and registration of practitioners with the aim to integrate T&CM into the national healthcare delivery system. It introduced standards for courses at diploma and degree levels to be enforced by the Malaysian Quality Agency (MQA). The Traditional and Complementary Medicine Act once passed by Parliament will regulate the T & CM practices.

Entry Requirements


A-Levels EE (Science stream)
STPM cGPA 2.50 (Science stream)
Australian Matriculation 65% aggregate or TER/ UAI/ ENTER/ ATAR 75 (incl 2 Science subjects)
NCEA Level 3 60% (incl 2 Science subjects)
Canadian Grade 12/13 60% in 6 subjects (incl 2 Science subjects)
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) B6 in 5 subjects (incl 2 Science subjects)
Australian University Foundation Programmes 70% aggregate in 4 best subjects or TER/ UAI/ ENTER/ ATAR 75 or GPA 2.00 (incl 2 Science subjects)
Indian Pre-University 60% (incl 2 Science subjects)
Ministry of Education Matriculation# cGPA 2.00 (incl 2 Science subjects)
International Baccalaureate (IB) 24 points (Incl 2 Science subjects)
American High School Diploma with Advanced Placement (AP) Not applicable
Foundation * # cGPA 2.00 or 50% (Foundation in Science)
Degree Pass
Diploma Diploma in Science, Diploma in Microbiology, Diploma in Traditional and Complimentary Medicine – cGPA 2.50Diploma in Traditional and Complimentary Medicine with 2 years working experience in the related field – cGPA 2.00

# The duration of this programme must be a minimum of 1 year in the same accredited institution.

* IMU does not accept any foundation in science courses from other colleges/universities for its dentistry programme except for foundation in science by IMU.

Foundation in Science qualification from other colleges/universities will be considered on case by case basis for admission into the Medicine & Pharmacy programme. In addition, it is only applicable for application into the IMU local programmes and not for all credit transfer options. Student with IMU Foundation in Science can apply into the IMU programmes with credit transfer option (except for medicine & dentistry), upon meeting eligibility of the required entry requirement of the intended programme.


English Language Requirement

Applicants are required to have one of these at the point of entry:

MUET Band score of 3*
IELTS Overall band score of 5.5 (International students)Students who are transferring to RMIT University are required to have an overall band score of 6.0
China’s Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) Students who are transferring to China universities are required to have HSK 4 prior to transfer and HSK 5 prior to graduation**

* Malaysian students are required to fulfil the MUET requirements

** UEC students with a pass in Chinese Language are exempted from HSK.

  • Students without IELTS or MUET can opt to sit for the Password English Test which is available only in IMU and must obtain the equivalent score required for IELTS. Students who have successfully enrolled using the Password English Test are still required to sit for MUET and (or) IELTS exam within the first year of their studies in IMU. This is ONLY applicable to those who are completing the entire degree in IMU, Malaysia. Please contact Admissions Office for further details or to register for the test.
  • The entry requirements and English requirements are subject to change.
Intake Months

February and September

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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