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Medical School Fees in Malaysia

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*updated on 26/7/2014


I love my medical school years! . Despite the ups and downs there are a lot of things I learnt while in Med school.

I studied in International Islamic University Malaysia (Kuantan) Kulliyyah of Medicine Batch 2008. Reminiscing, the cost I have to pay to go to the medical school is very minimal. I got a scholarship from JPA, with a 10 year bonded contract. Upon breaching the contract, I will have to pay a sumptuous amount of RM 250,000. That amount translates to about, USD 80,000. Cheap for a medical school. My clinical years were in Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Hospital Temerloh, and Hospital Pekan. We even went to Kg. Bantal, that is deep in the heart of Pahang, near Taman Negara.

A rural training. But not so backwards. Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, mat not have a Cardiothoracic service yet, but it has a Cardiology Dept at least. Now, Nephrology, Gastroenterology, Dermatology, and Respiratory all are available for specialist consultation. Not bad hey. I know certain medical schools couldn’t even get to see a Cardiologist for their cardiology sessions.

The total cost of my studies is a cheap one. I earned roughly about RM 3500 per month ( RM 40 K/ annual ) and well that’s ok if you live in Kuantan. USD 1000 for medical doctors. Not much but it pays the bill. My smaller brother may earned more than I do now, he works as an engineer in a big GLC.

I research some of the medical school fees in Malaysia. I found this website. Private medical school fees.

To sum up,

1.International Medical University (IMU) RM 370,000 kaching!

2. Monash University Malaysia Campus RM 450, 000 kaching!

3. Penang Medical School RM 500,000 kaching!

4. Melaka Manipal College RM 300,000 kaching!

5. Asian Institute of Medicine, Sciences and Technology RM 250,000 kaching

6. Royal College Medicine Perak RM 278,000

7. University College Sedaya RM 250,000

8. Allianze College of Medical Sciences RM 310,000

9. Cyberjaya University College of Medicine RM 250,000

10. Management and Science University MSU RM 300,000

11. MAHSA University College RM 250,000

12. Taylor’s University College ? RM 300,000

13.  read more from their  website

But in the end, all of these graduate will eventually become housemenship. So university have to buck up to produce the best graduates. All knowing graduates.

Now Russian graduates have a very bad reputation in local hospitals. Indonesian grads also having the same notorious attention. So buck up!

* updated

I just want to update all the courses fees . I found this nice table from

I dont know whether the information I have provided is misleading or not. But hey you guys have to do some research then.

Go and have a look. All credits goes to

I noticed there is a sudden increase in numbers of visit to this page! I wonder what will happen to the Egypt graduates if still the ‘state of emergency’ is not lift up.

Isn’t there like a compensation or transfer of credits? Any input!

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  1. Salam and hello there,

    I came across your website, thanks to my dad, he himself did a lot of research for me.

    I was a sponsored student studying in Russia, up until my third year, until I decided to come home & continue my studies locally, due to my health condition – and I figured it would be very much more comfortable for me receive my treatment here in Malaysia.

    Thanks to this post I’m able to explore my options not only in terms of academic excellence, but also economically.

    My sponsorship understands my condition and still willing to pay for my tuition fees, since I have no problem in my academic, just maybe I need to sharpen my medical skills due to long absence from the med school.

    If I may ask for your opinion, is CUCMS good for furthering my studies? Or perhaps if you have other suggestion, it would be very kind of you to reply to this comment.

    Many thanks & may Allah bless.



    January 14, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    • Many thanks for visiting this site.

      I am not the best person to answer this question.But I will try to answer from the past experience.

      When I was in Hosp Serdang, CUCMS students had their rotations in my ward. I found that their approach is very hollistic. In one of the student conference, that we held during my students days, CUCMS student have a session where students are able to express their thoughts and ideas of the topics that their discussing. A kind of ‘ reminiscing sessions’. These sessions are conducted for giving out their thoughts, and how they can apply understanding of the topics. So the teaching becomes a dialogue process, instead of a monologue, one way communication. Students have to recall what they have learnt and how they can apply to this new teaching. This is quite interesting because lecturer will get to know their students very well.

      Secondly, if I am not mistaken their degree programme in the medical studies is a two part programme. The first part is a degree in basic medical sciences ( pathology, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology) and the second part in the clinical medicine ( internal medicine, surgery, orthopaedics, obstetrics). So if a student wants to end their studies earlier, the first degree is enough to proceed to masters programme in the basic medical sciences.

      This is only my personal opinion.
      Thank you.

      Muhammad Khairul

      January 14, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    • I am a year 4 cucms students..and yes it is a good place to study medical knowledge and to learn how to become a good doctor. Lecturers are superb!


      May 28, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    • So how are things going?


      February 25, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    • Hello,

      Thank you so much for the information. I have problem and hope you can advise me a bit. My son studied MBBS degree in one of Sri Lankan state universities as a foreign student although we are Sri Lankan. He has completed 2 years and due some personal problems he is unable to continue his studies there in. Therefore, I am seeking your help whether any information that you know, would be helpful for my son to pursue rest of his studies in good university in Malaysia??? Please drop me mail if possible.

      By the way I am an Engineer, working in Doha Now.

      With kind regards,


      Ahamed - Doha

      December 31, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      • Dear Mr Ahamed,

        Thank you for visiting my humble little site.

        I understand that your son, is already in the medical programme in a Sri Lankan university, and your concern thereof.

        I know that Cyberjaya University College (, previously had helped one of my friend who was unable to complete his studies in the UKs due to some personal problems. He had transferred his credits and graduated in Basic medical sciences there. I met this person during my Forensic posting as a junior house officer.

        Usually the first 2 years in medical school are the Basic Medical Sciences.( Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Histology, Microbiology, Molecular Medicine, and so forth..)

        The next 3 years are more of clinical sciences ( Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obs and Gyane and Orthopaedic, Paediatrics)

        So may be you can try the same thing my friend did and requested for a transfer of credit. Usually you will need an academic transcript from the current university and then try to approach the relevant institution.

        May be this will help him.


        January 3, 2015 at 8:52 am

  2. i want to study medicine and surgery at malaysia . How many rm make a naira

    Akinlamilo opeyemi

    July 4, 2013 at 2:09 pm

  3. am from nigeria,pls i wish to study medicine in malaysia but i don’t even know how to apply. Pls be kind to me and guid me through or give me procedures on how i can apply online.

    saheed sodiq

    July 27, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    • Assalamualaikum Mr Sodiq,

      Thanks the interest in studying Medicine in Malaysia. Malaysia as you had already known is a developing country. A lot of opportunities are available in Malaysia. In Malaysia there is a handful of Medical colleges. I graduated from International Islamic University of Malaysia. (MBBS). It is a semi-private university which I think you can apply.

      The list of university on top are the private universities. I would suggest you check first with the local government bodies in Nigeria whether the medical schools above are listed in the local and recognized in your country.

      Malaysia has her own specific overseas’ medical schools that she recognizes. Usually a local medical council like for example in Malaysia, which are the Malaysian Medical Council and the Public Service Department has a combined record of which universities are listed in as a recognized medical school.

      This is important to set the standard of the medical curriculum.

      Like from my university it the link is or

      Requirement as follows

      Basic Academic Qualification

      A pass in the IIUM Matriculation Centre’s final examination* with GPA of not less than 3.0 and fulfilling all other requirements for promotion to the first year of a degree program at IIUM;

      Three principal passes in the STPM (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia; Advanced Level) examination obtained at one sitting, including General Paper and two of the following papers: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics;

      Two principal passes in the STPM obtained at one sitting including General Paper, and two subsidiary passes in two of the following papers: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics;

      Three principal passes in the GCE ‘A’ Level examination obtained at one sitting in three of the following papers: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics

      Successful completion of any one of the following examination:

      Senior Secondary Assessment Board of South Australia Examination (SSABSA); OR

      Associate American Degree (AAD)

      So i think from Nigeria, you must have A levels. Correct me if I am wrong.



      July 28, 2013 at 6:51 am

  4. Asalamu Alaykum,
    I am a muslim U.S citizen. I earned my BS in Clinical Laboratory Science. I am currently working full, and I am planing to go medical school. The problem I am facing is that if I want to go to medical school in the U.S, I must take loan, close to $1700. I do not want deal with (Ripa) interest because it is haram. I was searching if there is a muslim organization or muslim banks that can lend money to muslim student. However, so far none in the U.S. I am now looking to counteries like Malaysia, Pakistan or India where I really do not know any about these counteries. Do Malaysia medical schools lend money to a muslim American student if he want to study their schools? Please feel free to send an email.



    August 17, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    • Br Mohamed, Medical Schools don’t give out loans. I think by law they can’t because they are educations institutions and not financial organizations.


      August 17, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    • Waalaikumussalam,

      Bro Mohamed,
      Your question is very specific.

      Do Malaysian medical schools lend money to a muslim American student if he wants to study medicine in their school?

      FYI, in Malaysia, the medical schools are divided into two – Government medical schools and Private medical schools. For goverment medical schools – I don’t think Universities such as, University of Malaya, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia UKM Medical Centre, and Science University Malaysia USM offers any financial aids to students.

      But for privately funded medical schools I am still not sure whether they can provide financial assistance. You have to do some research by yourselves – getting to know which university will provide financial assistance. I studied in International Islamic University Malaysia, and I received a scholarship. IIUM however do not provide any study loan as was told to me when I started my studies.

      I dont think any of these universities are providing educational loans, because they are registered as a teaching institutions under University Act 1971 . However, It does mentioned that, a loan can be given if approved by Minister, Part I Power of the University –

      paragraph — to grant loans or financial assistance to deserving students on such terms
      and conditions as may be approved by the Minister;

      Link –

      Another way is to call up Islamic banks in Malaysia, and asked for their loans. In Malaysia the educational loans are mainly provided by a government body that serves the people for loans- PTPTN under the Ministry of Higher Educations Malaysia.


      So, basically,no. Medical schools in Malaysian medical school does not provide a study loan. However, if you want an interest free, riba’ free loans then you have to approach Islamic banks to get further infos



      August 18, 2013 at 4:11 pm

  5. hi , I 1 to ask how about UCSI medical graduate ???


    August 26, 2013 at 4:16 am

  6. Hello sir, is there any Lincoln University College Medical graduates done their clinical year in hospital you’re working? Can I know how was their performances?


    August 26, 2013 at 10:42 am

    • Sorry I have not work with graduate from the mentioned university. Lincoln university is in nz right?


      August 26, 2013 at 10:47 am

      • Lincoln University College in Malaysia..


        August 26, 2013 at 11:18 am

      • Can you suggest the best ipts for medical programme? Im thinking to pursue my study at lincoln university, petaling jaya. But Ive read an article that govt urged to cancel lincoln’ collage license. Can we trust lincoln university?


        September 29, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      • Dear Farah
        I am not at the position to discuss which ipts offer the best medical education. Ive been working with grads from other universities. You can email me in private to discuss.


        September 30, 2013 at 10:35 am

  7. Salam alaik.

    Iqy Haziq Mohamad from Cairo University. Currently studying 4th year Medicine.

    Im sure u guys have heard about the situation going on in Egypt. With all the coup d’etat and all. Until now, 12th Sept 2013, Egypt still lies in a state of emergency where people arent allowed to leave their houses from 11pm-6am. Kind of like a curfew thingy.

    Ok, talking bout the Malaysian students in Egypt, currently, most of us are back here in Malaysia for summer holidays. And due to the uprising in Egypt, Majlis Keselamatan Negara has made a decision not to allow us to return to our respective universities. At least until the uprising subsides..

    Heard about the news that a delegation from the Ministry of Higher Education + Embassy of Malaysia in Egypt went to meet up with the Egyptian government n uni’s n finally came to an agreement to delay the starting of our next semester..
    It should be on the 3rd week of September but now has been delayed to 19th October 2013..

    The MOHE also made some several meetings with the sponsors (JPA, MAIWP, MARA, YP, YT, etc) n one of the decisions was that the MOHE would rather have these students be transferred to local IPTA/S.

    But as this decision from MOHE stands, several problems arise.
    1. Fees for Medicine studies in Malaysia are waay expensive than Egypt, which is just RM24k/year. A total of just RM150k/head for 6 years studies. Compared to IPTA/S in Malaysia as u mentioned above.

    2. Competition for places.
    There are 7 main universities which offer medicine in egypt. And each university holds about 500-1500 Malaysian students. Should a transfer be done, how do u expect almost 5000 students to each have a place to study in Malaysia?

    3. Some of the IPTS such as IMU are willing to receive students from Egypt but one the conditions was to start from the 1st year again. Even students stdying in the 5th year in egypt would have to start all over again. They wont accept credit transfer bcos not all universities in egypt uses the credit hour system.
    Owh cmon, its already hard enough to just study medicine, n now the IPTS wants us to start all over again? Frankly speaking, Im tired of memorizing Staph Aureus.. ==’

    But out of all this mess, Malaysian Medical Council expects a win-win situation. So, they told us to just continue in Egypt, but with high alert from the MKN n MOHE..

    Would this be enough for just a short explanation from a student studying in Egypt? I hope so.
    Thx for reading. Smiles.


    September 12, 2013 at 11:27 pm

  8. Hi Mr Khairul, I’m Aaron from Sabah. I’m interested to do medicine since my secondary school day but due to my not so superb results and fierce competition to enter medic school, i end up to do bachelor in biology. Im done with my study now but the urge and passion to further my studies in medics is getting wild. So im going to find as much as possible info abt how im going to enter medic school eventhough i’ve to start frm the beginning. Please advice me. Thank u. Greeting frm the Land Below the Wind. Have a nice day :)

    Aaron Solibun

    November 30, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    • Hi Aaron, thanks for visiting this site!.

      As you have pointed out, SPM is only one examination before going to college.

      If you are still interested in doing medicine, my advice is try to go to a hospital first, and tag first with any of the doctors that you know. To understand medicine first you have to feel and face the challenges as a doctor! Medicine I would point out to you is a very good place and is a noblest of work a person an have.

      But you have to consider also the downside of it because medicine requires passion and persistence. But at the end of the day, you would need to do the judgement call whether to do medicine or not. Beside that, you would need a really good heart to become a doctor. It is not about the money!

      So my advice!
      1. Tag with a doctor- a good doctor first
      2. Try to understand the nature of their work
      3. Try to understand to possibilities of carrier growth in medicine
      4. Try to learn the downside of medicine
      5. Try to learn the things that doctors learn.
      6. Decide to do medicine or not
      7. Always remain positive!


      December 6, 2013 at 7:22 am

      • Hi Khairul, thank you so much for the reply. I really appreciate it. Yes, I’ve “kamceng” with some physician during volunteer activity with MERCY Malaysia medical outreach program in interior of Sabah. I’ve ask them some questions about pursuing career in meds and they do advice me about drawbacks of meds etc.and I’m plan to do foundation study such Australian matriculation or Monash University Foundation Year before entering medicine school. What do you think? I’ve made my mind after considering those advice’s.

        Aaron Solibun

        December 6, 2013 at 9:13 am

    • hye aron , if u dun mind could u please give me ur email address? because i have things to ask u
      Or perhaps can u send me an email to my email address? its
      Thank you aron. :)


      June 9, 2014 at 1:08 am

  9. If I may ask for your opinion, is MSU good for furthering my studies in medicine?

    Thank you & may Allah bless.


    January 11, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    • I am not at the position of answering whether msu is good or not. What makes the university good is a very difficult question. But what really makes a good doctor is – a good person.

      Hope helps.


      January 11, 2014 at 5:38 pm

      • Thank you for your reply,,hope to be one of the best muslim doctor :)


        January 11, 2014 at 5:44 pm

  10. Hi Khairul. U seems to be unavailable here for a couple of weeks or more i guess. All de best in life :)

    Aaron Solibun

    January 11, 2014 at 5:11 pm

  11. salam n hi..can u please suggest me which private univ’s that offer good medical or pharmacy degree?i wish to email u personally but there’s no email address that i should write to


    February 24, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    • dear lily,
      in regards to which university is the best for doing this and that, medicine and pharmacy, I can give you a personal consultation. But I will need your email, thank you!


      February 24, 2014 at 7:19 pm

      • here’s my email


        February 25, 2014 at 2:50 pm

      • Will get to you shortly? Any specific question that you would like to ask?


        February 25, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      • yes..could u please suggest which private univs that offer medic n pharmacy course? thanks ^^,


        February 28, 2014 at 8:36 pm

  12. i want to study medicine and surgery in malaysia how many years does it take and their rate of payement

    christopher ifeanyi

    February 28, 2014 at 10:42 pm

  13. How did you obtain the JPA scholarship? Did you get it after getting your SPM results? How did you apply for it??


    March 22, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    • For local university usually students will be offered jpa scholarship. Local universities such are IPTA status.

      This does not include private universities.

      Other alternatives are ptptn, ATM scholarships and private bank study loan.

      If you score your spm well you will usually benefit from the jpa scholarship.

      Good luck


      March 27, 2014 at 12:45 am

  14. assalamualaikum brother..can u please suggest me which private univ’s that offer good medical degree?i wish to email u personally but there’s no email address that i should write to


    May 24, 2014 at 7:20 am

    • Waalaikum salam
      Vivi, I am not in the right position to tell you which uni is good or not. These are only my personal experience and it does not reflect overall credibility of an instution.
      But in terms of learning and money wise I can give you an idea.


      May 24, 2014 at 8:17 am

  15. Hello Khairul, I have one question to ask. I am currently a 4th year 2nd semester student (medical) in Russia. Is it possible to get credit transfer in any of the university in Malaysia?


    June 11, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    • sorry for the super late reply. Wards had been extremely busy. But to answer that, I dont think so.
      You have to ask directly to the Dean of Medicine, whether they are allowing for transfer of credits.

      I know for sure that, during the Egypt Hosni Mubarak revolution things, friends were able to transfer their credits to local uni.


      June 29, 2014 at 8:43 am

    • Hey!
      I’m a 2nd year 2nd semester medical student studying in Russia. I would like to continue my studies in Malaysia. I came across this website and saw your queries here. I would like to know more about the procedure. Could you help me with this personally? Thank you.

      Kousalya Krisnasamy

      February 15, 2015 at 3:40 pm

      • Dear Ms Krisnasamy,

        I think you should approach the dean of the faculty of medicine in any malaysian medical school first. I have seen a few of my family friend’s sons, who went to private med uni in malaysia. At the time, it was the Egypt revolution, and the malaysian goverment need to take care the safety of our malaysian students overseas, fortunately, they were able to continue pursuing their study in Malaysia.

        I dont know about the situation in Rusia and Ukraine though.

        But give it a try. Make an appointment and talk to the Dean. Maybe can make some arrangements?


        February 21, 2015 at 8:31 am

  16. Hello Dr. Khairul. I intend to pursue medicine, however I’d prefer a relatively reasonable (cheap) place as my family is not exactly well off..
    Sadly I didn’t gain admission to the local unis. Egypt seems to be the only hope, yet the political condition & safety there is questionable.
    What would you suggest?

    Helena Aishah

    July 14, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    • Hi, my suggestion is try to go to local university first. Try to ‘sneak in to local university with a ptptn or JPA scholarship.

      Egypt is not your only hope. You have lots of other choices. But you have make your options open.

      So basically, there are 2 things
      1. Where to study?
      2. How to fund your studies?


      July 15, 2014 at 11:11 am

      • Well doctor, what do you mean sneak into the local universities? Esp with a jpa scholarship (which would be a dream come true if I can get it)?

        I honestly want to go to med school, very much. And I am open to any suggestions :)

        Helena Aishah

        July 16, 2014 at 12:50 am

  17. My daughter finished her A-level waiting for her result now. She had applied to IMU with condition acceptance. Now as a mother, I am seeking for advice from you to which local uni and how I could get financial aids.


    July 22, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    • Hi Anita, I am so sorry for the late reply. I had been very busy managing the wards, and on call for the last few days were quite taxing.

      Congratulations to your daughter, on getting the offer from IMU.

      I am at no position of telling which University is good or bad. But I do know that, the more exposure the medical student has during their studies, the better they are in working and coping with patients.

      True enough, theory is important. But you have to understand that studying and working are two different things.

      I studied in International Islamic University (UIA) in Kuantan, Malaysia. My exposure is different from friends who graduated from Ireland, Egypt or Indonesia.

      I know this because my sister is studying in Ireland and my other brother is studying in Egypt. And, I have also personally known those graduates from Indonesia.

      So you see the exposure is different. The focus on diseases are different and the working environment are different.

      I have interviewed almost 100 housemen, and most of them do not know what to expect from working in a government hospital such as in Malaysia.

      I have also friends graduated from IMU, whom are doing very excellent in their studies and post graduate studies.

      I guess the best tool is to adapt and change accordingly to the system and work her way when she is in the system

      UM, UKM and USM are the major three big medical school in Malaysia. They are semi government and is back by our tax monies. They have major post graduate curriculum and, their system is already proven at the level of national and international.

      Private Uni such as , IMU , Manipal Medical College, PMC ( my sister got a place in this school) and Cyberjaya Medical school are the private school that are also available in Malaysia which has very good reputations.

      I have met those graduates from Egypt, Russia, Indonesia, and grads from UK and Ireland.

      I would not blabber about which one is good or bad, because again I am not qualified to do that.

      In Malaysia, basically the financial support form the government are 3
      1. JPA
      2. MARA
      3. PTPTN
      4. Ministry of Defence (MOD)

      other private scholarship are also available,

      but I would not delve too much because not many of my friends had the opportunity to get these private scholarships. But I do know that some of them had these ‘private scholarship’
      such as Robert Kuok Foundation, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and etc..

      Lastly, FAMA or ‘Father and Mother’ scholarship.

      I guess that’s all. The sad thing is not many private scholarships are available.

      Hope this helps.

      Muhammad Khairul

      July 26, 2014 at 6:58 am

  18. Salam,

    I’m interested to apply for medicine in Malaysia. I’ve just finished my A-Level and I would like to know which Unis are best in terms of tuition fees, academic and environment? So far, what I’ve got in mind are CUCMS, IIUM, Taylors University, UniKL, AUCMS, AIMST and Lincoln University College. I’m looking for the one that has affordable fees and MBBS certificates that are recognized internationally since I’m intending to work in the UK in the future.

    However, if I changed my mind and would like to do housemanship in Malaysia, what’s the requirements to be eligible? FYI I only have O-level/GCSE and A-Level with no SPM because I’ve been living in the UK for 6 years now. My nationality is Malaysian though.

    Plus, Can I also ask how to apply for scholarship or any other financial aid for medicine?

    Looking forward for your reply.

    Diyar Harraz

    July 23, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    • Hi Diyar,

      Thanks for visiting this humble page of mine.

      I understand that you would like to work in the UK. You see, in the UK they have an exclusive system for themselves.

      Medical schools in Malaysia are not recognised in the UK. But it is recognized under WHO – you can check this under Avicenna directory.It is a directory of Medical School in the world and most of the university in Malaysia is recognise under WHO or under the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research

      UK has her own special programme called PLAB (Professional and Linguistic Assesement Board) under the General Medical Council.

      Let say if I want to work in the UK, I need to take this test first. The PLAB.

      But those graduated from the UK, can almost work everywhere. This is where it matters to get your Bachelor’s degree.

      General Medical Council ( GMC) regulates all the doctors who wishes to work in the UK. Doctor have to register under GMC and there is a specific GMC no.

      Likewise in Malaysia, we have the Malaysia Medical Council (MMC) no. It is like a register of all the doctors who are qualified to work in Malaysia.

      Apart from that in the UK, you will need a License to Practice. Similarly in Malaysia, we have the APC or Annual Practising License which is signed by the Director General allowing you to practice here.

      But exceptions to certain UK universities, such as Newcastle University of Medicine in Nusajaya ( and I think there is a conjoint system with Royal College of Physician. (

      Taylors University, I have not met yet those graduate from Taylors Unversity. But I do know that their programme is an International programme.

      Other Bachelor’s degree in Malaysia, are from University of Nottingham in Malaysia, but I do not know whether they have a medical programme in Malaysia- I don t think they have.

      And in the UK, if you look under the PLAB/ GMC requirement those who are from EC are not required to take the test.

      Read more here –

      So take your pick!

      There are other pathway to work in the UKs as a Doctor, but I will not discussed in here in the open.

      If you change your mind and let say if you want to work in Malaysia, all the university listed are recognized in Malaysia. WIth O-Level/GCSE and A-Level you can study anywhere in Malaysia.

      But I would suggest for you to continue your studies in UK.

      My sister got a scholarship under JPA to study in Ireland. And her Bachelor Degree is recognised in the UK and Malaysia. She had just passed the final under the PMC-RCPI programme. So I guess you can choose this university if you want to work in the UK or Malaysia or what they called, Licentiate (

      In terms of financial aid, not many would offer Scholarship to study medicne.
      in Malaysia,
      1. JPA
      2. PTPTN
      3. MARA

      If you have gain admission into a UK university I think they will be no problem to apply for MARA scholarship.

      So Good luck!

      Muhammad Khairul

      July 26, 2014 at 7:49 am

  19. Hi Graduate from IIUM. IIUM was the best place. However difficult to get a place for Medical Education for foreign students. Please can you tell me about Melaka Manipal Medical Collage? Have you worked with their graduates. If you need to email me your personal view this is my email add :

    Therimakase Banya


    August 24, 2014 at 6:10 pm

  20. Hi Sir,
    I plan to further study at local private university in Malaysia ,I plan to take a degree physiotherapy courses,my questions is :
    *which local private university offer this course?
    *which local private university in physiotherapy is qualified by JPA,Malaysian Physiotherapy Association(MPA) and foreign university?
    *How much is the cost if taking this course in local private university?
    *MAHSA University also offer the course which is Bachelor of Physiotherapy(Hons) -Dual award with Anglia Ruskin University-Does it is qualified by JPA,MPA and other foreign university?


    December 11, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    • Hi Tan,
      Sorry for the late reply.

      I am sorry I will not have the right information for you. I understand that your interest is in Bachelor in Physiotheraphy.

      But of what my limited knowledge all the medical and health care related Programme in Malaysia, are closely monitored by an accredited MQA.


      December 17, 2014 at 7:39 pm

  21. Salam, I find this post extremely helpful…still I would like a better insight on what is the differences between medicine and dentistry and which would be a better option now..I’m really confused to be honest…thank you yea. It would be great of you could drop me an email about it at


    February 4, 2015 at 2:00 am

    • Waalaikum salam Diana,

      It had been a very busy week for me in Hosp Kajang.

      In Medicine – there are many subspecialites,

      Medicine is “the big trunk” of knowledge tree then you have the main branches-

      Basic Medical sciences -anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology pharmacology, immunology, virology, parasitology and so on…

      Then you have another branch which is the applied medicine, e.g are- internal medicine, surgery, obstetric and gyanaecology, orthopaedics and so on..

      Under internal medicine, you have – cardiology, neurology, endocrinology, diabetology, nephorology and haematology and on and on..

      Under paeds, you have – all the paeds subspecialities..

      All and all.. to be a good Housemenship you need to know a little bit of that, a little of this and, indepth of certain topics and some topics that you might need to know only. That is the tricky part.

      I guess in Dentistry, the general picture is similar like Medicine.

      So you see the knowledge is very very expansive.

      But that you really need to ask a practicing dentist to answer your doubts.

      But all and all, remain positive.


      February 21, 2015 at 8:43 am

      • Thanks for the insight…you see I have completed my diploma recently…with a cgpa of 3.5 above in science…but, my main concern is generally about how to cope, how to study, would I have time to socialize,and would I have a life after all,as people would say, doctors have got no life…those are my main concern..I don’t plan to fail you see…
        that means be it dentistry or medicine, is the field of study pretty much the same?


        February 24, 2015 at 1:10 am

  22. hi,i am a nigerian i wish to study medicine in malaysia but i don’t know how to go about,please i wil like to how much it wil cost me if i enrol in a government funded school

    mzengeh philipo

    March 14, 2015 at 6:10 am

  23. Salam.. I need to ask you a few questions abt pharmacy course. Here’s my email


    March 14, 2015 at 5:12 pm

  24. Slm khairulorama, where are u know.. What happen to u know..?

    Siti fatimah Omar

    March 16, 2015 at 3:25 pm

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