International Medical University (IMU)

International Medical University (IMU)

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Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Honours) Fees Structure, Admission, Intake, Deadline

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration 3 years
Intake Deadline
February and August N/A


Overview of Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Honours) in International Medical University (IMU) Malaysia

The path towards becoming a doctor is long and challenging but one that sees no shortage of takers. It is a selfless calling, dedicated to the service of others and yet, is one of the most personally fulfilling career options to embark on.

To take up medicine, you need good grades coupled with total commitment to stay on the course. Hence, it is important that the decision to be a doctor is yours, not your parents’ or anyone else’s.

The IMU Medical programme focuses on Medical Sciences for the first 2.5 years. Students then proceed to undertake Clinical Training either at IMU’s Clinical Campuses in the southern part of Malaysia or at a Partner Medical School (PMS) overseas.

IMU’s curriculum emphasizes clinical application of basic science from an early stage. IMU is the first to incorporate the USMLE Step 1 Preparatory Course into the IMU medical curriculum across Semesters 1 to 5. This is to allow IMU medical graduates to begin early preparation to sit for USMLE Step 1 examination that opens the door towards United States residency opportunities.

The Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Honours) at IMU is a six-month programme which provides an opportunity for medical students to gain an understanding of research in a variety of areas.

The Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Honours), BMedSC (Hons) programme was initiated in 2003 and is an accredited 3 years honours degree. The first 2.5 years focus on the Medical Sciences as part of the IMU Medical programme (MBBS) in Bukit Jalil campus.

On completion, the Phase 1 MBBS students are eligible to spend an additional two (2) semesters to undertake a research project and submit a dissertation. The student will be supervised on the preparation of research proposal, designing and executing of research methodology using various scientific tools, data analysis, presentation and preparation of the dissertation and manuscripts for publication. In addition, there is a coursework covering various aspects of research methodology.

At the end of this programme, the student will be equipped with new knowledge and practical experience such as in the areas of:

  • Scientific research methodology
  • Analytical skills during data analysis and evaluation of results
  • Statistical methods relevant to research
  • Application of information technology to research
  • Ethical issues pertinent to research
  • Scientific writing
  • Literature search and review process
  • Health and safety issues in laboratory and experimental practice

This degree is a prerequisite for those who intend to transfer to Graduate Partner Medical Schools (PMS). It is also offered to those who are transferring to undergraduate PMS and Seremban Clinical Campus. It is also an option for students who wish to exit the programme with an honours degree in Medical Sciences.




A-Levels BBB or ABC in
~Biology; and
~Chemistry; and
~Physics or Mathematics
~Biology; and
~Chemistry; and
~Physics or Mathematics
Australian Matriculation 80% aggregate or ATAR 80 including
~Biology; and
~Physics or Mathematics
NCEA Level 3 Average of 80% in
~Biology; and
~Chemistry; and
~Physics or Mathematics
Canadian Grade 12/13 80% aggregate in 6 subjects (with an average of 80% in
~Biology; and
~Chemistry; and
~Physics or Mathematics)
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) B4 in 5 subjects
~Biology; and
~Chemistry; and
~Physics; and
~Mathematics; and
~Additional Mathematics
Australian University Foundation Programmes 80% aggregate or ATAR 80 (with an average of 80% in 3 subjects
~Biology; and
~Physics or Mathematics)
Indian Pre-University Average of 70% in all subjects (with an average of 70% in
~Biology; and
~Chemistry; and
~Physics or Mathematics)
Ministry of Education Matriculation *

Overall cGPA 3.00


(with a cGPA of 2.00 in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics) and attained

5Bs in Biology, Chemistry,Physics, Mathematics / Additional Mathematics and another subject at SPM / O-level

International Baccalaureate (IB) 30 points with a minimum of 2 science subjects or Mathematics at Higher Level (HL) and 1 science subject at Standard Level (SL) and attained a  minimum score of 4 each in Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics
American High School Diploma with Advanced Placement (AP) Not applicable
Foundation in Science #

Overall cGPA 3.00 (with a cGPA of 2.00 in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics and attained 5Bs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics / Additional Mathematics and another subject at SPM / O-level


*Foundation in Science from other institutions will be subjected to the Dean’s approval on a case by case basis.*

Degree BSc in related field:
cGPA 3.30
Diploma Diploma in Health Sciences – cGPA 3.50 and provided duration is not less than 5 semesters or 2.5 years in the same accredited institution and attained 2Bs each in Biology, Chemistry or Physics, and 3Cs in English, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics and another subject at SPM / O-level

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