University of Malaya UM

University of Malaya UM

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Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) APPLY

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration 5 years
Intake Deadline
  Tution Fees N/A

The University of Malaya Medical Programme (UMMP) is a five-year professional undergraduate medical degree offering you clinical experience, research opportunities and elective placements. On successful completion of the programme, you will be conferred the Bachelor in Medicine and Bachelor in Surgery (MBBS) degree.

Our programme will provide you with current best practice in medical education, high teacher- student ratios and extensive educational support. The graduate of this MBBS Programme will be a medical practitioner who is responsive to the health needs of individuals, families and the society at large. The graduate will also be committed to improve the health care system at all levels.

The UMMP is centred on nurturing fresh insights through innovative educational approaches that foster interdisciplinary discovery. We also believe that by providing early and sustained clinical experience with essential communication skill give students confidence and the comfort level to excel in their duties during the clinical practice years and beyond.

To aid in the teaching and learning of our students, University Malaya has a large teaching hospital, University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC). This teaching hospital has more than 1000 beds and more than 1 million patients annually, giving our students ample opportunities to practise the art of Medicine in a safe and supervised environment. UMMC is adjacent and physically connected to the Faculty of Medicine, creating a large complex dedicated to teaching, learning, research and health care.

The UMMP through all five years comprises of 4 broad themes: Basic and Clinical Sciences, Patient and Doctor, Population Medicine, and Personal and Professional Development. In Stages 1 and 2, students work through a number of System Blocks that cover all body systems from both basic science and clinical perspectives, with an emphasis on understanding the scientific foundations of clinical reasoning and clinical practice. In Stages 3 (Stage 3.1 and Stage 3.2) of the programme, students cover all major aspects of clinical medicine.

This programme is open to Malaysian and International applicants. Click here for a flowchart of the admission process.

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery Entry Requirements

Category Minimum Requirement

Obtained GCE “A” Levels with a minimum of AAA in 3 of the following subjects: Biology; Chemistry; Physics/Mathematics


Obtained International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 36 points with a minimum score of 6 in Higher Level (HL) in two subjects and a minimum score of 6 in Standard Level (SL) in one subject for the following subjects: Biology; Chemistry; Physics/Mathematics


Obtained qualifications with the relevant system/board examination of the respective countries equivalent to GCE “A” Levels or equivalent to CGPA 3.8 with high pass/distinction in the following subjects: Biology; Chemistry; Physics/Mathematics


Attained an Undergraduate Science/ Allied Health Sciences degree program from a recognised university with minimum CGPA 3.7 or equivalent. AND Obtained General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) or equivalent with a minimum of grade A in these subjects: Biology Chemistry Physics  Mathematics/Additional Mathematics


An equivalent high-school/secondary school qualification with the relevant system/board of the respective countries.


Obtained ONE of the English Language Proficiency qualifications as below: Band 6.0 and above for IELTS (Academic); or Score of 547 (PBT), 210 (CBT) or 78 (IBT) and above in TOEFL; or Band 4 and above in MUET; or Score 57 and above in PTE Academic; or Grade C and above in English Language in A-Level, Univ. of Cambridge; or? Grade C and above in English Language in O Level, Univ. of Cambridge; or Grade B and above in Cambridge Assessment English: First (FCE)


Attained a high score in a recognized entrance examination that is taken in the current or previous year. (BMAT / UCAT / MCAT / GAMSAT).


The satisfactory outcome in an interview AND Certified healthy from serious physical disabilities and mental illness (exceptions may be given to candidates who have physical disabilities that can be corrected and/or do not prevent candidates from conducting clinical activities required by medical practitioners)


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