Malaysia & Newcastle University

Newcastle University UK is a modern university with a rich tradition of scholarship, a proud record of service and a truly global alumni network. The reputation and popularity of the University is backed up by the high-quality teaching and learning experience and the research opportunities available to students. Newcastle is a Russell Group University that consistently ranks in the top 20 in the UK for research power and student experience, and is the first UK University to establish a fully owned international branch campus for medicine and the biomedical sciences in Malaysia.

While NUMed Malaysia was only established in 2009, the history and heritage of the University in the UK dates back to 1834, when a School of Medicine and Surgery was first established in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. Newcastle University Medical School is a world leading collaboration of research scientists, medical doctors and teaching professionals who have enjoyed a reputation for innovation and excellence for both our research and teaching and our BSc (Honours) Biomedical Sciences is consistently one of the most highly regarded courses in the UK. For both medicine and biomedical sciences, we rank highly in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey, and n The Times University Guide.

Malaysia and the UK

Over the years many Malaysians have graduated from Newcastle University, and today there is an active Malaysian Society at the Newcastle, UK campus. The Society provides a social cultural focus for Malaysian students.

Every year, the Society produces a Malaysian Night, which, is 'filled with the passion and spirit of the unique Malaysian culture'. In 2009, Newcastle University Malaysian Society was awarded the NCL+ award for 'Best Society of the Year'. Many members of the Society return home on graduation to join the thriving Malaysian Alumni Association.

With nearly 50 Malaysian nationals enrolled currently on its UK undergraduate medical programme, Newcastle remains one of the most popular UK destinations for Malaysian medical students studying abroad.