Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

Biomedical Sciences BSc Honours

Biomedical Sciences Entry Requirements

These entry requirements are specific to the NUMed Biomedical Sciences BSc Honours programme. They are in addition to the general entry requirements.

Examinations and grades

Students who have completed SPM, O-level, or equivalent programmes must first complete a recognised pre-university qualification as a basic requirement for entry to an undergraduate degree at NUMed Malaysia.


Normally 12 points at A2 level (A=5; B=4; C=3; D=2; E=1).

We do not accept General Studies or Critical Thinking as A2 level entry qualifications.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Normally a minimum of 30 points including the additional points available for the Theory of Knowledge / Extended Essay. No core subjects should be graded less than grade 5.


Normally BBB.

Malaysian Matriculation (MATRICS)

3.5 or better, including the required science subjects of biology and chemistry.

Australian Year 12 (ATAR)

Based on an ATAR score of 90 as reflected in the transcript.

Foundation programmes

NUMed Foundation in Biological and Biomedical Science a minimum CGPA for 3.0.

Monash University Foundation Year score of 300 or above.

Other foundations should be at least 12 months duration and will be considered on a case- by-case basis, with a minimum CGPA for 3.0.

All India Senior School Certificate

80%, based on average of best four academic subjects, including the required sciences of biology and chemistry.

Indian School Certificate

75%, based on average of best four academic subjects, including the required sciences of biology and chemistry.


CGPA of 8 to 8.5 as shown on the transcript, including the required sciences of biology and chemistry.

Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level

Minimum of 3 Bs at H2 level, or H3 level merit. Subjects should include biology and chemistry.

Sri Lanka A level

12 points (3 Bs). We take the 3 highest grades offered, and these must include biology and chemistry.

UEC (Malaysian independent Chinese secondary schools unified examination)

A maximum score of between 2 and 3 based on the average of the best five subjects, which should include biology and chemistry (A1=1; A2=2; B3=3; B4=4; B5=5; B6=6; C7=7; C8=8).

Other qualifications

The following will also be considered depending upon the grade(s) achieved:

  • a polytechnic or university diploma
  • Ontario Grade 12

Applicants offering qualifications other than those listed above should email us to check if their qualifications are acceptable or not.

English requirements

You must be proficient in both spoken and written English. You can demonstrate this through the IELTS test, or equivalent (eg TOEFL, Pearson Test of Academic English).

An IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 with no individual band less than 6.5 must be achieved. We also accept students with MUET band 3 or above.


Students on BSc (Honours) Biomedical Sciences programme may apply for transfer into the MB BS degree programme offered by NUMed Malaysia at the end of the first year of study. This is a competitive scheme with a limited number of places and students are selected on the basis of academic performance in the first year, a personal statement and interview.

There are also graduate entry routes into Medicine available at NUMed Malaysia and Newcastle University UK.