Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

All you need to know about how to apply for any of our undergraduate or foundation programmes.

Masthead Entry Requirements


To enter NUMed Malaysia, you must satisfy the academic, English language and age requirements of the University set out below.

Selection will be based on a combination of:

  • your pre-university examination results (or forecast results)
  • proficiency in English
  • your performance in the Medical Student Interview (MB BS programme only)

See the individual programme entry requirements for further information about english proficiency, examinations and grades:

Age requirements

For the MBBS Honours and BSc (Honours) Biomedical Sciences programmes you should be at least 18 years of age at the time of enrolment.

For the Foundation Certificate in Biological and Biomedical Sciences programme you should be at least 16 years of age at the time of enrolment.

Health requirements

All applicants who accept an offer from NUMed Malaysia are required to complete an Occupational Health Questionnaire, and shortly after enrolment you will be required to undergo a medical and occupational health check (paid for by NUMed Malaysia). This will include any required immunisations you do not currently have and screening you for blood borne viruses.

You will be asked to declare any serious physical or mental illness or disability, and/or serious communicable disease which may impact upon your future practice. Failure to disclose such information may be grounds for discontinuation of your studies if health problems come to light which were not declared at the time of application.

International students

While the Newcastle University medical and biomedical degrees offered at NUMed Malaysia are principally to cater for the Malaysian market, applications from non-Malaysian citizens are welcomed.

For the MBBS and Biomedical Sciences programme, additional compulsory Bahasa Melayu language provision is provided.

MB BS places are not available at NUMed Malaysia for citizens of the UK or from countries of the EC. Such applicants should apply through the UK UCAS system for a place at our UK campus.

It is a requirement that all international students receive approval from the Malaysian Immigration Department and a Student Pass. Application for a Student Pass will be managed by NUMed Malaysia. It is the prerogative of the Malaysian Immigration Department and the Ministry of Higher Education to approve or reject any visa application.

Criminal records

All potential students are required to disclose at the time of application whether they have any criminal record which may make them unsuitable to study or practise medicine. You are invited to discuss with NUMed Malaysia the relevance of any caution or conviction you may have received at the time of application.

We reserve the right to withdraw an offer if an applicant does not declare any relevant caution or conviction in their application. Also NUMed Malaysia reserves the right to discontinue a student’s studies if evidence of criminal activity comes to light during the course of their studies.

If you wish to undertake any components of your study in the UK (Biomedical Sciences and MBBS programmes only) you will be required to undertake a UK Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) enhanced disclosure check to ensure you are ‘fit to practise.’ The University reserves the right to refuse the opportunity to study in the UK on receipt of an unsatisfactory disclosure. 

Special considerations

Any statement regarding circumstances which may have seriously impaired your studies in the final year of your pre-university education that you may wish to put forward for special consideration must be submitted at the time of application. NUMed Malaysia will not give special consideration to such statements made at a later time.