Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

International Students

International Student

Our MB BS Honours programme is an integrated five-year undergraduate medical course.

intl student

The Newcastle UK MB BS programme is recognised by:

General Medical Council, UK(GMC)
Malaysian Medical Council (MMC)
Sri Lankan Medical Council (SLMC)
The Medical Council of Thailand
Medical Council of India

Our programme is equivalent to the one delivered at our Medical School in the UK. Following successful completion of the programme you will be awarded the degrees Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB BS) by Newcastle University, UK.

While all five years are delivered in Malaysia, there are opportunities during the fourth year of the course to study in the UK. In addition, you may also have the opportunity of studying an extra year in the UK for an intercalated research qualification at either Bachelors or Masters level.

We are no longer receiving application for the academic year 2017/18.


Applicants from non-Malaysian citizens for entry to the NUMed Malaysia MB BS programme should read carefully the information about careers

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.

For the MB BS programme, additional compulsory Bahasa Melayu language provision is provided.

How To Apply

Application for 2018/19 opens in October 2017. The closing date for receipt of international applications is 30th June 2018. This is to permit enough time for us to schedule interviews and assist successful students to obtain their student visa.

Please note:

  • Interviews will take place via Skype. Offers are made within a week of the interview and if you are made an offer of place, you will need to secure it by paying a deposit of RM20, 000. This is refundable only if you made a conditional offer on forecast grades and do not make your grades.
  • Applicants must demonstrate their ability in English. If required, some students may be asked to provide the IELTS English Language qualification, for which a minimum score of 7 overall must be achieved. A MUET score of 4 is also acceptable. 
  • Apply directly to NUMed Malaysia and not through the UCAS system.

The date of registration for enrolment in 2018 is Monday 24th September 2018.

Programme Fees for entry September 2018

International students: RM105, 000 for each year of the five year programme.

The single inclusive annual fee is charged to cover the costs of: tuition, library, laboratory, placements, examination, administration, and all other academic-related charges. There are no additional hidden fees for initial application, annual registration, re-examination, or graduation. Fees will be charged in Malaysian Ringgit (RM).

In addition to your tuition fees you will also need money for living expenses, including accommodation costs. The estimated living cost per month in Malaysia is RM 2,000.

The overall cost of obtaining the degree in Malaysia will be approximately 40% less that the cost of obtaining the same degree wholly in the UK.

The cost of studies for an international student in the UK for 2018-19 have not yet been confirmed

What to expect as an international student at NUMed Malaysia

The most recent instalment of the Annual International Student Barometer, which measures international student satisfaction at 270 Universities and Colleges worldwide, has revealed year-on-year growth in international student satisfaction at Newcastle University since the surveys began in 2005.

NUMed Malaysia intends to replicate this reputation in Malaysia.