Top 5 Private Universities for Medicine in Malaysia 2019

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How to become a doctor?

The field of medicine is a career path which is and always will be of great importance and need in society. One of biggest reasons for choosing medicine is because it is a rewarding career path. It allows students to look into the greater good in society and working on helping others with their expertise. Some of the other reasons for choosing medicine include the diversity of career options, getting into a career in a highly demanding market and also the level of job security and stable livelihood that one can achieve. In order for an individual to become a doctor, their higher education and medical training is of great importance. There are several pathways students can choose to become a doctor.

Recommended Pathway to become a Doctor in Malaysia

O-Level / SPM / Year 11 /SSC / IGCSE
GCE A-Levels / STPM / HSC /Year 12 / IB / UEC
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS – 5 years)

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1. MAHSA University

MAHSA University is an academic institution that was built on the vision to create academic excellence in the South-East Asian region along with the mission to build qualified medical professionals that can serve the nation. Some of their visions include the emphasis on the highest quality of education, practical training and integrating local and international networking.

2. SEGi University

SEGi University is one of the largest private university providers with campuses in 5 locations within Malaysia. SEGi offers a wide range of programs for students and has over 130000 alumni worldwide. SEGi offers various host programmes from their partner universities in the UK, USA and Australia. Some of their notable partner universities include University of Southern Queensland, Australia, Troy University and Minnesota State University, USA.

3. Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS)

Cyberjaya University College of Medical Science is a top-tier healthcare university which is located on a green-friendly campus in Malaysia’s first smart city and offers more than 20 program under the healthcare department. Cyberjaya University is one of the leading universities for medicine due to its academic strengths which include over 200-leading academic staff from backgrounds like the Ministry of Health and National Anti-drugs Agency.

4. Taylor’s University

Taylor’s University is known as the top private university in Malaysia for its excellent study options, relevant curriculum and teaching methods. It is often considered a benchmark for other institutions for its level of professionalism. With over 70, 000 alumni, Taylors takes pride in the holistic education it offers its students which includes graduate capabilities as well as industry-relevant curriculum.

5. International Medical University

International Medical University (IMU) is a prestigious university that specialised in the different paths of medicine, health science and complementary medicine. Students at IMU are exposed to research projects through the course of their degree and encouraged to integrate their education with further research in healthcare. IMU has established a strong global network of diverse partner universities around the globe. IMU’s partner universities include universities from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Ireland, China and UK.

Employability scope

MAHSA University

MAHSA University has over 10, 000 alumni from all over the world and their networking as an institution are very strong. Their affiliate partner university, Anglia Ruskin University in the UK was named as one of the top 350 institutions in the world by the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings. MAHSA core teachings in their medical fields in enhanced by their excellent facilities and integrated digital laboratories which allows students to get acquainted with innovative technology throughout the course of their education.

SEGi University

SEGi universities main priority for their medical students is to create a student-centred collaborative learning experience while building medical health professionals who are team-based and able to excel in their career. SEGi University is the first Malaysian University that earned 5 for Prioritising Society’s Needs in Malaysia – by QS Stars and a TIER 5 Setara rating in 2013.

Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS)

Cyberjaya Medical University focuses highly on cultivating problem-based learning skills in their students which enhances teamwork and leadership. In order to get students holistic learning experience, the university focuses on collaboration with student clubs and societies. They collaborate with a relief group MERCY Malaysia which adds to their unique take on student learning as students learn about volunteer relief operations.

Taylor’s University

Taylors School of Biosciences focuses on creating a learning environment for its student in which they receive the best teaching and research facilities, locally or internationally. With the networking and various accolades they hold to their name, Taylors builds strong platforms within the industry which creates excellent opportunities for their alumni. Taylors University holds various Dual award course that allows students to graduate with certification for Taylors as well as University of West England with the option of student mobility in the last year.

International Medical University (IMU)

With a field like medicine and a prestigious university like IMU, a student’s employability and future scope are positive. IMU is the only private medical university in Malaysia to receive the self-accreditation status from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). This accreditation is awarded by the MQA to public and private universities on the basis of the institutions solid and reliable internal quality assurance system.

Comparison of Salary

The average senior pay for a Physician / Doctor, General Practice is about RM 81,852 per year in Malaysia according to Jobstreet.

Top 5 Medical Universities in Malaysia

Annual fees (2019)
International Medical University (IMU)
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, MBBS5 yearsRM 98,000
Bachelor of Dental Surgery5 yearsRM 119,600
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Chinese Medicine4 yearsRM 24,750
Bachelor of Science (Hons)Biomedical Science3 yearsRM 37,000
MAHSA University
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)5 yearsRM 73,980
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Nursing4 yearsRM 19,475
SEGi University
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)5 yearsRM 68,810
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)4 yearsRM 32,425
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Hons)5 yearsRM 70,160
Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)5 yearsRM 60,860
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)4 yearsRM 30,925
Taylor’s University
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)5 yearsRM 78,620
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)4 yearsRM 40,725

Disclaimer: The program and fees listed are provided as a general guide only, the information was captured from the internet. Please consult with our education advisor for further assessment.

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Manahil Ijaz

International student from Taylor’s University, Manahil Ijaz is a freelance writer in the field of PR and Marketing. indulges in different forms of art including writing, painting and designing. Manahil has a great passion for psychology and English literature and loves travelling too.

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