Top 5 Universities to study Dentistry in Malaysia 2021

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In case you are wondering whether you should pursue dentistry after you graduated high school, here’s a guide for you.

Should I study Dentistry?

Pros of studying Dentistry

1. Good Salary

Firstly, you will be amazed to see the salary offered. The word is everywhere — dentistry will give you a decent income once you have graduated depending on your capabilities.

2. High Demand

Not to mention, it is also one of the high demand courses nowadays. As the country’s population keeps on increasing, there will always be a demand in dentistry.

3. Meeting People

Next, you will experience the joy of working with people. Being a dentist will give you a better approach when it comes to working with people, having to talk to strangers and even colleagues everyday will give you something to look forward to everyday.

Cons of studying Dentistry

1. Same routine

For all that we know, being a dentist involves having the same routine. For some people, having the same routine might be a bit boring because it lacks excitement and new things. 

2. Expensive

Other than that, it is known that studying dentistry can be expensive. The amount of tuition fees throughout the whole duration of the dentistry education pathway might be costly, especially to those who are struggling financially. 

3. Dealing with people

As mentioned before, dentist meet people everyday. Although it’s an advantage, it can also be difficult. It requires patience and profesionalisme in order for you to succeed.

What are the Key Skills to study Dentistry?

After you have considered the pros and cons of studying dentistry, you might want to check whether you have what it takes to succeed in dentistry courses. Take a look at the key skills to study Dentistry.

  • High concentration – Working as a dentist will require you to pay attention to little details and you must be able to channel your full concentration to the treatments.
  • Hands-on – Dentist needs a good hands on skill obviously because they use their own hands for the treatments hence it’s important to be confident and comfortable with your manual dexterity skill.
  • Communication – Working in the healthcare industry will always require you to talk to people — both clients and colleagues. Therefore, communication is as important in order to maintain a good relationship with your clients, and create a good working environment with your colleagues.

What are the General Entry Requirements to study Dentistry in Malaysia?

Next, it’s important to figure out whether you are eligible to apply for dentistry courses — dentistry is a high demand degree and you will need to have an outstanding academic performance in order to be accepted to a university.

Academic Requirements

SPM/O-Levels

Pass with 5 credits in Bahasa Melayu, Mathematics, Science and 2 other subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Mathematics)

STPM/A-Levels

BBB, ABC, or AAC in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics

Foundation/Pre-University/Matriculation

CGPA 3.0 in 3 subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics)

UEC

B4 each in 5 subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Additional Mathematics)

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum 30 points of 2 science subjects or Mathematics

Diploma

Diploma in Health Science with a CGPA 3.5

 

English requirements

IELTS

Minimum 6.0

TOEFL

550 (PBT)

MUET

Minimum Band 4

*The requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on other entry requirements, contact us. 

What are the Education Pathways to become a Dentist in Malaysia?

So, now that you know about the key skills and the entry requirements — it’s time to see the overall education pathways to become a dentist to make sure you know your way around.

After you have finished  SPM, you can choose to go for foundation/pre-university programs (STPM, UEC, A-Levels, equivalent) for 1 year OR enrol in Diploma of Health Science for 2 years. 

Then, you can proceed to get your Bachelor Degree for 5 years in your desired university — *you also have the option to specialise in a particular field (orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, periodontology, etc) and that will take another 3 years.

What are the Top 5 Universities to study Dentistry in Malaysia 2021? (Recognised by Malaysian Dental Council)

And most importantly, it’s a choice you have to make when it comes to the universities. Make sure to choose the right one that suits your needs and capabilities. Check out the Top Universities to study Dentistry in Malaysia this 2021!

1. International Medical University (IMU)

“Students can opt to undertake the entire 5-year Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree in IMU or spend the initial years in IMU and then transfer to reputable universities abroad.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Program Duration

5 years

Intake

February

Indicative Annual Fee

Malaysian students: RM119,600


Non-Malaysian students: RM130,800

2. SEGi University

“The SEGi University Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) is a five-year programme that aims to produce competent, caring and knowledgeable dental practitioners. Students are exposed to early patient contact and clinical training, with an emphasis on the recognition and prevention of oral diseases.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Program Duration

5 years

Intake

September

Indicative Annual Fee

Malaysian students: RM70,220


Non-Malaysian students: RM 73, 210

3. MAHSA University College

“At the end of this programme, students will have procured for themselves the ability to carry out various dental tasks, from basic dental procedures such as tooth extraction and repair of oral imperfections to complex and complicated procedures such as root canal and prosthodontics treatment. “

Program Name

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Program Duration

5 years

Intake

September

Indicative Annual Fee

Malaysian students: RM76,320

4. Melaka-Manipal Medical College (MMMC)

“A leading medical education provider that is the single largest contributor of doctors to the Malaysian healthcare system.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Program Duration

5 years

Intake

September

Indicative Annual Fee

Malaysian students: RM54,500


Non-Malaysian students: RM62,100

5. AIMST University

“The five-year BDS programme offered by AIMST University is a professional course to educate and train students to become world class dental practitioners. The course uses a modern approach to dental education based on the best educational practices in dental schools in Malaysia as well as internationally.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Program Duration

5 years

Intake

March, May, July

Indicative Annual Fee

Malaysian students: RM75,810

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