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The five-year medical programme that you are just beginning is known as the Universiti Malaya Medical Programme, abbreviated UMMP.

Prof Dr. April Camilla Roslani is the overall Chair of the UMMP while Professor Dr. Muhammad Yazid Jalaludin is the Deputy Dean of Undergraduate. Prof Dr. Jamunarani S.Vadivelu is the Head of Medical Education Unit

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About Programme

The Universiti Malaya Medical Programme (UMMP) is a five-year professional undergraduate medical degree offering you clinical experience, research opportunities and elective placements. On successful completion of the programme, you will be conferred the Bachelor in Medicine and Bachelor in Surgery (MBBS) degree.

Our programme will provide you with current best practice in medical education, high teacher- student ratios and extensive educational support. The graduate of this MBBS Programme will be a medical practitioner who is responsive to the health needs of individuals, families and the society at large. The graduate will also be committed to improve the health care system at all levels.

The UMMP is centred on nurturing fresh insights through innovative educational approaches that foster interdisciplinary discovery. We also believe that by providing early and sustained clinical experience with essential communication skill give students confidence and the comfort level to excel in their duties during the clinical practice years and beyond.

To aid in the teaching and learning of our students, University Malaya has a large teaching hospital, University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC). This teaching hospital has more than 1000 beds and more than 1 million patients annually, giving our students ample opportunities to practise the art of Medicine in a safe and supervised environment. UMMC is adjacent and physically connected to the Faculty of Medicine, creating a large complex dedicated to teaching, learning, research and health care.

The UMMP through all five years comprises of 4 broad themes: Basic and Clinical Sciences, Patient and Doctor, Population Medicine, and Personal and Professional Development. In Stages 1 and 2, students work through a number of System Blocks that cover all body systems from both basic science and clinical perspectives, with an emphasis on understanding the scientific foundations of clinical reasoning and clinical practice. In Stages 3 (Stage 3.1 and Stage 3.2) of the programme, students cover all major aspects of clinical medicine.

This programme is open to Malaysian and International applicants.

Entry Requirement

Entrance Examinations and Interview

As part of the entry requirements into the MBBS programme, applicants are required to sit for an entrance examination. Options include BMAT (Malaysia), BMAT (UK), UCAT, MCAT or GAMSAT. This process will ensure fairness in the selection of suitable applicants for this competitive MBBS course. BMAT (Malaysia) is a biomedical admission test usually conducted in February by Universiti Malaya.

Interviews will usually be conducted in May for applicants who fulfill the entry requirements and are short-listed.

How to Apply

  • For Malaysian applicants, please apply online to UPU (date as advertised annually by UPU) at: https://upu.mohe.gov.my
  • For applicants with A-levels/IB/Graduate entry, please apply under ‘Diploma/Setaraf’
  • For International applications, please apply online to University Malaya at: https://apply.um.edu.my

Visa Application

Please go to https://aasc.um.edu.my/unit-uppa for further information and assistance.


For both Malaysian and International applicants, please go to: https://hep.um.edu.my/ for accommodation enquiries.


Programme Duration of Study Admission Fee Tuition Fees ( Per Semester) Tuition Fees (Per Programme)
MBBS (UM6721001) 10 Semester RM900.00 RM1,330.00 RM14,200.00
Programme Duration of Study Admission Fee Tuition Fees ( Per Semester) Tuition Fees (Per Programme)
MBBS (UM6721001) 10 Semester USD900.00 USD15,936.00 USD160,258.00

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Within Malaysia: +60183596520 or
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Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) is conducted for candidates who wish to apply for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Programme. Candidates are invited to attend the interview (usually conducted in the months of May/June).

The interview emphasizes on candidate's demonstration of preferred non-cognitive characteristics. The non- cognitive characteristics identified as favourable traits in medical students are as follows but not limited to the following components:

  1. Giving instructions
  2. Receiving instructions
  3. Emotional communication
  4. Problem solving
  5. Resilience and maturity
  6. Enthusiasm for medicine
  7. Ethics
  8. Awareness of common issues in medicine

Candidates are expected to spend a total of approximately 40 minutes to complete the interview. Interviewers seek spontaneous and genuine responses from candidates during the sessions.

Candidates will be awarded marks based on the following criteria:

  1. Quality of content
  2. Expression of opinion
  3. Body Posture
  4. Facial expression
  5. Use of eye contact
  6. Use of gestures
  7. Language fluency

Flow-chart of Admission Process to Universiti Malaya’s MBBS Programme

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Contact Us

Faculty of Medicine
Universiti Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +60379674941 / 6686, +60379492156
Email: ddu_fom@um.edu.my

Please visit us at these websites:
Faculty of Medicine: https://medicine.um.edu.my/
Universiti Malaya: https://www.um.edu.my/
Academic Administration & Services Centre (AASC): https://aasc.um.edu.my/
Marketing & Recruitment Centre (MRC): https://study.um.edu.my/


Last Update: 02/01/2024