Entry Requirements for Medicine and Pharmacy at top universities in Malaysia


Entry Requirements for Pharmacy & Medicine at Top Private Universities in Malaysia

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Students after SPM or O-Levels planning to study Pharmacy or Medicine should check the entry requirements for entry into these programmes for the various Pre-University programmes and including their SPM & O-Level results.

Below is a sample of the entry requirements for the Pharmacy and Medical (MBBS) degree programmes at the top private universities in Malaysia, UCSI University and IMU University, for you to compare.

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Pharmacy & Medicine Degree Entry Requirements at Top Private Universities in Malaysia

Entry Requirements for the Foundation in Science Leading to Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme at Taylor’s University

Top rated MBBS programme at Taylor's University

Top rated MBBS programme at Taylor’s University

  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)*
    Pass with min. 5Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics / Additional Mathematics and another subject with a pass in History. Malaysian students are required to attain a credit in Bahasa Melayu and English
  • O Level
    Pass with min. 5Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics / Additional Mathematics and another subject
  • Unified Examination Certificated (UEC)
    Pass with min. B4 in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics / Advanced Mathematics
  • Other Qualifications
    Students with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis***For pre-employment requirement, refer to “NOTE”

Entry Requirements for the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme at Taylor’s University

Top rated Medicine programme at Taylor's University

Top rated Medicine programme at Taylor’s University

  • Taylor’s Foundation in Science (FIS)
    Pass with min. CGPA 3.00 in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics
  • Diploma in Health Sciences
    Min. CGPA 3.50 with at least 2Bs each in Biology / Chemistry / Physics and 3 credits each in English, Mathematics / Advanced Mathematics and another subject at SPM or its equivalent
  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
    Min. BBB / ABC / AAC in Biology, Chemistry and Physics / Mathematics
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
    Pass with min. B4 in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Advanced Mathematics
  • A Levels
    Min. BBB / ABC / AAC in Biology, Chemistry and Physics / Mathematics
  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM)/SACE International / The Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT)
    Min. ATAR 80 including Biology, Chemistry and Physics / Mathematics or aggregate / average of B in Biology, Chemistry and Physics / Mathematics
  • Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) / Canadian Pre-University (CPU) / Canadian International Matriculation Programme / Canadian Grade 12 / 13 / Ontario Secondary School Diploma Grade 12
    Min. average of 80% in 6 subjects with 80% in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
    Min. 30 points including 2 science subjects / Mathematics at Higher Level (HL) and 1 science subject at Standard Level (SL) with a min. 4 points each in Biology, Chemistry and Physics / Mathematics
  • Matriculation in Science (by Ministry of Education Malaysia)
    Pass with CGPA 3.00 in Biology, Chemistry and Physics / Mathematics and student must meet prerequisite
  • Other Qualifications**
    Students with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis***For pre-employment requirement, refer to “NOTE”
NOTE:
* Students who wish to pursue medicine degree with the following qualifications are required to meet the SPM pre-requisite:
Government Matriculation
Pre-University in Health / Pure / Applied Sciences
Foundation in Science**The minimum entry requirements are subject to meet current requirements set by the Ministry of Higher Education / Malaysian Qualifications Agency / Malaysia Medical Council.***Pre-employment requirement: Graduates from a medical programme who seek employment in the public sector shall attain a credit in Bahasa Malaysia and English at SPM or its equivalent.

Entry Requirements for the Foundation in Science Leading to the Pharmacy Degree at Taylor’s University

Pharmacy facilities at Taylor's University

Pharmacy facilities at Taylor’s University

  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)*
    • Pass with min. 5Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics / Additional Mathematics and another subject with a pass in History. Malaysian students are required to attain a credit in Bahasa Melayu and English
  • O Level
    • Pass with min. 5Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics / Additional Mathematics and another subject. Malaysian students are required to attain a credit in English
  • Other Qualifications
    • Students with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Entry Requirements for the Pharmacy Degree at Taylor’s University

Pharmacy facilities at Taylor's University

Pharmacy facilities at Taylor’s University

  • Taylor’s Foundation in Science (FIS)
    • Pass with min. CGPA 3.00 including B in Chemistry
  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
    • Min. CGPA 3.00 with grade BBB / ABC / AAC in Biology, Chemistry and Physics / Mathematics with min. B in Chemistry
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
    • Pass with min. 5Bs. Min with B4 (70%) in Chemistry and Biology, and B5 (65%) in Mathematics / Physics
  • A Levels
    • Min. ABC / BBB / AAC in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics / Physics with min. B in Chemistry
  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM)/SACE International 
    • Min. ATAR 75 including B in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics / Physics
  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU)
    • 6 Grade 12 U/M subjects including Grade 12 U English (if not offering other English Language qualification). Pass with minimum 70% aggregate for 6 subjects including min. 75% in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics / Physics
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
    • Min. 34 points including scores of 6 in Chemistry and Biology, Mathematics / Physics at Higher Level (HL)
  • Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY)
    Taylor's University students have access to excellent sports facilities on campus

    Taylor’s University students have access to excellent sports facilities on campus

    • Min. 75% in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics / Physics
  • Matriculation in Science
    • Min. CGPA 3.00 including B in Chemistry
  • Diploma in Science
    • Min. CGPA 3.75 including B in Chemistry
  • Diploma in Pharmacy
    • Min. CGPA 3.50
  • First Degree in a science subject
    • Min. CGPA 2.75
  • HSC-New South Wales
    • UAI average of 80% in 5 subjects including Chemistry (75%), Biology (75%) and Mathematics / Physics (70%)
  • Other Qualifications
    • Students with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis

NOTE:

Top students from all over Malaysia choose to study at Taylor's University

Top students from all over Malaysia choose to study at Taylor’s University

Students with the following entry qualifications are required to meet certain SPM pre-requisites:

  • Diploma in Science/Pharmacy
  • Matriculation in Science
  • Pre-Medical studies or Pre-Pharmacy
  • Foundation in Science

The SPM pre-requisites are as follows:

  • A pass in SPM / O Level or equivalent with 5Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics / Additional Mathematics and another subject. SPM students will also need to attain a pass in History.
  • Malaysian students are required to attain a credit in Bahasa Melayu and English.
  • The minimum entry requirements may be subject to changes to meet the requirements of the Malaysian Pharmacy Board.

Entry Requirements into UCSI University Doctor of Medicine (MD) course

STPM / A-Levels (Other colleges) (Science stream)

Grade B in Chemistry, Biology & Maths. or Physics (All subjects must pass in one sitting)

UEC (Science stream)

Grade B3 in Chemistry, Biology & Maths. or Physics (All subjects must pass in one sitting)

UCSI Foundation in Science

UCSI University Public Health Campaign

UCSI University Public Health Campaign

Min. 3B in Chemistry (I & II), Maths (All), Biology (I & II) / Physics
Min CGPA 3.5 and above (All subjects must pass in one sitting.)

Local Matriculation / Pre-Medical Programme

CGPA 3.5 and above in Chemistry, Biology and Maths/Physics.

Other Qualifications (SAM / CPU / HSC)

85% in Chemistry, Biology and Maths/Physics.

SPM

For students after SPM and interested to enter into UCSI’s Foundation in Science leading into the MD programme, you must have a Min 4B for Maths, Additional

Maths, Chemistry, Biology and Physics.

English Requirements for the Medical programme at UCSI University

B+ in English 1119 / ‘O’ Levels, MUET Band 5, a score of 213 (computer-based), 550 (written-based), 79 – 80 (Internetbased) in TOEFL or Band 6 in IELTS

Entry requirements into the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) programme at UCSI University

A-Levels

3B or 2A1C or 1A1B1C in Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Maths with “B” in Chemistry. Malaysian students must pass Bahasa Melayu and English with Grade C in SPM or equivalent.

(With reference to the Score system of the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) carried out at United Kingdom for A-level result with score of A+ = 140, A=120, B=100 and C=80)

  • 3B proposed by LFM is equal to the total score of 300 with B for Chemistry subject.

STPM

CGPA 3.00 and above with ‘B’ in Chemistry.

  • Malaysian students must pass Bahasa Melayu and English with Grade C in SPM or equivalent.
  • Must have a minimum Band 4 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET)

Matriculation or Pre-Study in Medicine and Pharmacy / Foundation in Science

Pharmacy lab at UCSI University

Pharmacy lab at UCSI University

CGPA 3.0 and above with minimum “B” in Chemistry. or

CGPA 3.5 and above with minimum B in Chemistry AND a Minimum 1 year of study

  • Pass SPM with minimum 5B in Biology and Chemistry and Physic and Math (or Additional Math) and other one subject at School Certificate level or equivalent.
  • Malaysian students must pass Bahasa Melayu and English with Grade C in SPM or equivalent.
  • Must have a minimum Band 4 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET)

Additional Requirements

  • Public Health Awareness Campaign at UCSI University

    Public Health Awareness Campaign at UCSI University

    All candidates directed into Year 1 will have to undergo an interview and a Chemistry quiz before being accepted into the programme.

  • English Requirements: MUET – Band 4; TOEFL 570 (overall & in each section) to be obtained before admission.
  • A Level students who sit for January exam to apply with actual results in March.

 

Entry into IMU for the Medicine programme

Students are required to have English requirements of IELTS Overall band score of 6.5 and one of the following below:

Foundation in Science from HELP University

CGPA 3.50 **#(and attained 5 Bs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics) and another subject at SPM/O-level)

A-Levels

BBB or ABC in Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics

STPM

BBB or ABC or equivalent in Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

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

Australian Pre-University or Australian University Foundation Programmes

80% aggregate or TER/UAI/ENTER/ATAR 85 (including Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics)

Australian Pre-U (AUSMAT)

80% agregate or TER/UAI/ENTER/ATAR 85 (including Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics)

Canadian Pre-U

85% aggregate in 6 subjects (with an average of 80% in Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics)

Malaysian Matriculation

CGPA 3.50 # (and attained 5Bs inBiology and Chemistry and Physics, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics at SPM/ O-Level)

International Baccalaureate (IB)

33 points with a minimum of 2 science subjects / Mathematics at Higher Level (HL) and 1 science subject at Standard Level (SL) and attained a minimum score of 4 each in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics

English Requirements

Overall band score of 6.5 in IELTS
Those who opt for the overseas option must achieve an overall band score of 7.0
Effective from 2014, those who opt for the overseas option must achieve an overall band score of 7.0 (Not less than 7.0 for individual bands)

All qualifications should include Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics.

Entry into IMU for the Pharmacy degree programme

Pharmacists need to be people persons as you will deal with the patients and public to provide information to them.

Pharmacists need to be people persons as you will deal with the patients and public to provide information to them.

Students are required to have English requirements of IELTS Overall band score of 5.5 and one of the following below:

Foundation in Science from HELP University

CGPA 3.50 (including CGPA 3.00 in Chemistry)** **

and attained 5 Bs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) and another subject at SPM level or equivalent level)

A-Levels

BBB in 3 science subjects / Mathematics (including Chemistry)

STPM

BPharm : CGPA 3.00 (including Chemistry)

Band score of 3 in MUET (for Malaysian students only)

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

B4 or 70% in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Additional Mathematics / another technical subject

Australian Pre-University or Australian University Foundation Programmes

75% aggregate in 4 best subjects (including 3 science subjects / Mathematics)

Australian Pre-U (AUSMAT)

70% aggregate (not less than 65% aggregate in Chemistry) or TER / UAI / ENTER / ATAR 80

Canadian Pre-U

85% aggregate in 6 subjects (with an average of 80% in Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics)

Malaysian Matriculation

CGPA 3.50 # (and attained 5Bs inBiology and Chemistry and Physics, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics at SPM/ O-Level)

International Baccalaureate (IB)

33 points with a minimum of 2 science subjects / Mathematics at Higher Level (HL) and 1 science subject at Standard Level (SL) and attained a minimum score of 4 each in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics

English Requirements

Overall band score of 5.5 in IELTS
Those who opt for the overseas option must achieve an overall band score of 7.0
Effective from 2014, those who opt for the overseas option must achieve an overall band score of 7.0 (Not less than 7.0 for individual bands)

All qualifications should include Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics.
Other Requirements
Students without IELTS or MUET can opt to sit for the Password English Test which is available only in IMU and must obtain the equivalent score required for IELTS. Students who have successfully enrolled using the Password English Test are still required to sit for MUET and (or) IELTS exam within the first year of their studies in IMU. This is ONLY applicable to those who are completing the entire degree in IMU, Malaysia. Please contact Admissions Office for further details or to register for the test.All registered students are required to take the IMU Diagnostic Language Test during the first semester.
Please refer to the University for any variation on entry requirement.Chemistry is compulsory.All qualifications should include 3 out of 4 science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics).
NOTE
Please note that IMU does not accept any foundation courses from other colleges/universities for its medical, dentistry and pharmacy programmes except foundation in science by KBU International College. Additionally, foundation in science qualification from other colleges and universities will be considered on a case by case basis for admission into medicine, dentistry and pharmacy programme. Please contact IMU for more details and before embarking on any foundation in science programmes. Terms and conditions apply.

Students without IELTS or MUET can opt to sit for the Password English Test which is available only in IMU and must obtain the equivalent score required for IELTS. Students who have successfully enrolled using the Password English Test are still required to sit for MUET and (or) IELTS exam within the first year of their studies in IMU. This is ONLY applicable to those who are completing the entire degree in IMU, Malaysia. Please contact Admission Office for further details or to register for the test.

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