Undergraduate Medicine


Studying medicine is one of the most rewarding pathways you can ever embark on.

As an aspiring doctor, your journey with us is beyond an ordinary quest for medical education and we will partner with you on that journey as we have done with nearly 1,900 graduates, since our establishment in 1996. The unique structure of our programme provides you with a holistic learning experience complemented by an integrated, systems-based approach to the study of medicine.

Why Study Medicine with Us?

RUMC Course reason

Internationally-Recognised Irish Medical Education Delivered Transnationally

  • Receive the highest quality of biomedical science and pre-clinical training during your Pre-Clinical Years in Dublin (at either RCSI or UCD).
  • Broaden your horizon as you return to Penang to continue with your Clinical Years.
  • Attain an immersive experience with the Irish and international students throughout the programme.

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RUMC Course reason

Highly Cost-Effective Tuition and Return on Investment

  • Graduate with an Irish medical degree at a fraction of the cost with invaluable experience from Ireland.
  • Cost of living in Penang is significantly less than the living costs in Dublin.
RUMC Course reason

High-Quality Clinical Training

  • Develop your clinical skills throughout your journey in Medicine at RUMC.
  • Get unrivalled access to high-quality training hospitals during your Clinical Years.
  • Our medical students are the only group training at the Penang General Hospital and Seberang Jaya Hospital during their Clinical Years.
  • Obtain a smooth transition into your housemanship years as you become adept with the Malaysian hospital system.

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Every September

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5 Years

  • 2.5 years of Pre-Clinicals in Dublin.
  • 2.5 years of Clinicals in Penang.
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Malaysian: RM620,000
International: RM740,000

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A Dream Come True.

An Immersive Experience from the Best of Both Worlds.

Our 5-year Medicine programme is delivered transnationally – beginning with comprehensive pre-clinical training in Dublin followed by extensive clinical training in Penang.

During your Pre-Clinical Years in Dublin, you will:

  • Gain knowledge about the medical sciences of anatomy (including anatomy dissection), biochemistry and physiology.
  • Learn about normal human systems and analyse illnesses and treatment strategies related to the systems.
  • Build a strong foundation in pathology, microbiology, and pharmacology.
  • Be exposed to professional clinical practice and interaction with patients.

During Clinical Years in Penang, you will:

  • Obtain unrivalled access to practise over rotations in clinics and hospitals.
  • Establish a professional doctor-patient relationship and enhance patient-centred communication skill.
  • Acquire knowledge on performing physical examinations, taking patient histories and learn day-to-day duties in the hospital.


*A one-time immunisation fee up to 295 euro will be payable with first-year tuition fee.
*A one-time RCSI NUI fee of 135 euro will be payable.

Scholarships / Bursaries

We are committed to rewarding students of excellent academic achievements and have strong passion for the study of Medicine with our Scholarships.

Find out more about the available scholarships below.


If you are a Malaysian student looking to enrol into RUMC, you may be eligible for financial assistance, such as PTPTN, EPF and more.

Discover your funding options below.

Financial Assistance

The compulsory subjects to apply for RUMC Undergraduate Medicine are Chemistry, Biology, and Physics (OR) Mathematics.

A-Level/ STPM ABB in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics or Physics
International Baccalaureate 36 points (including bonus points) with a minimum of 2 HL and 1 SL in 3 Science subjects

AND attained a minimum score of 5 at Higher Level each in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
1. Monash University Foundation Year Pre-University Programme (MUFY)

2. University of New South Wales (UNSW Foundation)

Aggregate or Average of 90% or the equivalent of B in any 3 subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics or Physics
1. Western Australia Curriculum Council

2. HSC Sydney Australia

3. Trinity College Foundation Studies

4. Australian Universities Foundation Programme

5. South Australian Matriculation (SAM)

6. Victoria Certificate of Education Australia (Year 12)

7. Australian Matriculation

93 ATAR provided the subjects include:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics or Physics
1. Canadian Pre-University

2. Canadian International Matriculation Program (CIMP/Canadian Grade 12/13)

3. Ontario Secondary School Diploma Grade 12

1. Malaysian Matriculation

2. Foundation in Science

3. Pre-Medical Course

CGPA 3.5 (out of 4.0) in 3 subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics or Physics

providing the course is not less than 1 year in the same accredited institution AND 5B’s each in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics or Additional Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Another subject

In SPM/O-Level or its equivalent

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) 1 B3, 4 B4’s:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics or Additional Mathematics
Irish Leaving Certificate 465 points with

1 H2, 2 H3’s in 3 subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics or Physics
1. National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3

2. New Zealand Bursary

Average of 90% in any 3 subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics or Physics
America High School Diploma CGPA 3.50 (out of 4.0) with 3 Advanced Placements with minimum score of 4 in the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics or Physics
Thai Matayom 6 Entry via Foundation in Science
Vietnam High School Entry via Foundation in Science
Science Degree BSc in Science

  • CGPA 3.2 (out of 4.0) or above

MSc, PhD in Science

  • CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0) or above

English Language Requirements

  • Applicants are required to submit English language requirements in the form of IELTS, TOEFL and/or SOPM GCE 1119 English.
  • Admissions to confirm your eligibility upon receiving the application.
  • Applicants from the backgrounds of Foundation in Science, Pre-Medical Foundation (excluding RUMC Pre-Medical Year) and some Matriculation programmes to attain a minimum of the following at School Certificate level or its equivalent:
SPM / O-Level: 5Bs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) AND another subject.

*Please note that all requirements stated above are minimum academic criteria and do not guarantee admission.

What will you Study?

Throughout the 5-year Medicine programme, you will learn the fundamentals of basic and health sciences that focus on systems and skills, as outlined below.

Year 1-3

Year 3-5


  • Cardiovascular
  • Central Nervous System
  • Gastrointestinal & Hepatology
  • Genito-urinary
  • Haematology
  • Locomotor
  • Renal, Endocrine & Breast
  • Respiratory
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Tropical Medicine
Each system consists of:

  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Genetics
  • Introduction to Clinical Practice
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics in Medicine
  • Physiology
  • Public Health & Epidemiology
  • Clinical Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Family Medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Public Health
  • Psychiatry
  • Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Forensic & Legal Medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Clinical Elective

Besides medical council registration, you will also receive strong support from our Alumni Relations and senior academic members to mentor and guide you towards your career pathway.

Our internationally-recognised degree provides you with diverse medical career opportunities that come with options to practise overseas such as in the US, UK, Ireland and more.


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Certified copy of Birth Certificate, NRID/MyKad (Malaysians) and Passport Details Page (International)

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Medical screening checklist (bring along to Dublin) RUMC Medical Screening Checklist

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Final or Forecast Results from Current Pre-University Institution (i.e A-Level, IB, AUSMAT, STPM etc)

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IELTS/ TOEFL/GCE O-Level (1119 English)

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IGCSE/ SPM Results

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Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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FOR MATURE STUDENTS: Also University Transcript

Progression Pathway