To be eligible to apply into the IMU programme, students must have an acceptable pre-University qualification or a good science degree. In addition to academic ability, the IMU looks for excellence in co-curricular activities and good communication skills.
Minimum Grades for Eligibility to Apply
Please note that the grades required for admission into the respective programmes may be higher due to competitiveness of the admission exercise. The IMU reserves the right to change these entry requirements from time to time.
Students are normally required to offer Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics at SPM/O-Level/equivalent examinations.
All qualifications should include any three out of the four science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics) at STPM/A-Level/equivalent examinations.
You must fulfill the English requirement.
Medicine - Minimum Grades for Eligibility to Apply
A-Level BBC (in any 3 Science subjects)
STPM B+ B+ B+ (in any 3 Science subjects)
Australian Matriculation 80% (aggregate) or
TER / UAI 85
NCEA Level 3 70%
Canadian Grade 12 / 13 85% (aggregate)
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) A2 B3 B4 (in any 3 Science subjects)
Australian University Foundation Programmes 80% (aggregate)
Indian Pre-University A score of not less than 80% in 3 science subjects and an average of not less than 85% in all subjects.
Ministry of Education Matriculation cGPA 3.5
Diploma in Science (UiTM) cGPA 3.5
Diploma in Microbiology (UiTM) cGPA 3.5
International Baccalaureate (IB) Not less than 33 points (At least 2 Sciences at the Higher Level (HL) & one at the Standard Level with a score not less than 5 in each subject)
American High School with Advanced Placement (AP) cGPA of not less than 3.5. Two of the sciences must be AP courses and must have a score of not less than 4 in each subject.
First Degree BSc (Hons) 2nd Class Upper
/ cGPA 3.5
* The IMU reserves the right to change these entry requirements from time to time.
English Language Requirements
For Entry 2008, applicants are required to both requirements at the point of application:
MUET Minimum Band Score of 4
IELTS Minimum Average band score of 6.5 (Individual band score of not less than 6.0). However, student opting for the PMS option would be expected to obtain an IELTS band score of 7.0 or above prior to entering the matching exercise.
The Ministry of Higher Education stipulates that all students entering universities in Malaysia must sit for MUET regardless of having other English qualifications. International students are not required to sit for MUET.
In addition to this, all registered students are required to sit for the IMU English Placement Test during the orientation week.
Interested applicants who do not have the English requirement at the point of application must include proof of having signed up for the respective English tests when submitting an application. Students are advised not to take English tests at the last minute.
For Medical & Pharmacy Programmes Only
Effective 2008, all applicants are expected to obtain at least band score of 6.5 in IELTS upon submission of an application. However, student opting for the PMS option would be expected to obtain an IELTS band score of 7.0 or above prior to entering the matching exercise. In 2010, all applicants are expected to obtain at least an overall band score of 7.0 or better in IELTS upon submission of an application.