Malaysia, the 45th most populous country, is slowly becoming a medical hub for Indian medical students. With almost a similar culture and an increasing Indian diaspora, the country last year registered nearly 3,331 Indian students. Out of these, six students appeared for the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) and four candidates cleared the screening test in 2021.
Official government website:
— Interested candidates should have passed class 12 examinations in Physics, Chemistry and Biology with at least 50 per cent.
— Should have cleared NEET.
— Physics, Chemistry and Biology should be principal subjects in class 12.
— Student must know English.
MBBS in Malaysia is a six year programme which includes a one year compulsory internship. Five years of the total academic term focuses on students with theoretical and practical knowledge. The students are advised to check course structure from college to college as the programme length can vary.
However, due to the Covid epidemic, the National Medical Commission (NMC) in India mandated in 2022 that foreign medical graduates (FMGs) who had finished their fourth and fifth years online be required to complete a two-year internship instead of one following their MBBS. The Supreme Court, in March, had requested the Central Government to assist the FMGs in bringing their conflict to an end.
Step 1: Choose your college and fill its application form.
Step 2: Upload the required documents.
Step 3: Save the offer letter for future use.
Step 4: Pay the required fees once you receive the offer letter.
Step 5: Apply for the visa to study in Malaysia.
— A copy of the Passport.
—Copies of Mark sheets and passing certificates of class 10 and class 12.
— Migration certificate,
— Copy of the offer letter.
— All other documents listed by the foreign ministry of the Government of Malaysia.
The tuition fees range between Rs 9 lakh to Rs 25 lakh per year (approx). The cost of living in Malaysia is somewhat at par with India. The cost of living in the country comes between Rs 15,000 to Rs 18,000 every month. The amount also varies if the student is staying at dormitories of the university/college and is also based on the sharing of the room.
Medium of teaching:
Even though the official language of Malaysia is Malay, the medium of teaching MBBS in Malaysia is English, which makes it advantageous for Indian students.
Some of the most recognised medical institutes in Malaysia are the Asian Institute of Medicine Science and Technology (AIMST), Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, MAHSA University Faculty of Medicine, Segi University, International Medical University, Asian Institute of Medicine Science and Technology, Perdana University, Perdana University and more.
Courtesy : The Indian Express