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Admission to Postgraduate @ AMDI

Masters of Science programs

Registration is open for our Masters of Science programs; Mixed mode (MM) and coursework (CW) for September intake each year:

1. Medical Research (MM)
2. Transfusion Science (MM)
3. Health Toxicology (MM)
4. Clinical Exercise Science (CW)

All programs carry 40/41 credit units and are conducted over 1 year (2 semesters and during the long semester break). MM programs are 50% taught courses and 50% research, while a short project, clinical attachment and taught modules are the mainstay of the Clinical Exercise Science program. 

Contact us for more information, go to Request for more info? tab below.

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Research mode programs

Registration is also open the whole year through for our research mode programs (MSc and PhD) in various medical, dental and health research areas.

Candidate with minimum requirement are eligible to apply limited free vouchers for application fee. Contact us for more information, go to Request for more info tab below.

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To speed up the application process, a candidate must apply online through our Admission@USM website. Please refer to Postgraduate Programmes Booklet and IPS Postgraduate Handbook for details.

Applications for postgraduate studies are open throughtout the year with no closing dates but there are still cut-off date for coursework (CW) and mixed mode (MM) programmes which are as below:

1st Semester  (September Intake only) - 15 July (local candidates) / 15 June (international candidates)

It is important to check the cut-off date for the chosen programme. Applications received before the cut-off date will be processed promptly, whereas applications received after the cut-off date will be processed for the next intake.

For research mode programme, application and registration can be anytime throughtout the year.

Applicants should possess one of the following:

Master Degree

Qualification: Bachelor's degree (Honours)

A) CGPA of at least 2.75
     Bachelor's degree (Honours) in related fields OR MD/MBBS/BDS OR equivalent from a recognized institution. 

B) CGPA of 2.5 - 2.74

  1. Research experience – 1 year; OR,
  2. Professional experience in related field- 1 year; OR,
  3. One (1) academic publications in related field; OR,
  4. Grade B for major/ elective courses; OR,
  5. Grade B+ for final year project;

C) CGPA of 2.00 - 2.49

  1. Research experience - 5 years; OR
  2. Professional experience in related field - 5 years, 


  3. One (1) academic publications in related field; OR,
  4. Grade B for major / elective courses; OR,
  5. Grade B+ for final year project.

Doctor of Philosophy

I. Qualification: Master's OR Bachelor's degree (refer to Fast-Track PhD) in related fields OR equivalent from a recognized institution. 

A) CGPA of at least 3.00;

B) CGPA of 2.50 - 2.99

  1. Research experience – 2 years; OR,
  2. Professional experience in related field – 2 years; OR,
  3. Two (2) academic publications in the field applied; OR,
  4. Grade B+ for major/elective courses; OR,
  5. Grade B+ for Coursework Mode or PASS for Mixed Mode dissertation/project; 

II. Qualification: Master degree (Research Mode)

Fast-Track PhD
Be on the Fast-Track to a PhD from a Bachelor's Degree.

1. CGPA of at least 3.67/4.00 for Bachelor's degree from a recognized institution.
2. Passed an interview - an applicant of Fast-Tract PhD must be evaluated in an interview on the overall picture s/he presents to the AMDI      Admissions Committee.
3. Other requirements set by the University

Browse the following link for more details Postgraduate Programmes BookletIPS Postgraduate Handbookand Admission@USM website.

(Applicable for International Applicants Only) 

1. Prior to registration, a high level of English language proficiency is required to ensure that students derive better benefits from the programmes and syllabus provided. 
Evidence of English language proficiency must be submitted together with your application forms. For international students the following English Langguage Proficiency is required as an admission requirement: 

~ TOEFL*: minimum score 80 (Internet-Based) or 213 (Computer-Based) or 550 (Paper-Based); OR 
~ IELTS: minimum Band 6.0; OR
~ English is the candidate's mother tongue or National Langguage; OR
~ Malaysian University English Test (MUET): minimum score Band 4.0; OR
~ Candidate graduated from an institution of Higher Learning in which the medium of instruction at
   Bachelor or Masters level is English; OR
~ English courses offered by British Council. (the level of qualification and the relavant courses are
   to be identified by the University Postgraduate Studies Council); OR
~ English courses offered by School of Language, Literacies and Tanslation. (the level of
   qualification and the relavant courses are to be identified by the University Postgraduate Studies
   Council); OR 
~ English courses from selected Malaysian public/private university or institution. (the level of
   qualification and the relavant courses are to be identified by the University Postgraduate Studies

*Candidates are advised not to send the TOEFL scores directly to USM on their own. Please make requests for ETS to send the score to us. USM's institutional TOEFL code is 8900. 
Educational Testing Service (ETS)'s Website

2. Prior to graduation, the Bahasa Malaysia (LKM 100) a one semester course is compulsory for all international students and must be taken and passed prior to graduation. The requirement pass grade is C. Registration for this course can be made at the School of Languages, Literacies and Translation at the USM Main Campus (Penang Island) within the candidature period.

Master of Science (Research)

Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters (for Malaysian only)

PhD (Research)
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters (for Malaysian only)

Master of Science (Mixed Mode/Course Work)
Full-time only: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters

Master of Medical (Course Work)
Full-time only: Min 8 semesters / Max 14 semesters

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Browse the following link for more details Postgraduate Programmes BookletIPS Postgraduate Handbookand Admission@USM website.

Browse the following link for more details of University Directory of Expertise and select Advanced Medical and Dental Institute (AMDI);

or go to AMDI Cluster Members Directory
~ Craniofacial & Biomaterial Sciences
~ Infectomics
~ Integrative Medicine
~ Lifestyle Science
~ Oncological & Radiological Sciences
~ Regenerative Medicine

Once you are ready to pack up, follow these guidelines to register 
Registration Steps and Forms

Are you a prospective, new or current local student looking for accommodation? AMDI Student Assocoiation (ASA) will assist student to find suitable housing/rooms around USM Bertam Campus. Click here accommodation list to select the suitable one. 

If you are flying from abroad/international student, click here Accommodation Assistance Form (International Arrival) for accomodation assistance and international arrival consultation by ASA. For more details email to Alamat emel ini dilindungi dari Spambot. Anda perlu hidupkan JavaScript untuk melihatnya.m.

*AMDI shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any kind incured as a result of the service. Rental negotiation or agreement has to be dealed with the owner/landlord.

Lecturer room, supporting departments and cafe are located at SAINS@BERTAM. An up-to-date academic facilities are available at SAINS@BERTAM i.e teleconferencing system, multimedia labs, multipurpose labs, skills labs anatomy muzium, library, auditorium, lecture hall and tutorial and discussion rooms. In AMDI Library there are 25,000 collections available.


Clinical Trial Complex (CTC) and Animal Research Complex (ARC) AMDI1, BERTAM

Clinical Trial Complex (CTC)
AMDI offers a comprehensive range of clinical services. Oncology, General Surgery, Paediatrics, Otorhinolaryngology, Opthalmology, Orthodontics and Prosthodontics are among the specialty services that are offered in order to cater to the needs of the community in the Northern Region of Peninsula of Malaysia. The Clinical Trial Complex is well-equipped with state-of-theart facilities and equipments for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging and Laboratory Testing and intervention such as radiation theraphy (EBRT, IMRT & Brachytheraphy) and chemotheraphy.

Animal Research Complex (ARC)
AMDI is equipped with facilities to conduct research in the fields of medicine and dentistry. The core activities of AMDI focuses in on the elements of advanced translational research. In order to achieve this, AMDI has the latest and most advanced research facilities. These top notch facilities include Laboratories, Animal Research Complex and Clinical Research Complex.



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Preferred courses*:
Working experiences*:
*Attach together with a scan of your scrolls, academic transcripts and supporting documents (CV, etc).

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