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RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus is Malaysia’s first accredited private medical school*, owned and established by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and University College Dublin (UCD), two world-renowned medical universities in Ireland.

Recently, the College was awarded University status by the Malaysian Ministry of Education (MOE) as a Foreign University Branch Campus, one of the highest levels for a foreign-owned institution in Malaysia. RUMC remains as the only Irish University in the region.

The University is recognised by the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) and Irish Medical Council (IMC) as graduating high performing doctors. Students are recognised for practice in the USA, Canada and others by the ECFMG and FAIMER with the institution listed as an Irish medical school in the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS).



RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC) offers a unique medical programme combining a world-class education in Ireland with a superb clinical curriculum in Penang.

  • Graduates are awarded medical degrees of the National University of Ireland. Such degrees are internationally renowned and a hallmark of quality and excellence

  • Students spend the first half of their degree studying at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) or University College Dublin (UCD). Both colleges are based in Dublin, one of the world’s safest, friendliest and most cultured cities in Europe

  • The clinical curriculum is based in Penang, where pre-clinical training gained in Ireland is applied. Penang is home to some of the best teaching hospitals in Malaysia ensuring the highest possible standard of clinical training

  • Our students benefit from a truly outstanding student experience, with access to hundreds of clubs, societies and extra-curricular pursuits

  • Graduates join a valuable global network of alumni which extends into every healthcare system in every country across the globe

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