You are here

Key facts & USP infographic


Program Structure

Year 1

Our BDS is delivered over 5 years, where Year 1 & 2 covers Phase 1 Pre-Clinical Subjects. Year 3 onwards students cover Clinical Subjects and spend most of their time in our state-of-the-art facilities that includes 3 Student Polyclinics with 51 dental units each as well as a well-equipped Prosthetic Laboratory.

The BDS programme is a comprehensive course dedicated to providing value-based dental education utilizing up-to-date technologies to ensure student satisfaction in acquiring clinical experience required for general dental practice.

Hospital dentistry, community programmes, general medicine and general surgery postings have been arranged with collaborative agencies to facilitate teaching-learning activities. The arranged postings allow acquisition of knowledge, clinical skills, and effective communication skills in the real working environment.




Phase 1:
Basic Sciences & Pre-Clinical


Professional 1


Professional 2

Phase 2: Clinical


Final Professional Part 1 (FPP1)

Phase 2: Clinical


End of Year 4 examination

Phase 2: Clinical


Final Professional Part 2 (FPP2)

Entry Requirement

Year 1

All applicants except those with the degree qualification, STPM / A-Level must fulfil the requirement at SPM/ O Levels or its equivalent. A combination of SPM and O Level results is allowed to fulfil the entry requirement

SPM/ O Levels or equivalent 5 Bs each in: Biology; and Chemistry; and Physics; and Mathematics/ Additional Mathematics; and another subject (except Art/ KSI)

UEC: B4 each in 3 subjects in Biology; and Chemistry; and Physics/ Mathematics/ Advanced

Programme/ Examination Minimum Entry Requirements
STPM/ A-Levels Grades BBB, ABC or AAC in 3 subjects in Biology; and Chemistry; and Physics or Mathematics (Combination of A Level or STAM and STPM is allowed to fulfil the entry requirement.)
*Matriculation or Foundation in Science or pre-dental programme CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0) in 3 subjects in Biology; and Chemistry; and Physics or Mathematics AND provided the course is not less than 1 year and completed in the same institution.
*Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) entry to Dentistry programme Grade B4 each in 5 subjects in Biology; and Chemistry; and Physics; and Mathematics; and Advanced Mathematics
*Monash University Foundation Pre-University Program (MUFY), or University of New South Wales (UNSW) Foundation, or Western Australia Curriculum Council, or HSC Sydney Australia, or Trinity College Foundation Studies, or Australian Universities Foundation Programmes, or South Australian Matriculation (SAM), or Victorian Certificate of Education, Australia Year 12 or equivalent Aggregate or average of 80% or the equivalent of B in 3 subjects in Biology; and Chemistry; and Physics or Mathematics
80% ATAR provided the subjects include in Biology; and Chemistry; and Physics or Mathematics
*National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3, or New Zealand Bursary Average of 80% in 3 subjects in Biology; and Chemistry; and Physics or Mathematics
*Canadian Pre-University (CPU), or Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP)/ Canadian Grade 12/13* Average of 80% in 3 subjects in Biology; and Chemistry; and Physics or Mathematics
*Indian Pre-University Average of 70% in 3 subjects in Biology; and Chemistry; and Physics or Mathematics
*International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme A minimum of 30 points overall AND Attained a minimum score of 5 each in 3 of the following subject in Biology; and Chemistry; and Physics or Mathematics with a minimum of 2 at Higher Level (HL) and 1 at Standard Level
Diploma in Health Sciences or equivalent CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0) AND provided the course is not less than 5 semesters or 2 ½ years and completed in the same institution. AND at SPM/ O Level or its equivalent with minimum 2 Bs in any 2 subjects in Biology; and/or Chemistry; and/or Physics AND Credits in 3 subjects in English; and Mathematics or Additional Mathematics; and another subject
Degree in Medical Sciences (MBBS or equivalent) CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0) Pass a bridging course at a year 2 level before entering to year 3 Note: The candidate can be exempted for the first year (direct entry into second year) and can also be given exemption for other relevant courses (e.g Basic Medical Science & General Surgery and General Medicine)
Degree in Sciences/ Life Sciences CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0)
Degree in the Arts or Humanities CGPA 4.0 (out of 4.0)


i) Malaysian citizen seeking employment in the public sector must fulfil the criteria set by the Public Services Commission of Malaysia (SPA).
ii) A person with any of the following shall be disqualified from entry into a dental programme:

  • found guilty of offence(s) affecting the human body;
  • recent or serious dishonesty e.g., cheating at examinations, falsification of documents, plagiarism;
  • serious physical or mental disorder;
  • serious communicable disease(s) for which there are no available acceptable methods of protection.
iii)he English Language competency requirement is mandatory only for international students:
iv)Art/KSI refers to the subjects of Kemanusiaan & Sastera Ikhtisas as listed in the table below.

Art / KSI Subject (retrieved from Page 19, Buku Penerangan Kurikulum Standard Sekolah Menengah (KSSM)
Principles of Accounting Economy Business Entrepreuship Visual Arts Education Music Education Geography Malay Literature English Literature Chinese Literature Tamil Literature

Your Investment

Non Refundable Application Fee: RM 500.00

Year Tuition Fees
1 RM 66,000
2 RM 66,000
3 RM 66,000
4 RM 66,000
5 RM 66,000
Total RM 330,000


Pre-Clinical Phase

Clinical Phase

Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Dental Anatomy & Histology, Medical Microbiology, General Pathology, Pharmacology, Dental Materials & Technology, Human Disease, Oral Pathology & Oral Diagnosis, Conservative Dentistry Prosthodontics.

Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics, Community Dentistry, Conservative Dentistry Prosthodontics, Conservative Dentistry, General Dental Practice, Human Disease, Oral & Max. Radiology, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology & Oral Diagnosis, Periodontology, Prosthodontics, Elective Project

Career Path

The BDS provides a firm foundation upon which graduates can scale towards a related career of their choice. This would include:

  • General practitioner

  • Clinical specialists

  • Academic professor / lecturer

  • Public health service

  • Scientific researche

Apply Now

Have questions or Queries on the application process? Contact below for details

Manipal University College Malaysia
Jalan Batu Hampar, Bukit Baru, 75150 Melaka.
Tollfree Number: 1700-811-662




5 Yrs

Students Speak

Here is what our students and alumni have to say...

I love studying here. There’s this idea that being a medical and dental college, life is all about books and studies. Our college breaks that stereotype because we have a vast array of extracurricular programs, through which we grow holistically and not just academically. Because of the diversity of the students in the campus, we get to learn about and enjoy multiple cultural experiences through various events.

Yasmin Lukman
BDS Student, class of 2019