Course Details

Bachelor of Medicine in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Honours)

Xiamen University




  • Description

    The TCM programme at Xiamen University (XMU) was established in 1956. More than 20,000 graduates, who came from more than 50 countries and regions, have successfully completed the programme. The programme is supported by the Medical College at XMU and 7 affiliated tertiary hospitals (the highest level in the Chinese hospital classification). The Medical College is overseeing several leading scientific research centres such as the Biomedical Engineering Research Centre, the Anticancer Research Centre, the Basic Medical Experimental and Teaching Centre, and the Chinese Medicine Research Centre of Xiamen University. Some of the featured research areas include: TCM research of endemic diseases in Fujian and Taiwan, TCM information based research, TCM tongue diagnosis, and TCM modernisation studies.

    Our programme at Xiamen University Malaysia aims to develop skilled, competent and compassionate TCM practitioners who are able to apply problem-solving techniques and evidence-based knowledge in the diagnosis, treatment and management of their patients.

    Field of Study

    Medicine & Healthcare

    Duration (Years)


    Course Fees (RM)

    RM 25,000 (USD 5,952) per year; Estimated Total Cost - RM 125,000 (USD 29,762)

    MQA No.


    Degree Type

    Foreign Degree (Malaysian Branch Campus)

  • Intake (Month)

    February, April, September

Entry Requirements


    Science Stream: CGPA 2.5 and principal passes in any 2 Science subjects
    Non-science Stream: CGPA 2.5 and principal passes in any 2 subjects as well as credit in any 2 Science subjects in SPM

  • A-Level

    Two (2) Science subjects and CGPA 2.5

  • UEC

    At least Grade B in 5 subjects including 2 Science subjects

  • Matriculation /Foundation

    CGPA 2.5 including 2 Science subjects

  • Other

    CGPA 2.5 in any discipline from Institutions of Higher Learning
    SAM: A TER 70 and Grade B in 2 Science subjects
    CPU: An average of 70% in 6 subjects including 2 Science subjects

  • Direct Entry to Year 2 of Degree

    Diploma from Institutions of Higher Learning in the relevant field with CGPA 2.5;
    or Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine from recognised  institutions or equivalent with GPA 2.0 and with 2 years of relevant  working experience;
    or Diploma with CGPA 2.5 from institutions recognised by the Traditional and Complementary Medicine Board

  • English Requirements

    All incoming foreign students are required to sit for the English Placement test (if they do not meet the minimum TOEFL or IELTS band score).

Programme Structure

  • Main Courses

    Diagnostics of Traditional Chinese Medicine (I/II) 中医诊断学(I/II)

    Science of Chinese Materia Medica 中药学

    Huangdi's Canon of Medicine 黄帝内经

    Chinese Medicine Practice 中药实践

    Literature Retrieval of Traditional Chinese Medicine 中医药文献检索

    Treatise on Exogenous Febrile Disease 伤寒论

    Internal Medicine of Traditional Chinese Medicine I 中医内科学 I

    Science of Acupuncture and Moxibustion 针灸学

    Synopsis of Golden Chamber 金匮要略

    Treatise on Seasonal Febrile Disease 温病学

    Internal Medicine of Traditional Chinese Medicine II 中医内科学 II

    Tuina Therapy of Traditional Chinese Medicine 中医推拿学

    Various Acupuncture and Moxibustion Theory 各家针灸学说

    Pediatrics of Traditional Chinese Medicine 中医儿科学

    Otolaryngology of Traditional Chinese Medicine 中医耳鼻喉科学

    Scraping Therapy of Traditional Chinese Medicine 刮痧学

    Orthopaedics and Traumatology of Traditional Chinese Medicine 中医骨伤科学

    Gynaecology of Traditional Chinese Medicine 中医妇科学

    Clinical Skills Training of Traditional Chinese Medicine 中医临床技能训练

    Rehabilitation Science of Traditional Chinese Medicine 中医养生康复学

    Pharmacology of Traditional Chinese Medicine 中药药理学


Additional Information

  • Fees
    RM 25,000 (USD 5,952) per year

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