NUMed, short for Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia, is a private university in Malaysia that serves as an international branch campus of Newcastle University UK. It was established in 2011 and is located in Iskandar Putri, Johor as part of EduCity.
NUMed offers undergraduate degrees in medicine (MBBS) and biomedical science, as well as a foundation programme that serves as a pathway to these degrees. The curriculum and study courses at NUMed are identical to those offered in the UK, and students will receive an award conferred by Newcastle University, UK. This means that students will obtain a UK qualification while paying lower tuition fees.
Newcastle University is highly regarded as one of the top medical schools in the UK, and NUMed’s MBBS degree is the only medical programme in Malaysia that is recognized by both the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) and the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK.
In terms of ranking and reputation, Newcastle University has a strong track record of excellence. It is ranked #110 in the world according to the QS World University Rankings 2024, and it is also among the top 80 universities in the world for medicine according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023. Additionally, NUMed has received a 4-star rating in the latest SETARA rating.