Bachelor of Medicine in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Honours)

Xiamen University Malaysia

Xiamen University Malaysia

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The Bachelor of Chinese Medicine program at Xiamen University Malaysia (XMUM) is a four-year undergraduate program designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and traditional Chinese medical diagnosis. The program aims to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to practice Chinese medicine as registered practitioners.

The program is divided into two stages. In the first two years, students will be exposed to the fundamental concepts and theories of Chinese medicine, including its history and development, traditional Chinese medical diagnosis, acupuncture and moxibustion, Chinese herbal medicine, and basic Western medical knowledge. In the third and fourth years, students will undertake more advanced coursework in Chinese medicine, including specialized subjects such as gynecology and pediatrics, dermatology, and orthopedics.

In addition to the theoretical coursework, the program includes clinical training to provide students with practical experience in treating patients. This includes clinical observation and practice at XMUM's affiliated hospital, as well as other Chinese medicine clinics.

Upon graduation, students will be eligible to sit for the Malaysian Qualifying Examination in Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is necessary to practice as a registered Chinese medicine practitioner in Malaysia. The program also prepares students for further studies in Chinese medicine or related field.

Entry Requirement

STPM (Science Stream): A pass in STPM with at least CGPA 2.5 out of 4.0 AND Grade C (GP 2.0) in any 2 Science subjects

STPM (Non-Science Stream): A pass in STPM with at least CGPA 2.5 out of 4.0 AND Grade C (GP 2.0) in any 2 subjects, AND credit in any 2 Science subjects and Mathematics in SPM or equivalent

A-Level: A pass in A-Level with at least a Grade C in any 2 Science subjects

UEC: A pass in UEC with at least a Grade B in 5 subjects including 2 Science subjects

Foundation/Matriculation/Program Asasi:

Diploma: A pass in Diploma with at least CGPA 2.5 out of 4.0 from Institutions of Higher Learning in the relevant field ORA pass in Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine from recognised institutions or the equivalent with at least CGPA 2.0 out of 4.0 and with at least 2 years of relevant working experience ORA pass in Diploma from institutions recognised by the Traditional and Complementary Medicine Board with at least CGPA 2.5 out of 4.0

Bachelor’s Degree: A pass in Bachelor’s degree with at least CGPA 2.5 in any disciplines from institutions of higher learning

AND: Evidence of English proficiency for foreign students prior to entry

Career Opportunities

Chinese medicine practitioner


Wellness therapist

Consultant in healthcare field

Chinese medicine herbalist

Chinese medicine researcher

Chinese medicine educator

Product specialist involved in the development or marketing of Chinese medicine and healthcare products and the import-export of herbs and healthcare products

Programme Highlights

A proven long-running successful programme supported by rich educational resources and experience from XMU

A system of knowledge that features the integration of TCM and conventional western medicine

An opportunity to gain some practical experience in the affiliated hospitals of XMU in China

A pathway for postgraduate studies at XMUM or XMU in China



USD30K for overseas students.


5 Years


  • Full-Time


April, September


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