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RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (formerly Penang Medical College)

George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Campus setting Urban
Living cost RM 1,600 per month
Student population Small (1,000 or less)
International students 2%
Institution type Private

About RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (formerly Penang Medical College)

PMC has rebranded as RCSI & UCD Malaysia campus after 20 years of collaborative organisation.

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)

This premier Irish University of Medicine and Health Sciences is Ireland's largest medical school, and has been established since 1784. Leading surgical training and education, RCSI is the only school to expand its educational medical programmes and research beyond Ireland into three other countries.

University College Dublin (UCD)

As one of Europe's leading research universities, UCD is the largest in Ireland and is internationally recognised, with partnerships across regions such as Malaysia, USA, China and Canada. UCD's research-intensive direction has provided academic access to various fields - from basic healthcare to bioinformatics, molecular studies and even innovation in therapy.

Campus information

Facilities around the campus:

  • Library
  • Surau
  • Student study areas
  • Sick bay
  • Recreational area
  • Gym and games

The RCSI & UCD Malaysia campus is centrally located close to the heart of George Town and within a five-minute walk of Penang Hospital, where most of the clinical teaching takes place.

Located at the Sepoy Lines grounds, a four-storey academic complex houses the modern facilities essential for training medical professionals. It includes a 200-seat lecture theatre, multimedia room, video conferencing facilities, research laboratory, student study areas, cafeteria and surau.

The RCSI & UCD MC Clinical Skills and Education Centre in Seberang Jaya was launched in 2015 and is located next to the Seberang Jaya Hospital. The Centre hosts additional facilities for students including clinical skills laboratories, seminar rooms, a student area, Multimedia and Resource Centre. To further facilitate students’ on-call practical training, the new centre also provides student accommodation which will reduce travel and ensure optimal use of time.

Life in Penang is uniquely cosmopolitan with many nationalities opting to work, live and retire there. The locals are multi-ethnic, and you will see evidence of diversity living harmoniously together in their friendliness. Penang is a vibrant city which offers a modern lifestyle, alongside tradition and old world charm. This tradition is evident in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site within Georgetown. Penang also has beautiful beaches, parks and hills perfect for enjoying nature and outdoor sports.

Penang is also renowned as Malaysia’s culinary capital. From exotic local street food to elegant fine dining, its local cuisine is a perfect example of cultures combining to produce a dazzling combination of tastes and flavours.

Whatever your passion may be, you will find enough of it in Penang to keep you busy.

Ireland is a small, beautiful island, combining contemporary modern cities with an un-spoilt countryside, offering a warm welcome to students from all over the world. Situated at the edge of Europe, Ireland experiences a temperate climate and rarely experiences extremes of temperature. Ireland has a worldwide reputation for high-quality education built on a long history of academic excellence.


There are numerous furnished apartments and houses in the vicinity of RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus from which students can choose.

Most of the rented accommodation is located near bus stops and eateries. RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus's support team will assist students who need rented accommodation by providing names and contact details of reputable providers. The team will also be able to advise you with regard to choosing the best location and property type.


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Nice venue for a well organized event the fifth national paediatric foot and ankle course
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