Deputy Dean's Message


Deputy Dean (Postgraduate Studies)
Faculty of Medicine, UKM

 Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

The Secretariat of Postgraduate Studies (SPS) coordinates various graduate programmes encompassing Masters, PhD and Masters for Clinical Specialists. Every academic session, our Faculty manages over 1500 students both local and international. With a faculty of 368 academicians and an established specialist teaching hospital, we are committed in ensuring that the academic pursuit of every student will be a fulfilling journey. To ensure this, the Faculty of Medicine has close collaboration with the Graduate Centre, Academic Management Centre and Centre for Educational Extension which are all based in the main UKM Bangi campus. 

With the newly established International Affairs Unit in our faculty, we are also committed in facilitating all processes in relation to admissions and beyond in order to provide a conducive learning environment for our international students. In addition to this, the Graduates Assist Unit was recently formed to ensure psychosocial well-being amongst the student community as a whole with a peer support system in place. As one of the premier Malaysian universities and the first to offer a clinical postgraduate programme, the faculty now offers the Clinical Fellowship Programme for specialists who wish to pursue sub-specialty training in both medical and surgical based sub-specialties. This structured programme provides the opportunity for world class training by our best experts. With a track record of having produced 3095 clinical specialists, UKM is set on becoming the niche for postgraduate fellowship training.

The global society requires resilient leaders with broad perspectives yet flexible way of thinking. UKM will aspire you to greater heights by “inspiring futures and nurturing possibilities”.

Step 1
Application through Secretariat of Postgraduate Studies (SPS) website/ link at HCTM website/ or direct communication with the Course Director *Application need to be made a minimum of 6 months before the date of admission
Required process:
  • Candidate Details and selected programmes
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
*First medical degree needs to be checked whether it is recognised by Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) (a mandatory requirement if the candidate will do rotation outside of HCTM) An offer letter will be issued (by PKP) to the candidate for the payment process Course Director
Step 2
Application will be reviewed by the Course Director
Step 3
  • Fill in and submit Application Form to International Affairs Unit
  • Letter of Temporary Approval/ Letter of Rejection to applicants will be issued by SPS
  • For the accepted candidates, a copy of Temporary Approval Letter will be sent to International Relations Centre (UKM Global) – for VISA’s application process
Step 4
Accepted candidates are required to complete the following documents:
  • Form 16 for Temporary Practicing Certificate application Click Here
  • Visa application (Professional Visit Pass) Click Here

  • *All documents will be sent through the International Affairs Unit, Faculty of Medicine UKM
Step 5
Candidate enrolled and report to the Course Director
Step 6
An offer letter will be issued (by PKP) to the candidate for the payment process
Step 7
Course Director will notify the candidate about privileging and credentialing to HCTM Credentialing Link
Step 8
ONE (1) month before programme ends, the Course Director are required to inform SPS and International Affairs Unit, Faculty of Medicine UKM
SPS will issue Certificate of Completion to the candidate

Flowchart of Credentialing and Privileging in HCTM for International Candidates


Credentialing: a process to set the standards and to do an evaluation for a person’s qualification in a field or procedure. It is recognition for the professional training done by a medical practitioner.

Privileges: the rights given by the hospital for a medical practitioner to give treatments or to do procedures on hospital patients based on the qualifications of the training, and the medical practitioner’s experience and expertise.

Step 1
Log in to this link: to apply for credentialing application.
*No payment needed for this application
Step 2
For new application, please fill in the details and update your profile.

* If you want to renew you application, please apply 6 months BEFORE your expiry date.
Step 3
Click Credentialing Form and complete all the required information.

*You need to fill in your Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) Registration Number, Annual Practicing Certificate (APC) Number and National Specialist Register (NSR) Number in the prerequisite field.
Step 4
Select Head of Department (HOD) to verify your application.
Step 5
Tick (√) and submit your application.
Step 6
Your Dashboard for the application status will appear. You can check the ongoing status by time to time.
Step 7
All applications will be reviewed in a meeting.

*The meeting will be conducted 4 times a year
Step 8
HCTM issue an Approval Letter (TWO weeks after the meeting)
HCTM issue Certificate of Credentialing (ONE month after)