Guide to the Middle East
THE Ministry of Higher Education has an application procedure guide for those wanting to further their studies in the Middle East — specifically in Egypt, Jordan and Morocco.
The criteria for pursuing a degree in medicine at a university in Egypt includes having an average of 90 per cent in eight subjects in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) exam — Bahasa Melayu, English, History, Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology — as well as a minimum of B grade in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Additional Mathematics.
To do a degree in chemistry or pharmacy in Egypt, applicants must have an average of 75 per cent in Bahasa Melayu, English, History, Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology; as well as with B in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Additional Mathematics.
For Al-Azhar University, to study health sciences, applicants are required to have taken Arabic as a subject during SPM.
Students applying for Islamic Studies at Egyptian univesities must have scored Jayyid (65 to 74 percent) in the Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) and sat for the Imtihan Qabul (IQ) test. For Ulum Islamiah, applicants must pass all SPM subjects with B in Bahasa Melayu, English, Arabic Language, Mathematics, Syariah Islamiah and Al Quran Sunnah Studies as well as have sat for the IQ test.
To study medicine or dentistry in Jordan, applicants must have an average of 90 per cent for all SPM subjects and are required to have at least A- for biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, additional mathematics, English and Arabic.
Meanwhile, Islamic Studies in Jordan requires an 80 per cent average for all SPM subjects and A- for Arabic language and any subjects related to Islamic Studies.
For Islamic Studies in Morocco, applicants must have at least A- in SPM subjects related to the field of study.
Malaysian students who wish to study in Egypt, Jordan and Morocco can find out more at https://dohe.mohe.gov.my/timurtengah. It is stated that the Ministry does not have appointed agents for the purpose of student application and placement. The use of agents is strictly the choice and responsibility of the applicants and/or their parents.