The Advanced Medical and Dental Institute (AMDI), Universiti Sains Malaysia is the only medical postgraduate institute in Malaysia.Through our national and international research network and clinical partnership, we offer taught and research postgraduate programmes in niche medical, dental and health care related areas. The Master of Science (MSc), Master of Medicine (MMed) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes in AMDI are designed to train scientists and clinicians that produce innovative scientific and clinical discoveries towards sustainable and holistic healthcare deliveries.
Life at AMDI
Estimated Cost of Living
Depending on the needs and lifestyle of each student, a foreign student would require US$5,000 per year for food, accommodation, books and other expenses (exclusive of tuition fees)
Food / Meals: USD150/month
(USD5 a day, 3 meals)
Academic Expenses: USD100/month
(books, stationeries, etc.)
Personal Expenses: USD100-150/month
Health Insurance: Subject to insurance agreement
On-Campus Accommodation in USM Main Campus (Penang Island) is equipped with a single room or twin sharing room. Rental for on-campus accommodation is from USD30-USD75 per month (without meals). AMDI registered students are entitled for shuttle from Main Campus to AMDI, Bertam Campus (35 KM in distance).
USM Main Campus location: https://goo.gl/maps/p8NSjV69djBoq4Dw5.
For more info email to Centre of Accommodation USM
Off-Campus Accommodation is the rental of private accommodation within 3 KM in radius of AMDI (Bertam Campus) and is the most preferred choice by AMDI research students. Most of the single/double storey houses are equipped with 3 bedrooms. Rental for this accommodation is from USD75-USD125 per month (not including utilities) for each room. It’s very close to shopping mall, mosque and laundry and grocery outlet.
Bertam Campus location https://goo.gl/maps/bFYkNZWXyEYJWUG56
For accommodation assistance, get in touch with the
Recreational and Leaisure Activities
- Post graduate students can get involve with the AMDI Postgraduate Student Association
- Futsal pitch (in front of CTC, near main gate)
- AMDI Gymnasium (reasonable fees)
- Archery (bullseye near field beside CTC)
- Jogging track around the campus (with exercise and stretching stations near ARC)
- Bird watching (eagles near ARC pond)
- Fishing (near ARC pond)
- Kite Playing (open ground and windy area behind CTC)
- Temasya Olahraga Tahunan USM (TOT) USM (Track and Field/Annual Athletic Event)
- Indoor games (chess, table tennis, carom)
- Badminton session (weekly event amongst staff and students at Kompleks Sukan Pinang Tunggal approximately 5 minutes/ 2 km away from AMDI)
- Hiking and Camping (Penang Hill or Gunung Jerai, 45 minutes away)
- Beach and Waterfall (Batu Feringgi; 1 hour, Pantai Merdeka, Lubuk Tupah; 45 minutes)
- Bowling (Mega Lane Bowling Center at Megamall; 20 minutes)
- Cycling (many beautiful paddy fields around the area)
- Movie (theater in Sunshine Mall)
AMDI Student Associacion (ASA)
The association consists of student committee representatives which has both taught and research degree student members. The ASA officially formed in March 2016 is run by students, for students. Our student representatives seek students’ views on issues of concern and identify issues to raise with Faculty and Registry staff.
We also organise social activities for research students throughout the yearto help the new postgraduate students settle in; an annual cross-site away weekend which provides further opportunity for students to get to know each other; and an annual student conference, focussed on careers advice and personal development, which is followed by a social event. Visit and share ASA FB for more updates https://www.facebook.com/AMDI-Student-Association-319259072248568.
How to get to and around AMDI?
AMDI is in Bertam Campus, one of the Universiti Sains Malaysia campus and it is located at Bertam, Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang. It is 3.9 km from Bertam uptown and 35 km from the USM main campus. Check out our public transport guide.
1. By air:
Malaysia Airlines (http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/my/en.html)
Air Asia (http://www.airasia.com/my/en/home.page?cid=1)
offer daily flight from Kuala Lumpur to Penang Island. The AMDI USM is located at the main land and you could grab a taxi to reach our research institute.
2. By train:
Keretapi Tanah Melayu (http://www.ktmb.com.my/ktmb/index.php?r=portal/index)
offers daily trip from Kuala Lumpur Central to Butterworth station, Pulau Pinang. Butterworth station is 27.5 km from AMDI USM. Taxi services are available at the train station.
3. By bus:
Express buses are available from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth. The express busses from other locations in Peninsular Malaysia are also available at reasonable cost.
Visit this page for further info: http://www.easybook.com/bus-kl-penang.
From Butterworth bus station, you could grab a taxi or a bus to get here (http://www.rapidpg.com.my/).
** As bus and train timetables and routes can change, we suggest you to visit the websites before you set out.