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Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

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About National University Of Malaysia UKM

  • 259 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 56 2014 QS University Rankings: Asia
  • 269 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 312 QS World University Rankings 2015
Campus setting Suburban
Living cost RM 2,059 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 11%
Institution type Public

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) was established in 1970, this university was born with the aim of keeping the Malay language as the national language of knowledge. UKM has made a huge growth over the years and now they have 13 faculties, 13 research institutes, and two commercial entities. As a Malaysian university, it is the only university that has been listed in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World’s ‘Top 50 Under 50’ 2013 and ranked at the 19th place. 

UKM is a university that received the title Research University (RU) which has been attractive for students from all over the world and Is focused on the quality of research and publication, innovative teaching and learning, internationalization and international benchmark, good governance, and also effective delivery.

Campus Information

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

The university’s main campus in Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan spans an area of 1,096.29 hectares approximately 35 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur. The campus is situated in a valley surrounded by hills and greenery, providing a serene and conducive environment for learning and knowledge exploration. Facilities:

  • Students College
  • Transportation
  • Pavilion with Synthetic Track
  • Mosque
  • University Hotel
  • Internet and Wifi Hotspot
  • Guest House
  • Health Center
  • Banking
  • Library
  • Post Office
  • 24 Hours Security
  • Cafeteria
  • Teres Eko Niaga
  • Hall

UKM is located in Bangi, a township just next to Kajang. It is easy to take Commuter train, just about 20 minutes ride to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Taxis are plentiful and easy accessible too. Taxi will cost you about RM 5.00 per trip to UKM.

  • From KL Sentral
    • Take a KTM Commuter train towards Seremban. Stop at UKM station (about 40 minutes). Take a taxi or Rapid KL Bus Service No. 430 to the university. However, we advise you to take a taxi which will cost you around RM 5.00 
  • From Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
    • Use the KLIA Limo service (tickets can be purchased at the Arrival Hall) to your hotel; OR
    • Take a KLIA Transit train (be careful, do not take the KLIA Express) to Bandar Tasik Selatan Station. Next, take a KTM Commuter train towards Seremban and stop at UKM Station. Then, take a taxi or a Rapid KL bus service No. 430 to the university.

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