University of Malaya UM

University of Malaya UM

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University Of Malaya UM

The University of Malaya is a public research-based institution which is commonly referred to as UM. It is said to be the oldest and most esteemed university in the country Malaysia. It was founded in 1949 in Singapore with the merger of the Raffles College and King Edward VII College of Medicine. The rapid growth of the university during its first decade of foundation resulted in the establishment of two autonomous divisions in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, respectively. The university was ranked between 301 and 350 in the world university rankings given by Times Higher Education.

In 1959, the University of Malaya was segregated into two divisions. In 1960, the government of the two territories indicated their desire to change the status of the Divisions into that of a national university. The legislation was passed in 1961 and the University of Malaya was established on 1st January 1962. On the other side, the Singapore campus turned into the University of Singapore. In 2012, the Ministry of Higher Education granted autonomous status to the University of Malaya.

At present situated in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, the University of Malaya is categorized into 13 faculties, 3 centers, and 2 academies. These include Faculty of Science, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Business and Accountancy, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Built Environment, Faculty of Education, Centre for Foundation Studies, Cultural Centre, Sports Centre, Academy of Islamic Studies and Academy of Malay Studies. It provides great opportunities for students studying at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The University of Malaya has 2,260 Staff members. There are around 21,055 students including 14,291 undergraduate and 8,134 graduate students at the University. The University has been consistently voted by consumers as the University of Choice by the reader’s Digest Trusted Brand Award exercise since 2007.

The University of Malaya has a wide and remarkable alumni network which includes two Prime Ministers of Malaysia, who have significantly contributed to the development of the country. Mahathir Mohamad, fourth and seventh Malaysia's Prime Minister; Seventh Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim; Opposition's former Leader Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Fifth Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and Seventh Governor of Malaysia's Central Bank Zeti Akhtar Aziz are some of the distinguished alumni of the university.

University Of Malaya Ranking

Ranking of University of Malaya as per different agencies globally is taulated below:

Ranking agencies Category Ranks
QS ranking World university ranking #59
THE Ranking World university ranking #301-350
CWUR World university ranking #409
CWUR National university ranking #1
US News and world report Best global universities #205
US News and world report Best global universities in Asia #26
US News and world report Best Global university in Malaysia #1
ARWU World university ranking #301-400

University of Malaya Accommodation

Situated in Kuala Lumpur, Universiti Malaya is the capital city’s only public university. Amongst many eye-catching gardens and infrastructures across the campus, it's main differentiating aspect is the UM’s focus on sustainability. In 2018, the university began its eco-campus initiative and by 2020 has turned its 75% campus area eco-friendly. 

In terms of housing, the university has 13 residential colleges to accommodate around 11,000 students at a time. With more than 65% housing facilities offered to first-year students, the University of Malaya tries to ensure that freshmen do not have to struggle. 

Of the 13 on-campus accommodation options, international students are welcome to apply for housing in four residential colleges. The details of which are tabulated below:

Accommodation Type Capacity Charges/month
Tun Ahmad Zaidi Residential College 729 600 RM- 1,500 RM
Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah Residential College 2990 450 RM
Japan Apartment  N/A 350/month
International House N/A 2,500 RM

Students, both domestic and international, are required to apply separately for the University of Malaya accommodation facilities. It is recommended that the students apply for the housing as early as possible, otherwise they will have to rely on off-campus accommodation. Compared to on-campus, off-campus housing facilities are expensive, ranging between 800 RM to 3000 RM/month.

University Of Malaya Admission Process

The application process at Universiti Malaysia is thoroughly systemized with two intake sessions: September and February. International students are welcome to apply for admission at UM in both sessions. The application process for UG & PG students is common and as follows:

The application processing fee for both UG & PG applicants is 300 RM.

Academic Requirements

Documents required while applying for admission at the University of Malaya are:

  • Academic Transcripts, National High School Certificate with grades being 80% and above
  • Diploma with CGPA more than 3.00
  • Financial Statement for self-financing or letter of guarantee from the sponsor
  • Interview in selective programs
  • Malaysian student Visa Approval Letter (VAL)
  • Minimum English Language Requirements

Bachelor of Nursing Science
APPLY

FULL TIME,PART TIME |

Bachelor of Counselling
APPLY

FULL TIME,PART TIME |

Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian - April for Semester I intake,International-June for Semester I intake

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian-April for Semester I intake, International -June for Semester I intake

Bachelor of Civil Engineering
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian -April for Semester I intake,International-June for Semester I intake

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian -April for Semester I intake, International-June for Semester I intake

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian -April for Semester I intake, International -June for Semester I intake

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)
APPLY

FULL TIME,PART TIME | Malaysian -April for Semester I intake

BACHELOR OF ACTUARIAL SCIENCE
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian- April for Semester I intake,International-June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry
APPLY

FULL TIME | alaysian- April for Semester I intake,Internationa Malaysian- April for Semester I intake,International-June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

Bachelor of Science Applied Geology Honours
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian-April for Semester I intake,International--June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOCHEMISTRY
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian-April for Semester I intake, International-June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian -April for Semester I intake,International-June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian-April for Semester I intake,International -June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOTECHNOLOGY
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian- April for Semester I intake,International-June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOINFORMATICS
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian- April for Semester I intake, International --June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOHEALTH SCIENCE
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian-April for Semester I intake,International - June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ECOLOGY BIODIVERSITY
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian-April for Semester I intake,International-June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian- April for Semester I intake,International -June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN GENETICS
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian- April for Semester I intake, International-June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (MATERIALS SCIENCE)
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian-April for Semester I intake,International-June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MATHEMATICS
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian- April for Semester I intake,International --June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MICROBIOLOGY
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian-April for Semester I intake,International -June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

Bachelor of Science in Physics
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian- April for Semester I intake,International -June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY STUDIES
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian-April for Semester I intake, International-June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN STATISTICS
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian-April for Semester I intake,International-June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

BACHELOR OF ARTS ANTHROPOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian- April for Semester I intake,International - June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL ADMINISTRATIONS
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian -April for Semester I intake,International -June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

BACHELOR OF GEOGRAPHY
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian-April for Semester I intake, International -June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

BACHELOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian--April for Semester I intake,International--June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

BACHELOR OF ARTS HISTORY
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian--April for Semester I intake,International-June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

BACHELOR OF ARTS ENGLISH
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian- April for Semester I intake,International-June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake.

BACHELOR OF ARTS INDIAN STUDIES
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian -- April for Semester I intake,International -- June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

BACHELOR OF ARTS INTERNATIONAL AND STRATEGIC STUDIES
APPLY

FULL TIME,PART TIME | Malaysian--April for Semester I intake,International--June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake-

BACHELOR OF MEDIA STUDIES
APPLY

FULL TIME | September and February

Bachelor of Business Administration
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian--April for Semester I intake,June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

Bachelor of Finance
APPLY

FULL TIME | September and February

Bachelor of Urban & Regional Planning
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian-- April for Semester I intake,International --June for Semester I intake

Bachelor of Science (Architectural Studies)
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian -- April for Semester I intake,International --June for Semester I intake

Bachelor of Real Estate
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian -- April for Semester I intake, International - June for Semester I intake

Bachelor or Building Surveying
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian-- April for Semester I intake,International --June for Semester I intake

BACHELOR OF SPORT MANAGEMENT SCIENCE
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian -- April for Semester I intake,Intionternaal--June for Semester I intake

Bachelor of Arabic Language and Linguistics
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian- April for Semester I intake, International-- June for Semester I intake

Bachelor of Chinese Language and Linguistics
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian-- April for Semester I intake, International- June for Semester I intakenal--

Bachelor of French Language and Linguistics
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian--April for Semester I intake,International--June for Semester I intake

Bachelor of German Language and Linguistics
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian--April to Sep,International--June for Semester I intake

Bachelor of Japanese Language and Linguistics
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian-April for Semester I intake,International-June for Semester I intake

Bachelor of Spanish Language and Linguistics
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian-April for Semester I intake, International --June for Semester I intake

Bachelor of Tamil Language and Linguistics
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian-April for Semester I intake,International -June for Semester I intake

Bachelor of Italian Language and Linguistics
APPLY

FULL TIME | Malaysian-April for Semester I intake,International--June for Semester I intake

Master of Science MSc
APPLY

FULL TIME,PART TIME | FULL TIME-1 YEAR,PART TIME-3 YEARS

Master of Laws
APPLY

FULL TIME,BY COURSE WORK | September and February

Master of Criminal
APPLY

FULL TIME | September

Master of Commercial
APPLY

FULL TIME,BY COURSE WORK | September and February

Master of Legal Studies
APPLY

FULL TIME,BY RESEARCH WORK | September and February

Master of Real Estate
APPLY

FULL TIME | September

Master of Facilities and Maintenance Management
APPLY

FULL TIME | September and February

Master of Architecture
APPLY

FULL TIME | September

Master of Built Environment
APPLY

FULL TIME,BY RESEARCH WORK | Thought-out the year

MASTER OF ECONOMICS
APPLY

FULL TIME,PART TIME |

MASTER OF RESEARCH IN ECONOMICS
APPLY

FULL TIME,PART TIME,BY RESEARCH WORK |

MASTER RESEARCH OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
APPLY

FULL TIME,PART TIME,BY RESEARCH WORK |

Master of Arts (Linguistics)
APPLY

FULL TIME | September and February

Master of English Language Studies
APPLY

FULL TIME | September ans February

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
APPLY

FULL TIME,BY RESEARCH WORK |

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
APPLY

FULL TIME,BY RESEARCH WORK | September and February

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (ENGLISH LITERATURE)
APPLY

FULL TIME,BY RESEARCH WORK | September and February
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