Ranking  407      4
National University of Malaysia
Country Malaysia
City Kuala Lumpur
Bachelor (foreigners)1,000 USD/year.
Master (foreigners)1,000 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens)1,000 USD/year.
Master (citizens)7,500 USD/year.
Cost of living $391-703 USD/Month.
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1970
Abbreviation NUM
Teachers 2,591
Students 27,388
Foreigners 11%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Suburban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Motto
Mengilham Harapan, Mencipta Masa Depan
Accreditation
• Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi
Affiliations
• Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
• Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
• ASEAN University Network (AUN)
Rankings
World ranking407
Country ranking4
Academic Reputation242
Quality of teaching313
International Faculty199
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities179
Engineering and Technology150
Life Sciences and Medicine356
Natural Science365
Social Sciences and Management164
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking407
QS World University Rankings313
Cost of living in Kuala Lumpur
Expenses - USD/Month.Min.Med.
Accommodation 138 276
Food 141 214
Transportation 19 43
Communications and utilities 59 54
Clothing 17 65
Sports and leisure 18 52
Total391703
Accommodation in Kuala Lumpur USD/Month.
Shared room outside of centre139
Shared room in city centre279
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre239
1 bedroom apartment in city centre458
Alternative title
ms Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Chinese 马来西亚国民大学
old Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Location on map
National University of Malaysia (NUM) - public higher education institution in Malaysia. NUM opened its doors in 1970. Inside the city of Kuala Lumpur the university has built its own suburban campus.

University ranking. National University of Malaysia is among the best educational institutions in Malaysia, that is among the top 5 universities according to the national rankings. National University of Malaysia is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities on the planet, securing the place in the top 5% of the world’s best universities. It excels in the fields of: «Arts and Humanities», «Engineering and Technology», «Life Sciences and Medicine», «Natural Science», «Social Sciences and Management». The university is among the top 300 in the quality of education.

Application process and the cost of tuition. In order to enroll to the university the applicant must provide the results of the examinations and the certificate of the academic performance. Like in many universities of Malaysia the academic year consists of two semesters. NUM has affordable bachelor’s programs that cost less than 1,000 USD/year. When applying for master’s programs at NUM a student should take into account that a year of studies will cost him/her around 1,000 USD. In addition to low tuition fees the university provides the students with extra financial assistance in the form of scholarships. More information about tuition fees and admission requirements can be found on the official website of the university(http://www.ukm.my).

The composition of the university. National University of Malaysia is among the largest universities that educates more then 27 thousand students. The admission committee accepts the applications from foreign citizens. The ratio is 1 foreign student to 9 local ones. To ensure that the quality of education stays high the university has an academic staff consisting of more than 2500 specialists. A large number of teachers are foreign specialists. During studies the students have the opportunity to participate in the international exchange programs. You can meet the students by following the university on social media: Twitter, Youtube, Linkedin.

Infrastructure of NUM. The students have access to the university’s library. Students can apply for a dormitory. It is worth noting that in addition to being a part of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), the university also has a membership in the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL) and ASEAN University Network (AUN).

National University of Malaysia - Official Description

UKM today has expanded to twelve well-established faculties, four institutes and nine centres. In addition, UKM has established a private limited holding company known as UKM Holdings, which handles the commercial activity of UKM. UKM encompasses an academic community of 1,798 (181 professors; 326 associate professors; 1051 lecturers and 174 tutors and 66 teachers), supporting staff of more than 7500 and a student population of approximately 26,844. Currently, UKM has about 19,371 undergraduate students, and 7,473 postgraduate students of which 1018 are foreign students from 35 different countries. Since its establishment in 1970 up till 2002, the University has produced more than 104,057 graduates; 93,210 Bachelors, 10,115 Masters and 732 PhDs. UKM, though a brainchild of nationalistic fervour and aspirations, is very international in outlook without sacrificing its cherished culture and values.

Bachelor - National University of Malaysia

UKM today has expanded to 13 well-established faculties, 16 institutes and 18 centres. In addition, UKM has established a private limited holding company known as UKM Holdings, which handles the commercial activity of UKM. UKM encompasses an academic community of 2,890 (265 professors; 413 associate professors; 1974 lecturers and 115 tutors and 123 teachers), supporting staff of more than 3714 and a student population of approximately 26,844. Currently, UKM has about 19,371 undergraduate students, and 12,838 postgraduate students of which 3,347 are foreign students from 35 different countries. Since its establishment in 1970 up till 2011, the University has produced more than 146,417 graduates; 124,838 Bachelors, 19,688 Masters and 1891 PhDs. UKM has been chosen as one of the four research universities in Malaysia in 2006. Its areas of research were further consolidated and enhanced with the identification of eight niche areas. The main goal of the Transformation Programme is to place UKM in the community of leading research universities by 2018 whilst serving its national mandate. UKM aims at not just sustaining but also enhancing its level of excellence via its 2000-2020 (PS2020) Strategic Plan in line with its slogan, ‘Inspiring Futures, Nurturing Possibilities’.

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