Ranking  903      8
Country Malaysia
City Kuala Kedah
Town Jitra
Bachelor (foreigners)1,000 USD/year.
Master (foreigners)1,000 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens)1,000 USD/year.
Master (citizens)2,500 USD/year.
Cost of living $345-582 USD/Month.
Acceptance Rate 50%
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1984
Abbreviation UUM
Teachers 1,095
Students 14,703
Foreigners 15%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Suburban
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Ilmu Budi Bakti
• Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi
• Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
• Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)
World ranking903
Country ranking8
International Faculty387
International Students280
Ranking in world by sphere
Social Sciences and Management337
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking903
QS World University Rankings849
Alternative title
ms Universiti Utara Malaysia
Chinese 馬來西亞北方大學
old Universiti Utara Malaysia
Location on map
Northern University of Malaysia (UUM) - public higher education institution in Malaysia. UUM opened its doors in 1984. Studying at Northern University of Malaysia has the advantages of both urban and rural life, in no small part thanks to being inside Kuala Kedah.

University ranking. Northern University of Malaysia is among the top 10 educational institutions of Malaysia. Northern University of Malaysia ranks 8 in the national rating of Malaysia, this impressive result was achieved in less then 40 years. Northern 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. According to the international rating the university is in the top 340 in the area of "Social Sciences and Management".

Application process and the cost of tuition. The results of the examinations and the certificate of the academic performance are required to submission by the admission committee. It is very likely to get admitted to UUM as there are only 2 applicants per seat. The academic year consists of two semesters. Studying bachelor’s at UUM is relatively inexpensive - only 1,000 USD per year. The university also offers master’s programs that cost 1,000 USD per year. The students of the university can also receive their degree online. On the official website (http://www.uum.edu.my) of the university you can find a more accurate information regarding the tuition fees of different programs.

The composition of the university. Being a medium scale university, Northern University of Malaysia teaches more than 14 thousand students. The university accepts applications from foreign students. It is worth mentioning that every 7 student of the university came from abroad. The education is provided by more than 1100 teachers and professors. The majority of academic staff at UUM consists of 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, Facebook.

Infrastructure of UUM. There is a library on the campus. It is a part of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), and also a member of Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW).

Northern University of Malaysia - Official Description

The Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) campus is situated in Sintok, 48 km to the north of Alor Star and 10 km to the east of Changlun, a small town situated along the North-South Highway. The 1,061 hectare campus, which was originally a tin mining area, is surrounded by beautiful scenery, lush tropical forests and mountains. In addition, two rivers flow inside the campus, the Sintok and Badak rivers, creating a most pleasant and serene environment. UUM has one of the most beautiful and modern campuses in the northern region. The RM580 million campus started its operations on 15 September 1990 and officially declared open by His Royal Highness the Royal Chancellor of UUM on 17 February 2004. The main buildings, the Sultanah Bahiyah Library, the Sultan Badlishah Mosque, the Muadzam Shah Hall, the Tan Sri Othman Hall, the Sports Complex, the University Mall, the Students Residential Halls and the University Inn. UUM ensures accommodation for all its students. To cater to the housing needs of its ever growing student population, UUM has 15 student residential halls that can accommodate approximately 20,000 students. The residential halls are named mostly after national corporations and conglomerates such as MAS, TENAGA NATIONAL, TRADEWINDS, PETRONAS,...

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