About UM

University of Malaya (UM) — public non-profit university. It is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As an active member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL), ASEAN University Network (AUN), Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW), UM is participating in developing the academic environment.

THE (Times Higher Education Ranking) places the university in 21 position among universities with the most research output.

At UM, you can get a bachelor and master degree in different fields of study.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Establishment year
International students
Female students
Rating THE 2022

UM tuition fees

The academic calendar at UM is divided into two semesters. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees at UM for local citizens starts from 564 USD per year. For international students, the cost of study differs — from 1,656 USD. Check the university website for up-to-date information on tuition fees and available scholarships.

Accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses are all things to consider before applying to university.

Academic calendar
564 USD/year
2,199 USD/year
766 USD/year
1,656 USD/year

Bachelor degree at UM

School education in Malaysia lasts longer than 11 grades. Therefore, in order to enter an undergraduate program at UM, applicants must complete 1 year of university in their home country or take one of the preparatory programs (A-Levels, IB, Foundation, etc.). When applying for undergraduate programs, the admissions committee takes into account the student's previous grades. Your GPA must be at least 3. Before submitting documents to the university, applicants take an English language exam. The university accepts the results of IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum IELTS score is 4.5. The TOEFL score is not lower than 53.


Master's degree at UM

The admission committee of the university takes into account the previous academic performance of the student. In order to enroll at UM for a master's program, you will have to confirm knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing the exam — IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 60. IELTS — 5.5 or higher.


UM campus

The campus of UM is located in Kuala Lumpur. This is a fairly large city that opens up many opportunities for students: from cafes, restaurants and other entertainment to internships at large companies. But an urban campus can also be a disadvantage, because big city life distracts some students from their studies. The educational institution has its own library. Here, students do their homework or just have a good time reading an interesting book. Foreigners who come to UM through exchange programs study and live with local students. Thus, the university promotes intercultural exchange and the establishment of interethnic relations.

Campus Type

What to do after graduation

There are many options to stay in the country after completing your studies at the university. One of them is to get an offer from an employer and apply for a work visa. Detailed information can be found on the embassy website. You can find other options for immigration in our article.

Location on map

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Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
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Universities in this country

Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
2181University of MalayaMalaysiaKuala Lumpur
from  2,199 USD
to  40,389 USD
from  1,656 USD
to  58,556 USD
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3,614 USD
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