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Universiti Malaya
Country Malaysia
City Kuala Lumpur
Bachelor (foreigners)8,000 USD/year.
Master (foreigners)7,500 USD/year.
Cost of living $391-703 USD/Month.
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1949
Abbreviation UM
Teachers 2,912
Students 17,092
Foreigners 23%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on past academic records
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Motto
Knowledge is the Source of Progress
Accreditation
• Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi
Affiliations
• 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)
Rankings
World ranking218
Country ranking1
Academic Reputation175
Employer Reputation246
Quality of teaching58
International Faculty169
International Students153
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities127
Engineering and Technology54
Life Sciences and Medicine250
Natural Science218
Social Sciences and Management69
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking218
QS World University Rankings146
ARWU Academic Ranking301
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
Arabic جامعة مالايا
German Universität Malaya
Spanish Universidad de Malaya
French Université de Malaya
Japanese マラヤ大学
Korean 말라야대학교
ms Universiti Malaya
Portuguese Universidade da Malásia
Russian Университет Малайя
ta மலாயா பல்கலைக்கழகம்
th มหาวิทยาลัยมาลายา
Chinese 马来亚大学
Location on map
University of Malaya or Universiti Malaya (UM) - public higher education institution in Malaysia. UM began its activity in 1949. It has an urban campus located in Kuala Lumpur.

University ranking. University of Malaya proudly stands at the top of the national ranking of Malaysia. University of Malaya, earned its place in the top 5% of the world universities, according to the international rankings. It is famous for its education quality in the following disciplines: «Arts and Humanities», «Engineering and Technology», «Life Sciences and Medicine», «Natural Science», «Social Sciences and Management». The university is in the top 200 in the quality of education criterion. The university is among the most respected institutions by the employers of Malaysia and the world.

Application process and the cost of tuition. When considering an applicant the deciding factor is always his/hers academic performance. University of Malaya is among the universities that divides the academic schedule into semesters. The cost of tuition for the bachelor’s programs is around 8,000 USD per year. Doing your master’s studies at UM is not cheap - a year of studies will cost you 7,500 USD. On the university’s official website (http://www.um.edu.my) you can find more accurate information on programs and tuition.

The composition of the university. University of Malaya is average in size with a capacity of 18 thousand students. Foreign citizens can also apply to the university. Local students have the opportunity to work with foreigners. 23% of students come from abroad. The teaching staff consists of more than 2900 specialists. A large number of teachers are foreign specialists. UM has exchange agreements with many educational institutions. You can follow the university on social media to learn more about its life: Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Linkedin.

Infrastructure of UM. The library is available to all of the students. The university also provides dormitories for those who need them. University of Malaya is a part of a few associations like - 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).

University of Malaya - Official Description

University of Malaya, the first University of the country, is situated on a 750-acre (309-hectare) campus in the southwest of Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. The University of Malaya grew out of a tradition of service to the society. Its predecessors, the King Edward VII College of Medicine established in 1905 and Raffles College in 1929, has been established to meet urgent demands, one in medicine and the other in education. When the two came together to form the University of Malaya in October 1949, this was so that they might perform together an even greater service - to help lay the foundations of a new nation by producing a generation of skilled and educated men. Hence the University of Malaya was established on 8 October 1949 as a national institution to serve the higher education needs of the Federation of Malaya and Singapore. The growth of the University was very rapid during the first decade of its establishment and this resulted in the setting up of two autonomous Divisions in 1959, one located in Singapore and the other in Kuala Lumpur. In 1960, the government of the two territories indicated their desire to change the status of...

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