UM University Malaysia

About UM: the University of Malaya or UM is the oldest university in Malaysia, UM was established on 8th October 1949 in Singapore with the merger of the King Edward VII College of Medicine (founded in 1905) and Raffles College (founded in 1928). The University of Malaya derives its name from the term ‘Malaya’ as the country was then known. The Carr-Saunders Commission on University Education in Malaya, which recommended the setting up of the university, noted in its Report in 1948: The University of Malaya (UM) would provide for the first time a common centre where varieties of race, religion and economic interest could mingle in joint endeavour… For a University of Malaya must inevitably realise that it is a university for Malaya. The growth of the UM University was very rapid during the first decade of its establishment and this resulted in the setting up of two autonomous Divisions on 15 January 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 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. Currently, His Royal Highness the Sultan of Perak Darul Ridzuan, Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah is the Chancellor of the University of Malaya. Professor Dato’ Dr Mohd Amin Jalaludin was appointed as the eleventh Vice-Chancellor of University of Malaya on 8th November 2013.

 

University of Malaya UM
University of Malaya UM

 

Name in English Official Name in Malay Short Name Type F0undation Year
University of Malaya  Universiti Malaya  UM Public  1949

 

Location of University of Malaya Malaysia ( UM Location): University of Malaya (UM) is located in the Petaling Jaya which is 20 minutes drive the Kuala Lumpur, capital city of Malaysia

Full Address of UM: Jalan Universiti, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Academic Requirement for admission in University of Malaya (UM)
Bachelor 

National Higher School Certificate (or an Advanced Level or the equivalent of 12 years of basic education) with the grade 80% and above. 

Or

A Diploma from recognised Institutions with at least a CGPA of 3.00.

Note: Some programmes are required applicant to undergo an interview session before being accepted

Master 
  • A Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 3 out of 4 or equivalent, in a related field  
PHD 
  • A Master’s degree with minimum CGPA of 3 out of 4 or equivalent, in a related field.

AND

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum CGPA 3 out of 4, in a related field.

 

 

English Language requirement for admission in University of Malaya (UM): All international students who are going to apply for UM are required to have Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOFEL) or the test administered by the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with the minimum required score below for different levels of study.

 

Types of Program Minimum TOEFL Score Minimum IELTS Score
Bachelor Programs
  • Paper Based: 550
  • Internet-Based: 80
  • Computer Based: 213
6 Academic
Master Programs
  • Paper Based: 550
  • Internet-Based: 80
  • Computer Based: 213

  

6  Academic
PhD Programs

NOTE: However, for the Faculty of Law, the minimum English requirement is a band 7 for IELTS or a score of 600 for TOEFL.

 

NOTE: If you do not have English language qualifications, you can sit for UM English placement test when you arrive in Malaysia. If you pass the placement test, you would have met the minimum English requirement and start your study at UM University Malaysia. However, if you have NOT passed the UM placement test, you will be required to do a compulsory English course at UM University.

 

Fees for English Language Course in UM
Duration Fees (In Ringgit Malaysia)
Each Level (1 Month) 1950 

  

Intake dates for admission in University of Malaya Malaya (UM)
Intakes Last date to apply for this intake (Closing Date)
September 20 MAY
February 20 OCT
NOTE: Applications received after the closing date will be processed for the following intake (Next Intake).

 

Required documents: list of required documents for admission to UM and all Malaysian Universities, including English language institutes is available at this link.

Accommodation at UM University:

Programs and cost of study in UM: The following tables show the programs and tuition fees for bachelor, master and PHD programs available at UM.

 NOTE: Tuition fees in the following tables are for 1 year, including registration fees, application fees, student visa, Medical Insurance and EMGS fees.

Interested to apply? If you have any question about UM and interesting to apply for this university refer to contact us page and send us your requests, our counsellors will reply you as soon as possible and help you to proceed for admission and student visa in Malaya University Malaysia.

 

Bachelor Programs at UPM University
Programs Duration Fees (Ringgit)
In Year Per Year
Faculty of Arts and Social Science
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Sociology 3.5 10,000
Bachelor of Geography 3.5  10,000
Bachelor of Arts in English 3.5  10,000 
Bachelor of Environmental Studies 3.5  10,000  
Bachelor of Arts International and Strategic Studies 3.5  10,000  
Bachelor of Arts South East Asia Studies 3.5  10,000  
Bachelor of East Asian Studies 3.5 10,000 
Bachelor of Arts Indian Studies 3.5 10,000 
Bachelor of Social Administration 3.5 10,000 
Bachelor of Arts Chinese Studies 3 10,000 
Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies 3.5 10,000 
Bachelor of Arts in History 3.5 10,000 
   Faculty of Architecture
Bachelor of Science Architecture  3  13,000
Bachelor of Building Surveying 3.5 12,000
Bachelor of Quantity Surveying 3.5 12,500
Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning  12,000
Bachelor of Real Estate 3.5   12,500
Faculty of Business and Accounting
Bachelor in Accounting  4 11,000 
Bachelor of Business Administration 3.5 10,600
Faculty of Economics and Administration
Bachelor of Economics 3.5 11,000
 Faculty of Islamic Studies
Bachelor of Shariah (Fiqh and Usul) 3.5 10,000
Bachelor of Muamalat Management 4  9,500
Bachelor of Shariah (Shariah and Economic) 3.5 10,000
Bachelor of Shariah (Islamic Political Science) 3.5   10,000
Bachelor of Shariah (Islamic Astronomy) 3.5  10,000 
Bachelor of Usuluddin (Akidah and Islamic Thought) 3.5  10,000 
Bachelor of Usuluddin (Islamic History and Civilization) 3.5  10,000 
Bachelor of Usuluddin (Da’wah and Human Development) 3.5  10,000 
Bachelor of Usuluddin (Al-Quran and Al-Hadith) 3.5  10,000 
Bachelor of Shariah and Law 4  10,500
Bachelor of Islamic Education (Quranic Studies)  9,800
Bachelor of Islamic Education (Islamic Studies)  9,800
Faculty of Malay Studies
Bachelor of Malay Art 3.5  10,200
Bachelor of Professional Malay Language 3.5  10,200 
Bachelor of Malay Socio-Culture 3.5  10,200 
Bachelor of Malay Linguistic 3.5  10,200 
Bachelor of Malay Literature 3.5  10,200 
Faculty of Engineering
Bachelor of Civil Engineering 12,750
Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering 14,000 
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Product Design) 13,500 
Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Environmental) 13,000
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering 12,750 
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Material) 13,500 
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering 4 13,500
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing) 4 13,500
Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering (Prosthetics and Orthotics) 4 14,000
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering 4 13,000
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering 4 13,000
Faculty of Medicine
Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons) 4 10,700
Faculty of Education
Bachelor of Counselling 4 9,300
Bachelor of Education in Teaching English as Second Language 8,500
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education 8,500
Faculty of Cultural Center
Bachelor of Music 3 12,400
Bachelor of Drama 12,400
Bachelor of Dance Studies 12,400 
Faculty of Science
Bachelor of Science in Materials Science 3.5  11,000
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry 3.5  10,600 
Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry 3.5  10,600
Bachelor of Science in Ecology Biodiversity 3.5  10,600 
Bachelor of Science in Physics 3.5  11,000
Bachelor of Science in Geology 3.5  13,000
Bachelor of Science in Applied Geology 3.5  13,000
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management 3.5  13,000
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry 3.5  10,600
Bachelor of Science in Biohealth 3.5  10,600
Bachelor of Science in Genetics 3.5  11,000
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics 3.5  11,000
Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics 3.5  11,000
Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology 3.5  13,000
Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science 11,250
Bachelor of Science in Microbiology 3.5  10,600 
Bachelor of Science in Science and Technology Studies 3.5  10,600 
Bachelor of Science in Statistics 3.5  10,600 
Bachelor of Science in Bioinformation 3.5  13,000 
Faculty of Language and Linguistics
Bachelor of Arabic Language and Linguistics 3.5 10,000
Bachelor of Chinese Language and Linguistics 3.5  10,000 
Bachelor of English Language and Linguistics 3.5  10,000 
Bachelor of French Language and Linguistics 3.5  10,000 
Bachelor of German Language and Linguistics 3.5  10,000 
Bachelor of Spanish Language and Linguistics 3.5  10,000 
Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
Bachelor of Computer Science (Computer Science and Network) 3.5  13,000
Bachelor of Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) 3.5   13,000 
Bachelor of Computer Science (Information System) 3.5   13,000 
Bachelor of Computer Science (Software Engineering) 3.5   13,000
Bachelor of Information Technology (Multimedia) 3.5   12,700
Faculty of Sport Centre
Bachelor of Sports Science (Exercise Science) 3.5  11,700
Bachelor of Sports Management Science 3.5 11,700

 

Master & PhD Programs in University Malaya (UM) 
Programs Duration  Fees (Ringgit)
In Year Per Year
Faculty of Built Environment  
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (TS) 3 17,000 
Master of Science (Architecture) (DS) 2 16,500 
Master of Science (Building) (DS) 2 16,500
Master of Science (Estate Management) (DS) 2 16,500 
Master of Science Project Management (KS) 2 18,000 
Master of Facilities and Maintenance Management (KS) 2 18,400 
Master of Real State (KS) 2 22,600
Faculty of Science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)(TS) 3 17,000
Master of Science (Applied Physics) (KS) 2 14,800
Master of Science (Statistics) (KS) 2 14,800
Master of science(Analytical chemistry)(KS) 2 14,800
Master’s in Science (Technology & Sustainability) (KS) 2 14,000
Master of Science(Bioinformatics)(KS) 2 21,300
Master of Science(Petroleum Geology)(KD) 2 24,100
Master of Science(Petroleum Geology)(KS) 2 23,100
Master of Technology(Environment Management)(KD) 2 12,500 
Master of technology ( Material Science)(KD) 2 12,300 
Master of Biotechnology ( KD) 2 12,500 
Faculty of Dentistry
Doctor of Public Health (PhD) (TS) 4 46,700
Master of Dental Science (DS) 4 23,208
Master of Science (Dental Public Health)(DS) 4 65,700
Master of Community Oral Health(DS) 4 103,200 (1st year) & 46,670 (2nd, 3rd and 4th year)
Master of Clinical Dentistry (KS) 4 103,200 (1st year) & 46,670 (2nd, 3rd and 4th year)
Master of Orthodontics (KS) 4 103,200 (1st year) & 46,670 (2nd, 3rd and 4th year) 
Master of Clicical Dentistry ( Child Dental Health)(DS) 4 103,200 (1st year) & 46,670 (2nd, 3rd and 4th year) 
Faculty Of Law
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (TS) 3 14,900
Master of Laws (DS) 2 16,300 
Master of Commercial Laws (KS) 2 16,300 
Master of Legal Studies Law (DS) 2 14,330 
Master of Criminal Law (KS) 2 13,600 
Faculty of Languages & Linguistics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (TS) 3 16,400
Master of  Arts (Linguistics) (KD+KS) 2 14,800
Master of English Language Studies (KS) 2 16,300
Faculty of Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)(TS) 3  21,500
Master of Engineering Science (DS) 2 18,600 
Master of Manufacturing (KS) 2 33,100 
Master of Safety, Health & Environment (KS) 2 26,000 
Master of Biomedical (KS) 2 33,100 
Master of Telecommunication (KS) 2 33,100 
Master of Mechatronics (KS) 2 33,100 
Master of Material and Technology (KS) 2 33,100 
Master of Industrial Electronic and Control (KS) 2 33,100 
Master of Power System (KS) 2 33,100 
Faculty of Education
PHD 3 12,823
Master of Counselling (DS) 2 14,000
Master of Science with IT (DS) 2 18,400
Master of Educational Management (DS) 2 19,264
Master of Early Childhood Education (KD) 2 18,405
Master of Mathematics Education with Information 2 18,421
Master of Education (Instructional Technology) (DS) 2 18,405
Master of Education (Educational Psychology) (DS) 2 18,405
Master of Education (Special Education) (DS) 2 18,405
Master of Education (Measurement and Evaluation) (DS) 2 18,405
Master of Education (Sociology Education) (DS) 2 18,405
Master of Education (Islamic Education) (KD+DS) 2 18,405
Master of Education (Values Education) (DS) 2 18,405
Master of Education (Bahasa Malaysia Language Education) (DS) 2 18,193
Master of Education (English as Second Language) (DS) 2 18,241
Master of Education (Arabic Language Education) (DS) 2 18,241
Master of Education (Planning and Administration) (KD+DS) 2 19,087
Master of Education (Mathematics Education) (KD+DS) 2 18,405
Master of Education (Science Education) (KD+DS) 2 18,405
Master of Education (Physical Education) (KD+DS) 2 18,405
Master of Education (Curriculum Development) (KD+DS) 2 18,405
Master of Education (Visual Art Education) (KD+DS) 2 18,405
Faculty of Economic
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (TS) 3 22,672
Master of Economics (KS)  2 18,033
Master of Economics (DS)  2 18,382
Master of Public Administration (KS)  2 19,757
Master of Public Administration (DS)  2 19,382
Master of Applied Statistics (KS)  2 19,326
Master of Development Studies (KD) 2 18,033
Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (TS) 3 18,708 
Master of Computer Science  (KD) 2 19,758
Master of Data Science (KS)  2 14,285
Master of Information Information Management (KS) 2 13,685
Master of Library & Information Science  (KD) 2 18,390
Master of Library & Information Science (KS) 2 13,685
Master of Software Engineering (KS) 2 17,187
Master of Information Technology (KS) 2 18,390
Master of Information Technology (KD) 2 19,758
Faculty of Medicine
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (TS) 3 22,663
Doctor of Medicine (DS) 2 21,880
Master of Public Health(DS) 2 13,005
Master of Medical Science (DS) 2 16,520
Master of Medical Science (KD) 2 20,100
Master of Medical Physics (KD) 2 16,400
Master of Medical Physics (DS) 2 16,518
Master of Medical Science in Public Health (KD) 2 13,000
Master of Nursing Science (KD) 2 12,100
Master of Pathology 4 60,265
Master of Psychological Medicine 4 60,265
Master of Surgery 60,265
Master of Anaesthesiology 60,265
Master of Internal Medicine 60,265 
Master of Obstetrics & Gynaecological 60,265 
Master of Paediatrics 60,265 
Master of Family Medicine 60,265
Master of Radiology 60,265
Master of Sports Medicine 4 60,265 
Master of Rehabilitation Medicine 60,265 
Master of Medical Science In Public Health 60,265
Master of Medical Science In Clinical Pathology 60,265 
Master of Onkology 60,265 
Master of Paediatric Surgery 60,265 
Master of Emergency Medicine 60,265 
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences 
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)(TS) 3 12,368
Master of Arts (KD) 2 12,790
Master of Publishing Studies (KD) 2 10,815
Master of Arts (English Literature) (KS) 2 10,650 
Master of Arts (Malaysian History) (KD) 2 10,650 
Master of Southeast Asian Studies (KD) 2 10,650 
Faculty of Business & Accountancy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (TS) 3 13,900
Master of Business Administration (KS) 2 16,700
MBA Finance (Accounting) (KS) 2 9,300
MBA General Management (KS) 2 12,850
Master of Management (KS) 2 12,850
Academy of Islamic Studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (TS) 3 8,200
Master of Shariah Figh & USul (KD)  2 5,600
Master of Shariah Law (KD)  2 5,600
Master of Shariah Islamic Economics (KD)  2 5,600
Master of Shariah Islamic Management and Finance (KD)  2 5,600
Master of Shariah  Politic and Administration (DS) 2 5,600
Master of Usuluddin Aqidah & Islamic Thought (KD)  2 5,600
Master of Usuluddin Al-Quran and Al-Hadith (KD) 2 5,600
Master of Usuluddin Islamic & Civilisation (KD) 2 5,600
Master of Usuluddin Da’Wah and Human Development (KD) 2 5,600
Master of Usuluddin  (DS) 2 5,600
Master of Islamic Studies (DS) 2 5,600
Cultural Center
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (TS) 3 10,000
Master of Performing Arts (Dance)  (DS) 2 10,700
Master of Performing Arts (Music)  (DS) 2 10,730 
Master of Performing Arts (Music) (KS) 2 11,000
Master of Performing Arts (Drama) (DS) 2 10,400
Master of Performing Arts (Drama) (KS) 2 9,900
Master of Arts (Visual Art) (KS) 2 10,900
Asia – Europe Institute
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (TS) 3 8,500
International Master of Regional Integration (KS) 1 30,300
International Master in Asean Studies (KS) 1 30,300 
International Institute for Public Policy Management
Master of Public Policy (KS) 2 21,500
Institute for Educational Leadership
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (TS) 3 13,800
Master of Educational Leadership (KS) 2 13’500
Sports Center
ِDoctor of Philosophy (PhD) (TS) 12,500
Master of Sport (DS) 2 10,300

KS: Coursework mode

DS: Research Mode

KD & TS: Mixed Mode ( Course & Research)

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