USM University Malaysia

About USM: Established as the second university in the country in 1969, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) was first known as Universiti Pulau Pinang. In 1971, USM moved from its temporary premises at the Malayan Teachers’ Training College, Bukit Gelugor to the present 416.6-hectare site at Minden, approximately 9.7 km from Georgetown. USM offers courses ranging from Natural Sciences, Applied Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences to Building Science and Technology, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Education. These are available at undergraduate and postgraduate levels to approximately 30,000 students at its 17 Academic Schools on the main campus in the island of Penang; 6 Schools on the Engineering Campus in Nibong Tebal (approximately 50km from the main campus); and 3 at the Health Campus in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan (approximately 300km from the main campus). USM also has 17 dedicated research centres for a wide range of specialisations which include archaeology, medicine and dentistry, molecular medicine, science and technology, Islamic development and management studies, and policy research and international studies. It also provides consultancy, testing, and advisory services to the industry under the AMBIT of USAINS Holdings Sdn Bhd, the University’s commercial arm.As a Research Intensive University recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE) in 2007, USM offers educational and research opportunities to students and staff. In 2008, USM also became the first university in the country to be selected by the Malaysian government to participate in the Accelerated Programme for Excellence (APEX), a fast-track programme that helps tertiary institutions achieve world-class status.

 

Name in English Official Name in Malay Short Name Type Foundation Year
University of Science Malaysia  Universiti Science Malaysia  USM Public   1969

 

Location of University Science Malaysia (USM Location): USM has three campuses: one on the island of Penang (Main Campus), one in Kelantan (Health Campus), and one in Nibong Tebal (Engineering Campus).

Full Address of USM Penang (USM Main Campus): 1800 Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia

Full Address of USM Kelantan (USM Health Campus): 15200 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia

Full Address of USM Nibong Tebal (USM Engineering Campus): Jalan Transkrian, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

 

Academic Requirement for admission in University Science Malaysia (USM)
Bachelor Programs

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 recognized Institutions with at least a CGPA of 3.00.

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

Master Programs
  • A Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4 or equivalent, in a related field 
  • A Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.5 out of 4 or equivalent, in a related field with one of the following:
    1. Research experience – 1 year; or,
    2. Professional experience in related field- 1 year; or,
    3. Two (2) academic publications (journals, not proceeding(s) in related field; or,
    4. Grade B for major/ elective courses; or,
    5. Grade B+ for final year project;

 

PHD programs
  • 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 2.75 out of 4 , in a related field. 

 

English Language requirement for admission in University Science Malaysia (USM): All international students who are going to apply for USM 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
6 Academic
Master Programs
  • Paper Based: 550
  • Internet-Based: 80  
6  Academic
PhD Programs

 

 

 

NOTE: If you do not have above English language qualifications, you can sit for the USM 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 University Science Malaysia. However, if you have NOT passed the USM placement test, you will be required to do a compulsory English course at USM University.

 

Fees of English Language Course in USM
Duration Fees (Ringgit)
 Per Level (1 month) 1600 

 

Intake dates for admission in University Science Malaysia (USM)
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 in USM and all Malaysian Universities, including English language institutes are available at this link.

Accommodation at USM University: updating with new fees….

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

 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 USM 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 University Science Malaysia.

 

Bachelor Programs in USM
Programs Duration Fees (Ringgit)
In Year Per Year
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)  123,700
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) 5 43,000
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) 5 34,000
Bachelor of Health Science 19,000
Bachelor in Engineering 4 23,000
Bachelor of Science Biology 4 15,500
Bachelor of Science in Physics 4 15,500
Bachelor of Science Mathematics 4 15,500
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry 4 15,500
Bachelor of Applied Science (Biology) 4 15,500
Bachelor of Applied Science (Physics) 4 15,500
Bachelor of Applied Science (Mathematics) 4 15,500
Bachelor of Applied Science (Chemistry) 4 15,500
Bachelor in Computer Science 4 18,500
Bachelor of Science (Housing, Building and Planning) 4 18,500
Bachelor of Industrial Technology (Bio-Resource, Paper and Coatings) 3.5 18,500
Bachelor of Industrial Technology (Food and BioProcess) 4 18,500
Bachelor in Management (Hons) 4 26,300
Bachelor in Accounting and Finance (Hons) 4 26,300 
Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) 3.5 15,500
Bachelor of Social Science 4 15,500 
Bachelor of Education (Hons) 4 15,500
Bachelor of Communication (Hons) 4 15,500
Bachelor of English Language and Literature Studies 4 15,500
Bachelor of Translation and Interpretation 4 15,500
Bachelor of English for Professional 4 15,500
Bachelor of Fine Arts 4 15,500
Bachelor of Music 4 15,500

 

Master & PhD Programs in USM University
Programs Duration Fees
(Ringgit)
In Year Per Year
Faculty of Management
*Master of Business Administration – MBA 2 10,100
Master of Business Administration – International Business  2  10,100 
Master of Business Administration – Sustainable Development  2  10,100
Master of Business Administration – Service Science, Management & Engineering  2  10,100
Doctor of Business Administration  2   10,100 
PhD in Management 3 – 5 11,700
Faculty of Education
Curriculum Studies 2 10,100
Education Psychology 10,100
Educational Administration & Management 10,100 
Educational Technology 10,100 
English Language Education/TESOL 10,100 
Psychometric & Educational Evaluation 10,100 
Science Education 10,100 
Doctor Of Education 11,700 
Faculty of Architecture
Master of Science – Landscape Architecture 2 10,100
Master of Science – Planning 10,100
Master of Science – Housing 2 10,100 
Master of Science – Project Management * 10,100 
Master of Science – Building Technology 10,100 
Master of Science – Tourism Development ** 10,100 
PHD 11,700 
Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Master of Science – Electronic System Design Engineering * 2 10,100
Master of Communication 10,100 
Master of Control and automation 10,100 
Master of Microelectronics 10,100 
Master of Power system and electrical Machines 10,100
PHD 11,700 
Faculty of Social Science
Master of Economics Management* 2 10,100
Master of Social Work** 10,100 
Master of Counselling * 10,100 
PHD 11,700 
Faculty of Communication
*Master of  Science and Environmental Journalism 2 10,100
*Master of Communication – Screen Studies 10,100 
*Master of Integrated Marketing Communication 10,100 
**Master of Arts – Communication 10,100 
PHD 11,700 
Faculty of Information Technology and Multimedia
Master of Instructional Multimedia * 2 10,100
PHD in IT 11,700 
Faculty of Physics
Master of Science – Medical Physics* 2 10,100
Master of Science -Solid State Physics* 10,100 
Master of Science – Applied Geophysics ** 10,100 
Master of Science – Radiation Science** 10,100
PHD 11,700 
Faculty of Mathematics
Master of Science – Teaching Of Mathematics 2 10,100
Master of Science – Mathematics 10,100 
Master of Science – Statistics 10,100 
PHD 11,700 
Faculty of Humanities
Master of Arts – Hadith** 2 10,100
Master of Arts – Linguistics and English Language Studies** 10,100 
Master of Arts – Literature** 10,100 
Master of Science – Geographic Information Science** 10,100 
Master of Arts – Malay Language** 10,100 
Master of Arts – Southeast Asian History ** 10,100 
Master of Arts – Translation Studies ** 10,100 
PHD 11,700 
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Master of Energy 2 10,100
Master of Applied Mechanics 10,100 
Master of mechanical Engineering 10,100 
Master of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 10,100 
Master of Manufacturing System & Automation 10,100 
Master of Manufacturing Processes 10,100 
Master of Industrial Engineering 10,100 
Master of Nanofabrication and Functional Materials 10,100 
Master of Advanced Composites Materials & Processing 10,100 
PHD in mechanical engineering 11,700 
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Master of Environmental Engineering** 2 10,100
Master of Structural Engineering ** 10,100 
Master of Sustainable River Management ** 10,100 
Master of Environmental Engineering 10,100 
Master of Geotechnical Engineering 10,100 
Master of Water Resources Engineering 10,100 
Master of Highway and Transportation Engineering 10,100 
Master of Structural Engineering 10,100 
Master of Geomatic Engineering and Management 10,100 
Master of Management in Engineering 10,100 
PHD 11,700 
Faculty of Chemistry
Master of Chemical Instrumentation ** 2 10,100
PhD in Chemistry 11,700 
Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Master of Science – Chemical Engineering * 2 10,100
Master of Advanced Process Control 10,100
Master of Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engineering 10,100 
Master of Petroleum and Gas Processing 10,100 
PHD in chemical engineering 11,700
Faculty of Medicine 
Master of Pathology (Chemical Pathology) * 2 10,100
Master of Pathology (Anatomic Pathology) * 10,100 
*Master of Pathology (Haematology 10,100 
Master of Pathology (Clinical Immunology) 10,100 
Master of Pathology (Medical Genetics) 10,100 
Master of Pathology (Medical Microbiology) * 10,100 
Master of Medicine (Family Medicine) * 10,100 
Master of Medicine (Anaesthesiology) * 10,100 
Master of Medicine (Oftalmology) * 10,100 
Master of Medicine (Orthopaedics) * 10,100 
Master of Medicine (Paediatrics) * 10,100 
Master of Medicine (Psychiatry) * 10,100 
Master of Medicine (Radiology) * 10,100 
Master of Medicine (Surgery) * 10,100 
Master of Medicine (Emergency Medicine) * 10,100 
Master of Medicine (Transfusion Medicine) * 10,100 
Advanced Master of Medicine (Neurology) * 10,100 
Master of Medicine (Obstetrics & Gynaecology) * 10,100 
Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) * 10,100 
Master of Medicine (Otorhinolaryngology) * 10,100 
Master of Surgery (Plastic Surgery) * 10,100 
Master of Surgery (Neurosurgery) * 10,100 
Master of Community Medicine* 10,100 
Master of Community Medicine (Occupational Health) * 10,100 
Master of Community Medicine (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) * 10,100 
Master of Community Medicine (Oral Health) * 10,100 
Master of Community Medicine (Health Management) * 10,100 
Master of Community Medicine (Environmental Health) * 10,100 
Master of Community Medicine (Health Education) * 10,100 
Master of Community Medicine (Family Health) * 10,100 
*Master of Public Health 10,100 
Master of Sport Science* 10,100 
Master of Medical Statistics** 10,100 
Master of Medical Education** 10,100 
**Master of Clinical Anatomy 10,100 
PhD in Medicine 11,700 
Faculty of Dentistry
Master of Restorative Dentistry* 2 10,100
Master of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery** 10,100 
Master of Paediatric Dentistry** 10,100 
Master of Restorative Dentistry (Periodontics) ** 10,100 
Master of Restorative Dentistry (Prosthodontics) ** 10,100 
Master of Restorative Dentistry (Conservative) ** 10,100 
PhD in Dentistry 11,700 
Faculty of Art
Master of Music Pedagogy and Performance ** 2 10,100
Master of Visual Arts and Design ** 10,100 
PHD in arts 11,700 
 Faculty of Materials Engineering
Master of Science – Materials Engineering ** 2 10,100
PHD 11,700 
Faculty of Computer
Master of Science – Computer Science 2 10,100
PHD in computer 11,700 
Faculty of Aerospace Engineering
Master of Computational Fluid Dynamics 2 10,100
Master of Aerospace Structures 10,100 
Master of Aerospace Composite Technology 10,100 
Master of Aerodynamics 10,100 
Master of Propulsion 10,100 
Master of Aerospace Control 10,100
Master of Astronautics 10,100 
PHD 11,700 
Faculty of Health
PhD in Health Sciences 2 10,100
Master of health 11,700 
Faculty of Biological Sciences
MSc in Biotechnology / Biosciences / Microbiology 2 10,100
PhD in Biochemistry / Biosciences / Microbiolog 11,700 

Coursework Program *

Mixed Mode Programs (course and research) **

Research Program: these programs are without STAR (*)