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National University of Malaysia

Address: 43600 UKM, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Description National University of Malaysia

  • Established: 1970
  • Location: Bangui and Selangor, Malaysia
  • Students age: from 17 years old
  • Number of students: 17 600 people
  • Language of instruction: Malay (Bahasa Melayu) and English
  • Type of studying: state university.

Since its founding on May 18, 1970, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) has not only fulfilled its founding fathers' dream of providing Malay as a language of instruction, but has also successfully trained intellectuals and scholars who have become the pride of the nation. Starting with 3 faculties, the university has grown to 13 faculties, 13 research institutes of excellence and two commercial enterprises - UKM Holdings Sdn. Bhd. and UKM Technology Sdn. Bhd. It has grown not only in size but also in status, becoming a research institute in various fields of research, including the management of research centers.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in National University of Malaysia

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UKM offers over 70 undergraduate degree programs across 13 faculties.


  1. Economics and management
  2. Pharmaceutical
  3. Engineering and built environment
  4. Pedagogical
  5. Dental
  6. Medical
  7. Islamic studies
  8. Science and technology
  9. Medical Sciences
  10. Social and Human Sciences
  11. Technology and Informatics
  12. Legal
  13. University image center.

Master's degree

Directions of study:

  1. Medicine
  2. Pharmacy
  3. Dentistry
  4. Health Sciences
  5. Engineering & Built Environment
  6. Law
  7. Islamic Studies
  8. Education
  9. Economic & Management
  10. Social Science & Humanities
  11. Information Science & Technology
  12. Science & Technology
  13. MBA & DBA
  14. Environment & Development
  15. Malay World & Civilization
  16. Malaysian & International Studies
  17. Microengineering & Nanoelectronics
  18. Medical Molecular Biology
  19. Fuel cell
  20. Systems Biology
  21. Visual Informatics
  22. Islam Hadhari
  23. Ethnic Studies
  24. Solar energy
  25. Climate Change

Accommodation, housing and food

National University of Malaysia's residential colleges is the ideal place to find like-minded people and friendships, creating the right environment for living and learning. The University of Malaysia offers accommodation in 12 residential colleges (dormitories).

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Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's mission is to maintain a safe, healthy, attractive campus environment for students, faculty, staff, UKM visitors by providing everything you need under one roof.

The Student Affairs Center can help if you need information, advice, guidance or support on general non-academic matters.

Students have access to sports and entertainment activities, a counseling service, a student committee.


  • Aware of the changes taking place in the academic environment, UKM takes action to responde to them. Firstly, it is e-learning to prepare students through innovative learning, a forward-looking curriculum that meets new economic needs. Secondly, it promotes research aimed at finding solutions to solving problems, interacting with society and industry as an initiative for sustainable development at the national, international levels.
  • 13 faculties, including three primordial (humanities and social sciences, science and technology, Islamic studies), legal, medical, health sciences, dental, economics, management, pedagogical, engineering, construction, IT, pharmaceutical, business school).
  • In 2020, 2,670 teachers (170 foreign) worked at the university, more than 17.6 thousand people studied, including 2,810 foreign students from 35 countries (28% - in magistracy, doctoral studies).
  • In the world ranking QS World University Ranking in 2020  it took 160th place (in 2014 it was 259), among universities in Asia - 39th place.
  • Famous alumni: Avang Sariyan - linguist, Sheikh Muzafar Shukor - cosmonaut.
  • Building on research advances for over three decades, UKM has been selected as one of the research universities in Malaysia.
  • UKM thrives on hosting national and international research institutions - the Malaysian Genome Institute (MGI), the United Nations University's International Global Health Institute.
  • UKM is the recipient of the 2006 Prime Minister's Award for Quality. This award recognizes UKM's outstanding position in academia and management.

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The main campus is located in the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) area close to Putrajaya and Cyberjaya, which have been a catalyst for UKM's information technology development.

The library was founded simultaneously with the university in 1970: it connects an information network with clients to fulfill the requirements of learning, teaching, research. The library has over 3.7 million collections, including printed books, magazines, books, dissertations and media collections. In the library there is a reading area and a comfortable discussion room for studying and relaxing with friends.

Among the services provided are the Internet, information technology, banking, post office, cafeteria.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

International students who are interested in enrolling in full-time educational programs must apply through the UKM online application, which opens in December each year.

Currently, only 1% of places are allocated for international students, all undergraduate courses at UKM use Malay as the language of instruction.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

For admission to an educational institution, the applicant must provide information about previous academic performance and exam results:

  • IELTS - from 5.0, TOEFL - from 500.
  • A-Level - minimum level C in three specialized subjects (or equivalent).

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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