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Universiti Sains Malaysia (University of Science in Malaysia)

Address: 11800 Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia

Description Universiti Sains Malaysia (University of Science in Malaysia)

  • Established: 1969
  • Location: Penang, Malaysia
  • Students age: 17+
  • Number of students: 24000
  • Language of instruction: English , Malay
  • Type of studying: mixed.

University Sains Malaysia (USM) is a public university, the second best university in the national ranking. The high standards of teaching of the educational institution are highly appreciated in the international community: the university is included in the 5% of the best in the world and is considered very prestigious.

Traditionally strong directions of the university:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Engineering and technology
  • Life Sciences and Medicine
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social sciences and management.

USM is a large university: about 24 thousand students receive bachelor's and master's degrees in it, among them about 9% are foreign students. Academic staff - 2,100 qualified teachers, administrative and technical staff. Most undergraduate and graduate programs are conducted in English.

The educational institution demonstrates stable dynamics in building up its international reputation, as evidenced by the QS World University Rankings:

  • 142nd place = 2021
  • 165 = 2020
  • 207 = 2019
  • 264 = 2018
  • 330 = 2017.

University Facts:

  • Bachelor's and master's programs
  • 26 schools
  • 16 academic and research centers
  • 1 of 5 research institutes in Malaysia
  • 72% of teachers with PhD degrees.

The strongest programs of the university regularly fall into the TOP 50-150 of the best in the world:

  • TOP 50 = Chemical Engineering, Mining
  • TOP 51-100 = architecture, programming and information systems, urban planning, mechanics, electronics, electrical engineering
  • TOP 101-150 = art, design, business and management
  • TOP 151-200 = modern languages, chemistry, mathematics, communications and media, sociology, economics, statistics.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Universiti Sains Malaysia (University of Science in Malaysia)

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
17+
from 11 000 $ / semester

Undergraduate

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration of studying: 3-5 years
  • Age of students: 17+.

Popular directions for studying:

  • The medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Chemistry
  • English language and literature
  • Translation studies
  • Information Systems
  • Multimedia
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Accounting
  • Geophysics
  • Applied Physics
  • Microbiology.
Annual
20+
from 11 000 $ / semester

Master's degree

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration of studying: 3-5 years
  • Age of students: 20+.

Popular directions for studying:

  • Life Sciences and Medicine
  • Natural Sciences
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Engineering and technology
  • Social sciences and management.
Annual
21+
from 13 750 $ / semester

Doctorate

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration of studying: 3-5 years
  • Age of students: 21+.

You can get a PhD in medicine, dentistry. The university also offers to enroll in an international medical school program.

Accommodation, housing and food

Students choose to live on campus or off campus. Accommodation on campus:

  • Room for 1-2 people
  • Shared bathroom
  • Cafeteria
  • Laundry
  • Sports complex
  • Study areas
  • Recreation areas
  • The shops.

Events Universiti Sains Malaysia (University of Science in Malaysia)

There are numerous communities, interest clubs, sections and circles on the campus - among them the most popular:

  • Programming club
  • Ethnic communities
  • Music
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Dancing
  • The photo.

Equipment Universiti Sains Malaysia (University of Science in Malaysia)

The university is located in Penang, known as the "Oriental Pearl". Penang is a district with a rich history: local cultural and historical monuments have been amazingly preserved and have come down to us almost in their original form. The university has a developed infrastructure:

  • Library
  • Museum
  • Art Gallery
  • Lecture halls
  • Theater
  • Bank, post office, pharmacy, shops
  • Sports center
  • Health center
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cafeterias and pavilions.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

  • Student fee
  • Non-refundable deposit.

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

  • 12 years of education at school
  • High school diploma
  • TOEFL 500
  • IELTS 5.5 and above
  • Deadline for filing: June 30 and December 30.

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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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