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Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

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Founded in 1970, the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (The National University of Malaysia) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Bangi (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Selangor. This institution also has a branch campus in Cheras and Kuala Lumpur. Officially recognized by the Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi (Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational Malaysian higher education institution. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 53-year-old Malaysian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UKM also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Control Typepublic


Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Entity Typenon-profit


Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

Name (English) The National University of Malaysia
Acronym UKM
Founded 1970
Motto Mengilham Harapan, Mencipta Masa Depan
Inspiring Futures, Nurturing Possibilities
Colours White, cyan, red, yellow and black
Mascot Tern
Video Presentation

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University Location

Address Jalan Reko
43600 Selangor
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Phone Number +60 (3) 8925 5555
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Fax Number +60 (3) 8925 6484
Other locations Cheras and Kuala Lumpur

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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You can also explore our new A-Z Guide to 8,100 University Programs, Courses and Degrees to learn more about study outlines and typical duration, tuition ranges, career prospects, salary expectations of each course/program/degree.

Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)
2,500-4,999 US$
(2,280-4,555 Euro)
7,500-9,999 US$
(6,830-9,110 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's admission information.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's acceptance rate range is not reported.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia has more than 2300 international students.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Admission Office Admission Office

Centre for Post-Graduate Management
Bangi 43600
(3) 8921-4445

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia has an enrollment range of 15,000-19,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 1,500-1,999 academic employees (Faculty).

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Control Type Control Type

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia is a public higher education institution.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Entity Type Entity Type

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia is a non-profit higher education institution.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Suburban setting.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.

University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's main facilities:

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's main services:

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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Memberships and Affiliations


University memberships and affiliations to external organizations can be important for several reasons... read our article about university affiliations and memberships to learn more.

Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
  • ASEAN University Network (AUN)
  • Open Education Consortium (OEC)

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Facebook page Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's X (formerly Twitter) page Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's YouTube channel Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram


LinkedIn LinkedIn

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

The Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization develops, implements and supports open education.
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia is a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization and publishes open courseware such as free video lectures and course materials.

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