Universiti Malaya

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University Overview

Established in 1905, Universiti Malaya (University of Malaya) is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Kuala Lumpur (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially recognized by the Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi (Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia), Universiti Malaya (UM) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational Malaysian higher education institution. Universiti Malaya (UM) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 115 years old Malaysian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UM also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name University of Malaya
Acronym UM
Founded 1905
Motto Ilmu Punca Kemajuan
Knowledge is the Key to Success
Colours Red, gold and blue

University Location

Address Pantai Valley
Kuala Lumpur
50603 Kuala Lumpur
Tel +60 (3) 7967 7022
Fax +60 (3) 7956 0027

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office International & Corporate Relations Office, Chancellery Building
Kuala Lumpur 50603
(3) 7967 3273

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff 4,500-4,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universiti Malaya's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
  • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
  • ASEAN University Network (AUN)
  • Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021