Universiti Malaysia Sabah

country rank  10
world rank  1203

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University Overview

Founded in 1994, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (University of Malaysia Sabah) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Kota Kinabalu (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Sabah. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Labuan. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi (Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.

University Identity

Name University of Malaysia Sabah
Acronym UMS
Founded 1994
Motto Bertekad Cemerlang
Strive to Excel

University Location

Address Locked Bag 2073
Kota Kinabalu (population range: 250,000-499,999)
88999 Sabah
T +60 (88) 320000
F +60 (88) 320223
Other locations Labuan

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Not reported
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office


Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 900-999
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Universiti Malaysia Sabah's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi


  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
  • Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)
  • Open Education Consortium (OEC)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

iTunes U
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Open Education Consortium
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Errors and Update

Site last updated: Monday, 4 February 2019