Universiti Malaysia Sabah

country rank  13
world rank  1677

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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

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
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University Admissions

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


Size and Profile

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

Facilities and Services

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


Institutional Accreditation

Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi

Memberships and Affiliations

  • 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

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Open Education Consortium

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Errors and Update

Site last updated: Monday, 14 October 2019