Universiti Sains Malaysia

country rank  6
world rank  916

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University Overview

Founded in 1969, Universiti Sains Malaysia (University of Science, Malaysia) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the medium-sized city of Georgetown (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Penang. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi (Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) 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 Science, Malaysia
Acronym USM
Founded 1969
Motto Kami Memimpin
We Lead

University Location

Address Jalan Sungai Dua
Georgetown (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
11800 Penang
T +60 (4) 653 3888
F +60 (4) 656 5401

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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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 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 2,000-2,499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Not reported
Campus Setting Not reported
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Universiti Sains Malaysia's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Not reported
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)
  • ASEAN University Network (AUN)
  • 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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Site last updated: Wednesday, 21 March 2018