Universiti Sains Malaysia

country rank  3
world rank  711

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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 large city of Georgetown (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Penang. Officially recognized by the Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi (Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational Malaysian 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. USM also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name University of Science, Malaysia
Acronym USM
Founded 1969
Motto Kami Memimpin
We Lead

University Location

Address Jalan Sungai Dua
11800 Penang
Tel +60 (4) 653 3888
Fax +60 (4) 656 5401

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 Not reported
Admission Rate Not reported
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Size and Profile

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

Facilities and Services

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
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 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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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021