UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA, GEORGE TOWN

George Town, PenangLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1969Established Year
  21394Enrollment

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) won most entrepreneurial university in 2018 and it is the only Accelarated Programs for Excellence (APEX) university which is a government funded autonomous university in Malaysia.

The university is intensifying the admission process and is inviting 2,300 international students to register with it. It has evolved from faculty based system to broad-based school system.

Highlights

University TypePublic
UG Application PortalUPU (Unit Pengambilan Universiti)
Major ProgramsArchitecture, Engineering, Education and Training, Social Sciences and Management, Environmental Studies
Mode of ProgramsFull time; Part time; Online
Percentage of International Students13%
Admission Helpdesk+604-653 3888 | admissions@usm.my

USM Residence

On-campus accommodation – RM 122 to RM 305 per month

All basic amenities are provided to the students excluding meals.

Off-campus accommodation – RM 813 to RM 1,627 per month

The private off-campus housing (rental) is available within the 3km radius of the university. Most of the apartments are fully-furnished along with all the basic facilities. The rental excludes all the utility bills.

USM Admissions

International students may apply through UPU.

Application fee – RM 100 Application Deadline – September intake – June 30, February intake – December 30

Academic Requirements

  • Official transcripts (translated to English or Malay language)
  • Copy of passport
  • Letter of scholarship (if any)
  • Receipt of fee payment
  • USM Interview
  • Visa Approval Letter (VAL)
  • Minimum English Language Requirement
    • TOEFL – 417 (PBT), 107 (CBT), 35 (iBT)
    • IELTS – 5.0
    • PTE – 36
    • Malaysian University English Test Band 2

USM Financial Aid and Cost of Attendance

Malaysian International Scholarship (MIS) – The scholarship is valid for postgraduate and post-doctoral studies. Each scholarship consists of few benefits such as – approved tuition fee, maintenance allowance, annual grant for books and internet, medical or health insurance and thesis allowance.

Cost of Attendance

Tuition Fee Range (total period of education)RM 11,188 to RM 38,650
Accommodation (Monthly)RM 122 to RM 1,627
Other ExpensesRM 10,171
Find a Program

Architecture, Building & Planning 2 Programs

$7,525 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION

Arts & Social Studies 5 Programs

18 months
$6,031 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
$4,512 - 4,527 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION

Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing 4 Programs

$7,525 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
18 months
$6,031 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION

Business, Finance, Economics, Management & Statistics 4 Programs

Sciences 4 Programs

18 months
$6,031 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
AVERAGE COST
Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 4,527
Post graduate Tuition Fees$4526.5
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 4,800
CAMPUS LIFE
Total Enrollment
21,394
International Students
2,781
Male : Female Ratio
35:65
Student : Faculty Ratio
11:1
ADMISSION DEADLINES
Application Deadline
December 30, 2019
Start of Application process -
End of Application process December 30, 2019
ADMISSION STATISTICS
Acceptance Rate
-
Min. 5
Total Applications
-
Min. 61
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Breakdown of Ranking
  • 2019
  • Global Rank (Out of 1250)
    #567
    Score (Out of 100)
    #43.6

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