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UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA, GEORGE TOWN, PENANG

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

Universiti Sains Malaysia Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

Supriya Sarkar Supriya Sarkar
Study Abroad Expert

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
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Universiti Sains Malaysia Overview

Student Population21394
Average Cost of Attendance$4,625 / Year

Attendance Cost

$4,625

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Post Graduate Program$4,625 / Year
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    Mathematics (International)

    College rating

    based on 1 student ratings

    7.8/10

    8/10academic
    8/10infrastructure
    8/10placements
    9/10faculty
    7/10extracurricular
    7/10accommodation

    Reviews

    G
    Gopalkrishna murthy, INDIA Bachelor of computer science
    Universiti Sains Malaysia
    Current student , Batch : 2022
    7.8
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    MY STAY IN MALAYSIA AS A STUDENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

    My uncle has a business in Malaysia. I keep travelling to his place on and off. When the time to chose the university came, he was the one who guided me about this college. Since Malaysia is not too far from India, I thought why not to go and take admission in this university. Thus, I went ahead with the application process and filled the online application form of RM100 and went ahead with the application process.


    Course Curriculum - 

    Computer Science programme in the School Computer Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, offers a balanced blend of theory and practice, covering a wide range of topics, including computer systems and design, databases, artificial intelligence, computer architecture, networks, multimedia systems and technology. Thus, making me get a command over the subject. Over to that, there is lot of practical learning where we run codes on the website and how things work in the real-time.

    8 /10
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    faculty
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    infrastructure
    7 /10
    accomodation/food
    8 /10
    placement
    7 /10
    extracurricular
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    Level 1, Building E42, Chancellory II Universiti Sains Malaysia 11800 USM Penang
    ADDRESS

    NEARBY THIS CAMPUS


    Bus Station

    Desasiswa Fajar Harapan, Lengkongan Teknologi0.14 Km
    Dewan Budaya,Jalan Universiti0.19 Km
    Pusat Pengetahuan Kominikasi Dan Teknologi,Jalan Universiti0.21 Km
    Desasiswa Bakti Permai,Persiaran Sains0.23 Km
    Kompleks Dewan Kuliah, Kengkok Sastera0.25 Km
    Pintu Masuk USM,Jalan Mesjid0.34 Km
    Informm,Persiaran Sains0.51 Km
    Desa University Commercial,Jalan Sungai Dua0.52 Km
    School of Physics, Persiaran Sains10000 Km
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    Book Store

    Bismi Books & Stationery0.35 Km
    Taman Buku USM0.46 Km
    Pustaka Union & Enterprise0.51 Km
    The Universiti Sains Malaysia Co-Operative Bookshop Ltd1.43 Km
    BOOX Malaysia in Penang1.95 Km
    Popular2.39 Km
    Borders2.76 Km
    Living Spring Enterprise2.79 Km
    Popular Book Tesco Penang2.8 Km
    AppleTree7.29 Km
    Areca Books7.56 Km
    Sun Yat Sen Penang Base7.63 Km
    Gerakbudaya Bookshop7.89 Km
    Islamic Propagation Society International7.94 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Naelofar Hijab Pulau Pinang0.83 Km
    Gintell0.85 Km
    Outlet DeXandra Penang1.52 Km
    Young Heart2.5 Km
    Beaute Queen2.52 Km
    Stokis Tasneem Naturel Penang2.72 Km
    Kompleks Bukit Jambul2.78 Km
    Udini Square2.8 Km
    OPPO Tesco egate Concept Store2.83 Km
    D'Piazza Mall3.83 Km
    PUBLIC WATCH SDN BHD4 Km
    cheoktionglim4.93 Km
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    Hospital

    Penang Hyperbaric Center2.21 Km
    Diabetes Treatment | Natural & Holistic3.55 Km
    Lam Wah Ee Hospital3.99 Km
    Ambulance MEDILIFE4.34 Km
    Klinik Mediviron4.34 Km
    Pantai Nursing Homes4.42 Km
    Pantai Hospital Penang4.45 Km
    Optimax Eye Specialist Hospital (Penang)4.81 Km
    Klinik Pergigian Pakar Pediatrik6.82 Km
    Penang General Hospital6.87 Km
    CanCare Wellness Centre7.31 Km
    Osel Clinic (Macalister HQ)7.36 Km
    Loh Guan Lye Specialist Centre7.39 Km
    Island Hospital7.46 Km
    Teh and Associates7.52 Km
    Pusat Haemodialisis Zakat7.76 Km
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    Airport

    Penang International Airport7.32 Km
    Airport Helipad7.68 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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