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Founded in 1969, Universiti Sains Malaysia is the second oldest university in Malaysia that is also a leader in Sciences. Various scientific disciplines are offered and there are also courses in arts, humanities, and education.
|Application Portal||Official Website|
|Application fees||UG: RM 100|
PG: $40 USD
|Early Decision/Early Action||No|
|Intake Semesters||Semester I, II|
|International Application Deadlines||UG: Semester I – 30 June|
Semester II – 30 December
PG: Semester I – 15 June
Semester II – 15 October
|Program||Semester I||Semester II|
|Undergraduate||30 June||30 December|
|Graduate||15 June||15 October|
While most graduate and undergraduate courses are open throughout the year for admission, there are some courses that have a cut-off date as stated above.
International students amount to be 13% of the total student body coming from various different countries. While the overall application procedure is more or less the same, international students have an extra set of requirements to fulfill so as to secure a seat here.
All International students are required to obtain a student pass to study in Malaysia. A student must apply directly to Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS). Documents to be submitted for Malaysian Visa.
This is one of the additional requirements that international students have to meet to apply at Universiti Sains Malaysia. Official score reports of either standardized test scores as proof of English proficiency for an applicant from a country with English not as its first language:
|Certification||Minimum Scores for UG||Minimum Scores for PG|
|TOEFL||Internet-based exam: 35|
Paper-based test: 417
|Internet-based exam: 35|
The admissions requirements for the undergraduate programs offered by the university is mentioned in the section below:
Where to apply: International application portal
Application fee: RM 100
Admissions in the PG programs offered by the university does not have any specific requirements. The general process and requirements are mentioned below:
Where to apply: University Graduate Application
Application fee: USD 40
While USM might not be as selective or as difficult to get into, but interested international students should apply weeks ahead of others to lock their seats for on-time evaluation of the application. It takes around 5 working days for the applications to be processed and the application to be accepted. Once an offer letter is received, the students must apply for a visa right on time as per the university’s guidelines.