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    Universiti Sains Malaysia - [USM], George Town, Penang

    George Town, PenangLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    Estd 1969established year
    21394enrollment
    8.6/10

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

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    Bhavya Rawal

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    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 Type Public
    UG Application Portal UPU (Unit Pengambilan Universiti)
    Major Programs Architecture, Engineering, Education and Training, Social Sciences and Management, Environmental Studies
    Mode of Programs Full time; Part time; Online
    Percentage of International Students 13%
    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 Expenses RM 10,171
    $6,0311st YEAR
    FEES

    1 year

    Course Duration

    May 20

    Application Deadline


    18 months

    Course Duration

    May 20

    Application Deadline


    18 months

    Course Duration

    May 20

    Application Deadline


    1 year

    Course Duration

    May 20

    Application Deadline


    2 years

    Course Duration

    May 20

    Application Deadline

    Universiti Sains Malaysia Overview

    Insitution type
    Public
    Student Population
    21394
    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

    Ranking

    20212020201920182017
    Times Higher Education logo

    Times Higher Education

    Ranked #601 - #800

    Overall (International)

    Ranked #601 - #800

    Technology (International)

    Ranked #501 - #600

    Computer Science (International)

    Ranked #601 - #800

    Engineering (International)

    Ranked #301 - #400

    Humanities (International)

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    Nearest Ranking

    Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

    Ranked#501 - #600
    Score36.4

    Universiti Putra Malaysia

    Ranked#401 - #500
    Score27.1

    Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)

    Ranked#801 - #1000
    Score25.1

    QS World University logo

    QS World University

    Ranked #142

    Overall (International)

    Nearest Ranking

    Universiti Putra Malaysia

    Ranked#132
    Score52.7

    University of Malaya

    Ranked#59
    Score70.1

    US News logo

    US News

    Ranked #580

    Overall (International)

    Nearest Ranking

    University of Malaya

    Ranked#205
    Score62.3

    Universiti Putra Malaysia

    Ranked#626
    Score46.8

    Center for World University Rankings logo

    Center for World University Rankings

    Ranked #754

    Overall (International)

    Nearest Ranking

    University of Malaya

    Ranked#409
    Score75.2

    Universiti Putra Malaysia

    Ranked#802
    Score71.6

    College Rating

    Based on 2 Students Rating

    8.6 out of 10
    8.5/10Academic
    8.5/10Accommodation
    9.5/10Faculty
    8.5/10Infrastructure
    8.5/10Placement
    8.0/10Social Life

    Reviews

    CN
    9.3 /10

    Once I went on a family trip to Malaysia. I got so much attracted to the environment and the culture there and decided to pursue my studies from there only. I applied to the college through the Unit Pengambilan Universiti by paying RM 100.

    Course Curriculum :

    After pursuing the curriculum, it is expected that we will become more knowledgeable, skillful, and responsive to the needs of the built environment and its inhabitants. In addition to training future architects to be competent in exploring the design process and related skills vital to a professional architect, it also provides opportunities for us to plan and design various projects that touch on contemporary issues such as sustainability, special technologies, conservation, socio-culture or other areas of special interests.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    GM
    7.8 /10

    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 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    +60-46-53-3888
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    Level 1, Building E42, Chancellory II Universiti Sains Malaysia 11800 USM Penang
    ADDRESS

    Nearby This Campus

    • Bus Station
    • Book Store
    • Shopping Mall
    • Hospital
    • Airport

    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
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    Shopping Mall

    Naelofar Hijab Pulau Pinang0.83 km
    Gintell0.85 km
    Outlet DeXandra Penang1.52 km
    Young Heart2.50 km
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    Airport

    Penang International Airport7.32 km
    Airport Helipad7.68 km

    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
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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
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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