Universiti Malaya

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world rank  568

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University Overview

Established in 1905, Universiti Malaya (University of Malaya) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Kuala Lumpur (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi (Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia), Universiti Malaya (UM) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universiti Malaya (UM) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 113 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name University of Malaya
Acronym UM
Founded 1905
Motto Ilmu Punca Kemajuan
Knowledge is the Key to Success
Colours Red, gold and blue

University Location

Address Pantai Valley
Kuala Lumpur (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
50603 Kuala Lumpur
T +60 (3) 7967 7022
F +60 (3) 7956 0027

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office International & Corporate Relations Office, Chancellery Building
Kuala Lumpur 50603
+60 (3) 7967 3273

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range over-45,000
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 4,500-4,999
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Universiti Malaya's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
  • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
  • ASEAN University Network (AUN)
  • Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)

Academic Structure

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Social Media

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Sunday, 21 April 2019