Universiti Malaya

Universiti Malaya Ranking

country rank: 1
world rank: 677

University Overview

This non-profit public higher-education institution was founded in 1905 in the urban environment of the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur and is the oldest university in the country (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Universiti Malaya ranking (UM) is a coeducational Malaysian higher education institution that is officially recognized by the Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi (Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia). It has a very large enrollment range (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: over-45,000 students) and is one of the largest in the country. Courses and programs leading to legally recognized higher education degrees, including as bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees, are available at the University of Malaya (UM) in a variety of fields of study. For further information, please see the degree levels and fields of study matrix provided below by Topuniversitieslist. A rigorous admission process is in place at this 115-year-old Malaysian higher-education institution, which considers a student’s previous academic record and grades. International candidates are able to submit an application for admission. A variety of academic and non-academic facilities and services are available to students at Universiti Malaya ranking, including a library, residence halls, athletic fields, and programs for study abroad and exchange students, in addition to administrative services.

Universiti Malaya Ranking

University Identity

Name Universiti 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 50603 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Tel +60 (3) 7967 7022
Fax +60 (3) 7956 0027

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
Not reported Not reported
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 (3) 7967 3273

Size and Profile

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

Carnegie Classification

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

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)

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