Universiti Utara Malaysia

Universiti Utara Malaysia

country rank: 9
world rank: 1517

University Overview

Universiti Utara Malaysia (Northern University of Malaysia) is a non-profit public higher-education school situated in the suburban environment of the major town of Sintok (population range of 10,000-49,999 people), Kedah. The university was founded in 1984. A large (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational Malaysian higher education institution, University Utara Malaysia (UUM) is officially recognized by the Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi (Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia) and well-known name in international higher education. A wide range of courses and programs at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) lead to legally recognized higher education degrees, including bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees, in a variety of subjects and fields of study. For further information, please see the degree levels and fields of study matrix provided below by Topuniversitieslist. This Malaysian higher-education school, which has been in operation for 36 years, has a selective admission process that is based on entrance exams as well as students’ previous academic records and grades. As a result, this Malaysian higher education organization has an admission rate of between 40 and 50 percent, making it a moderately selective school. International candidates are able to submit an application for admission. Students may take use of a number of academic and non-academic facilities and services offered by UUM, including a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning possibilities, as well as administrative support.

University Identity

Acronym UUM
Founded 1984
Motto Ilmu, Budi, Bakti Scholarship, Virtue, Service

University Location

Address Sintok 06010 Kedah Malaysia
Tel +60 (4) 928 4000
Fax +60 (4) 928 3016

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro) 1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 Euro)
0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro) 1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office Academic Affairs Department, UUM Sintok 06010 (4) 928 3167

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff 2,500-2,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

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


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)

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