University of Malaya

Universiti Malaya

The oldest university in Malaysia, Universiti of Malaya offers postgraduate students a world class research university with a wide range of programmes that are constantly evolving to fulfill the needs of employers and students alike. Collaborations with the corporate sector, exchange programmes, top-notch lecturers and guest professors combine to create a rewarding graduate student experience.

40 per cent of UM’s existing postgraduate force is made up of foreign students, and the university has placed no limit on the number of international students who wish to become part of their postgraduate student experience.

UM offers specialisations that may not be available in other universities in Malaysia, especially in the medical and education fields. The university has always upheld the highest standards in education, as witnessed by verification from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency for all of its courses on offer. New fundamentals in research that have been put into place has strengthened UM’s position in local and foreign publications and citations, raising the quality steadily each year since 2010.

University researchers have a winning streak at research exhibitions, namely the Seoul International Exhibition Fair, the Malaysian Technology Expo and the International Invention, Innovation and Technology Expo Exhibition 2010. Ranked among the top 200 universities in the world by the THES – QS World University Rankings, UM is also listed in a ranking system by the Ministry of Higher Education that places it firmly in the position of the top university in the country.

Institution Type

Public University

Contact Address

University of Malaya

50603 Kuala Lumpur



(+603) 7967 7022 / 3273

(+603) 7956 0027

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