UNIVERSITY SCIENCE MALAYSIA (USM)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (known as USM) is a university in Malaysia. Founded 1969 as the second university to be established in the country and one of Malaysia’s leading science universities. With a total of 35,000 students including 28,000 undergraduates and 15% International Students. It is also one of the country’s largest In Malaysia. It has three campuses: a main campus on the island of Penang and There are two other USM campuses: one at Kubang Kerian in Kelantan, known as the Health campus, and the other at Seri Ampangan, Nibong Tebal in Penang, known as the Engineering campus.
The former houses the School of Medical Sciences, the School of Health Sciences and the School of Dental Sciences, while the latter houses the six engineering schools USM plans to open a Global Campus (Kuala Lumpur Campus)
WHY CHOOSE UNIVERSITY SAINS MALAYSIA ( USM )
In 2020, however, the University placed 601-800th in the World University rankings. It also placed 49th in University Impact Rankings and 151 – 200th in the Young University Rankings
USM is the only Accelerated Programs for Excellence (APEX) government-funded autonomous university in Malaysia.
Universiti Sains Malaysia is ranked 165 in QS World University Rankings by Top Universities and 37 Asian University ranking with 14 top 50 under 50
USM has a number of 35,000 students including 28,000 undergraduates and 15% International Students.
The facilities that USM provides for its students are delineated below:
Banks, bookshop, pharmacy, a post office and retail outlet to cater to the needs of students
An outstanding research library containing over one million items and an extensive network of electronic databases and internet access
Students’ residences that accommodate their stay on campus
A Sports Centre that is equipped with indoor and outdoor facilities that cater to students’ sporting events and games
Warm and cosy cafeterias, as well as well-designed pavilions
An impressive museum filled with world-class and state-of- the-art displays
Art Gallery with fine art pieces
Lecture theatre and halls to facilitate classroom learning and teaching
Average tuition fees per year & living costs per year
(Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with consultant)
Application fees: USD 50 / RM200
Living costs: MYR 17,733
Accommodation costs :MYR 5,375
Types of Program
Minimum TOEFL Score
Minimum IELTS Score
National Higher School Certificate (or an Advanced Level or the equivalent of 12 years of basic education) with the grade 80% and above.
A Diploma from recognized Institutions with at least a CGPA of 3.00.
Note: Some programmes are required applicant to undergo an interview session before being accepted
STUDENT CAN OPT FOR ON-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION OR OFF-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION
On-Campus Accommodation is equipped with a single room or a twin-sharing room, common bathroom, cafeteria, laundry room, sport facility, study room, pantry and groceries store. Rental for on-campus accommodation is from USD30 – USD75 per month (not inclusive of meals). For more information regarding our hostels, please click on this link : https://www.myusminfo.com/usm_info/facilities/hostels/intro/
Off-Campus Accommodation is the rental of private accommodation within walking distance and also available within 3km in radius. Most of the condominium/apartments are equipped with 3 bedrooms, air-conditioned, groceries store, gymnasium, swimming pool, tennis/badminton court and laundry shop.
Rental for off-campus accommodation is from USD200 – USD400 per month (not including utility bills).