National University of Malaysia (UKM)


The National University of Malaysia known as UKM was established in 1970. It is a public university located in Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor which is at south of Kuala Lumpur has bases in Bangi, Cheras and Kuala Lumpur,. Its teaching hospital, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC) is located in Cheras and also has a branch campus in Kuala Lumpur. It is the among the most prestigious universities in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.

Since 2010, Oxford University Innovation has been working with UKM through an established partnership arrangement to assist with commercialisation structures and processes, while also providing direct support to staff. As a result, Oxford University has made several successful licensing deals within the Malaysian industry

UKM has about 11,500 undergraduate students, and 5,477 postgraduate students of which 2,551 are foreign students from 52 different countries. Since its establishment in 1971 up till 2017, the University has produced more than 185,846 graduates; 147,228 Bachelors, 33,789 Masters and 4,829 PhDs with around 15% are International Students

UKM Surrounded with an academic community of 2,432 (352 professors; 693 associate professors; 1,240 lecturers and 39 tutors and 108 teachers)

Why Choose Ukm University


According to (QS) top universities UKM has been ranking t 160 World University Ranking and 39Asian Ranking with number 12 in the world’s top 50 University under 50-year-old


Based on a foundation of 30 years of research, UKM was awarded the status of a Malaysian Research University in October 2006 by the Ministry of Higher Education, a move designed to propel the four public universities into leading research universities in line with the Higher Education Strategic Plan 2007–2020


The university was also awarded 5 starts in the QS Stars Rating

UKM’s Tun Seri Lanang Library is one of the biggest university libraries in Malaysia with a collection of over 2 million books, journals, e-books, and e-journals

University Facilities

  • Students College

  • Transportation

  • Masjid

  • Library

  • Post Office

  • Health Center

  • Banking

  • Pavilion with Synthetic Track

Tuition Fees

Average Tuition Fees Per Year & Living Costs Per Year

(Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with consultant)

Tuition fees

a) Undergraduate:


b) Postgraduate:


Application fees

USD 50 / RM200

Living costs

MYR 12,000

Accommodation cost

MYR 5,375

More Fee Structure

Entry Requirement

English Requirements

Types of Program Minimum Toefl Score Minimum Ielts Score
Bachelor Programs
  • Paper Based: 500
  • Internet Based: 70
5.5 Academic
Master Programs
  • Paper Based: 500
  • Internet Based: 79-80
  • Computer Based: 213


5.5 Academic
PHD Programs
Academic Requirement for admission in National University Malaysia (UKM)
Bachelor Programs 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

Master Programs (Course work)
  • A Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.7 out of 4 or equivalent, in a related field
Master Programs (Research)
  • A Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 3 out of 4 or equivalent, in a related field
PHD programs
  • A Master’s degree with minimum CGPA of 3 out of 4 or equivalent, in a related field,


  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum CGPA 2.7 out of 4, in a related field.


The University owns, operates and maintains a variety of on and off-campus accommodation facilities. All on-campus accommodation is administered by the Housing Unit Office. In UKM, all halls of residence are known as “Kolej” (College).

All on-campus colleges are self-contained, equipped with their own cafeterias, meeting rooms, television and prayer rooms. The room configurations range from single to multiple sharing arrangements. The University also manages a number of off-campus accommodation complexes in the adjacent townships of Bandar Baru Bangi and Kajang. These residential complexes are serviced by bus routes operated by the University. There is also a special hostel for international students called Ibu Zain International Student House.

Scholarships For International Students: Available

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University Location

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor