The University of Malaya

The University of Malaya is a public research university located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is the oldest and most esteemed university in Malaysia. The university’s name was abbreviated as Malaya during the pre-independence period. It is a multidisciplinary RU that has more than 20,000 students and 2000 academic staff with 14 faculties/academy, 3 academic centres, 11 research institutes and clusters which covers the whole spectrum of learning from the Arts, Sciences and Humanities. The university’s beginning at the Kuala Lumpur campus dates back to 1957 and thus far has a huge alumni of over 100,000, among them renowned and illustrious personalities and leaders in various fields. 

University of Malaya is the first choice of Malaysia’s top students and our international student population comes from more than 80 different countries. UM believes that a multicultural and multinational campus will enrich students’ experiences in terms of social and cultural diversity.

University of Malaya Scholarship 

The University provides a limited number of awards under several schemes such as Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leader Fellowship Fund, the Fellowship Scheme, the Scholarship Scheme, the Tuanku Pro-Chancellor Scholarship, the Za’aba Research Scholarship, the Postgraduate Loan Fund as well as Fee Subsidies and Exemptions.

Contact address of University of Malaya Scholarship

Student Scholarships / Loans & Insurance, Students’ Affairs and Alumni Unit
Level 2, Block E, Kompleks Perdanasiswa, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

Mr. Muhammad Faiz Yusoff, Administrative Officer
Tel: +603-7967 3410 / 3497    |    Fax: +603-7956 7595

Postgraduate Admission of UM

Postgraduate Admission Section
Institute of Graduate Studies
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-7967 4623 / 4528 / 4404
Fax: +603-7956 6634


Undergraduate Admission for Local (Malaysian) students
 at UM

Admission & Records Section
Academic Division
New Exam Building
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-7967 3278 / 3440 / 3441 / 3502 / 3280
Fax: +603-7967 3449

Undergraduate Admission for International Students

International Student Centre (ISC)
Level 1, Block G, Perdanasiswa Complex
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-7967 7711 / 7712 / 7713 / 7714 / 7715 / 7717 / 7718
Fax : +603 -7967 7710
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