UM Fact Sheet

University of Malaya has its roots in Singapore with the establishment of King Edward VII College of Medicine in 1905. In 1949 University of Malaya was formed with the amalgamation of King Edward VII College of Medicine and Raffles College in Singapore. University of Malaya Kuala Lumpur was established in 1962.

Students
Average entry requirements for an undergraduate course (over 5 years, 2010 - 2014).
CGPA = 3.57
(out of max CGPA = 4.00)
Local students Enrolment
Undergraduate
Postgraduate

7,599
6,269
International students Enrolment
Undergraduate(from 38 countries)
Postgraduate (from 73 countries)

701
3,011
Percentage of undergraduates employed at point of convocation
80.5%
Figure at February2016
Fees
Average course fees per year for local undergraduate RM 2,184.79 (USD 608.87)
Average course fees per year for local postgraduate
RM 6,442.14 (USD 1,795.32)
Average course fees per year for an international undergraduate RM 7,078.22 (USD 1,972.58)
Average course fees per year for an international postgraduate
RM 11,706.99 (USD 3,262.55)
Figure at October 2015
Staff
Total Academic staff 2,807
International Academic staff
772
Non Academic staff (Management & Professional) 636 
Non Academic staff (Support Staff)
3,030
Figure at February2016
Library
Library holdings Print, non-print and digital sources

Print and non-print 5,230,994
Digital 5,267,836
Electronic databases
Electronic source
86
Electronic books
14
Library expenditure for the most recent academic year RM13,239,052.27 (USD 4,011,835.23)
Figure at March 2015
Building
Campus buildings 491 blocks (10,985,202.61 square feet)

920.2 acres (including PPUM)

Research @ UM
Total Research Funding RM347,015,361.24
Government Funding for Research RM294,377,765.34
Patents Granted 167
Patents Filed / Pending  813
Others (Copyright / Industrial Design / Trademark) 622
Commercialised Technologies 74
Figure at March 2016

Number of Publications
ISI Web of Science Database
Number of Publications 17,459
Number of Times Cited 99,813
Scopus
Number of Publications 20,841
Number of Times Cited 124,528
Data (cumulative) as of February 2016

For further information: Administration, Publication & Finance Unit

International and Corporate Relations (ICR) Office, Level L, Chancellery, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

Tel: +603-7967 7090 / 7091 / 3575 / 7741 | Fax: +603-7967 7096 | Email: icr@um.edu.my


Last Update: May 17, 2017