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

13,930
6,084
International students enrolment (from 92 countries)
 - Undergraduate
 - Postgraduate 

509
3,011
Percentage of undergraduates employed at point of convocation
78.15%
Data as at October 2017.
Fees
Average course fees per year for local undergraduate
RM 2,085 (USD 492)*
*1 MYR = 0.236084 USD
Average course fees per year for local postgraduate









Master (Science)
RM 11,324 (USD 2,673)*
 
Master (Non-Science)
RM 4,204 (USD 992)*
 
Doctorate (Science)
RM 7,262 (USD 1,714)*
 
Doctorate (Non-Science)
RM 5,646 (USD 1,333)*
Average course fees per year for an international undergraduate RM 19,350 (USD 4,568)*
*1 MYR = 0.236084 USD
Average course fees per year for an international postgraduate 









Master (Science)
RM 41,027 (USD 9,686)*
 
Master (Non-Science)
RM 9,731 (USD 2,297)*
 
Doctorate (Science)
RM 15,821 (USD 3,735)*
 
Doctorate (Non-Science)
RM 11,356 (USD 2,680)*
Data as at October 2017.
Staff
Total academic staff 2,306
International academic staff
364
Non-academic staff (Management & Professional)      690 
Non-academic staff (Support Staff)
2,951
Data as at 29 September 2017.
Library
Library holdings print, non-print and digital sources 
 - Print and non-print
 - Digital

1,905,417 
3,943,277
Electronic databases
78
Library expenditure for the most recent academic year RM 8,625,903.75

Data as at October 2017.

Building
Campus buildings   


 - 381 blocks (10,705,506.42 square feet) 
 - 803.63 acres (excluding University Malaya Medical Centre)      

Data as at October 2017.
Research
Total research funding RM 32,236,636.80
Government funding for research RM 16,849,866.47
Patents granted 3
Patents filed / pending 12
Others (copyright / industrial design / trademark)    68
Commercialised technologies -
Data as at September 2017.

Number of Publications
Web of Science Database
Number of publications 28,301
Number of times cited 287,980
Scopus
Number of publications 36,666
Number of times cited 367,237
Data (cumulative) as at October 2017.

For further information: 

Corporate Communications Office
Chancellery Building (Lobby Level)
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia


Last Update: October 26, 2017