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University of Malaya (UM), the foremost and premier Research University (RU) in Malaysia, welcomes and opens its doors for all students from all over the world. UM is a multidisciplinary RU that has more than 27,000 students and 1700 academic staff with 17 faculties and research centres 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.

Our beautiful 750-acres campus lies within the heart of Kuala Lumpur city and this strategic location is truly an advantage for our international academic staff and visitors. The University of Malaya, being a comprehensive, research-intensive university, confers degrees in a large variety of academic programmes at the Bachelor's, Master's and PhD levels.

Last Update: May 17, 2021