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Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Selangor Malaysia

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) also known as The National University of Malaysia was established on May 18, 1970 and has a strong history rooted in Malay nationalism. UKM has adopted a more pragmatic stance now of accommodating the English Language to acquire a competitive edge globally whilst still remaining rooted in our local language and cultures. The University has 13 faculties and 13 research institutes offering a wide variety of academic programmes both in arts and sciences. UKM was ranked 184 in 2018 QS World University Rankings. UKM has also ranked 43 in Asian University Ranking and 12 in Top 50 under 50 years old university.

International Relations Centre, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

◆UMAP Contact Person

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yazrina Yahya/Ms. Rosnani Boyak
International Relations Centre

◆Regular Academic Calendar

·First Semester
From: 1 September 2018
To: 31 January 2019
·Second Semester
From: 1 February 2019
To: 30 June 2019
·Third Semester
From: 1 July 2019
To: 30 August 2019

◆Semester Load in Credits/Units

·Minimum 12 units
·Maximum 20 units

◆General Timetable and Requirements for Graduation

·Total Number of Credits Needed for Graduation

120 units (Undergraduate)

·Number of Years Typically Needed to Complete Undergraduate Program

3 years

◆List of Study Programs that are open for International Exchanges

1- Faculty of Economics and Management (Bachelor of Business Administration/Economics/Accounting)
2- Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (Bachelor of Civil/Electrical and Electronics/Chemical/Mechanical)
3- Faculty of Information Science and Technology (Bachelor of Computer Science/Information Technology/Software Engineering)
4- Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (Bachelor of Arts: English Language Studies)

◆Exchange- Related Information

·Exchange Duration
1 Semester
·Language Proficiency Requirements
Intermediate English Proficiency (certification required)
·Instruction Facilities and Other Supports


Home stay:


Off Campus Assistance:



Upon negotiation.

·Medical Insurance
Incoming exchange students are compulsory to purchase a health medical insurance plan in their home country and they are advised to bring proof of coverage when they come to UKM. The insurance must be able to cover the medical expenses of student while studying in Malaysia. Alternatively, students may purchase the related insurance in Malaysia upon their arrival.
·Visa Process
Visa Approval Letter (VAL) application is compulsory for all exchange students before their arrival to Malaysia.

Application Submission Deadline: 30 October 2018