Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)

Sabah, Malaysia

University Detail

Universiti Malaysia Sabah was ranked #801-1000 in QS Global World Rankings 2021.

Campus setting Urban
Living cost USD 359 / Month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 10%
Institution type Public

About Campus

Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) is headquartered in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. With the vision to be an innovative institution of global standing, they strive to achieve academic excellence and international recognition through methods of teaching and learning, research and publication, and special attention to the personal development of its students.


To maximize students’ learning potential, the university focuses on a holistic teaching approach which utilizes both theory and practice. Niche areas of research are designed to emphasize on modern perspectives and current issues. Online learning is harnessed to widen access to quality modules and boost the experience of teaching and learning.


Currently, UMS has more than 52,000 graduates, including international students from various countries such as China, Brunei, Iraq and Indonesia.


Campus Information

UMS has one of the most beautiful campuses in Malaysia. With the lush landscape, rich greenery and its own beach and jetty, UMS campus stands out from the rest. Since then, the university has made consistent efforts to grow by providing modern and improved nd facilities. Various facilities such as highly-resourced libraries, teaching and research instruments and laboratories, and multimedia laboratories are available to enrich the students’ varsity life.


UMS was awarded an Industry Centre of Excellent (ICoE) in Agriculture, which was recognized by the Ministery of Higher Education. UMS was also ranked among the top 200 in QS World Ranking by Subject in Agriculture and Forestry.


Student accommodation consists of residential blocks called ‘Kampung’ AB, CD, and E, all located within the campus. There is also other accommodation situated outside the campus known as Kolej Kediaman Indah Permai and Kolej Kediaman Kingfisher.


The rooms are fully furnished and include the following facilities:

  • Cafeteria
  • Discussion rooms
  • Prayer rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Cyber-cafe
  • Internet access


For more information, please contact [email protected].