Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
According to the QS Asian University Rankings 2020, UM performed amongst the Top 3%, landing an overall rank of 13. The institution notably improved its performance from 2019 by moving up to 6 places.
|Living cost||USD 396 per month|
|Student population||Large (More than 10,000)|
About University of Malaya
The University of Malaya is Malaysia’s oldest university. Fun fact: it originated with Singaporean roots. It was founded in 1949 as the King Edward VII College of Medicine, before merging with King Edward VII College of Medicine and Raffles College in 1949. They became two autonomous national universities, with one located in Singapore (National University of Singapore) and the other in Kuala Lumpur (University of Malaya).
Named after the country’s current title (Malaya) at the time, the university was founded upon the objective to provide a centre where different races, religions, and economic interest could come together and mingle in a joint endeavour to pursue quality education in Malaysia.
In 2012, UM was granted autonomy status by the Ministry of Higher Education. The university also runs a faculty programme, which brings in top CEO’s to share their knowledge and experience with UM students to improve graduate employability and enhancing student-learning experiences.
The university is divided into 12 faculties, 2 academies and 3 centers, namely:
University Malaya provides both on and off-campus accommodation.
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