Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

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University Overview

Founded in 1970, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (The National University of Malaysia) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Bangi (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Selangor. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi (Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) is a large (EduListing enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 50 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name The National University of Malaysia
Acronym UKM
Founded 1970
Motto Mengilham Harapan, Mencipta Masa Depan
Inspiring Futures, Nurturing Possibilities
Colours White, cyan, red, yellow and black

University Location

Address Jalan Reko
Bangi (population range: 10,000-49,999)
43600 Selangor
T +60 (3) 8925 5555
F +60 (3) 8925 6484
Other locations Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Centre for Post-Graduate Management
Bangi 43600
+60 (3) 8921-4445

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
  • ASEAN University Network (AUN)
  • Open Education Consortium (OEC)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020