Why study at USM - Universiti Sains Malaysia

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) is the second public university established in Malaysia in 1969 and was first known as Universiti Pulau Pinang. Started from an enrolment of 57 science based students, USM has grown and expanded, offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to 20,000 students locally and internationally. USM consists of three campuses, the main campus in the island of Penang, an engineering campus at Nibong Tebal, Penang and a health campus at Kubang Kerian, Kelantan. USM has 24 schools and 26 research centres for undergraduates and postgraduates to further their studies and researches. 

Chosen as the APEX university by the Ministry of Higher Education as the university with the most potential for excellence in innovation and research, USM continues to live up to its promise by delivering on groundbreaking research, sustainable facilities and long-term innovative plans. Their dedication to quality has earned them Malaysian Qualifications Agency verification status for their programmes, while their research has brought them into partnership with companies like Audi, MAKNA, MIROS and universities from the United Arab Emirates. Research is taken very seriously here, where the rights of researchers are zealously protected through the filing of patents and the creation of several spin-off companies under USM that were established to further the university’s presence and ability in research and innovation.

In September 2020, USM has joined forces with Skymind Holdings Berhad (Skymind) to embrace the shift towards digital transformation. These projects includes an internship programme under Skymind for a duration of six months to cater to the shortage of talents in the AI industry, Train-the-Trainer programme for qualified USM lecturers as certified deep-learning trainers, and introducing AI as part of the USM curriculum courses. 


Institute type Public University
Intake Feb,Jun,Sep
Campus Location Kuala Lumpur
Total Courses 94 Course Offered
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USM - Universiti Sains Malaysia Courses & Fees

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Diploma in Nursing



Full Time

Jun & Sep

Doctor of Philosophy (Plant Pathology)

24 Months

RM 30,000

Full Time

Jun & Sep

Master of Science (Community Medicine)

12 Months

RM 20,000

Full Time

Jun & Sep

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

24 Months

RM 23,760

Full Time

Feb & Sep

Master of Business Administration (Online)

24 Months

RM 28,800


Feb & Sep

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Four Malaysian universities in QS
Four Malaysian universities in QS

Nov 25, 2015 Afterschool.my

The annual Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) "Top 50 Under 50" University Rankings were released yesterday, revealing four local universities under 50 years old in its top 50 ranks.The institutions that made the ranks were:Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) at ...   

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USM - Universiti Sains Malaysia Reviews

The International Medical University possesses more than 22 years of experience in the health care education and has a highly qualified lectuers that impart quality education through their extensive experience in the relevant field.

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5 out of 5 stars

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Anonymous User
Jul 25, 2018
The experiences have been great in abundance to everything.

Everything here is good tho. The lifestyle here is based on the State itself coz we blend our work and the societies work culture together. We love our university just as much we love our lecturers.

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