Universities in Malaysia focus on the economic need of the country, primarily offering education, science and engineering courses. Malaysia’s Higher Education Division of the Ministry of Education breaks institutions into three sections: polytechnic, college and university. Although Malaysia caters to the educational needs of the community, the country draws students from around the world to its colleges, even providing financial aid to international undergraduate and graduate students.
University of Malaya
Founded in 1905, the 750-acre University of Malaya is one of Malaysia’s oldest universities. Rimba Ilmu Botanical Gardens encompass 197 acres of the property. According to its website, the university averages 13,617 undergraduate and 5,826 graduate students. International students hail from about 78 countries and include about 865 undergraduate and 2,098 graduate students per year. Academic staff consists of 2,613 instructors, including 590 international academic staff members. Students may select from more than 80 bachelor's and master's programs in engineering, law, medicine, dentistry, computer science, business, and arts and sciences.
University of Malaya 50603 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 011 (+603) 7967 7022/3273 um.edu.my
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Established in 1904, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia is Malaysia’s oldest engineering, science and technological university. The school is recognized for its research programs, winning the National Intellectual Property Award twice. According to its website, the university enrolls about 22,000 undergraduate and graduate students each semester from around the world. Academic staff consists of 1,996 local and international instructors. This institute of higher learning offers about 200 undergraduate and graduate programs in bio-medical engineering, bio-science, education, built-environment and management. The School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE) provides programs for part-time students. On-campus housing accommodates up to 18,790 students.
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia UTM Skudai 81310, Johor Malaysia 011 (+607) 553 0692 utm.my
International Islamic University Malaysia
Opened since 1983, International Islamic University Malaysia consists of about 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 90 countries on its four campuses during an academic session. The 14 university academic departments include law, education, medicine, science, dentistry, health sciences, engineering and language. Its postgraduate department offers more than 70 master- and doctorate-degree programs in fields such as architecture, economics, engineering, history, science and Islamic studies. The curriculum combines academics with the principles of Islamic religion. The university has received awards in the International Exhibition of Invention and the Malaysia Technology Expo Invention and Innovation competitions.
International Islamic University Malaysia P.O. Box 10 50728 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 011 (+603) 6196 4000 iiu.edu.my
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Established in 1993, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia is a public university in Batau Pahat, Johor. The university strives to train students in polytechnics and engineering. In 2000, this institute of higher education received an award from the Malaysian government for its contributions to science and technology. The university offers more than 40 undergraduate and postgraduate programs in engineering and information technology to students from around the world. They offer scholarships for international undergraduate and post-graduate students. The Continuing Education Centre presents short courses, workshops and conferences catered to the local community and businesses.
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia 86400 Parit Raja, Batu Pahat Johor Malaysia 011 (+607) 453 7000 www.uthm.edu.my
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