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Universiti Sains Malaysia Degree Courses

Universiti Sains Malaysia Degree Courses

Universiti Sains Malaysia Degree Courses,

Established as the second university in the country in 1969, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) was first known as Universiti Pulau Pinang. In 1971, USM moved from its temporary premises at the Malayan Teachers’ Training College, Bukit Gelugor to the present 416.6-hectare site at Minden, approximately 9.7 km from Georgetown. USM offers courses ranging from Natural Sciences, Applied Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences to Building Science and Technology, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Education. These are available at undergraduate and postgraduate levels to approximately 30,000 students at its 17 Academic Schools on the main campus in the island of Penang; 6 Schools on the Engineering Campus in Nibong Tebal (approximately 50km from the main campus); and 3 at the Health Campus in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan (approximately 300km from the main campus). USM also has 17 dedicated research centres for a wide range of specialisations which include archaeology, medicine and dentistry, molecular medicine, science and technology, Islamic development and management studies, and policy research and international studies. It also provides consultancy, testing, and advisory services to the industry under the AMBIT of USAINS Holdings Sdn Bhd, the University’s commercial arm.As a Research Intensive University recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE) in 2007, USM offers educational and research opportunities to students and staff. In 2008, USM also became the first university in the country to be selected by the Malaysian government to participate in the Accelerated Programme for Excellence (APEX), a fast-track programme that helps tertiary institutions achieve world-class status.

Name in English Official Name in Malay Short Name Type Foundation Year
University of Science Malaysia  Universiti Science Malaysia  USM Public  1969

 

Location of University Science Malaysia (USM Location): USM has three campuses: one on the island of Penang (Main Campus), one in Kelantan (Health Campus), and one in Nibong Tebal (Engineering Campus).

Full Address of USM Penang (USM Main Campus): 1800 Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia

Full Address of USM Kelantan (USM Health Campus): 15200 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia

Full Address of USM Nibong Tebal (USM Engineering Campus): Jalan Transkrian, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

 

Academic Requirement for admission in University Science Malaysia (USM)
Bachelor Programs National Higher School Certificate (or an Advanced Level or the equivalent of 12 years of basic education) with the grade 80% and above.

Or

A Diploma from recognized Institutions with at least a CGPA of 3.00.

Note: Some programmes are required applicant to undergo an interview session before being accepted

Master Programs
  • A Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4 or equivalent, in a related field
  • A Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.5 out of 4 or equivalent, in a related field with one of the following:
    1. Research experience – 1 year; or,
    2. Professional experience in related field- 1 year; or,
    3. Two (2) academic publications (journals, not proceeding(s) in related field; or,
    4. Grade B for major/ elective courses; or,
    5. Grade B+ for final year project;

 

PHD programs
  • A Master’s degree with minimum CGPA of 3 out of 4 or equivalent, in a related field.

AND

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum CGPA 2.75 out of 4 , in a related field.

 

English Language requirement for admission in University Science Malaysia (USM): All international students who are going to apply for USM are required to have Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOFEL) or the test administered by the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with the minimum required score below for different levels of study.

Types of Program Minimum TOEFL Score Minimum IELTS Score
Bachelor Programs
  • Paper Based: 550
  • Internet-Based: 80
6 Academic
Master Programs
  • Paper Based: 550
  • Internet-Based: 80
6  Academic
PhD Programs

 

NOTE: If you do not have above English language qualifications, you can sit for the USM English placement test when you arrive in Malaysia. If you pass the placement test, you would have met the minimum English requirement and start your study at University Science Malaysia. However, if you have NOT passed the USM placement test, you will be required to do a compulsory English course at USM University.

Fees of English Language Course in USM
Duration Fees (Ringgit)
 Per Level (1 month) 1600

 

Intake dates for admission in University Science Malaysia (USM)
Intakes Last date to apply for this intake (Closing Date)
September 20 MAY
February 20 OCT
NOTE: Applications received after the closing date will be processed for the following intake (Next Intake).

 

Required documents: list of required documents for admission in USM and all Malaysian Universities, including English language institutes are available at this link.

Accommodation at USM University: updating with new fees….

Programs and cost of study in USM: The following tables show the programs and tuition fees for bachelor, master and PhD programs available in USM.

NOTE: Tuition fees in the following tables are for year, including registration fees, application fees, student visa, Medical Insurance and EMGS fees.

Interested to apply? if you have any question about USM and interesting to apply for this university refer to contact us page and send us your requests, our counsellors will reply you as soon as possible and help you to proceed for admission and student visa in University Science Malaysia.

Bachelor Programs in USM
Programs Duration Fees (Ringgit)
In Year Per Year
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) 5  123,700
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) 5 43,000
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) 5 34,000
Bachelor of Health Science 4 19,000
Bachelor in Engineering 4 23,000
Bachelor of Science Biology 4 15,500
Bachelor of Science in Physics 4 15,500
Bachelor of Science Mathematics 4 15,500
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry 4 15,500
Bachelor of Applied Science (Biology) 4 15,500
Bachelor of Applied Science (Physics) 4 15,500
Bachelor of Applied Science (Mathematics) 4 15,500
Bachelor of Applied Science (Chemistry) 4 15,500
Bachelor in Computer Science 4 18,500
Bachelor of Science (Housing, Building and Planning) 4 18,500
Bachelor of Industrial Technology (Bio-Resource, Paper and Coatings) 3.5 18,500
Bachelor of Industrial Technology (Food and BioProcess) 4 18,500
Bachelor in Management (Hons) 4 26,300
Bachelor in Accounting and Finance (Hons) 4 26,300
Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) 3.5 15,500
Bachelor of Social Science 4 15,500
Bachelor of Education (Hons) 4 15,500
Bachelor of Communication (Hons) 4 15,500
Bachelor of English Language and Literature Studies 4 15,500
Bachelor of Translation and Interpretation 4 15,500
Bachelor of English for Professional 4 15,500
Bachelor of Fine Arts 4 15,500
Bachelor of Music