Universiti Sains Malaysia Degree
Universiti Sains Malaysia Degree,
Full Time Study Programmes (First Degree)
USM offers various full time study programmes to candidates who are suitably qualified and interested in pursuing a tertiary education. Among the popular programmes are the Sciences, Applied Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Technology, Art, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medicine, Health Sciences, Dentistry, Arts (Humanities), Social Sciences, Arts (Fine Arts), Education, Management and Accounting.
1. Main Channel (Matriculation / STPM / Diploma/Equivalent Holders)-Main Intake.
After being accorded APEX status, USM has admitted students into its Bachelor’s Degree Programmes (Full Time) from the 2009/2010 Academic Session without them having to go through the BPKP system (Ministry of Higher Education). Applications for studies in USM can be made online through the website https://pohon.usm.my. The USM Students Admissions Section will place advertisements in mainstream newspapers according to these categories:
Category Advertisement Date Closing Date for Applications
– Matriculation/ Foundation
– (A-Levels, IB, SAM, AUSMAT, etc.) January April
*For Education programmes in USM, candidates have to apply via the Student Intake Management Division (BPKP), Ministry of Higher Education (http://upu.mohe.gov.my)
2. Alternative Channels
i. Second Channel
Student intake via the second channel is specifically meant for working adults who have not had the opportunity to pursue their studies at tertiary level and earn a degree. The programmes offered are Civil Engineering; Technology; Special Education; HBP (Housing, Building and Planning); and Health Sciences.
ii. Special Admission
Special Admission is a special intake programme for government staff to further their studies in either Project Planning and Management or Social Work. Apart from these two programmes, USM also offers Architecture (Part 2) specifically for Bachelor of Science (Housing, Building and Planning) graduates with a specialisation in Architecture.
iii. Lifelong Learning Programme (Senior Citizens, Sports and Culture Personalities)
The aim of this programme is to provide those interested in seeking knowledge the opportunity to fulfil their dream of obtaining a degree, enhance the quality of education in the country and raise the intellectual capacity of Malaysians.
3. USM-KLE International Medical Programme
This off shore programme in collaboration with Karnataka Lingayat Education (KLE) University in Belgaum, Bangalore, India was first offered at the 2010/2011 Academic Session. Under this programme, students study in India for five years and are conferred a USM Doctor of Medicine Degree after completing their studies. Applications for this programme arei open in March every year.
4. Diploma in Nursing
The Diploma in Nursing programme is a professional course focusing on academic education and clinical training to train professional nurses skilled in modern, safe and effective clinical nursing practices. This programme is open to all Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) holders.
For further details on admission, please visit the USM Admission Channel website.