12 months
2288 USD/year
1305 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Nutrition from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia is closely related to food production from the point of harvest or slaughter until it is marketed and reaches the consumer in conditions that satisfy the consumer’s requirements in terms of food safety and taste.  


Nutrition from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia aims to provide professional development of students, providing experience in problem definition, hypothesis formulation and testing, data acquisition, analysis and interpretation, and project presentation. Students work under the guidance of a supervisor who is a full-time academic staff of the faculty.

Students at Nutrition from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia will:

  • gain sound knowledge in the fields of Food Science and Nutrition. 
  • apply the knowledge gained in the areas of research and production of nutritious foods, food safety and quality, food regulations as well as food and nutrition education programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Adolescent nutrition
  • Breastfeeding
  • Body image
  • Childhood nutrition
  • Community nutrition
  • Food analysis
  • Food product development
  • Food hygiene and safety
  • Food toxicology
  • Glycaemic index
  • Health promotion
  • Nutrition education
  • Nutritional epidemiology
  • Nutritional status and body composition assessment
  • Physical activity and energy expenditure
  • Phytochemical
  • Nutrigenomics
  • Sports nutrition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field with minimum CGPA 2.50 or equivalent, from any institutions of higher learning  recognized by the UKM Senate; or
    • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field with minimum CGPA 2.00 – 2.49 or equivalent, with minimum of 5 years working experience or research project in relevant field. Proof of the working experience of a foreign candidate should be acknowledge by the embassy of the respective country;
    • An international student shall obtain minimum results of TOEFL iBT score 46 / IELTS band 5.5 / CEFR band B2 / MUET band 3 (An international student who comes from a country where English is the official language, or who has obtained academic qualifications from any institution of higher learning that uses English as the medium of instruction may be exempted from the requirement for TOEFL / IELTS / MUET); and
    • Fulfill other requirements prescribed by the UKM Senate from time to time.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2288 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2288 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    1305 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1305 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National RM 5,950
    • International RM 10,430

Living costs for Kuala Lumpur

2210 - 3815 MYR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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