18 months
2420 USD/year
1368 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Public Administration programme from University Sains Malaysia incorporates a balance among the various kinds of knowledge and skills required by a public administrator.


Candidates for the Public Administration programme from University Sains Malaysia are required to accumulate 44 units from core and elective courses

Elective Courses (12 units)

  • Case Studies in Managing Public Policy
  • Ethics and Administration
  • Globalisation and Regionalism
  • Environment, Development and Policy
  • Independent Studies
  • Research Project

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Administration and the Political System
  • Research Methods
  • Organisational Management
  • Economics for The Public Sector
  • Government and Politics in Malaysia
  • Public Sector Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


44 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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

  • A Bachelor's degree with a CGPA of 3.00/4 or equivalent in a related field.
  • Any Bachelor's degree with working experience related to the field of study.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3630 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    1368 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2052 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • Local Tuition Fee : 220.00 X 44 Units = 9,680.00 MYR

Living costs for George Town

1755 - 2203 MYR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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