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Malay Language, Literature and Linguistics (Research)

12 months
1426 USD/year
634 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Malay Language, Literature and Linguistics (Research) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia is driven by a general conception of the Malay world and Civilization field which includes philosophy, material culture, identity and all aspects of life within Malay cosmology. It is further expanded to include landscaping, ocean and outer space.  


Malay Language, Literature and Linguistics (Research) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia aims to become the research institute of choice dedicated to elevating the Malay language and civilisation through the globalization of the national Malay culture.

ATMA is resolute in becoming a premier research institute, leading innovation in the construction of knowledge about the Malay World and Civilisation aimed at nurturing a civilised society that is dynamic, ethical, knowledgeable and disciplined with a global mindset.  

Students at Malay Language, Literature and Linguistics (Research) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia will:

  • further research into the study of Malay thought, civilization and technology.
  • contribute in a major way towards a Southeast Asian civilization.
  • expand academic and intellectual connections in Southeast Asia, Europe, Middle Asia, West Asia and East Asia.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Methodology and oral literature documentations
  • Philology studies
  • Oral literature studies
  • Modern literature studies
  • Malay world manuscripts studies
  • Linguistics in the Malay World

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 Applications can be made any time throughout the year.


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 with a good Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) from the University or any higher learning institution recognised by the Senate; or

  • Other qualifications recognised by the Senate obtained through Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL);

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1426 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 713 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    634 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 317 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National full time RM 1,335
    • National part time RM 1,085
    • International RM 3,000

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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