Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

4.2 out of 5 (37 ratings / 31 reviews) Kampung Baru Subang, Malaysia
UKM is commmitted to be a leading university that pioneers innovation in the construction of knowledge to achieve the aspiration of producing a society imbued with dynamic, learned and civic leadership.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (63)
Social Sciences (59)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (46)
Engineering & Technology (38)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

With the formation of University Malaysia Sabah in 1994, UKM’s Sabah campus was officially closed in 1996 and the faculties permanently located back to the main campus in Bangi, Selangor. UKM has since seen tremendous growth in being able to provide an increasing number of places of learning for the people as well undertaking research in various disciplines and fields of study. 

Education

UKM now has 13 faculties, a Graduate School of Business (GSB-UKM), as well as 16 research institutes of excellence in education.

Research

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) has been appointed as one of the four research universities in Malaysia since 2006 based on its excellent record in research for 40 years. That recognition has gained further ground when the Malaysia Genome Institute (MGI), International Institute of Global Health and United Nations University were set up at the university. 

Career

There’s more to university life than what happens inside the classroom. Make the most of your opportunity to get involved in campus culture, connect with others and find support to help you succeed.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
144 -3
2021
141 19
2020
160
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
501
2020
501
2019
501
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
601
2021
601
2020
601
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
653 -15
2020
638
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

The Centre for Student Affairs can help if you need information, advice and guidance, or support regarding general non-academic enquiries.

Housing services

  • UKM main campus is about 30 km from the centre of Kuala Lumpur and is easily accessible via the PLUS highway.
  • There are plenty of hotels and budget motels around Bangi where you can stay for the night. Putrajaya and Cyberjaya are within 15km from UKM and Kuala Lumpur city centre is just a 30-minute drive away.

Library services

  • The library established simultaneously with the university in 1970. Our library’s mission is committed to be an advanced university library that connects the information network with clients to fulfill the requirements of learning, teaching and research.
  • Our library have more than 3.7 million collections include printed books & journals, e-journals, e-books, e-theses, and media collection.

Medical services

Your safety when you in UKM Campus is our first priority.Here are some tips that good to know.

  • Personal Safety
  • Campus Traffic Safety
  • Emergency Fire Situation

Student Life

Campus life

The university’s main campus in Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan spans an area of 1,096.29 hectares approximately 35 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur. The campus is situated in a valley surrounded by hills and greenery, providing a serene and conducive environment for learning and knowledge exploration. 

Sports facilities

  • The Sports Centre was established in 1986. It was the first tertiary institution in Malaysia to offer the Bachelor of Sports Science degree programme in 1995. 
  • In addition to its academic programme, the Centre also organizes sport activities and co-curricular courses, besides being the co-coordinating body for the usage of all sports facilities on campus.

Student clubs

  • PERSISWA was established to become one of the institutions that mobilize, enhance and strengthen the goodwill, benevolence, cooperation and mutual understanding among the members and work together to develop and strengthen professional expertise among its members in accordance with the requirements, design and role of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
  • It also becomes the official channel for members to meet and discuss among themselves and with the university management for the purpose of upholding the interests of both parties in terms of services, welfare and career professionalism.

Accreditation

  • Accredited by Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International
  • Accredited by Alliance of Business Education and Scholarship for Tomorrow
  • Accredited by The Malaysian Qualifications Agency

Student Reviews

Why UKM?
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

This university's courses are Malay language-based. Some (very few) courses are conducted in bilingual. Don't be surprised when your lecturer starts teaching maths in Malay after 12 years of learning maths in English. Otherwise, this uni is equally as amazing as other universities. This uni holds the top rank in Malaysia as of 2021. I personally have no experience of the...

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

study in my current university just the best thing ever. I meet the best lecturer and they make me fun study in my university.

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is good to study there as I have met friends from different backgrounds

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