New Exciting Opportunities to Study at the University of Malaya
Study in one of the most
exciting cities in the world!
We are delighted to announce our new student exchange agreement with the University of Malaya.
The University of Malaya is in the top 200 universities in the world and is the first choice of Malaysia's top students and the international student population comes from more than 80 different countries.
Ranked among the top 200 universities in the world by the THES – QS World University Rankings, UM is also listed in a ranking system by the Ministry of Higher Education that places it firmly in the position of the top university in the country.
The beautiful 922-acres campus lies within the heart of Kuala Lumpur city and this strategic location is truly an advantage for our international academic staff and visitors.
The University of Malaya, being a comprehensive, research-intensive university, confers degrees in a large variety of academic programmes at the Bachelor's, Master's and PhD levels.
Malaysians love to welcome you to their country with a smile. Malaysia is, after all, the 9th most visited country (UNWTO 2012) and the 10th friendliest country (Forbes Online 2012) in the world. In addition, Kuala Lumpur is one of the best student cities in the world (QS Ranking 2012, place 44), with 139,500 students in total!
Kuala Lumpur was founded in 1857 at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak rivers. The settlement started when Raja Abdullah, a member of the Selangor royal family opened up the Klang Valley for tin prospectors. 87 Chinese prospectors went up the river Klang and began prospecting in the jungle area of Ampang.
Despite 69 of them dying due to the poor pestilential conditions, a thriving tin mine was established. This attracted merchants who traded basic provisions to the miners in return for some of the tin. The traders set up shop at the river confluence and a new city was born.