Admission to USM

Welcome to be part of USM big family

More than 70 nationalities officially registered as USM students, hence you will not feel alone here. We have more than 30,000 students in all campuses, and out of that, about 5,000 international students that can be your study buddies. USM focuses on sustainable development programmes and always ensure the bottom billions will benefit from all aspects. Quality of services are the utmost priority to enable our students to succeed intellectually and socially.

An Investment In Knowledge Pays The Best Interest.

- Benjamin Franklin - 

Explore your programme options

Let’s explore the right degree for you. It can be a diploma, undergraduate or postgraduate degree that suit your need and interest. USM offers more than 300 programmes that can be chosen from the field of Sciences, Arts, Medical, Dentistry, Engineering, Social Sciences, Humanities, Education and more relevant fields that are required in the current era.

Financial Assistances

Several options are available and subject to availability from time to time.

For Malaysian Students

  • Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN)
  • State Government Scholarships/Loans
  • Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) Scholarship
  • Hadiah Latihan Persekutuan (HLP)
  • Pembiayaan Pendidikan Boleh Ubah – Yayasan Bank Rakyat
  • Program Graduan Cemerlang (GrEP MARA)
  • MyBrainSc

For International Students

  • Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS)
  • Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)
  • Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Scholarship

Staying on campus

You will be friend with future architects, designers, doctors, engineers, entrepreneurs, educators, scientists, musicians, writers and politicians of their generation. You will bond with them over meals, sports, seminars and community activities. Hence, living on campus is definitely exciting and rewarding.


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