Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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About Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) was established in 1969 as the second university in the country. USM offers a wide range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels to 30,000 students:
- 17 Academic schools on the main campus (island of Penang)
- 6 schools at Engineering campus (Nibong Tebal)
- 3 schools at Health campus (Kubang Kerian)
USM offers excellent opportunities for research, innovation and education to both local and foreign undergraduates and postgraduates. The University has 17 research centres for a wide range of specialisations. The university offers research and educational oppurtunities to students and its staff.
USM also has 10 service centres, 8 units (research/advisory/development.
USM has made a limited number of places available to non-Malaysian citizens to undertake courses on a full-time basis. It is one of the biggest universities in terms of enrollment in Malaysia.
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For admission requirements and intakes for each individual course/programme please refer to course details.
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USM provides male and female hostels to accommodate students in a safe and comfortable environment. There are single and shared rooms available. Some blocks in hostels are equipped with facilities for handicapped students.
- TV room
- Washing machine
Rent varies from as low as RM 70 per month per student to RM 390.
USM has 3 campuses, with the main campus located in the tropical island of Penang. The other two campuses are the Engineering campus and Health campus.
USM also has 17 dedicated research centres for a wide range of specialisations which includes:
- Medicine & Dentistry,
- Molecular Medicine,
- Science & Technology,
- Islamic Development & Management Studies,
- Policy Research & International Studies.
In addition, USM provides services for its students such as:
- Soccer fields
- Olympic-sized swimming pool
- Astroturf hockey
- Synthetic running track
- Cultural evens
Getting to Penang is possible with different transportations:
- By Air
- By Road
- By Ferry
Large (More than 10,000)
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