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Universiti Sains Malaysia


580th US-News World Ranking

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Universiti Sains Malaysia History                                        

Universiti Sains Malaysia also known as USM is a Malaysian public research institution located in Gelugor, Penang. The university was established in 1969 and currently enrols over 30000 undergraduate and graduate students making it one of the largest universities in the country by student enrolment.

Universiti Sains Malaysia Programs, Courses, and Schools

Universiti Sains Malaysia compasses of 24 academic departments, 14 research centers, and 7 academic units offering a range of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Health Sciences, Dental Sciences, Medical Sciences, Industrial Technology, and Mechanical Engineering.

Universiti Sains Malaysia also offers programs in Housing, Building, and Planning, architecture, Mineral Resources Engineering, Materials Engineering, Management and Business, Economics, Civil Engineering, Applied Sciences, and Electrical and Electronic Engineering to name a few.

Universiti Sains Malaysia Campuses

Universiti Sains Malaysia has its primary campus located in the city of Gelugor in Penang, Malaysia with additional vamooses in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan and Nibong Tebal, Penang. The university also maintains its facilities in Belgaum, India for its International Medical Programme. All the campuses offer modern teaching facilities to students.

Universiti Sains Malaysia offers modern classrooms and lecture halls, well-equipped laboratories, computing and iT facilities, student halls of residence, and well-stocked libraries in addition to teaching hospitals and clinics, health and fitness facilities, sports courts and grounds, cafeterias and restaurants, common rooms, and student union.

Universiti Sains Malaysia Achievements

Universiti Sains Malaysia is ranked amongst top 800 universities globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021. The university is also ranked 65th globally in the Impact Rankings 2020 published by Times Higher Education.

Universiti Sains Malaysia is also placed in 151-200 bracket in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019. QS World University Rankings ranks the university 34th in Asia and 142nd in the world in addition to 75th globally to study Pharmaceutical Sciences in its subject rankings. 

Universiti Sains Malaysia USP

Universiti Sains Malaysia is a member of several professional bodies including Association of Commonwealth Universities, Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning, ASEAN University Network, Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World, and Open Education Consortium.

Universiti Sains Malaysia also offers tuition fee waivers and financial aid to its students through scholarships and grants in addition to a range of international student exchange programs at partner institutions globally.

Universiti Sains Malaysia Notable Alumni

Tun Mohd Ali Rustam (Governor of Malacca), Chow Kon Yeow (Chief Minister of Penang), Seri Idris Jusoh (Minister of Higher Education of Malaysia), and Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri (Deputy finance minister of Malaysia). 

Universiti Sains Malaysia Application Requirements


Universiti Sains Malaysia Deadlines

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific requirements

Universiti Sains Malaysia Rankings


US News
601 -800
Times Higher Education
GTU Rank


501 -550
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11800 USM Penang, Malaysia,Malaysia