Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How do I apply as inbound (mobility) long term student?
What is the duration of the program?
The duration of the program is either 1 semester (6 months) or up to a maximum of 2 semesters (12 months).
What is the requirement for this programme?
Do I need to be nominated by my home university?
No. Not all applicants need to be nominated by your home university. A freemover or non-partner university student does not require any nomination from the home university prior to the application.
Only applicants from partner universities are required to be nominated by your home university's coordinator from the International Office to be able to enjoy either a tuition fee waiver or discounted tuition fee charged based on the agreement signed between UM and your home university. The nomination and application date has scheduled as follow:
|Semester I (October Admission)||Semester II (March Admission)|
|1st March – 15th May each year||1st September – 31st October each year|
Can I make changes to my application and what is the process?
Yes, You may make changes to your application by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. However, changes can only be made with a reasonable justification. Any non-reasonable change request will not be entertained.
How long will it take to process my application?
It will require a maximum of two months to process your application from the deadline of the application.
Will I be notified if I can accepted by UM?
Yes, you will get a notification via the online application portal (apply.um.edu.my) and by email. Successful applicants will get the offer letter along with appendixes which consist of the registration & candidature information as well as visa application guidelines.
What is the medium of instruction in UM?
English is the general medium of instruction in UM. However, certain modules are taught in a different language
*Academy of Malay Studies, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (except English subject), Academy of Islamic Studies
What is the academic workload for an inbound mobility students?
Inbound Mobility/Exchange students are allowed to register for modules with a minimum of 6 credits and up to a maximum of 20 credits for a normal semester. The modules to be undertaken shall be at an equivalent level or at a lesser level from the level undertaken at the student’s home university. A student is not allowed to undertake a higher level of study than that undertaken at the home university.
Last Update: 17/04/2023