• International Students & Mobility Centre
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The program is conducted for a minimum duration of one semester up to a maximum of one academic year (12 months). It involves credit bearing courses with lectures and tutorials. Students can choose from a wide range of courses which are offered by 15 faculties in Universiti Malaya.


  • Semester 1, 2023/2024 (Fall Semester): 9 October 2023 - 11 February 2024
  • Semester 2, 2023/2024 (Spring Semester): 4 March 2024 - 7 July 2024


  1. Enrolled as an active student (Undergraduate/Postgraduate Coursework) in home university
  2. Have completed at least one semester of study in home university
  3. Have good academic standing with CGPA not less than 3.0 or equivalent
  4. Have good English proficiency in speaking and writing
  5. Nominated by the home university through the nomination form provided by UM


Language Proficiency Certificate is required for students who are planning to study courses from the Faculty of Business & Economics (FBE) and Faculty of Law (FOL). Students must at least acquired either one of the following english proficiency:

  1. IELTS (Academic): Band 6
  2. TOEFL iBT: 80
  3. TOEFL cBT: 214
  4. ITOEFL pBT: 550
  5. TOEFL ITP: 550
  6. TOEIC: 690
  7. CEFR: B2

A Support/Recommendation Letter issued by the Home University's Coordinator to confirm the student's english proficiency will be sufficient for those who wish to study courses from other faculties except FBE & FOL.


There are two deadlines each year:

  • Semester 1 (Fall Semester): 1 March - 31 May
  • Semester 2 (Spring Semester): 1 September - 31 October

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Institution Fees [Pay Upon Arrival]

Tuition Fee:

  • Partner University Students: As per agreement
  • Non-Partner Students: USD 1,000.00 per semester​.

Administration Fee:

  • Fee amount is USD 150.00 per semester​​​​​​.

Administration fee is a mandatory fee for all students who apply for the mobility program. Kindly note that students will only be required to make payment on the above-mentioned upon arrival to UM. There will be no application fee incur during the application.

Accommodation Fee [Pay Upon Arrival]

  • On-campus Residential College: ± MYR 2,800 (appox. USD 670) per semester
  • Off-campus Private Residential: ± MYR 1,500/month - MYR 3,300/month (appox. USD3 60/month - USD 800/month)

Miscellaneous Fees

  1. Visa Application 
  2. Medical Insurance 
  3. Post-arrival Medical Screening 

The charges for the above-mentioned matter are as per the Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS). You may estimate the above costing using the EMGS Calculator

Cost of Living

In general, students will spend approximately MYR1,000 per month including transportation, meals, entertainment, etc. The mentioned amount is solely an estimation based on average spending. The estimation might be varied depending on the spending behavior of the students

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Last Update: 15/04/2024