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Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Ranked 259 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • Ranked 56 2014 QS University Rankings: Asia
  • Ranked 269 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • Ranked 312 QS World University Rankings 2015
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Student population Large
International students 11%
Institution type Public

About Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) was established on 18th May 1970. This academic institution was born from the aspiration of the people to uphold the Malay language as the national language as well as the language of the knowledge. UKM has grown rapidly and now has 13 faculties, 13 research institutes of excellence in education, and two commercial entities which are UKM Holdings, Sdn. Bhd. and UKM Technology Sdn. Bhd.

UKM is one of the universities in Malaysia that received the status of Research University (RU) which has successfully attracted students from all around the world and focus on the quality of research and publication, innovative teaching and learning, internationalization and international benchmark, good governance, and also effective delivery.

UKM is the only university in Malaysia that was listed in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World’s ‘Top 50 Under 50’ 2013 and ranked at the 19th place. 

Campus information

The university’s main campus in Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan spans an area of 1,096.29 hectares approximately 35 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur. The campus is situated in a valley surrounded by hills and greenery, providing a serene and conducive environment for learning and knowledge exploration. Facilities:

  • Students College
  • Transportation
  • Pavilion with Synthetic Track
  • Mosque
  • University Hotel
  • Internet and Wifi Hotspot
  • Guest House
  • Health Center
  • Banking
  • Library
  • Post Office
  • 24 Hours Security
  • Cafeteria
  • Teres Eko Niaga
  • Hall

UKM is located in Bangi, a township just next to Kajang. It is easy to take Commuter train, just about 20 minutes ride to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Taxis are plentiful and easy accessible too. Taxi will cost you about RM 5.00 per trip to UKM.

  • From KL Sentral
    • Take a KTM Commuter train towards Seremban. Stop at UKM station (about 40 minutes). Take a taxi or Rapid KL Bus Service No. 430 to the university. However, we advise you to take a taxi which will cost you around RM 5.00 
  • From Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
    • Use the KLIA Limo service (tickets can be purchased at the Arrival Hall) to your hotel; OR
    • Take a KLIA Transit train (be careful, do not take the KLIA Express) to Bandar Tasik Selatan Station. Next, take a KTM Commuter train towards Seremban and stop at UKM Station. Then, take a taxi or a Rapid KL bus service No. 430 to the university.

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Courses available 10

Accounting and Finance 2 Applied and Pure Sciences 3 Architecture, Building & Planning 1 Education and Teaching 1 Engineering 2 English Language 1 Health and Medicine 2 Humanities & Social Sciences 2 Law 1

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