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University of Malaysia Sarawak

Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia
Campus setting Suburban
Living cost USD 359 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 20%
Institution type Public

About University of Malaysia Sarawak

University of Malaysia Sarawak/Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) was officially incorporated on 24 December 1992. UNIMAS was Malayia's eighth university and the first public university of Sarawak. It started off with two faculties and had 118 students enrolled on 8 August 1993. The next year, UNIMAS added four more faculties and began to grow. This was also because UNIMAS started offering postgraduate programmes. As of 2013, the university has a total enrolment of more than 16,000 students. 

Today, UNIMAS's strength lays down in at least three niche areas of research:

  • Biotechnological research (agriculture)
  • ICT (rural communication and image analysis)
  • Biodiversity (natural resource)

The Ministry of Science granted the Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) Science Fund to UNIMAS due to 44 research projects done. The amount of this fund was RM7.59 million. Another 81 projects done by UNIMAS under the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), furthermore granted RM2.88 million.


Campus information


Campus Facilities

  • Football field, tennis courts and multipurpose hall;
  • archery, softball, basketball, sepak takraw, and a netball field;
  • gymnasium, squash courts and a bowling alley;
  • outpatient clinic for health and medical care.


The university offers single or twin sharing rooms and each apartment can accommodate 8 students. There are different apartments for men and women. These are seperated from eachother. It is not possible for students to bring visitors overnight. During the day it is possible.

The apartments are equiped with basic furniture:

  • Bed
  • Table
  • Chair
  • Wardrobe
  • Linen and blanket are not provided. 

Each apartment block is equipped with communal facilities such as a gymnasium, internet line, washing machine and cafeteria.



Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 2 Creative Arts & Design 2 Education and Teaching 1 Engineering 4 Health and Medicine 1


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