University of Malaya


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Study Abroad
Contact Information

International Relations Office
Level L, Chancellery
Universiti Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur

international [at]

Study Abroad Coordinator
Ms. Salifah Hasanah Ahmad Bedawi
Email: salifah [at]
Phone: +603-7967 3423 / 7915

International Relations Officer
Ms. Judy Choong Chai Kun
Email: judychoong [at]

Type of Exchange


Term Dates
(including exams)

  • Semester 1: September - January
  • Semester 2: February - June

Language of Instruction

English and selected foreign languages

Important information

PDF icon Fact Sheet 2020

Country Report

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) Report

  • Malaysia Travel Advice: here you'll find information about staying safe and healthy abroad, laws and culture of Malaysia, and the entry and exit requirements.

Approximate Living Expenses

These costs are included merely as a guide, as the lifestyles of students vary greatly. When budgeting, students should also consider pre-departure expenses related to clothing, equipment, transportation to Malaysia, etc.

  • Accommodation: RM 300-600 / month
  • Food: RM 450-600 / month
  • Public Transportation: RM 30-50 / month
  • Phone package: RM 30-80 / month

You may be eligible for bursaries or financial aid.


University of Malaya offers On-Campus Residential Colleges (meals not included), and refers students to specific to Off-Campus Private Housing opportunities.

See here for more details. 

Visa Information

The type of visa students will require to study in Malaysia and the procedure to obtain it depends on their country of citizenship and the duration of their stay.  Students should contact the nearest Embassy of Malaysia for more information.

More information here.

Health Insurance Information

  • For Canadian students with provincial and the SSMU, PGSS, MCSS Supplemental Health Plan – check with both provincial and ASEQ ( to ensure coverage while abroad.
    • For the supplemental plan, insurance providers usually require a) the student's nomination letter in Minerva, b) the student's acceptance letter from the host.
  • For International students enrolled in the International Health Insurance plan – visit the International Student Services Health Insurance website for information about Travel.
  • For students covered under their own plans (parents, governmental organization etc) – confirm coverage with the insurance provider.

Other Information


The University of Malaya is a new exchange partner for students going on exchange in 2020-21!

Are you travelling to the University of Malaya?  Submit your Exchange Experience Report when you get back to share your exchange experience with other students!