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University of Malaya (UM) reviews

14 reviews
3.83 / 5 based on 14 reviews
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3-year Chemistry Course
Elaine
Malaysia, Graduate
Chemistry
University of Malaya
4.0/5
Overall
First year was more general and next 2 years focus on applied chemistry. They have lecturers from local and overseas as well. This is a 100-year old institution, reputable and ranked best university in my country.  Campus is big and students life is wonderful, haven’t mentioned a lot of sport and cultural activities besides studying.
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Pros
Good environment and study life
Cons
Some hostels need renovation
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The best public university in Malaysia
LIM
Malaysia, Undergraduate
Engineering, Electrical
University of Malaya
5.0/5
Overall
The university is placed at 87th in the QS World University Rankings 2019, up from 114th in 2018. Students travel from all over the world to become part of the UM international student community of more than 3,000 students from over 85 countries.
UM has a lake and a sports centre, featuring an Olympic-size swimming pool, as well as indoor and outdoor sports courts. With one of the biggest libraries in Malaysia it is home to over 1.4 million books. The university also boasts more than 60 research centres and has the oldest teaching hospital in the country.
The university offers world class and comprehensive teaching and learning experience in a well-regulated and supported education system with the main objective of producing students who are holistic, all-rounded and well-equipped with both academic and non-academic excellence. It is home to innovative, practical and relevant courses at all levels that incorporate professional practice, critical thinking, creative thinking and problem-solving skills for the complete enhancement of students’ potential and prospects.
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Pros
good study environment with experiencing lecturers, 90% of lecturers are phd holders.
Cons
student dormitory facilities are old
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Charlie
Ecole des Mines de Nantes, Nantes, France
Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, Undergraduate, GE4
University of Malaya
3.9/5
Overall
Personal recommendation
Not to hard to study
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
2
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
2
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Marion
Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Economics, Graduate, Visiting Researcher
University of Malaya
4.5/5
Overall
Personal recommendation
One of the best universities in Malaysia but not comparable to European universities!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
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Madrid, Spain
Internship, Marketing, Spanish, English, French
Madrid, Spain
Internship, Marketing, Spanish
Madrid, Spain
Internship, Marketing, English
Business, Luxury Goods
ABOUT
The University of Malaya was established on 8 October 1949 as a national institution to serve the higher education needs of the Federation of Malaya and Singapore. Today, with over 15,000 students, 2,000 full-time faculty and 2,500 staff, the University of Malaya is the largest university in Malaysia with a committment to the pursuit of excellence.
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Other names: University of Malaysia
Phone: +03 7593326 (Int'l Office)
Address: University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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