The University of Nottingham, Malaysia
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Renowned for its commitment to teaching and learning, the University of Nottingham is in the top 100 universities internationally. Recognised globally for teaching excellence, acclaimed for the life-changing research and home to students from all over the world, the University of Nottingham is an inspiring place to study and work.
About the University
The University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNMC) was the first full international campus established by a British university in Malaysia and one of the first. It opened its doors to around 80 students in September 2000 at a small city-centre site. Thirteen years later, the student population is close to 5000, and the University occupies a purpose-built campus on a 125-acre site close to Semenyih, about 35km south of Kuala Lumpur.
Nottingham University Malaysia is now a broad-based institution with 20 different academic areas and many study programs at foundation, undergraduate, master and PhD levels. A highly international community of students live and work in a campus environment where the academic study is complemented by a range of co-curricular activities, which help students develop employment-relevant skills. UNMC graduates are highly valued by employers in Malaysia and beyond.
The University of Nottingham Malaysia is an elite and inclusive educational institution within Southeast Asia. It is widely recognised for its academic breadth, the quality of the education, and the student experience’s excellence. UNMC graduates are known for their entrepreneurship, creativity, independence, critical thinking, and global outlook. The institution is a truly international institution that is home to a community of global citizens with a highly developed understanding of their local, national and global responsibilities.
The University of Nottingham Malaysia is an institution characterised by excellence in research, where scholars focus on addressing the challenges facing Southeast Asia and countries in the Islamic world. The focus is on developing and applying the research capabilities to positively impact economic, social, and cultural well-being within ASEAN and the broader Southeast Asia region. The institution is partnership-oriented, working with universities, government and business, third sector, and local communities to discharge its responsibilities to society in its broadest sense.
Recent awards for the university academic staff include Appointment as Academy of Science Malaysia Fellow (FASc) 2019; Winner of the L’Oréal-UNESCO International Rising Talents award 2018; Winner of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Fellowship 2019; Two shortlisted nominees for the Science, Technology and Digital category Women of the Future Awards South East Asia 2020. Nottingham Malaysia has over 400 papers were published by its academics. The University currently has a portfolio of more than RM43 million for both internally and externally funded research-related activities and a 5 star rating from the Malaysian Research Assessment Instrument (MyRA)
Nottingham has an extensive network of exciting exchange links. They offer life-enhancing opportunities to study abroad at our campuses in the UK and China as well as the chance to study for a period of time at partner universities across the globe.
The Universitas 21/partner university exchange is a competitive programme that offers undergraduate students the opportunity to study at a partner university for one semester or one academic year as part of their Nottingham degree. To be eligible you must have completed one year of your degree at Nottingham Malaysia and achieved a minimum pass mark of 60%. You must also be taking a degree programme that is also offered at the host university.
Current host universities include:
- Aarhus University, Denmark
- Bocconi University, Milan Italy
- Chungbuk National University, Korea
- Concordia University, Canada
- Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
- Munich University of Applied Science, Germany
- National Taiwan University
- Sciences Po Toulouse, France
- Shiga University Japan
- Tech De Monterrey, Mexico
- The University of Groningen, The Netherlands
- Universidad Del Desarrollo, Chile
- University of Birmingham, UK
- University of Glasgow, UK
- University of Queensland, Australia
- Yonsei University, Korea
Global Admission Partners
Edmates is the authorised international admission partner for the University of Nottingham.
Ranked as top 100 universities worldwide
As per QS world university rankings 2020, Nottingham University is rated as one of the top 100 universities worldwide. This means students get a degree from one of the worlds most prestegious institutions. Students are the heart of the University and learn in an academically stimulating environment. The students are especially nurtured with regards to personal development, which includes current entrepreneurial and leadership skills. These commitments and their achievement are recognised by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating for outstanding teaching achieved in 2017 and Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education Institutions (SETARA) 2017 5-star ‘Excellent’ for mature university category. There are just two of the most recent ratings received for the quality of teaching and learning at Nottingham.
The SETARA rating is further evidence of the strong commitment to the growth of the higher education sector in Malaysia, in providing access to students to earn an international degree with mobility opportunities across campuses in the UK and China. In addition, being part of two quality assurance jurisdictions (QAA*, UK and MQA**) further strengthens the institutions quality standing, as they are independently evaluated by these agencies. The University is consistently among the highest-ranking performers in independent teaching assessments.
* The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education’s independent review of teaching quality in the UK.
** The Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) for quality assurance practices and accreditation of national higher education in Malaysia.
Well Structured Curriculam
The University of Nottingham offers a comprehensive and varied range of programmes, catering to students at all levels, through the foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate to PhD. Nottingham Malaysia programmes span a range of disciplines and subjects across arts and social sciences, engineering and science. The degrees are accredited by both the Malaysian and UK quality assurance agencies and by relevant national and international professional bodies such as the Association of MBAs, EQUIS, the UK Engineering Council, the General Pharmaceutical Council (UK), Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and Pharmacy Board Malaysia (PBM).
The undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes provide a structured framework for the study. They are based upon a programme of strategic and innovative delivery and assessment mechanisms and traditional ones such as lectures, seminars and tutorials. Students will normally complete compulsory core modules and will have the opportunity to select from several optional modules. These programmes aim to equip you with a curiosity-driven and deep understanding of your subject, as well as a critical approach and skills relevant to your future career.
The latest research findings inform Nottingham Malaysia’s teaching. The programmes constantly evolve to incorporate new research developments, with many delivered by research scholars passionate about their subjects. Nottingham University also regularly consults with businesses and employers to ensure the programmes are structured with the opportunity to develop key transferable skills for employment.
Access to a world-class UK education
Nottingham Malaysia programmes are Honour degree programmes and taught in English. All students graduate with the same degree and the same certificate, irrespective of which campus they study at. The degrees are accredited by international professional bodies such as:
- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
- Association for Nutrition (AfN) UK
- British Computer Society (BCS)
- British Psychological Society (BPS)
- Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
- Engineering Council, UK (ECUK)
- European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)
- Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
- General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), UK
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
Ready for the global workplace
As an international university, Nottingham University Malaysia pride itself on generating graduates with global attributes for the global workplace. The student-centred learning style will equip you with the skills and analytical abilities necessary to thrive in business and industry. Teaching and learning opportunities at Nottingham Malaysia are directly informed by cutting-edge research and technology.
Programme activities are enriched by guest lectures from visiting scholars, research seminars, workshops and student conferences. Classes are led by tutors who are actively involved in extending the boundaries of knowledge and seek to promote a community of learning in which undergraduate and postgraduate teaching feed directly into a collective and collaborative intellectual endeavour. The relatively small student body size with an average staff-student ratio of 1:14 allows for a more intimate teaching and learning experience, with academics readily approachable to provide further one-on-one support where needed.
In addition, the personal tutorial system gives you access to academic staff to assist you in any non-academic issues that you may face during your time at the University.
Undergraduate & Postgraduate Programs
|Foundation||Arts and Education||RM 9,900|
|Foundation||Business and Management||RM 9,901|
|BSc (Hons)||Business Economics & Finance||RM 46,900|
|BSc (Hons)||Business Economics & Management||RM 46,900|
|BA (Hons)||English Language and Literature||RM 34,000|
|BA (Hons)||English with Creative Writing||RM 34,000|
|BSc (Hons)||Finance, Accounting, & Management||RM 48,000|
|BSc (Hons)||International Business Management||RM 48,000|
|BSc (Hons)||Management Studies||RM 49,500|
|BA (Hons)||International Communication Studies||RM 43,200|
|BA (Hons)||International Communications Studies with Film & Television||RM 43,200|
|BA (Hons)||International Communications Studies with English Language and Literature||RM 43,200|
|BA (Hons)||International Communications Studies with PerfoRM ing Arts||RM 35,300|
|BA (Hons)||Liberal Arts||RM 34,600|
|BA (Hons)||International Relations||RM 43,300|
|BA (Hons)||International Relations with French||RM 43,300|
|BA (Hons)||International Relations with Spanish||RM 43,300|
|BA (Hons)||Education (TESOL)||RM 34,500|
|BEd (Hons)||(TESOL)||RM 34,500|
|BSc (Hons)||Applied Psychology & Management Studies||RM 43,500|
|BSc (Hons)||Economics||RM 46,800|
|BSc (Hons)||Economics and International Economics||RM 46,800|
|BEng/MEng (Hons)||Chemical Engineering||RM 57,000|
|BEng/MEng (Hons)||Chemical Engineering with Environmental Engineering||RM 57,000|
|BEng/MEng (Hons)||Civil Engineering||RM 59,300|
|BEng/MEng (Hons)||Electrical & Electronic Engineering||RM 59,300|
|BSc (Hons)||Mathematics and Management||RM 47,000|
|BEng/MEng (Hons)||Mechanical Engineering||RM 57,000|
|BEng/MEng (Hons)||Mechatronic Engineering||RM 57,000|
|BSc (Hons)||Computer Science||RM 47,500|
|BSc (Hons)||Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence||RM 48,500|
|BSc (Hons)||Software Engineering||RM 47,500|
|BSc (Hons)||Psychology||RM 46,900|
|BSc (Hons)||Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience||RM 46,900|
|BSc (Hons)||Nutrition||RM 46,000|
|BSc (Hons)||Biotechnology||RM 53,800|
|BSc (Hons)||Environmental Science||RM 48,000|
|BSc (Hons)||Biomedical Sciences||RM 53,800|
|BSc (Hons)||PhaRM aceutical & Health Sciences||RM 53,800|
|MPhaRM (Hons)||Master of PhaRM acy||RM 58,900 GBP25,000/year for years 3 and 4|
|MSc||Management Psychology||RM 55,300|
|MSc||Occupational Health and Safety Leadership||RM 54,900|
|MPhil||Organisational and Applied Psychology - Research opportunities||RM 41,900|
|PhD||Organisational and Applied Psychology - Research opportunities||RM 41,900|
|MBA||Master of Business Administration||RM 68,365|
|MSc||Business and Management||RM 58,900|
|MSc||Finance and Investment||RM 56,900|
|MA||Educational Leadership and Management||RM 56,900|
|PGDip||Educational Leadership and Management||RM 37,900|
|PGCert||Educational Leadership and Management||RM 18,900|
|MA||Special Needs and Inclusive Education||RM 56,900|
|PGDip||Special Needs and Inclusive Education||RM 37,900|
|PGCert||Special Needs and Inclusive Education||RM 18,900|
|MA||Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)||RM 56,900|
|PGDip||Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)||RM 30,100|
|PGCert||Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)||RM 18,900|
|MA||English Language and Literature||RM 45,500|
|MA||English with Creative Writing||RM 45,500|
|MA||Media, Communications and Culture||RM 57,100|
|PhD||Media, Languages and Cultures||RM 41,900|
|MRes||Media, Languages and Cultures||RM 41,900|
|MPhil||Media, Languages and Cultures||RM 41,900|
|MSc||International Development Management||RM 56,500|
|MA||International Relations||RM 56,500|
|MRes||Politics, history and International Relations||RM 41,900|
|MPhil||Politics, history and International Relations||RM 41,900|
|PhD||Politics, history and International Relations||RM 41,900|
|MSc||Chemical Engineering||RM 59,900|
|MSc||Civil Engineering||RM 59,900|
|MPhil||Civil Engineering||RM 53,100|
|PhD||Civil Engineering||RM 53,100|
|MPhil||Chemical and Environmental Engineering||RM 53,100|
|PhD||Chemical and Environmental Engineering||RM 53,100|
|MSc||Electrical and Electronic Engineering||RM 59,900|
|MPhil||Electrical and Electronic Engineering||RM 53,100|
|PhD||Electrical and Electronic Engineering||RM 53,100|
|MSc||Mechanical Engineering||RM 59,900|
|MSc||Environmental Engineering||RM 59,900|
|MPhil||Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering||RM 53,100|
|PhD||Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering||RM 53,100|
|PhD||Applied Mathematics||RM 50,600|
|Mphil||Applied Mathematics||RM 50,600|
|MRes||Biosciences Research (molecular)||RM 60,000|
|MRes||Biosciences Research (non-molecular)||RM 57,200|
|MPhil||Biosciences (molecular)||RM 72,600|
|MPhil||Biosciences (non-molecular)||RM 57,200|
|PhD||Biosciences (molecular)||RM 72,600|
|PhD||Biosciences (non-molecular)||RM 57,200|
|MPhil||Biomedical Science (molecular)||RM 72,600|
|MPhil||Biomedical Science (non-molecular)||RM 57,200|
|PhD||Biomedical Science (molecular)||RM 72,600|
|PhD||Biomedical Science (non-molecular)||RM 57,200|
|MPhil||Computer Science||RM 50,600|
|PhD||Computer Science||RM 50,600|
|MRes||Geographical and Environmental Sciences||RM 57,200|
|MPhil||Geographical and Environmental Sciences||RM 57,200|
|PhD||Geographical and Environmental Sciences||RM 57,200|
|MPhil||PhaRM acy||RM 57,200|
|PhD||PhaRM acy||RM 57,200 2+1 split scheme RM 79,800|
Nottingham University offers various room types within the campus. 11 halls of residence with a total of 2,352 beds (approximately 2350) to suit your budget. The rooms range from single ensuite, twin share to four shared bedrooms. All the halls are within easy walking distance to the academic buildings, sports facilities, food, retail and leisure facilities. Each residential hall has its own Hall Wardens (staff) and Hall Tutors (postgraduate students) who will be available to provide assistance related to your safety and welfare.
Facilities and services include:
- Free room cleaning services
- Free room repair and maintenance services
- Communal student hub
- Convenience store
- Coin-operated laundromat
- Mini fridge in each room
- Outdoor gym
- Pantry facilities
- 20 GB per day wireless internet connection
- TV and dance studio
Accommodation fees include water, electricity and internet connection. The room rental will be billed on a quarterly basis and students in air-conditioning rooms will be billed on a quarterly basis for air-conditioning usage exceeding 200kwH based on a separate meter reading. Coin-operated laundry washing machines and dryers are available at both Student Village North and South. Clothes lines and drying areas are also available within the residential halls. Students can use the coin-operated launderette services at their own expense.
Different room types are available to suit your budget and preference. Applicants must prioritise their choice of room type from 1 (first to 5 (fifth). The accommodation office cannot process your application if you have selected less than five choices. Kindly be reminded that the university follows a “first come, first served with payment” policy to confirm the room type.
|Room types||Codes||Rates Per Month|
|Deluxe single en-suite bathroom with air-conditioning||DSEB A/C||RM 750|
|Single en-suite bathroom with air-conditioning||SEB A/C||RM 680|
|Single shared en-suite bathroom with air-conditioning||SSEB A/C||RM 615|
|Single shared bathroom in five room flat with air-conditioning||SSB A/C||RM 585|
|Single shared en-suite bathroom||SSEB||RM 510|
|Single shared bathroom in five room flat||SSB||RM 480|
|Twin shared in six bed flat||TWIN||RM 455|
|Four shared bedroom||QUAD||RM 395|
University of Nottingham Malaysia has the following intakes scheduled: February, April, June, September & November. You can find out which intake you can join at depending on the program you are planning to enroll for. Get in touch with us to know more.
The application fee at Nottingham Malaysia is RM 200
You can easily apply to University of Nottingham Malaysia via the online application system here.
Online Application is absolutely free. You will be able to get
- Offer of admission
- Student visa details
- Fee details
- Scholarship details
- Accommodation details
You can apply easily and your application will be handled by a dedicated admissions advisor.
Yes. University of Nottingham Malaysia offers scholarships for local as well as international students.
For International students, the university offers up to 25% scholarships, depending on the academic results. Testimonials and Certificates of Achievements will be an added advantage.
Please drop a message to check on the deadlines as its updated from time to time.