University of Nottingham
University of Nottingham Malaysia

University of Nottingham


QS 100 World


April, September


Selangor, Malaysia




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.

The University of Nottingham is now a broad-based institution with 20 different academic areas and many study programs at the foundation, undergraduate, master and PhD levels. A highly international community of students live and work in a campus environment where 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 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 of Nottingham academic staff include

  • Appointment as Academy of Science Malaysia Fellow (FASc)
  • Winner of the L’Oréal-UNESCO International Rising Talents Award
  • Winner of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Fellowship
  • Two shortlisted nominees for the Science, Technology and Digital category Women of the Future Awards South East Asia

University of Nottingham 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)

The University of Nottingham programmes are Honour degree programmes 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)

All Programs


  1. Foundation Arts and Education
  2. Foundation Business and Management
  3. Foundation Engineering
  4. Foundation Science


  1. BA (Hons) English Language and Literature
  2. BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing
  3. BA (Hons) International Communication Studies
  4. BA (Hons) International Communications Studies with Film & Television
  5. BA (Hons) International Communications Studies with English Language and Literature
  6. BA (Hons) International Communications Studies with PerfoRM ing Arts
  7. BA (Hons) Liberal Arts
  8. BA (Hons) International Relations
  9. BA (Hons) International Relations with French
  10. BA (Hons) International Relations with Spanish
  11. BA (Hons) Education (TESOL)
  12. BEd (Hons) (TESOL)
  13. BEng/MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering
  14. BEng/MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering with Environmental Engineering
  15. BEng/MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
  16. BEng/MEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  17. BEng/MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
  18. BEng/MEng (Hons) Mechatronic Engineering
  19. BSc (Hons) Business Economics & Finance
  20. BSc (Hons) Business Economics & Management
  21. BSc (Hons) Finance, Accounting, & Management
  22. BSc (Hons) International Business Management
  23. BSc (Hons) Management Studies
  24. BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology & Management Studies
  25. BSc (Hons) Economics
  26. BSc (Hons) Economics and International Economics
  27. BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Management
  28. BSc (Hons) Computer Science
  29. BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence
  30. BSc (Hons) Software Engineering
  31. BSc (Hons) Psychology
  32. BSc (Hons) Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience
  33. BSc (Hons) Nutrition
  34. BSc (Hons) Biotechnology
  35. BSc (Hons) Environmental Science
  36. BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
  37. BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical & Health Sciences


  1. MA Education
  2. MA Educational Leadership and Management
  3. MA Special Needs and Inclusive Education
  4. MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  5. MA English Language and Literature
  6. MA English with Creative Writing
  7. MA Media, Communications and Culture
  8. MA International Relations
  9. MBA Master of Business Administration
  10. MBA Finance
  11. MPhaRM (Hons) Master of PhaRM acy
  12. MPhil Organisational and Applied Psychology – Research opportunities
  13. MPhil Economics
  14. MPhil Education
  15. MPhil English
  16. MPhil Media, Languages and Cultures
  17. MPhil Politics, history and International Relations
  18. MPhil Engineering
  19. MPhil Civil Engineering
  20. MPhil Chemical and Environmental Engineering
  21. MPhil Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  22. MPhil Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
  23. Mphil Applied Mathematics
  24. MPhil Biosciences (molecular)
  25. MPhil Biosciences (non-molecular)
  26. MPhil Biomedical Science (molecular)
  27. MPhil Biomedical Science (non-molecular)
  28. MPhil Computer Science
  29. MPhil Geographical and Environmental Sciences
  30. MPhil PhaRM acy
  31. MPhil Psychology
  32. MRes Media, Languages and CulturesMRes Politics, history and International Relations
  33. MRes Biosciences Research (molecular)
  34. MRes Biosciences Research (non-molecular)
  35. MRes Geographical and Environmental Sciences
  36. MSc Management Psychology
  37. MSc Occupational Health and Safety Leadership
  38. MSc Business and Management
  39. MSc Finance and Investment
  40. MSc International Development Management
  41. MSc Chemical EngineeringMSc Civil Engineering
  42. MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  43. MSc Mechanical Engineering
  44. MSc Environmental Engineering
  45. PGCert Education
  46. PGCert Educational Leadership and Management
  47. PGCert Special Needs and Inclusive Education
  48. PGCert Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  49. PGDip Education
  50. PGDip Educational Leadership and Management
  51. PGDip Special Needs and Inclusive Education
  52. PGDip Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


  1. PhD Organisational and Applied Psychology – Research opportunities
  2. PhD Business
  3. PhD Economics
  4. PhD Education
  5. PhD English
  6. PhD Media, Languages and Cultures
  7. PhD Politics, history and International Relations
  8. PhD Engineering
  9. PhD Civil Engineering
  10. PhD Chemical and Environmental Engineering
  11. PhD Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  12. PhD Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
  13. PhD Applied Mathematics
  14. PhD Biosciences (molecular)
  15. PhD Biosciences (non-molecular)
  16. PhD Biomedical Science (molecular)
  17. PhD Biomedical Science (non-molecular)
  18. PhD Computer Science
  19. PhD Geographical and Environmental Sciences
  20. PhD Pharmacy
  21. PhD Psychology

Student Accommodation

The University of Nottingham offers a variety of On-Campus Accommodations where learning facilities and amenities are all just a short walk away. Newer accommodation consisting of six halls of residence are located in Student Village North (J Halls), while Student Village South (I Halls) consist of five halls of residence completed when the purpose-built campus was first constructed.

Each residential hall has its own Hall Warderns (staff) and Hall Tutors (postgraduate students) who will be available to care for your safety and welfare. Entrance into your halls is via door access control using your student ID card.

Security is provided by a team of in-house security officers and outsourced security guards. The University also has over 400 CCTV cameras throughout the campus.

Staff, students and residents may use facilities such as a swimming pool, indoor and outdoor sports facilities (football, hockey, rugby, cricket, basketball, squash, tennis, archery, and more), indoor gyms, outdoor gym stations, jogging track around the main lake, an outdoor amphitheatre which is all located within the campus.

On-Campus Conveniences, Food & Beverage Outlets
The On-Campus F&B allow for outdoor as well as indoor dining options with air-conditioning. A range of cuisines is available from Monday to Sunday, with some outlets operating on a 24/7 basis. The following outlets and menu options are available:

Food and beverages
Western, Japanese, Arabic, Thai, Indian, Beverage & Bread, Chinese, Vegan, Noodles & Chicken Rice, Yummi & Dim Sum, Indian Muslim (Mamak), Coffee & Pastry, Malay & ZUS Coffee

7-Eleven, MyNews, ATMs (AFFIN), AFFIN Bank Help Desk, launderette, vending machines (various locations)

The in-house clinic, Child Care Centre (Creche), Islamic Centre, mail and courier services, and electronic outlet.

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. Clotheslines 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.

You can check the available room types and the rates here on the university accommodation page.


Application Process

The first step to begin your university admission application is to prepare the following documents:

  1. Passport
  2. School Results
  3. English Language Certification

You must scan your documents from a proper scanner and ensure all details are clearly visible. Improperly scanned, blurred or cropped documents will not be accepted and will lead to delays or rejections.

Once your documents are ready, you can head over to the application page here and fill up the requested information and upload the documents.

Once the application has been submitted, you will receive an email confirmation to verify your application submission. When the application is verified, it will be placed on a cue and assigned to an admissions advisor for processing.

Click here to read in-depth about how the complete admission process works.