University of Malaya


Also known as Malayan University, the University of Malaya is the oldest and the top-ranked public research institute in Malaysia. It was first created by King Edward VII College of Medicine in 1905. Later in 1949, it merged with Raffles College and was recognised as a university. The University offers studies in thirteen faculties and five institutes. The alumni list contains several great names, including four prime ministers of Malaysia, well-known politicians and intellectuals.

The university's name is derived from the term “Malaya”, as Malaysia was then known. The Carr-Saunders Commission recommended setting up this  University in its report in 1948. This institute provided first time with a common centre where varieties of religious, economic and social interests could blend in a joint endeavour. In the first decade of its establishment university grew rapidly, which resulted in setting up its 2 autonomous divisions in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in 1959. In 1960, the governments of these 2 territories showed their desire to change the status of the divisions into National universities. Later in 1961, Legislation was passed, and in 1962 university was developed.


The University hosts more than 22,000 students in various undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs. About 23 % of these students are international from Asian and non-Asian countries. There are about 2,500 faculty members, and this faculty to students ratio is very low.

The campus of the Malaya University is about more than just studying. It offers a variety of activities which keep students occupied, which include shopping, foot outlets, sporting facilities, and arts.

Various sports ventures at the University of Malaya cater to all recreational and sports activities. It has the facility of a Tennis court, Swimming Pool, Basketball courts, Football grounds, Netball Courts, Jogging track, Futsal courts, Gymnasium, and Water sports activities.

The Museum of Asian Arts at the University is renowned for having the world's largest collection of water vessels. It is also home to 2000 ceramics pieces from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Khmer, Japan, China, Iran and India. It is also famous for its Islamic art collection and stone carvings from other Asian countries.


Like most students, if you are also looking for on-campus accommodations, you are in luck. The University provides on-campus residence, but you need to hurry to compete with other students.

As for international students, there is also an off-campus residence established by the University. So, you can secure a seat there if you are an international student.


  • By Q.S. World Ranking, the University of Malaya ranks 70.
  • According to Times Higher Education Ranking, the University of Malaya ranks 301-350.
  • U.S. News and World Report rank the University of Malaya at 211.


University of Malaya
Jln Profesor Diraja Ungku Aziz, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Google Map

Visit University Website

Was this page useful?

Was this page useful?

International Universities

Most popular Universities among international students. Read about the university of your choice and compare.

International Universities

Most popular Universities among international students. Read about the university of your choice and compare.


To access the free information about visas and immigration, simply navigate to the relevant section on our website. You'll find a wide range of articles, guides, and resources to help you understand various visa processes, immigration requirements, and related topics.
Yes, VisaLobby strives to cover visa and immigration information for a wide range of countries across the globe. While we aim to provide comprehensive coverage, please note that the depth and breadth of information may vary for different countries.
Registering as a user on VisaLobby is easy. Simply click on the "Sign up" button on the top right corner of the website and fill in the required information. Once registered, you'll have access to full features on our website.
If you have any further questions, concerns, or feedback, you can reach out to us through the "Help" page on our website. We value user input and are always ready to assist you with any inquiries you may have.
If you need technical assistance or have inquiries about VisaLobby, you can reach our customer support team through the "Help" page on our website. Provide a detailed description of your issue or question, and our team will promptly assist you. We strive to provide excellent customer support and ensure that your experience on VisaLobby is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.
Yes, you can leave comments on the blog articles without registering. We encourage active participation and discussion among our users, so feel free to share your thoughts, ask questions, or provide feedback in the comments section.
After registering as a user, you can log in to your account and navigate to the blog section. There, you'll find an option to submit your article for review. Our team will review the content, ensuring it aligns with our guidelines and it will be published on the blog.
No, publishing articles on our blog is completely free for registered users. We believe in providing a platform for individuals to share their experiences, knowledge, and insights related to visas and immigration.
Yes, we strive to keep our visa and immigration information up-to-date. Our team regularly monitors and researches changes in visa policies, immigration regulations, and related topics to ensure that the information we provide is accurate and current.
Absolutely! We encourage users to share their personal visa and immigration experiences on VisaLobby. By doing so, you can provide valuable insights, tips, and support to others who may be going through similar situations.
Absolutely! We encourage users to share blog articles or other visa-related information from VisaLobby on social media platforms. By sharing valuable content, you can help spread awareness and assist others who may benefit from the information.
While we encourage users to freely express their opinions and experiences, there are certain guidelines in place to maintain the integrity and quality of the content published on the blog. Content that is offensive, discriminatory, or violates our community guidelines may not be approved for publication.
Yes, you can subscribe to our newsletter or opt-in for email notifications to receive updates on new blog articles, visa-related information, and other relevant updates from VisaLobby. Simply provide your email address and select the subscription option that suits your preferences.
If you come across inappropriate content or behaviour on VisaLobby, we encourage you to report it to our moderation team. Look for the "Report" option associated with the content or user, provide a brief explanation of the issue, and our team will review and take appropriate action.