Getting To Penang And USM Minden Campus
Arrival by Air
Penang has direct air links with Singapore, Bangkok, Haadyai, Phuket, Medan, Xiamen and Madras operated by our national carrier, Malaysian Airlines and Air Asia. Most of the international flights to Penang will usually transit in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and transferred to domestic flights to Penang International Airport (Penang Island), which is approximately 10km from USM Minden Campus. Taxis fare from the airport to USM campus range between USD8 (day) and USD10 (night).
Arrival by Road
You can board the ferry from Butterworth jetty, located in the mainland. Tickets are only required for the return journey. Fares are USD0.30(Adult) and USD0.15 (Children). Fares for vehicle are varied based on engine capacity. You can take a taxi from the island jetty to USM Minden campus, the fare is approximately USD10.
|By the Penang Bridge|
You can board a bus or drive personally from Perai (mainland) to USM campus crossing the Penang Bridge. The levy is USM 2/car. No payment is require for traveling from Penang island to mainland. If you are traveling by bus, the levy is included in your ticket. You can alight at a nearby town of Gelugor. Take a taxi from this spot to the campus, which is within the vicinity.
All international candidates are required to obtain Student Visa for the purpose of study in Malaysia.
Candidates are not permitted to travel to Malaysia prior to the approval. Visa application must be applied directly to Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS).The following fees are required to be paid for visa application process: The above fees are inclusive of: Processing Fee, Medical Insurance, Student I-Card and Courier Charges.
New : USD 400
Renewal : USD 180/year
** Fees are subject to change
Students arriving from Yellow Fever Endemic Zone and other effected areas are required to present International Health Certificates showing vaccination. A medical checkup report is required prior to the registration in USM. Students with critical ailments such as heart and kidney complications, cancer, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and drug addiction are not allowed to register. Students are advised to acquire health insurance for themselves and their dependents.
All students are eligible for treatment at the University Health Centre and are required to pay USD15.80 (RM60.00) persemester. The service is only available during office hours;
Mondays to Fridays : 8.10 a.m. to 4.15 p.m.
Health services are also available from appointed Panel Doctors within close proximity to the campus. The services are available within and after office hours. Emergency or serious cases are normally referred to the government hospital or to private hospital (on request).
USM will provide airport reception and students are advised to inform this office of their arrival details latest by 2 weeks before registration at Universiti Sains Malaysia. Overseas flights to Penang will usually transit in Kuala Lumpur where the passengers will be transferred to an domestic flight to Penang.
Your temporary address at USM :
ACADEMIC MANAGEMENT DIVISION
LEVEL 2, CHANCELLORY BUILDING
UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA
11800 USM, PULAU PINANG
1 300 888 876
04 653 3328
Medium of Instruction
The language of instruction for most of the undergraduate courses is Bahasa Malaysia (Malay Language), but special tutorials in English are arranged specially for international students.
In terms of reference materials, most of the reference books and other reading materials in the library are in English.
Most of the academic places in the campus are within walking distance and new students are not allowed to drive in campus. USM shuttle bus plies the campus area frequently.
Equatorial climate that is warm and humid. The average temperature is 32.2C with annual rainfall approximately 267cm.
Light clothing will be best for Malaysia's climate. Students are not allowed to wear collarless T-shirt, short pants, sleeveless shirt and slippers during lectures.
|1.||BACHELOR OF ACCOUNTANCY [HONOURS]||4||5,339.00|
|2.||BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE [HONOURS] [APPLIED BIOLOGY]||4||2,750.00|
|3.||BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE [HONOURS] [APPLIED CHEMISTRY]||4||2,750.00|
|4.||BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE [HONOURS] [APPLIED MATHEMATICS]||4||2,750.00|
|5.||BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE [HONOURS] [APPLIED PHYSICS]||4||2,750.00|
|6.||BACHELOR OF ARTS [HONOURS] [ENGLISH FOR PROFESSIONAL]||3||2,750.00|
|7.||BACHELOR OF ARTS [HONOURS] [ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE STUDIES]||3 1/2||2,750.00|
|8.||BACHELOR OF ARTS [HONOURS] [FINE ARTS]||4||2,750.00|
|9.||BACHELOR OF ARTS [HONOURS]||3 1/2||2,750.00|
|10.||BACHELOR OF ARTS [HONOURS] [TRANSLATION AND INTEPRETATION]||3 1/2||2,750.00|
|11.||BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION [HONOURS]||4||2,750.00|
|12.||BACHELOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE [HONOURS]||4||3,500.00|
|13.||BACHELOR OF EDUCATION [HONOURS] [TESOL]||4||2,750.00|
|14.||BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING [HONOURS]||4||4,500.00|
BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY [HONOURS]
|16.||BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS [HONOURS]||4||2,750.00|
|17.||BACHELOR OF HEALTH SCIENCES [HONOURS]||4||3,750.00|
|18.||BACHELOR OF MANAGEMENT [HONOURS]||4||5,339.00|
|19.||BACHELOR OF MUSIC [HONOURS]||4||2,750.00|
|20.||BACHELOR OF PHARMACY [HONOURS]||4||7,000.00|
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE [HOUSING, BUILDING AND PLANNING] [HONOURS]
BACHELOR OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING [HONOURS]
BACHELOR OF INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE [HONOURS]
|24.||BACHELOR OF SCIENCE [HONOURS] [BIOLOGY]||4||2,750.00|
|25.||BACHELOR OF SCIENCE [HONOURS] [CHEMISTRY]||4||2,750.00|
|26.||BACHELOR OF SCIENCE [HONOURS] [MATHEMATICS]||4||2,750.00|
|27.||BACHELOR OF SCIENCE [HONOURS] [PHYSICS]||4||2,750.00|
|28.||BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCE [HONOURS]||4||2,750.00|
|29.||DOCTOR OF DENTAL SURGERY [DDS]||5||9,500.00|
|30.||DOCTOR OF MEDICINE [M.D]||5||27,800.00|
** Fees are subject to change
STUDENT CAN OPT FOR ON-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION OR OFF-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION
On-Campus Accommodation is equipped with a single room or a twin-sharing room, common bathroom, cafeteria, laundry room, sport facility, study room, pantry and groceries store. Rental for on-campus accommodation is from USD30 - USD75 per month (not inclusive of meals).
Off-Campus Accommodation is the rental of private accommodation within walking distance and also available within 3km in radius. Most of the condominium/apartments are equipped with 3 bedrooms, air-conditioned, groceries store, gymnasium, swimming pool, tennis/badminton court and laundry shop.
Rental for off-campus accommodation is from USD200 - USD400 per month (not including utility bills).
ESTIMATED COST OF LIVING
Depending on the needs and lifestyle of each student, the estimated cost is inclusive of food, accommodation, books, entertainment, travelling and miscellaneous.
|√ Tuition Fee from USD2,750.00/year|
|√ Accommodation on-campus from USD360.00 - USD800.00/year|
|√ Other expenses from USD2,500.00/year|