Universiti Sains Malaysia (Penang)
Universiti Sains Malaysia is a universitywide partner in Penang, Malaysia.
USM Corporate (YouTube)
Semester I: 3rd week of October - last week of February
Orientation generally commences the 2nd week of October for Semester I and the 3rd week of March for Semester II.
Exams take place in February for Semester I and mid July until early August for Semester II.
GPA (Average Grade)
There is no GPA requirement for this destination.
Students need a Language Proficiency Form signed by a teacher or professor to show their English proficiency.
|Areas of study open to exchange students|
All except for Medicine and Dentistry.
|Courses at Master’s level|
Yes, especially MBA programs
|Language of instruction|
USM provides on-campus accommodation to about 70% of its students in six students' hostel called DESASISWA. Costs are 25 RM/5 EUR a day.
Information on private residences for rent is available through the Students Affairs Department and the local newspapers. Nearly all accommodation are made-up of three bedrooms and the master bedroom is usually with attached bathroom. Rental for off-campus accommodation ranges from EUR 250 to EUR 450 per month.
|Estimated living costs per month|
Average living costs for a student living on campus are around 1700 RM per month. This is around 400 EUR. (Estimate from 2022)
You can find a more detailed breakdown of expenses in the Fact Sheet.
You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table
|Number of places available|
4 places per year.
Selection was necessary in the past few years.
You are advised not to place this exchange destination as a second or third choice.
If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:
Asia & Latin America
Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen
North America & UK
Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden
Australia, New Zealand, South Afrika & Spain*
Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen
* only Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Europe & Middle East
Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten
General exchange questions
Names: Tamar Oderwald and Patrick Chan
Erasmus+ grant questions
The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.
For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to email@example.com
For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.
Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Tuesday and Thursday, 14:00-15:30
Make an appointment via Teams
We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.
If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.