Universiti Sains Malaysia (Penang)
Universiti Sains Malaysia is a universitywide partner in Penang, Malaysia.
General information for exchange students
Course information > Exchange Students > List of Courses Offered
USM Corporate (YouTube)
Experience Penang: Meet the Universiti Sains Malaysia Exchange Students (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.