Universiti Sains Malaysia (Penang)

   

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Experience Penang: Meet the Universiti Sains Malaysia Exchange Students

Academic calendar

Semester I: September - January

Semester II:  February – June

Requirements

No specific requirements

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

English

Housing assistance

On-campus:

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. 

Off-campus:

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

Estimated living costs (RM)

On-campus Accommodation 750.00 (25 a day, 3 meals)
Food / meals 900.00 (30.00 a day, 3 meals)
Local transportation 80.00 per month (public bus)
Academic expenses 350.00 (books, stationeries, etc.)
Personal expenses 400.00 – 600.00 per month

Credits

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.

Selection

Selection was necessary in the past few years.

You are advised not to place this exchange destination as a second or third choice.

Contact

If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office.