Universiti Utara Malaysia

country rank : 7

world rank     : 940

University Overview


Established in 1984, Universiti Utara Malaysia (Northern University of Malaysia) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Sintok (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Kedah. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi (Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 34 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this Malaysian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UUM also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity


Name Northern University of Malaysia
Acronym UUM
Founded 1984
Motto Ilmu, Budi, Bakti
Scholarship, Virtue, Service

Yearly Tuition Range


uniRank Tuition Range Matrix

Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Int’l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)


University Admissions


Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office Academic Affairs Department, UUM
Sintok 06010
+60 (4) 928 3167


Size and Profile


Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range
Control Type Control Type
Entity Type Entity Type


Facilities and Services 


Library University Library
Yes Go to Universiti Utara Malaysia's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities

Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses




Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi

Year of first Accreditation




  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)


Academic Structure




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