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There are presently twenty specializations under the Bachelor of Science degree programme offered by the Faculty of Science. Since the year 2005, the medium of instruction for most of the courses offered is mainly English.

Students in each B.Sc. programme are required to obtain at least 114 credits in various courses in order to graduate. The courses are divided into University Courses(15 credits), Program Core Courses (83 credits) and Elective Courses (10 credits).

Students in the B.Sc.Ed. programme must pass with a minimum of 132 credits to graduate. Please see the respective programme structures.

Programmes offered by Institute of Biological Sciences

  • B.Sc. Bioinformatics
  • B.Sc. Biochemistry
  • B.Sc. Biotechnology
  • B.Sc. Biohealth Science
  • B.Sc. Microbiology
  • B.Sc. Ecology & Biodiversity
  • B.Sc. Genetics & Molecular Biology
  • B.Sc. Environmental Science & Management
  • B.Sc.Ed. (Biology)

Programmes offered by Institute of Mathematical Sciences

  • B.Sc. (Mathematics)
  • B.Sc. (Industrial & computational Mathematics)
  • B.Sc. (Statistics)
  • B.Sc. (Actuarial and Financial Mathematics)
  • B.Sc.Ed. (Mathematics)
  • B.A. (Mathematics)

Programmes offered by Department of Chemistry

  • B.Sc. (Chemistry)
  • B.Sc.Education (Chemistry)
  • B.Sc.Education (Chemistry)
  • B.Sc. (Applied Chemistry)

Programmes offered by Department of Physics

  • B.Sc. Physics
  • B.Sc.Ed. (Physics)

Programmes offered by Department of Geology

  • B.Sc. (Geology)
  • B.Sc. (Applied Geology)

Programmes offered by Department of Science and Technology Studies

  • B.Sc. (Science and Technology Studies)

Programmes offered by Department of Geography

  • B.Sc. (Geography)

Application Procedure for Malaysian Applicant

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  • Admission procedures

Applications for Bachelor Degree and Foundation Studies Programmes offered by the University of Malaya can be made online through the Student Intake Administration Division, Ministry of Higher Education.

The programmes are offered to applicants who meet the University's prerequisites and the specific programmes requirements. Applications must be accompanied with the following qualifications: Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM), Matriculation, and Diploma (or Equivalent Qualification).

For further details, please refer to the admission procedures.

Application Procedure For Foreign Students

Entry Requirement

The minimum entry requirement is the national Higher School Certificate (or an A-level equivalent). Applicants, who do not fulfill the Malay Language requirement, will be required to take the Malay language course during their tenure as a student.


Programme Structure

The academic programme is depending on the programme enrolled by the semester system and it commences in July (for Semester 1) and December (for Semester 2). A total of 114 to 134 credit hours are required to complete a degree programme. The medium of instruction is in English (for science based related courses). Social Science based programmes however may use the Malay Language.

All international students are required to undergo compulsory Malay and English courses ranging from 3 to 6 months. These courses will be conducted by the University commencing from February to June or/and September to December. Students with a TOEFL score of 550 and above or Cambridge, with a minimum of C6 and above or General Certificate of Education (A Level), University of Cambridge with a pass may be exempted from the English language courses.