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University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

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Location:

Semenyih, Selangor

Address:

Enquiry Centre
Jalan Broga
43500 Semenyih
Selangor

Type:

Foreign University Branch

Telephone:

+603 8924 8000

Fax:

+603 8924 8001

About University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus is an overseas campus of the University of Nottingham. The university is situated in Semenyih, Selangor, a town part of Greater Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The university has been ranked as “excellent” or tier 5 in a scale of tier 1-6 and is classified as a private institution, by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education.

The Malaysia campus was the first campus of a British university in Malaysia and one of the first to open outside Britain thus earning the distinction of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2001 and the Queen’s Award for Industry (International Trade) 2006.

The Malaysia campus was established in 2000 when the first batch of students were enrolled, students were then taught in a rented building. The idea for the university to open a foreign branch was suggested as early as 1992. It is the first purpose-built UK university campus in a foreign country.[citation needed] Formerly, the university was known as the University of Nottingham in Malaysia or UNMC.

The campus’ incumbent chairman is Ahmad Rithauddeen, an honorary Nottingham graduate and former Malaysian Defence Minister. The present campus at Semenyih was officially opened by then Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, an alumnus himself, on 26 September 2005. The campus was made possible by a consortium of partners which includes the Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera or Armed Forces Superannuation Fund (LTAT) via its subsidiary Boustead Holdings Bhd, YTL Corporation Bhd and the University of Nottingham and the Alumni Association.

Prior to the opening of the main campus in Semenyih, the university operated at the former Majestic Hotel building near Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and at Wisma MISC or MISC Tower. Following the opening of the Semenyih campus, most of the teaching departments were moved to Semenyih, only certain post graduate courses still remain in Kuala Lumpur. In 2007 the campus reopened a Kuala Lumpur branch in Chulan Tower on Jalan Conlay

University mission

At The University of Nottingham we are committed to providing a truly international education, inspiring our students, producing world-leading research and benefitting the communities around our campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia. Our purpose is to improve life for individuals and societies worldwide. By bold innovation and excellence in all that we do, we make both knowledge and discoveries matter.

Vision

Our vision is to be widely recognized as the first choice of:

  • students who want a top quality, international education
  • researchers who want the best opportunity to make a significant global impact
  • businesses that want innovative partners who give them an edge on their competition

By attracting ambitious and talented students, staff, and business partners, we will firmly establish ourselves among the top 10 UK universities by 2015, and both of our campuses in Asia will be recognized as leading higher education providers within their regions.

Our vision is to be recognized around the world for our signature contributions, especially in global food security, energy and sustainability, and health.

A Global University

The University of Nottingham prides itself on its unique International Curriculum which we believe truly enhances the student experience.

The Malaysia Campus plays a special role within Nottingham’s global vision. We have an increasing number of students participating in our inter-campus exchange programmes and offer an exciting range of Summer School programmes all of which have an international element; be it through language learning or courses with a special focus on Asian travel, business or culture.

The Malaysia Campus also plays a leading role in the development, strategy and implementation of the International Curriculum as the International Working Group is lead by Vice-Provost for Teaching and Learning, Professor Stephen Doughty.

History

Following an invitation from Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Malaysia’s then Education Minister and current Prime Minister, to establish an overseas campus, a partnership between Boustead Holdings Berhad, YTL Corporation Berhad and The University of Nottingham was formally announced in 1998.

This development was a fundamental part of Nottingham’s vision to become a truly global university for the 21st century and beyond. It was the first ever branch campus of a British University established outside of the UK and this innovative concept earned the University the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the field of international achievement – the first time such an award had been bestowed on an academic institution.

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) welcomed its first students in September 2000. In 2015, UNMC celebrates its 15th year anniversary.

Faculties:

Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

Centres & institutes:

Centre for English Language Education

Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies

Crops for the Future Research Centre

Centre for Islamic Business and Finance Research

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) opened in September 2000 to become the first campus of a British University in Malaysia and one of the first anywhere in the world – earning the distinction of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2001 and the Queen’s Award for Industry (International Trade) 2006. In 2015, UNMC celebrates its 15th year anniversary.

Malaysia Campus, Semenyih

In September 2005, the Malaysia Campus moved to its new purpose-built campus at Semenyih, 30km south of Kuala Lumpur city centre.

A picturesque location spanning across 125 acres and overlooking green hills, the campus was designed to mirror the attributes of University Park in the UK. As a self-contained and self-sufficient neighbourhood village within a garden environment, it is now home to more than 4500 students.

The Malaysia Campus confers exactly the same degrees as those in the UK and all courses are taught in English.

It combines a high-quality living environment with state-of-the-art learning, teaching and research facilities. Other campus amenities include:

  • residential accommodation
  • a purpose-built sports centre and swimming pool
  • a student association complex
  • shops
  • library

Students wishing to go to Kuala Lumpur or the surrounding areas can do so by means of bus or rail, accessible via complimentary shuttle service departing from campus.

Further information on maps, directions, transport and travel to the campus.

The Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre (KLTC)

The Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre (KLTC) is located within the Chulan Tower in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city centre. Certain postgraduate programmes such as applied psychology, business and management, and education are delivered here.

The KLTC comprises several:

  • lecture halls
  • seminar rooms
  • administration offices

It is also home to the South East Asia Office of The University of Nottingham International Office.

Many evening classes and weekend events take place here, enabling students in full-time employment in the city centre to study with us.

Housing

Priority for on-campus residence is allocated to international students and first year freshmen, while senior students generally stay off-campus in the nearby neighbourhood of Taman Tasik Semenyih. Although there are plans to further increase the number of on campus student accommodation, the university is focused on expanding off-campus housing. On-campus housing is made up of five residential halls – Pangkor Hall, Redang Hall, Tioman Hall, Kapas Hall and Langkawi Hall, which are named after resort islands in Malaysia.

Student Media

IGNITE Magazine is the official student media in the Malaysia campus. It is an online media platform originally founded by Ben Hunte and Eiman Mirghani. The magazine is now supported by the University’s School of Modern Languages and Culture. The online magazine is open to the existing student population and provides coverage of both on and off campus events.

Mobility programme

As part of Nottingham’s advantage scheme, students may be exchanged to other campuses. In the words of Vincenzo Raimo, director of Nottingham’s International Office “Students can continue studying exactly the same modules available at Nottingham in the UK but overseas instead — experience the excitement of Asia but within the familiar academic setting of Nottingham University, … Transfers are open to anyone getting good grades and whose degree subject is among those taught overseas. Air fares may not be cheap, but the cost of living is — and anyone spending the full year at a branch pays just half the UK tuition fee. “

Besides exchanging to the UK campus or the CN campus, students may also take part in Universitas 21 mobility programme in which students may also be exchanged with universities partner to Universitas 21 in Spain, France, Germany, Japan, China and South Korea.

Transportation

There is no direct public transportation connected to the university, other than that of university shuttle buses commuting between the campus and Kajang railway station. Shuttle bus services are offered free as a university incentive to provide greener sustainable transport and to alleviate on-campus parking issues. However, shuttle bus services are by regulations restricted to students and staff of the university. The nearest public bus route is at the nearest town of Semenyih, approximately 3 km from campus.

The university also provides other free bus services such as bus services to the nearby Tesco super store, special bus service to the Semenyih mosque for Friday prayers, and a shuttle bus service for students living in the student town of Taman Tasik Semenyih or Semenyih Lake park. A pedestrian bridge connects the neighbouring Taman Tasik Semenyih to the North entrance.

Open to all

Scholarships

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus grants scholarships to deserving and academically excellent students in recognition of their achievements.

Applicants are selected based on their academic achievements, leadership qualities and the socio-economic status of their family.

Students at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus may apply for the following scholarships. Please note that effective 1 January 2012 existing students who hold two (UNMC internal) scholarships will retain the two and where they currently hold just one scholarship and become entitled to another over the course of their studies such as the Dean’s Excellence Award will be entitled to only one whichever is the highest.

Scholarships for all students
No. Scholarship (automatic/ internal) Country/ region Closing date
1. High Achievers Scholarship All Automatic
2. Dean’s Excellence Scholarships All Automatic
3. Alumni Scholarship All Automatic
4. Family Scholarship- Children of Alumni All Automatic
5. Family Scholarship- Sibling Scholarship All Automatic
6. Family Scholarship- Spouse Scholarship All Automatic
7. Alumni of universitas 21(U21) Institutions Scholarship All Automatic
8. Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Taught Postgraduate Scholarship All Submit with study application
10. 15th Anniversary MBA Excellence Award All Refer to the University
11. Sports and Arts Scholarship All TBC

Financial assistance

This section provides information about fund for student who are experiencing unexpected financial difficulties because of substantial change in their circumstances after admission to the University.

Financial assistance for all students
No. Financial assistance Country/ region Closing date
1. Hardship Fund All Refer to the University

International students

Scholarships

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus grants scholarships to deserving and academically excellent students in recognition of their achievements. Applicants are selected based on their academic achievements, leadership qualities and the socio-economic status of their family.

Students at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus may apply for the following scholarships. Please note that effective 1 January 2012 existing students who hold two (UNMC internal) scholarships will retain the two and where they currently hold just one scholarship and become entitled to another over the course of their studies such as the Dean’s Excellence Award will be entitled to only one whichever is the highest.

Scholarships for international students
No. Scholarship (automatic/ internal) Country/ region Closing date
1. High Achievers Scholarship All Automatic
2. Dean’s Excellence Scholarships All Automatic
3. Alumni Scholarship All Automatic
4. Family Scholarship – Children of Alumni All Automatic
5. Family Scholarship – Sibling Scholarship All Automatic
6. Family Scholarship – Spouse Scholarship All Automatic
7. Alumni of universitas 21(U21) Institutions Scholarship All Automatic
8. Faculty of Arts & Social Science Taught Postgraduate Scholarship All Submit with study application
9. Developing Solutions Scholarship Third world and developing nations Refer to the University

Financial assistance

Tertiary education is a big financial commitment. Therefore it is important to plan ahead and look at the various options and sources that are available to help finance your education. This section provides some information about funding your education.

Financial assistance for international students
No. Financial assistance (external sponsoring bodies) Country/ region Closing date
1. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) All Competitive – look out for announcement
2. World Health Organization (WHO) Children of staff members Competitive – look out for announcement
3. Botswana Government Botswana Competitive – look out for announcement
4. Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Bruneian Shell Staff Competitive – look out for announcement
6. Dept of Higher Education and Training, Republic of Maldives Maldivian Competitive – look out for announcement
7. Villa Foundation Maldivian Competitive – look out for announcement
8. College of Education, Nigeria Nigerian Competitive – look out for announcement
9. Government of Rivers State of Nigeria Nigerian Competitive – look out for announcement
10. Cultural Attache, Embassy of Republic of Yemen Yemen Competitive – look out for announcement

Malaysian students

Scholarships

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus grants scholarships to deserving and academically excellent students in recognition of their achievements. Applicants are selected based on their academic achievements, leadership qualities and the socio-economic status of their family.

Students at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus may apply for the following scholarships. Please note that effective 1 January 2012 existing students who hold two (UNMC internal) scholarships will retain the two and where they currently hold just one scholarship and become entitled to another over the course of their studies such as the Dean’s Excellence Award will be entitled to only one whichever is the highest.

Scholarships for Malaysian students
No. Scholarship (automatic/ internal) Country/ region Closing date
1. High Achievers Scholarship All Automatic
2. Dean’s Excellence Scholarships All Automatic
3. Alumni Scholarship All Automatic
4. Family Scholarship- Children of Alumni All Automatic
5. Family Scholarship- Sibling Scholarship All Automatic
6. Family Scholarship- Spouse Scholarship All Automatic
7. Alumni of universitas 21(U21) Institutions Scholarship All Automatic
8. Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Taught Postgraduate Scholarship All Submit with study application
9. Chinese Independent Schools (UEC) Scholarship Malaysian Competitive – look out for announcement
10. Sin Chew Daily Education Fund Malaysian Refer to the University
11. The Star Education Fund Malaysian Refer to the University
12. Dell Malaysia Scholarship Award Malaysian Competitive – look out for announcement
13. MyBrain15 Malaysian Non-competitive. Refer to the University
14. Loh & Loh Corporation Bhd Malaysian Refer to the University
15. Kuok Foundation Undergraduate Awards 2014 Malaysian Competitive – look out for announcement
16. JPA Bursary Malaysian Refer to the University

Financial assistance

Tertiary education is a big financial commitment. Therefore it is important to plan ahead and look at the various options and sources that are available to help finance your education. This section provides some information about funding your education.

Financial assistance for Malaysian students
No. Financial assistance (external sponsoring bodies) Country/ region Closing date
1. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) All Competitive – look out for announcement
2. World Health Organization (WHO) Children of staff members Competitive – look out for announcement
3. Gamuda Berhad Malaysian Competitive – look out for announcement
4. Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi Malaysia (MOHE) Malaysian Competitive – look out for announcement
5. Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera (LTAT) Malaysian – children of staff members Competitive – look out for announcement
6. Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) Malaysian Competitive – look out for announcement
7. TP Management & Services Sdn. Bhd. Malaysian – staff only Competitive – look out for announcement
8. Tinggi Foundation Scholarship Malaysian Refer to the University
9. Bank Negara Malaysia Malaysian Competitive – look out for announcement
10. Honda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. Malaysian Competitive – look out for announcement
11. Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia (JPA) Malaysian Competitive – Look out for announcement
12. NCB Holdings Bhd Malaysian – children of staff members Competitive – look out for announcement
13. Petroliam Nasional Berhad Malaysian Competitive – look out for announcement
14. EPF Withdrawal – Account II Malaysian Non-competitive
15. Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN) Malaysian Non-competitive

Refer to the University

16. Perkeso Loan (Socso Loan) Malaysian Non-competitive
17. Yayasan Sabah Malaysian – Sabah Born Competitive – look out for announcement
18. YTL Hotels & Properties Sdn. Bhd. Malaysian – YTL Staff Competitive – look out for announcement
19. Yayasan Pahang Malaysian – Pahang Born Competitive – look out for announcement
20. Bahagian Biasiswa dan Latihan Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam Negeri Sabah Malaysian – Sabah Born Competitive – look out for announcement

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