University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus


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The University of Nottingham Malaysia offers a world-class British education – ranked among the Top 100 universities worldwide. Designed to reflect University Park Campus in Nottingham, the campus at Semenyih (about 40km from Kuala Lumpur) is a self-contained, vibrant village situated on an attractive and landscaped site.

Malaysian culture, in a nutshell, involves a lot of food and a lot of celebration. The diverse ethnic groups which call Malaysia home make the country a melting pot of beliefs, practices and festivals.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester January–May
Semester 2 Autumn Semester September–January

View the UNMC academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

60 credits per semester at UNMC is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.0 to study at UNMC.

Find courses

Search the UNMC course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Study areas taught in English

Biological sciences
Chemical engineering
Civil and structural engineering
Computer science
Electrical engineering
Environmental engineering
International business
International relations
Mechanical engineering
Political science

Course restrictions

Education and Applied Psychology courses are not available.

Additional academic information

Course levels:

The level of a course can be identified in the code, for example, MLAC1009 is a year 1 course, and MLAC2005 is a year 2 course. 

UNMC has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.


The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus offers both off- and on-campus accommodation options. International students are given priority in the allocation of places and the University provides information and assistance to students to help find the best solution.

Cost of living

The cost of living in Semenyih is low compared to most cities in Malaysia. The University of Nottingham provides a brief estimate of some of the main expenses to help students budget for exchange. 

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

In compliance with the Malaysian Ministry of Education, it is compulsory for all international students to have medical insurance coverage throughout their period of study in Malaysia. UNMC will arrange insurance coverage.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

UNMC provides visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the High Commission of Malaysia for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, Global Experience programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

You must register your travel plans on the International SOS so that you can be contacted and supported in an emergency.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.