Malaysia Campus

General information

‘"There is only one place where all the colours, flavours, sounds and sights of Asia come together: Malaysia. No other country has Asia's three major races, Malay, Chinese, Indian, plus various other ethnic groups in large numbers. Nowhere is there such exciting diversity of cultures, festivals, traditions and customs, offering myriad experiences. No other country is 'Truly Asia' as Malaysia". Tourism Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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University of Nottingham Malaysia
Semenyih, Malaysia


  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students enrolled: approx 4,866
  • Number of campuses: 1
  • Campus size: 125 acres
  • Academic year: September-June
  • Faculties: Arts and Social Sciences, Engineering, Science


The University of Nottingham Malaysia, opened in 2000, was the first ever branch campus of a UK University. It was a fundamental part of Nottingham’s vision to be a truly global university providing the same quality of education as the UK campus in an Asian setting.


  • One hour drive to Kuala Lumpur
  • Two hour flight to Borneo
  • Three hour flight to Bali
  • One hour flight to Singapore
  • Two hour flight to Cambodia

The University of Nottingham campus is located on a 125 acre site, near the town of Semenyih and 45-60 minutes by taxi from Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia.

It costs approximately £10-12 for a taxi between the campus and Kuala Lumpur, and approximately £12 for a taxi between the campus and Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

The University provides free shuttle buses from the campus to a local Tescos in Semenyih, KLTC near the centre of Kuala Lumpur, IOI City Mall in Putrajya, and Kajang KTM (train station) which has regular trains to Kuala Lumpur.

Campus facilities

The campus was built in 2000 and offers state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities. There is a bookshop, cafés, a multi-level library, amphitheatre, an electronic store, 'Nott-A-Shop', selling academic and educational materials and two convenience stores as well as the Students' Association building.

Student Association Building Facilities:

  • 2 student meeting rooms
  • 2 television rooms with reading area, pool and fußball tables
  • Music, computer and games rooms
  • Dance Studio
  • 2 ATMs

The campus has a range of food and beverage outlets including Chinese, Western, Arabic, Thai and Vegetarian cuisines, in addition to Subway and Secret Recipe. It is also possible to receive deliveries from local restaurants, including Western options such as Dominos, McDonalds and Pizza Hut. The campus hosts food trucks and a bazaar market on a weekly basis.

The Sports Complex provides sports facilities free of charge. Amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, multipurpose courts, martial arts room, fields and gymnasium. There is also a range of academic, cultural, religious, sport and special interest clubs and societies available to join.

Teaching and learning 

Nottingham’s international campuses are subject to the exact same quality assurance processes as the UK campus, so you will receive the same standards of teaching as the UK while in Malaysia.

The reduced number of students at the campus in Malaysia allows for smaller sized lectures and seminars, resulting in more opportunities for engagement with lecturers. 

Travel opportunities

Malaysia is situated in the heart of SE Asia, offering unparalleled travel opportunities to neighbouring countries, including Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, China and Indonesia. Beautiful Malaysian islands including Langkawi, Penang and Tioman, offer stunning beaches within hours of Kuala Lumpur. Several clubs and societies organise trips to these locations, open to all students. You can also visit the northwest coastal region of Borneo, famous for its orangutans.

Kuala Lumpur, one of SE Asia’s leading centres, is a lively and cosmopolitan city of 1.8 million people.The spectacular Twin Towers dominate the skyline, above beautiful parks and fountains. The prestigious Golden Triangle district is famed for its nightlife, offering exceptional bars, clubs and cafes. Kuala Lumpur is also well known for its wide range of eating opportunities, including numerous hawker and noodle stalls, offering tasty and inexpensive meals.


Malaysia offers summer all year round. The annual average temperature is between 25°C and 28°C and seldom falls below 22°C. Days are generally sunny and warm, humidity averaging 80%. Nights are usually cool and comfortable. As a tropical destination rain showers are frequent, but often short-lived.


Students accepted to study on exchange at the Malaysia Campus will be eligible to receive the Vice Chancellor’s Award for International Travel: £750 (automatic for all students).

For further information, please visit:

Study abroad finance


For information about living costs in Malaysia, please visit:

Living costs in Malaysia


Exchange students are normally successful in being allocated to university accommodation in residential non-catered halls on campus. Students can choose from a range of room types from en-suite through to shared rooms. Air-conditioning is available in some rooms.

Private accommodation close to the campus is a secondary option, the most popular being ‘Uni Village’.



Further information



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