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Xiamen University, Malaysia campus

Xiamen University Malaysia

Selangor, Malaysia

Campus setting Suburban
Living cost USD 359 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 20%
Institution type Private


Xiamen University in China has produced more than 200,000 undergraduates and graduates since its founding in 1921 and has 27 schools containing 76 departments and 10 research institutes.The university offers 31 doctoral degrees in first-class disciplines, and 50 Master degrees in first-class disciplines. 

Xiamen University has inter-university cooperative ties with over 270 institutions of higher education at home and abroad and the university teaches Chinese as a foreign language. It has become a first-class comprehensive university in China and has co-established 15 Confucius Institutes with universities in North America, Europe, and Africa.

The establishment of Xiamen University Malaysian Campus is very meaningful in terms of the bilateral relations between Malaysia and China as this is the first overseas campus approved by the Chinese government to be set up by a Chinese university.

Academic qualifications are recognized by both Chinese and Malaysian Ministries of Education and this is a perfect integration of China’s elements with international education as this university uses English as the medium of instruction (except in Chinese ­studies and Chinese traditional ­medicine courses).

Degree programmes include ­journalism, international business, software engineering, new energy science and engineering.

Campus Information 

School of Information Science and Technology
Technological innovation and international atmosphere – School of Information Science & Engineering and Software School, XMU. As one of the earliest engineering schools in China with a comprehensive range of subjects, School of Information Science and Engineering has an exemplary national teaching center for electronic information and an Education Ministry Key Laboratory of Underwater Acoustic Communication and Marine Information Engineering. It has established extensive ties through academic exchange and cooperation with many world-renowned universities and enterprises. It has appointed over 20 internationally and domestically well-known scholars as part-time, guest or honorary professors including members of the Engineering Academies of the US and Canada. The Software School has won the Exemplary Software School Construction Achievements Prize conferred by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

School of Ocean and Environment
Cradle of China’s education in oceanography – College of Ocean and Earth Sciences, XMU. The college ranks second in marine science in China’s universities. XMU started marine studies in the early 1920s, and became the center for research in marine biology in China in 1930. China’s first marine studies school and department of oceanography were established in XMU in 1946. Accordingly, a China-ASEAN Marine Science School will be established in XMUMC utilizing the China-ASEAN Marine Cooperation Funds to develop talents and conduct technological innovation for ASEAN countries.

School of Chinese Language and Culture
Long history and profound academic heritage – College of Humanities, XMU. XMU Humanities College has grown from the Chinese Department, which was established in 1921, and the China Studies Institute, which was set up in 1926. Renowned Chinese scholars like Lu Xun and Lin Yutang once taught here, and it has the “National Talents Training and Research Base in Basic Disciplines of Humanities”, and “National Quality Courses” conferred by the Chinese Ministry of Education. In this college, students can systematically study Chinese language, culture, history and philosophy.

School of Medicine
Training base for high-level medical personnel – Medical College, XMU. XMU Medical College is academically strong. It has seven grade-three plus affiliated hospitals (China’s highest-grade hospital), over 20 hospitals and bases for teaching and practice. Its teaching faculty is strong as well, with 243 professors and associate professors, including 4 academicians. The Traditional Chinese Medicine Department of the College was established in 1956 and, in the past 50 years and more, has produced over 20,000 outstanding medical personnel for over 50 countries around the world.

School of Economics and Management
A brand name of excellence in economics and management – School of Economics and School of Management, XMU. XMU is one of the only two universities in China that have three top-layer national key disciplines in economics and management. Therefore, XMU is one of China’s most important bases for teaching and research in these subjects. XMU is the first university in mainland China to offer a doctoral degree in accounting, and has produced nearly one third of all the Doctors of Accounting in China. By recruiting the top teaching faculties of economics and management from all over the world, and actively extending international exchange and cooperation, XMU has been steadily enhancing its academic reputation in these disciplines.

Xiamen University Malaysia Campus is located in the vicinity of Bandar Kota Warisan, Sepang, Selangor, just 15 minutes’ drive from the Government Administrative Center of Putrajaya or 45 km southwest of Kuala Lumpur. 


Xiamen Univeristy Malaysia provides on-campus accommodation to all registered students. Students are encouraged to live in campus dormitories, as living on campus fosters a spirit of cooperation and camaraderie that develops into lifelong friendships, and facilitates participation in extra-curricular activities through various cultural, recreational and social programmes.

  • Single room with en-suite bathroom RM560 per month
  • Twin sharing room with en-suite bathroom RM340 per student per month


  • Internet WI-FI connection in every room
  • An air-conditioner in every room
  • A common kitchen on each floor equipped with a microwave oven, a refrigerator, etc.
  • A laundry room
  • A car parking area
  • A five-floor student activity centre beside the dormitory, including a canteen, a shop, a gym, a table tennis room, a gymnastics room, a martial arts room, a yoga room, a swimming pool, a cafe and lounge, prayer rooms, etc.