University of Southampton Malaysia

Ranked the best UK university in Malaysia (QS World University Ranking, 2021)
No. 1 in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Guardian University Guide, 2021)

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#1. About University of Southampton Malaysia

The University of Southampton Malaysia opened in EduCity, Johor in October 2012. The university has a global reputation for academic excellence and is a founder member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities in the United Kingdom.

By studying at the University of Southampton Malaysia, students can benefit from the best of both worlds by studying in Malaysia and in the UK. The university’s engineering programmes are split-campus programmes where students will study 2 years in Malaysia and 2 years in the UK. Students from other programmes can apply to complete their degree in the UK whenever they want, opting for either 1+2 or 2+1 delivery models.

In September 2021, the University of Southampton Malaysia will welcome a spanking new campus located in the Eco Botanic City in Johor. The new multi-storey campus features state-of-the-art laboratories and learning and recreational spaces for an exceptional education experience. Located just 40 minutes away from Singapore, it will be able to accommodate up to 2,000 students.

University of Southampton Malaysia Ranking & Reputation

The University of Southampton is among the world’s top 100 higher education institutions. The QS World University Rankings 2021 places the University of Southampton at 90th among global universities, making the University of Southampton Malaysia the best UK university in Malaysia.

Additionally, the university is ranked highly in the UK — it is placed at number 1 for Electrical and Electronic Engineering and among the top 10 for Business, Management and Marketing (Guardian University Guide, 2021), number 4 for Mechanical Engineering (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2020), number 7 for Aeronautics and Astronautics and number 11 for Computer Science (The Complete University Guide, 2021).

#2. Why Choose University of Southampton Malaysia

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Affordable Quality Education at Two-Thirds the Cost

Degree awarded is identical to the University of Southampton UK with lower living expenses & tuition fees


Rewarding Scholarships and Education Grants

Scholarships are bond-free and all students with academic excellence and achievements are eligible


Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds

Start your degree in Malaysia and complete it in the UK, with an opportunity to work in the UK too

Popular Courses at University of Southampton Malaysia

  • Engineering Foundation Year
  • Computer Science
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Management
  • Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

#3. Location

Southampton Malaysia is located near the southwestern tip of Malaysia, about 4 hours drive south of Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur. The campus is located within the EduCity development in a regional city called Iskandar Puteri, Johor, which is 30 minutes away from Senai International Airport, 60 minutes away from Singapore Changi International Airport and 40 minutes away from Central Singapore.

In September 2021, you’ll be able to enjoy a spanking new campus located in the Eco Botanic City in Johor. The new multi-storey campus is a short 5 minutes away from the current EduCity campus and a 40-minute drive away from Singapore.

Getting Around

  • Shuttle Buses: Shuttle service is available for students.
  • Public Transport: Accessible via taxis.
  • Parking: Parking is available on campus.

#4. Accommodation

(a) Off-campus accommodation

University of Southampton offers off-campus accommodation that’s conveniently located close to campus:

Educity Village: Located just 3 minutes walk away from campus, this residential college houses a mix of students from other institutions in EduCity. The accommodation options for rooms are en suite or shared bathrooms with rental rates ranging between RM650 and RM750. Bed, mattress, wardrobe, study chair and table are provided.

EcoNest: Also located 3 minutes walk away from campus, this luxury accommodation facility provides students with impressive shared social spaces, including a swimming pool, outdoor and indoor gymnasium and sky garden. The accommodation options for rooms are en suite or shared bathrooms with rental rates ranging between RM900 and RM1,300.

University of Southampton Malaysia Scholarships

Here are some of the scholarships offered by University of Southampton Malaysia.

Name of ScholarshipStudy AreaKey HighlightsDeadline
Southampton University Top Achiever Engineering Foundation Year,
Business, Engineering, Computer Science
- 100% tuition fee scholarship
- T&C apply
Always open
Southampton University Dean's Progression Engineering- 100% reduction of year 1 fees
- Student who progress onto
undergraduate programme at UoSM with an average of 90% and above
- T&C apply
Always open
Southampton University Transition Bursaries Engineering- 20% scholarship awarded to students who progress from Year 2 at Southampton Malaysia to Years 3 & 4 at the Southampton UK
- Students must pass Years 1&2 at Southampton Malaysia campus
Always open

Great Stuff & Facilities Around Campus

Engineering Labs
Computer Suites
 Study Space
 Prayer Room
Sports and Recreational Facilities

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