Life in USAS as an International Student

Embarking on a journey as a university student is hugely exciting, but it can also be a little daunting. Perhaps more so if you are travelling to study abroad, as you will be entering a completely different culture and environment altogether.

At USAS, we aim to be your home away from home.

USAS welcomes international students from all corners of the world to join us at our campus, in the heart of the Royal Town of Kuala Kangsar. We hope that your experience here will be an enjoyable one and that many happy memories of USAS and Malaysia will be brought back with you when you return to your home country.

Living in Kuala Kangsar

Kuala Kangsar is the Royal Town of Perak, an idyllic town prospering on the banks of the Perak River. The town is rich with historical and cultural sites, with a lot to offer.

Getting to Kuala Kangsar from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, you can either take the North-South Expressway or the Electric Train Service heading North. The town is approximately three hours away from Kuala Lumpur; 30 kilometres from the city of Ipoh.

The facilities available within the township are a hospital and numerous private clinics, a train station, a bus station, government offices, banks convenient stores, hotels, places of worships and a public library – just to list a few.

Being part of USAS

At USAS we have a growing number of international students each year.

We understand that moving abroad can be unsettling. For some, this can be very simple, but for others, it can be a difficult process with lots of questions to ask. The International Relations Unit at USAS likes to ensure that our international members feel welcome, and at home at our campus.

Should there be any questions or inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us at Alamat e-mel ini dilindungi daripada spambots. Anda perlukan JavaScript diaktifkan untuk memaparkannya. .

For more information please click on the link below:

Download International Student Handbook (2019-2020)

Application Procedures For International Students


Candidates fill-in the online application available at http://online.usas.edu.my


Send the application form with scanned original copies of the documents below to the Admission Office ( or by email to Alamat e-mel ini dilindungi daripada spambots. Anda perlukan JavaScript diaktifkan untuk memaparkannya.  )

  • Identification Card/Passport
  • Master /Bachelor's Degree/Diploma/High School certificate (or equivalent) depending on the programmes applied 
  • Academic transcripts
  • Research proposal (for PhD applicants)
  • IELTS/TOEFL certficate of Band 6/550 points ( or equivalent)
  • Referee report (2 copies)

All photocopied documents MUST be CERTIFIED as TRUE COPIES


Selection process will be carried out by the Faculty


The Faculty will be informing the Admission Office of the Successful applicants


Candidates checking their applcation status online


Offer letter will be issued by the Admision Office. The visa application may commence once the official offer letter has been issued (see visa application procedures below).


Candidates bring the offer letter during the registration on the date stated on the offer letter.