Xiamen University Malaysia

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Xiamen University Malaysia
TypePrivate university
Established2015 (2015)
Sunsuria City, Sepang
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Xiamen University Malaysia is the first overseas campus set up by a major Chinese university.[1] All classes are taught in English except Chinese language and Chinese medicine.

All Chinese students can enroll it through National Higher Education Entrance Examination only. All other students can enroll it at February, April or September. As of 2017, it accepts Chinese students from following provinces; Hebei, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Shandong, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Shaanxi, Gansu, Ningxia, Qinghai, Hainan, Liaoning。All incoming students must take English exams in National Higher Education Entrance Examination.

As at September 2018, there are more than 4,000 students enrolled in Xiamen University Malaysia.


During a meeting between Malaysian former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and then Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in 2011, Mr Najib suggested China to open a full time university in Malaysia. Najib and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang then continued to discuss the matter over several meetings.[2] China eventually picked Xiamen University to fulfill this proposal.[3] Malaysian government believes that such school can enhance the tie of both countries into the new level. Chinese government believes that such school can increase its influence on Southeast Asia. [4] [5] Najib and Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia Huang huikang all visited this campus during its construction.[6]

Muzambli Markam, Consul General of Malaysia in Guangzhou, also visited the campus after it opened.[7]


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  2. ^ "Xiamen officially opens". The Star. The Star. 23 February 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Najib cautions Malaysia Chinese community against 'Malay tsunami' ruse". The Edge Communications Sdn Bhd. The Edge Communications Sdn Bhd. 23 April 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  4. ^ "'Going global': China exports soft power with first large-scale university in Malaysia". The Guardian. The Guardian. 6 July 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  5. ^ "A Cultural Revolution in Malaysia". New York Times. New York Times. 7 January 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  6. ^ "M'sia and China need to broaden cooperation". The Sun Daily. The Sun Daily. 3 July 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Visit of Consul General of Malaysia in Guangzhou to Xiamen University Malaysia". Xiamen University Malaysia. XMUM News. 8 December 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2018.

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