UKM International Summer Programme

UKM International Summer Programme is specially designed by the International Relations Centre (UKM Global), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) collaborated with partners at the faculties and research institute at UKM. The proposed programs are of short-term classes and cultural emersion of the university from one-week to one-month with a basic certificate or transfer credit.
    
The participants will experience classes at the main campus as well as our living lab throughout the country, based on their selected programme. Their learning will be enhanced by our passionate and experienced lecturers and facilitators in their respective subjects. Besides, participants will find friendship among our selected buddies while emerge in the local language (Malay, Malaysian slang), diversity of culture and encounter wild animals in nature-friendly campus surroundings.
   


 

One Week Programme

OverviewThe course will introduce students to the understanding of differences and similarities of Islamic and conventional financial market, structure of the Islamic capital market and Islamic financial products in Malaysia.
Day 1 - 3▸ Malaysia: History and Development of Islamic Banking and Finance
▸ Islam and Society
▸ Malay Language and Culture
▸ Principle of Muamalah for Islamic Economics and Finance
Day 4 - 7▸ Islamic Social Finance
▸ Disruptive Technology in Islamic Finance
▸ Wealth Management
▸ Muamalah Interactive Game
▸ Kuala Lumpur Edu cultural visit
Culture immersion Edu cultural trip and visit to Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur and selected place.
Eligibility & Pre-requisites Fit for low to medium outdoor activities. Enjoy outdoor and willing to participate in all activities.
Program Fee USD1,000

OverviewThis program is an introduction to leadership and multiculturalism pertinent in the region. It is focuses in creating new leaders to undertake the challenge in the era of globalisation.
Day 1 - 3▸ Introduction to Multiculturalism in Malaysia
▸ Introduction to Leadership
▸ Principal of Leadership
▸ Workshop
Day 4 - 7▸ Leadership of Ancient Kingdom in Malaysia
▸ Administrative Cities of Malaysia
▸ Great Leaders of Asia
▸ Leaders and Communities
Culture immersion Cultural and personal development immersion.
Eligibility & Pre-requisites Fit for low to medium outdoor activities. Enjoy outdoor and willing to participate in all activities.
Program Fee USD1,000

Two Weeks Programme

OverviewThe course aims to enhance young scholars around the world to prepare themselves as future leaders and learn about the key aspects of management and leadership in Asia. They will also explore the uniqueness and role of culture as an essence to the diverse society.
Week 1▸ South East Asia and Malaysia: Economy, Culture, Community
▸ Interactive Malay Culture Program
▸ Embassy Visit
Week 2▸ Islamic Economics and Finance
▸ Exploring heritage site
▸ Industrial Expert Talk
▸ Academic Visit
Culture immersion ▸ Every Saturday or weekly gap in between class and field to discover Bangi, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur.
▸ Group culture performance
Eligibility & Pre-requisites Fit for low to medium outdoor activities. Enjoy outdoor and willing to participate in all activities.
Program Fee USD1,500

OverviewThe course will provide students the understanding of economics and business management practices in Malaysia. Focus is on topics related to Global Business.
Week 1▸ Malaysia: Islamic Economics and Finance (Part I-II)
▸ Malaysia: Entrepreneurships and SMEs Development (Part I-II)
▸ Sharing Session
Week 2▸ Global Business Services (Part I-III)
▸ Group activities with communities
▸ Educational Tour and industrial visit
▸ Arts and Culture
Culture immersion ▸ Edu cultural trip and visit to Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur and selected place.
▸ Group culture performance
Eligibility & Pre-requisites Fit for low to medium outdoor activities. Enjoy outdoor and willing to participate in all activities.
Program Fee USD1,300

OverviewThe course will enable the students to have better understanding towards the natural heritage concept and observe the integrated conservation efforts for sustainability and eco-tourism.
Week 1▸ Kuala Lumpur Edu cultural visit
▸ Conservation and governance
▸ Malaysia tropical heritage
▸ Biodiversity and geodiversity of Malaysia
▸ Interactive Malay Culture Program
Week 2▸ Integrated conservation Field observation to selected integrated
▸ Group presentation, community engagement
▸ Cultural performance
▸ Academic and cultural visit to selected places.
Culture immersion ▸ Every Saturday or weekly gap in between class and field to discover Bangi, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur.
▸ Group culture performance
Eligibility & Pre-requisites Fit for medium to high outdoor activities. Enjoy outdoor and willing to participate in all activities.
Program Fee USD1,800

OverviewThe course is an introduction to field entomology and parasitology at the tropic region for enthusiasts from the medical perspective.
Week 1▸ Introduction the important of medical entomology and parasitology in South East Asia
▸ Identification of mosquito species in Malaysia
▸ Introduction to parasites of Malaysia
▸ Field trip and sampling to Tanjung Karang, Kampung Orang Asli
▸ One health knowledge and concept OHCC
Week 2▸ Visits and Attachment at Negeri Sembilan State Health Department (N9SHD)
▸ The Arthropods: The bigger genera
▸ Vector Borne Diseases: The Basics
▸ Parasites and Humans: The Malaysian Scenario
▸ The EntoPara Race
▸ Visit to the FST UKM Entomology Museum
▸ Final presentation
Culture immersion Culture tour will be conducted on the first week to discover local night market and selected culture site at the neighbouring area.
Eligibility & Pre-requisites Fit for low to medium outdoor activities. Enjoy outdoor and willing to participate in all activities.
Program Fee USD1,800

OverviewThe course provides unique opportunity for forensic students and students of science background to apply their knowledge from undergraduate studies to crime scene investigations, forensic scene in Malaysian geographical region, following local rules, laws and protocols, and collaborating with fellow students and expert from different cultures and backgrounds.
Week 1▸ Introduction to the institution and lab facilities
▸ CSI & Forensic Science briefing
▸ Forensic photography
▸ Learning visit at selected agencies (local and federal agency): Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) Forensic Lab, Malaysian Department of Chemistry, Wildlife Forensics
▸ CSI simulation: Beginner Level
Week 2▸ Forensic Entomology Fieldwork I
▸ Forensic Entomology Fieldwork II and CSInsects
▸ CSI simulation: Intermediate Level
▸ CSI case presentation: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency
▸ Forensic CSR and sharing session
Culture immersion Every Saturday or weekly gap in between class and field to discover Bangi, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur.
Eligibility & Pre-requisites Fit for low to medium outdoor activities. Enjoy indoor/outdoor and willing to participate in all activities.
Program Fee USD1,800

Three Weeks Programme

OverviewThe course will introduce and provide you on the knowledge of Malaysian tropical ecosystem. Participant will learn about the concept of nature heritage, sustainable development of nature conservation and the physical landscape and bio-diversity of Malaysia's tropical ecosystem.
Week 1▸ Malaysia intercultural
▸ Conservation and governance
▸ Malaysia tropical heritage
▸ Biodiversity and geodiversity of Malaysia
Week 2▸ Traditional and singular conservation
▸ Field observation to selected traditional and singular conservation
Week 3▸ Integrated conservation Field observation to selected integrated
▸ Group and individual report preparation
▸ Group presentation
▸ Cultural performance
Culture immersion ▸ Every Saturday or weekly gap in between class and field to discover Bangi, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur.
▸ Group culture performance
Eligibility & Pre-requisites Fit for medium to high outdoor activities. Enjoy outdoor and willing to participate in all activities.
Program Fee USD2,200

OverviewThe course on Indigenous Communities introduces and provides you with selected topics based on continuity and change of culture of indigenous communities in Malaysia. Participant learn about the unique culture, the minority struggles, the process of cultural transformation and the future of indigenous communities in Malaysia.
Week 1▸ Malaysia intercultural
▸ Socio culture, economic, ethnography of the indigenous people of peninsular Malaysia
▸ The natives of Sabah and Sarawak
▸ Cultural relativity and sensitivity
Week 2▸ Group Activities: Understand the Indigenous Communities
▸ Field visit I- to selected site of indigenous people of peninsular
Week 3▸ Field visit II- to selected site of indigenous people of peninsular
▸ Field visit III- to selected site of indigenous people of peninsular
▸ Individual assignment preparation
▸ Cultural performance
Culture immersion ▸ Every Saturday or weekly gap in between class and field to discover Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur.
▸ Group culture performance
Eligibility & Pre-requisites Fit for low to medium outdoor activities. Willing to participate and engage with the community.
Program Fee USD2,200

OverviewThis course provides an understanding on the historical development of Islam in Malaysia. The aim of the course is to prepare a platform that allows the participant to explore the uniqueness of Islam in a pluralistic society through selected facet of financial system, environment protection and astronomy exploration.
Week 1▸ Historical Development of Islam in Malaysia
▸ Impact of Islam on politics, society and economy in Malaysia
▸ Environment (and its protection) from Islamic perspective
▸ Site visit to National Bank of Malaysia
▸ Site visit to Islamic bank of Malaysia Berhad
▸ Site visit to administrative city of Putrajaya
Week 2▸ Site visit to Tasik Chini Living Lab (Nature Exploration)
▸ Islam in a pluralistic society
▸ Communal cooperation with Bangi community
▸ Preparation for cultural performance
Week 3▸ Astronomy, astrotourism and Muslim society.
▸ Islamization and colonization of Malacca
▸ Site visit to Historical City of Malacca
▸ Site visit to capital city of Malaysia-Kuala Lumpur
Culture immersion ▸ Every Sunday is resting day and time to discover the life near Bangi, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur.
▸ Group culture performance
Eligibility & Pre-requisites Fit for medium to high outdoor activities. Enjoy outdoor and willing to participate in all activities.
Program Fee USD2,200

OverviewThe course is an introduction to sustainable use of fuel cell technology in Malaysia. Aim of the course is to form basic mindset of the participants, while applying the fuel cell system as an alternative energy generator, hydrogen energy and its basic operating principles and to discuss the general theory of electrochemistry, instrumentation and electrochemical characterization method to fuel cells.
Week 1▸ Laboratory visit
▸ Introduction to fuel cell and hydrogen
▸ Research and method in fuel cell study
▸ Introduction to hydrogen production and molecular modelling
▸ Field visit to Planetarium and Putrajaya
Week 2▸ Introduction to solar energy and lab demonstration
▸ Introduction to development of small kit using renewable resources and workshop
▸ Introduction to Energy sources through IOT and workshop
▸ IOT contest and RE
Week 3▸ Field visit to sustainable fuel energy- Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark
▸ Nature adaptation, school initiative on renewable energy; and sustainable energy Langkawi project
Culture immersion ▸ Weekend cultural trips available
Eligibility & Pre-requisites Fit for medium to high outdoor activities. Enjoy outdoor and willing to participate in all activities.
Program Fee USD2,200

Four Weeks Programme

OverviewThis course aim to enhance English proficiency among non-native speaker. Participants will practise 4 core English skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. It is design to promote interactive learning through various activities that imitate daily and professional life.
Week 1▸ Intercultural communication
▸ Tropical environment in Malaysia
▸ Branding and leadership
▸ Uniquely Malaysia
▸ Introduction to English language
▸ Warming up, Loosen Up
Week 2▸ Movie (Listening & Writing dialogue)
▸ Let’s Talk (Managing small Talks)
▸ Love to Hate (Non-verbal and body language & Role Play)
▸ Malaysian Culture & Communities
▸ Interactive Malay Communication
▸ Malay Language
Week 3▸ Small to medium enterprise industry in Malaysia
▸ Industrial Visits
▸ Cultural & Academic Visit
▸ Farming Malay communities
Week 4▸ Community work
▸ Cultural practice and presentation
Culture immersion Interactive Cultural training throughout the program.
Program Fee USD2,200

OverviewThis course provides the basic introduction to history, cultural, language and economy of the country that chart the advancement of studies in energy, mechanic and electrical in Malaysia and the region. This will be supported by series of lab, tutorial and site visit to selected university, public and private institution and industry.
Week 1▸ Introduction to South East Asia and Malaysia history, culture, economy and community
▸ Malay language interactive program
▸ Introduction to Quality Assurance and Manufacturing Process
▸ Quality improvement techniques based on case studies
Week 2▸ Malaysia energy sustainability, comparisons with other leading countries
▸ Laboratory for Friction loss calculation in pipe, Polymer composite injection, thermodynamics, powder metallurgy, powder compaction
▸ Tutorial for variable and attribute control chart
▸ Visit to selected private and public industry
Week 3▸ Laboratory sample characterization, heat transfer and advanced manufacturing
▸ Engineering as social experimentation and informed consent
▸ Manufacturing advances in Malaysia
▸ Visit to an engineering facility in the Klang Valley
Week 4▸ Advance Mechanic Lab (Zwick)
▸ Introduction to FEM and Acoustic
▸ Malaysians engineering ethic cases, corruptions and balances between technology, sustainability and ethics
▸ Tutorial on liability, quality cost, reliability
▸ Educational visit to administration centre of Malaysia - Putrajaya
▸ Final presentation
Culture immersion Every Saturday or weekly gap in between class and field to discover Bangi, Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur and Malacca.
Eligibility & Pre-requisites Requirement to do final presentation as but of evaluation but no final exam.
Program Fee USD1,900

 

Requirements and Eligibility

  • Registered as a full-time student at home university
  • Have completed at least two academic semesters at home university
  • Have good English proficiency in both speaking and writing
  • Must agree to abide by the rules and regulations of UKM or placement provider
  • Agrees to be responsible for the costs incurred

 

Application Period

 

Application Procedures

  • Fill up the application form – Short Term Mobility Programme
  • UKM Global will do application review and clarification
  • UKM Global will forward the application to the host faculty for their review and approval
  • The offer letter will be issued out by the Centre for Academic Management after faculty’s approval