UM Is Reducing Its Fees For Students Coping With The COVID-19 Pandemic

Both local and international students will receive the fee reductions.

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Universiti Malaya (UM) will be reducing its services fee by RM120 through its student welfare initiative

In a Facebook statement issued on 16 October, UM has decided to cut RM120 of their services fee for three semesters in accordance with the 'Bantuan UM Prihatin' initiative.

The services fee includes charges for sports, library facilities, Information and Communications Technology, as well as welfare and health, which may cost around RM235 to RM337.

The semesters affected by the fee reduction are Semester 2, Session 2019/2020 (last semester) and Semester 1 and 2, Session 2020/2021.

The discounts apply to both local and international students studying in UM.

Teaching and learning modules have been conducted online by the university since last semester

Since the Movement Control Order (MCO) was enforced in March, the fee reduction has been one of UM's 11 initiatives for student welfare which includes hostel fee refunds, scholarships, as well as free data plans and laptops, according to their Facebook.

The discounts will total about RM2.7 million for each semester.

"The University continuously prioritises the welfare of our students as we navigate the new normal in the face of these challenging times. Let us hope that the COVID-19 pandemic will come to an end soon so that our campus life may resume its normal course," wrote UM.

Read UM's full statement here:

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