Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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UUM Sintok Campus

UUM Sintok Campus

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Universiti Utara Malaysia Main Campus is located at Sintok, 48 kilometers north of Alor Setar, the state capital of Kedah Darul Aman and 10 kilometers east of Changlun, a town on the North-South Highway. The 1,061 hectares campus is surrounded by a beautiful scenery of the tropical rain forest and hills. The Sintok and Badak Rivers run through the campus. It is one of the most beautiful and sophisticated campuses in the region.


The campus is also located near Bukit Kayu Hitam, a town close to the Malaysia- Thai border. This town is the main entrance into Malaysia from the Sultan Abdul Halim Airport, Alor Setar. The nearest railway station is located in Arau, Perlis.

The RM 580 million campus started its operation on 15 Spetember 1990. It comprises student residential halls (DPP) capable of accommodating 20,000 students.. Many of these DPP are named after multinational companies, namely MAS, TENAGA NATIONAL BERHAD, TELEKOM, PROTON, PETRONAS, TRADEWIND, EON, GUTHRIE, MISC, PERWAJA, MAYBANK, BANK MUAMALAT, YAYASAN AL-BUKHARY, BANK RAKYAT AND SME BANK.


The main buildings in the campus are the academic buildings, the library, the administrative buildings, the mosque, the Varsity Mall, the Students' Union Building, the sports complex, the Mu'adzam Shah Hall and the Tan Sri Othman Hall.  The university also provides 304 units of housing facilities to staff members.


The university also has 107 hectares of forest reserve for tourists, a 9-hole golf course,a campus ground, jungle tracks, an archery range and deer park.


Recently,UUM was accorded the MSC status, the first public university and also the first university located outside the Multimedia Super Corridor. It has also been bestowed the MS ISO 9001: 2000 Certification, another milestone in UUM's journey towards becoming a world-class.

Thae following is our office contact information:

Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Universiti Utara Malaysia

06010 UUM Sintok



Phone: +604-928 5251/ 5253/ 5263

Fax: +604-928 5297

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  • Conferences in conjunction with the celebration of UUM’s 30th anniversary

    There are several conferences organised in conjunction with the celebration of UUM’s 30th anniversary. They are organized under the wing of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).

    Knowledge Management International Conference (KMICe) 12-14 August 2014

    Malaysia Internet Governance Forum 2014 (MYIGF 2014) 13 – 14th August 2014

    3rd International Conference on Quantitative Sciences and Its Applications (ICOQSIA 2014) 12-14 August 2014

    The 23rd International Conference of Historians of Asia 2014 (IAHA2014) 23-27 August 2014

    International Conference on Communication and Media 2014 (i-COME’14) 18 - 20 October, 2014

    The Fifth International Conference on Teaching and Learning of English in Asia (TLEiA5) 27-29 Oct 2014

  • Important Notice to NEW International Students: Change of Immigration Policy on Incoming International Students

    Please be informed that effective 1 January 2014, all NEW international students who are pursuing their studies in Malaysia need to get their Visa With Reference (VWR) from the Malaysian Immigration prior to entering Malaysia. Students are required to submit necessary documents as stipulated in your admission offer letter. UUM will process and request the Malaysian Immigration Department to issue VWR. Upon receiving VWR from the Immigration Department, a copy of VWR will be sent to students via email. Students are required to bring a copy of VWR to their nearest Malaysian Embassy for a single entry pass. Only then the students can enter Malaysia. Without VWR, new students will be denied entry into Malaysia. Please refer to your offer letter for more details. Entry by using social pass for study purpose will further complicate and lead to many more inconveniences.

    Kindly contact UUM Centre for International Affairs and Cooperation ( or visit for further help if needed.


    The purpose of this announcement is to remind the postgraduate students of the rules that apply to them for obtaining the degree. These rules are as stated in the Postgraduate Academic Handbook given to you all during the new in-take registration process and has been explained during the briefing session on the registration day of every session. It is the responsibility of all students to read and follow these rules. These rules apply to those who are registered on First Semester 2010/2011 onwards

    Failure to comply with these rules, will result in delay as well as inconvenience in your graduation process.  The following are several extracted phases from the Handbook for your references. Read more..


Postgraduate Training

Academic Writing: Focus on Paraphrasing - October 2014

Date: 14 October 2014, 8.30am-12.30pm

Venue: Seminar Room, COPED, School of Computing, Level 1

Facilitator: Dr Siti Jamilah Bidin



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