Admission  @Universiti Sains Malaysia

Master of Cognitive Neurosciences - USM@KL


This programme aims to produce graduates who:

* Can work in a wide range of career opportunity such as in neurobusiness, neuromarketing, computational neurosciences, social neurosciences, neurolinguistics, neuroeducation, neurobehaviors, etc. at various institutions/companies

* Are able to continue their study at the doctorate level in the inter-disciplinary of arts and sciences.

The programme will be conducted at Universiti Sains Malaysia - KL Campus, Wisma Sejarah, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur in year 1 (for core and elective courses). Research Project will be held at a different location of Universiti Sains Malaysia such as in the Main Campus (Penang) or/and Health Campus (Kubang Kerian, Kelantan) depends on the chosen research topic.

Master of Cognitive Neurosciences


Long Semester

Short Semester

No. of Weeks


Not available

No. of Semesters


No. of Years



Component Total Credit/

Taught-Courses (Core and Elective)

Research Project

Credit Unit (%)

Credit Unit (%)


26 (43.5%)

20 (56.5%)


Applicants should possess the following:

Bachelor's degree in any field of arts and sciences with CGPA of at least 3.00 / 4.00 or equivalent

Applicant is subject to internal assessment by an independent review panel


(Applicable for International Applicants Only)

The minimum score for each programme can be vary from the below list, candidates are required to check for each programme requirements.

  • A minimum of Band 5 for IELTS; or
  • A minimum score of 40 for TOEFL (Internet-based); or
  • A minimum of Band 7.5 for TOEFL Essentials (Online); or
  • A minimum score of 154 for Cambridge English: Advance (CAE)/Proficiency (CPE) /Preliminary (PET) /First (FCE)/ Linguaskill Online min. score 154; or
  • A minimum score of 47 for Pearson Test of English (PTE); or
  • A minimum of Band 107 for CIEP Level (ELS); or
  • A minimum of Band 3.5 for Malaysian University English Test (MUET)

Exemption is given to candidate if:

  • English is the candidate’s mother tongue or National Language; or
  • Candidate graduated from an Institution of Higher Learning in which the medium of instruction at Bachelor and/or Master degree level is English (statement of proof required)
  • Full-time: 4 semesters (2 years) / 8 semesters (4 years)
  • Part Time: 6 semesters (3 years) / 10 semesters (5 years)
  • April & October

Malaysian (MYR)

International (USD)

  • Registration Fee : 310.00
  • Tuition Fee : 550.00 X 46 Units = 25,300
  • Convocation Fee : 200.00
  • Registration Fees : 222.50
  • Personal Bond : 1000.00
  • Tuition Fees : 275.00 X  46 Units = 12,650.00
  • Convocation Fee : 50.00

** Fees are subject to change


Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 Penang, Malaysia.

Tel : +604 653 2606
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Student Admission Unit
Academic Management Division
Registry, Level 2, Chancellory Building
Universiti Sains Malaysia,
11800 Penang, Malaysia.

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