Malaysian Culture Summer School in Kuala Lumpur

Key Information


Application Deadline: 06/02/23 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Extra-curricular opportunities, Summer Schools

Ref: 10007562


Departure Date: 05/06/23

Return Date: 02/07/23


£1500 (incl. programme fee with accommodation £750) and flights: Students will also be required to pay for: UK airport transfers, food and drink, visa (if applicable)


DMU Global Bursary: £400

Additional Funding: Turing Scheme funding £480 + additional funds for qualifying students


Accommodation: Included as part of the £750 programme fee

Travel: Flights will be booked by the student (est. £750)


General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office -

Trip Lead: N/A


All DMU students are eligible to participate in this opportunity. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 15. Students are recommended to check the eligibility criteria before applying.


DMU in cooperation with Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology (‘TAR UMT’) are able to offer students the chance to participate in a 4-week cultural experience in the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. TAR UMT has a population of 28,000 students, and this cultural experience will give participants the chance to mix with local students as well as summer school participants from across the globe.

This 4-week cultural experience aims to give students the chance to learn about the history, culture, food and language of Malaysia. Due to the varied itinerary, the programme is suitable for all DMU students. The programme will include the following:

  • Welcome and farewell ceremonies and dinners
  • Malaysia cultural workshops
  • City tours and company visits in Kuala Lumpur
  • Sports, arts, cooking and dance classes
  • Calligraphy and henna workshops
  • Day trips to locations such as Putrajaya, Malacca and an Elephant Sanctuary

A more detailed overview of the programme can be found here…

Malaysian culture summer school
Programme Guide

Practical information

Students that participate on this summer school will live together with fellow students in university accommodation. The programme fee of £750 for the summer school includes: airport pick-up & drop-off; accommodation & transportation arrangement; entry fees for visits; welcome and farewell lunch and learning materials.

In addition to the programme fee, students will be required to pay for and arrange travel to Malaysia (approx. £750).

All DMU students will receive £400 DMU Global bursary and a minimum of £480 Turing Scheme funding (£880 in total). Students who meet qualifying criteria for ‘disadvantaged students‘ will also qualify for an additional £110, and £905 towards flight costs.

Cultural Activities

As mentioned above there will be a range of cultural activities as part of the formal programme that students can participate in. Activities will include Lion Dance classes, Dragon Boat activities, a visit to the Sunway Lagoon Park and a Calligraphy workshop.

There will be free time as part of the itinerary, and students may wish to go to the Batu Caves, or explore a range of other main attractions in downtown Kuala Lumpur such as the Petronas Twin TowersPavilion Shopping Centre, the Perdana Botanical GardenKL Bird Park and the National Museum of Malaysia.

COVID-19 information

Travel to Malaysia is permitted according to the travel rules for England as listed on UK Government website. Further guidance can be found on the FCDO webpage for Malaysia.

All students that are offered a place on this DMU Global opportunity will receive further COVID-19 advice and guidance by email and in pre-departure briefing sessions. More details and COVID-19 Travel Information can be found here.