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Sports & Recreation Facilities

Azman Hashim USM Sports Arena

  • 3 Futsal Courts
  • 14 badminton courts
  • Other Sports Facilities available as well
Sports Complex (A12)
  • Badminton Court (6 courts)
  • Gymnasium (1 male court & 1 female court)
  •  Squash Court (3 courts)
Badminton Court
Renting Rate
RM0.50 per hour, per court
Operation Hour
Monday to Sunday
(9:00 am – 10:00 pm)
How to Apply?
i.Get your coupon at Jabatan Keselamatan
ii.Make your booking at Pejabat Pusat Sukan & Rekreasi
Renting Rate
Operation Hour
Monday to Saturday
Operating Hours: (9.00am – 8.00pm)
Rest Hours: (12.30pm – 3.00pm) / Friday (12.00pm – 3.00pm)
*Tuesday & Thursday for LADIES ONLY.
*Sunday CLOSED
Squash Court
Renting Rate
RM0.50 per hour, per court
Operation Hour
Monday to Sunday
(9:00 am – 10:00 pm)
How to Apply?
i.Get your coupon at Jabatan Keselamatan
ii.Make your booking at Pejabat Pusat Sukan & Rekreasi
Swimming Complex (A10)
Renting Rate
RM1.00 per person per entry
Operation Hour
Monday to Friday
(5:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Saturday to Sunday
(9:00 am – 12:00 noon & 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
How to Apply?
i.Get your coupon at Jabatan Keselamatan
Basketball Field
Renting Rate
Operation Hour
Monday to Sunday
Desasiswa Bakti Permai (Around H11)
Desasiswa Cahaya Gemilang (Around H33)
Tennis Field
Renting Rate
Morning: RM0.50 per court
Night: RM1.00 per court
Operation Hour
Monday to Sunday
(8:00 am – 10:00 pm)
How to Apply?
i.Get your coupon at Jabatan Keselamatan
ii.Make your booking at Pejabat Pusat Sukan & Rekreasi
Stadium Olahraga
Renting Rate
Operation Hour
Monday to Sunday
(9:00 am – 10:00 pm)
Hockey Stadium
Renting Rate
Operation Hour
Monday to Sunday
(9:00 am – 10:00 pm)
Football Field
Renting Rate
Operation Hour
Monday to Sunday
(9:00 am – 10:00 pm)
Takraw Court
Renting Rate
Operation Hour
Monday to Sunday
(9:00 am – 10:00 pm)
Futsal Court
Renting Rate
Operation Hour
Monday to Sunday
(9:00 am – 10:00 pm)
How to Apply?
Book at Sport Office
How to Apply?
Book at Sport Office



  • Hockey
  • Softball
  • Golf
  • Ragbhi
  • Archery
  • Cycling
  • Petanque
  • etc

All sports facilities will be closed on the following holidays:-

  • Hari Raya Puasa
  • Hari Raya Haji
  • Chinese New Year
  • Deepavali
  • Others Public Holidays

Sports USM 

For more information about USM Sports & Recreations, kindly visit Pusat Sukan official website:


Dining @ USM

USM Main Campus offers variety type of dining experiences from Western to Malaysian Delight.

Malaysian Delight 

  1. Cafe Aman – K09 at Desasiswa Aman Damai
  2. Cafe Bakti – H10 at Desasiswa Bakti Permai
  3. Cafe CG – H33 at Desasiswa Cahaya Gemilang
  4. Cafe Indah – L10 at Desasiswa Indah Kembara
  5. Cafe Kembara – L05 at Desasiswa Indah Kembara
  6. Cafe Restu – M07 at Desasiswa Restu
  7. Cafe Saujana – M07 at Desasiswa Saujana
  8. Cafe Tekun – M09 at Desasiswa Tekun
  9. Cafesiswa (Foyer) – G26 at DK Foyer
  10. Kantin Blok J (tingkat bawah) – J10 at Pusat Racun Negara / School of Pharmacy
  11. Kantin Harapan – F27 at Desasiswa Fajar Harapan
  12. Kantin Permai – H16, H17 at Desasiswa Bakti Permai
  13. Subaidah Bistro – Near Dewan Budaya & Dewan Tuanku Syed Putra (DTSP)

Oriental + Malaysian Cuisine

  1. Kantin Rumah Merah – A04 near Swimming Pool

Malaysian + Western Cuisine

  1. Campus Café – Chancellory Building

Outside USM (Jalan Sungai Dua)

  1. Mc Donald’s
  2. KFC
  3. Subway
  4. Pizza Hut
  5. Baskin Robbin
  6. Hidden Recipe (Western + Oriental)
  7. 加二 Plus Two Restaurant (Oriental)
  8. House of Kolok Mee (Sarawak Delight)
  9. Nasi Kandar Pelita 24 Hours (Malaysian Delight)
  10. 金凤凰 Golden Phoenix Cafe (Variety)
  11. Jasmine Bakery
  12. Kopitan Cafe (Malaysian Delight)
  13. 43 Cafe (Western)
  14. 妈妈餐 (Oriental Budget)

Outside USM (Nearby / Opposite of Tesco Extra Sg. Dua)

  1. Butter Olive Bakery
  2. Variety of Malaysian Food Delights
  3. Bak Kut Teh (Non-Halal)
  4. CUPBON Rolling Ice Dessert
  5. Dessert Stores
  6. 缘恩素食馆 Yuan En Vegetarian Food
  7. Pasar Malam (Only available on every Saturday, 5pm-10pm)

Outside USM (Jalan Bukit Gambir)

  1. Khaleel 24 Hours (Malaysian Delight)
  2. Kafe Roti Bakar (Malaysia Delight)
  3. Yu My Cafe
  4. Peaberry Cafe
  5. Korean Cafe Gil
  6. LK Western
  7. University Place Plaza Ivory (Variety choices of Malaysian Delight)


Student Hostels

Staying in the USM Student Hostels (Desasiswa)

No matter where you live on campus, you’re usually within walking distance of everything you need. It’s about RM2.70 to RM4.50 per day per person (only for students). Different prices applied on non-students. All rooms are equipped with basic furniture, including:-

  • Bed with a mattress;
  • Table;
  • Chair;
  • Wardrobe;
  • Fan, rubbish bin and a broom.

Pillows, linen and additional cleaning equipment are not provided. The hostels have no kitchen, although facilities to boil water are made available. Coin self operated laundry machines are also available. Each hostel will have different design and layout, therefore the amount of toilet and bathroom are not same. There are different hostels for men and women.

  • Men are STRICTLY NOT ALLOWED to visit the hostels for women, and vice-versa.
  • Overnight visitors are not allowed but your friends are welcome to visit you during the day.
  • Quiet hours should be observed after 12:00am.

When you live in the hostels, USM has free WiFi provided. There is a chance that you may not be able to get access to the Internet. This is due some of the blind spots of the Wifi Zone.

In case you wish to continue living in the hostel after the exams, you can apply for an extension to do so. Eateries are available outside campus during the semester break. The hostel officers will inform you about the application procedure, as well as handling over the keys. No application is needed for staying in the hostel during shorter school breaks.

All Freshie are COMPULSORY to stay in the campus during Orientation Week (Program Siswa Lestari).

To continue staying in Campus Hostel, you are required to obtain a minimum requirement of MyCSD units. Find out more about MyCSD here (

List of USM Hostels

Off-Campus Accommodation

However, if you prefer staying outside the campus, please make sure you are clear about all the costs that you might incur in your housing arrangements, and that USM will not be held responsible.

  • Usually water and electric bills are not included in the rent.
  • Also, be prepared to pay a deposit, usually one month’s rent in advance.


For more information about USM Housing and Accommodation, kindly contact UPPU:-

Main Campus

Pejabat Pusat Perumahan & Penginapan Universiti
Tingkat 1, Bangunan H23,
Kompleks Cahaya Siswa, 11800 USM.
No Tel: 04-653 4459; Fax: 04-657 8962

Engineering Campus

Desasiswa, Universiti Sains Malaysia,
Seri Ampangan, 14300 Nibong Tebal,
Pulau Pinang.
No Tel: 04-599 5530; Fax: 04-594 1005

Health Campus

Desasiswa, Universiti Sains Malaysia,
16150 Kubang Kerian,
No Tel: 09-767 3000; Fax: 09-765 2678


USM Panel Clinics

There are several clinics close to USM for the student’s convenience. Opening hours vary between clinics, most of them being closed in the afternoons during lunch time.

Remember to bring along your IC & Matric card when you visit to the clinics.

Check out the list here.

PDF version able to download from HERE

Banks / ATMs / CDMs around USM


If you are visiting or studying in Universiti Sains Malaysia, you are not required to bring too much of cash with you. There are plenty of Automated Teller Machine (ATM) and Cash Deposited Machine (CDM) around the campus. Withdrawing money from different bank’s ATM usually will charge RM 1.06

Below are the comprehensive list of ATM & CDM around campuses.

::::: Main Campus :::::

In front Library PHS 1, Next to DTSP

  • Bank Islam (ATM)
  • RHB Bank (ATM)
  • CIMB Bank (ATM)
  • AmBank (ATM)

Uptown MallKompleks Cahaya Siswa

  • Bank Islam (ATM & CDM)

Masjid USM

  • CIMB Bank (ATM)
  • Bank Islam (ATM)

Cafeteria Desasiswa Restu & Saujana

  • Bank Islam (ATM)

Cafeteria Desasiswa Aman

  • Bank Islam (ATM)

Bank in Campus (Next to Roundabout)

  • CIMB Bank
  • Bank Muamalat
  • Bank Simpanan Nasional (Near Dewan Budaya USM)


::::: Outside Main Campus :::::

Maybank Malaysia

  • Tesco Extra (ATM)
  • Queensbay Mall (Bank)
  • Gelugor (Bank)

 Sungai Dua Area

  • Am Bank (Branch)
  • Hong Leong Bank (Branch)
  • RHB Bank (Branch)

Bukit Gambir Area (Outside Kompleks Desasiswa Restu, Saujana & Tekun RST)

  • Am Bank (ATM) at 7-Eleven


::::: Engineering Campus :::::

Cafeteria Staff, Next to Library

  • Bank Islam (ATM & CDM)
  • Bank Muamalat (ATM)

Cafeteria Desasiswa Lembaran

  • Bank Islam (ATM)

Banks nearby in Parit Buntar

  • CIMB Bank
  • Maybank
  • Public Bank
  • Hong Leong Bank
  • Bank Islam
  • RHB Bank
  • Bank Muamalat
  • AmBank


::::: Health Campus :::::

Hospital USM
  • CIMB (ATM)
  • Bank Islam (ATM)
  • Maybank (ATM)
Opposite USM
  • CIMB Bank
  • Bank Islam
Kota Bahru, Kelantan (Town)
  • Maybank
  • CIMB Bank
  • Hong Leong Bank
  • RHB Bank
  • Public Bank
  • AmBank
  • UOB Bank
  • BSN
  • EON Bank
  • SME Bank
  • etc

Campus Health Service

Student from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) is required to pay RM 60.00 for one academic session to enjoy health services in Pusat Sejahtera USM (Health Service Centre).

Services offered are: Observation Room, Treatment Room, Pharmacy Store, X-Ray Unit and others.

Please bring along your Matric Card for registration purposes.

Operating Hours:

Monday – Thursday (8.10am – 12.45noon) (2.00pm – 5.00pm)

*Extra Operating Hour specially for students from (5.10pm – 7.10pm)

Friday (8.10am – 12.00noon) (2.45pm – 5.00pm)

 Emergency Hotline: +604-653 3999

USM WiFi Setting Guide (Windows 7)

USM Living in Campus Guide – USM WiFi Setting Guide (Windows 7)

You may download WiFi Setting Guide here

Inter Campus Shuttle Bus Service

USM WiFi Setting (for Android & iOS)

Android Phone Guideline

  1. Menu > Settings
  2. Choose ‘Wireless & networks’
  3. Turn on Wi-Fi
  4. Choose Wi-Fi Settings
  5. Click USMSecure.
  6. Set a password for the credential storage (at least 8 characters).
  7. Security: Entreprise(802.1x)
    MAC address: 00:00:00:00:00:00 << (example)
    EAP method: PEAP
    Phase 2 authentication: None / MSCHAPV2
    Identity: (your USM email address, ie:
    Anonymous identity: (same with Identity)
    Wireless password: (created by yourself)
  8. Choose Connect.
  9. If it require to ‘Enter the credential storage password’, please try for 5 times, then will auto delete your default settings.
  10. Reset by repeat step 7.



iOS Setting Guideline 

  1. Connect directly to USMSecure
  2. Key in your Username & Password
  3. Get connected!


For more info, please visit via USMWireless or USMSecure