MA Architecture trip to the Malaysian Peninsula

Ref: 10003143


MArch 2  students are eligible to participate in this opportunity. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 20 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


As an important geo-political and economic centre for South East Asia, Kuala Lumpur and Penang are leading urban centres at the forefront of architectural design, planning and urban
design in the region. An architectural and urban study of both will give the students an opportunity to reshape their knowledge and thoughts in how they design future contemporary buildings in the UK.

Students will engage in formal activities that includes visits to key architectural buildings, urban planning and art installations. Students will learn from architects, planners and urban designers the challenges and complexities involved in shaping contemporary Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Visits shall include formal activities with Taylor’s University and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia to learn about Tropical Architecture, Vernacular Traditions and High-Rise Urbanity shaping Kuala Lumpur and Penang alike.

Cultural activities

Student will have the opportunity to explore and experience culture in Kuala Lumpur and Penang. They will witness two diverse Malaysia cities, and will have the chance to explore the cities that are pluralistic with fascinating places of worship. Kuala Lumpur is a melting pot of vibrant Asian cultures and traditions, and is well-regarded for its wide array of tantalising local delicacies.

Travel and accommodation

Travel and accommodation will be booked by the faculty for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the remaining amount following confirmation of their place. The #DMUglobal bursary will be deducted from the cost of the trip.

Contact details

Visa information

British nationals don’t need a visa to visit Malaysia. You will normally be given permission to stay for 3 (90 days) months on arrival. Students of other nationalities are recommended to check on the appropriate embassy websites for Singapore and Malaysia.

If you have any specific questions about this please email for advice. If a visa is required, you are responsible for applying for one and ensuring that you apply with sufficient time to receive your visa prior to departure. Please be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Sunday 17 November 2019
  • Return date: Monday 25 November 2019
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £850
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, cultural activities, food and drink, visa (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £400
  • Deadline for application: Wednesday 29 May 2019 9am