Top Best Universities in Myanmar

1. Yangon University, 2. Yezin Agricultural University, 3. Mandalay University, 4. University of Medicine 1, Yangon, 5. Yangon University of Economics, 6. West Yangon Technological University, 7. University of Medicine, Mandalay, 8. Myanmar Aerospace Engineering University, 9. Dagon University, 10. University of Computer Studies, Mandalay. What are Myanmar's most well-known universities? Toplist has compiled a list of the top 10 best universities in Myanmar that match the following criteria: being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Burmese higher education-related organization, offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees), delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format.

  1. Yangon University
  2. Yezin Agricultural University
  3. Mandalay University
  4. University of Medicine 1, Yangon
  5. Yangon University of Economics
  6. West Yangon Technological University
  7. University of Medicine, Mandalay
  8. Myanmar Aerospace Engineering University
  9. Dagon University
  10. University of Computer Studies, Mandalay

Yangon University

The University of Yangon, located in Kamayut, Yangon, is the oldest and the best university in Myanmar’s contemporary education system. The institution primarily offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in liberal arts, sciences, and law (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Post-graduate Diploma, and Doctorate). Following the 1996 student demonstrations, full-time bachelor’s degrees were not provided at the university’s main campus. From 2014 onwards, the bachelor’s degree was re-offered to the finest students in the country. Undergraduate students can now pursue degrees in Political Science, as well as postgraduate certificates in fields including social work and geology.

Initially, Yangon University was the only significant university in the country. All institutes of higher education in Myanmar were under Yangon University until 1958, when Mandalay University became an autonomous university. All professional colleges and institutes of the university, such as the Institute of Medicine 1, Rangoon Institute of Technology, and Yangon Institute of Economics, became independent universities after the University Education Act of 1964, leaving Yangon University to focus on liberal arts, sciences, and law. In Myanmar, multiple ministries are responsible for higher education. The Ministry of Education is responsible for the University of Yangon.

Throughout its history, Yangon University has been a hotbed of civil unrest. Rangoon University was the starting point for all three national strikes against the British authority (1920, 1936, and 1938). General Aung San, U Nu, Ne Win, and U Thant, leaders of the Burmese independence movement, are among the university’s noteworthy alumni. In the post-colonial era, student protests at the institution continued—in 1962, 1974, 1988, and 1996.

Established: 1878

Location: Kamayut 11041, Yangon, Yangon Region, Myanmar


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Yezin Agricultural University

The sole agricultural university in Myanmar is Yezin Agricultural University (YAU), which is located in Yezin. Mawlamyine and Hlegu have significant campuses, whereas Aungpan, Hmawbi, Kyaukse, Magway, and Phyu have minor regional campuses. The institution, which is run by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, primarily offers a four-year Bachelor of Agricultural Science (BAgrSc) program, as well as a few master’s and PhD programs. Beginning in the 2009 academic year, third- and fourth-year undergraduate students must choose one crop as a specialty subject and study off-campus at one of the Myanmar Agricultural Service’s seven recognized farms. Each year, YAU generates around 200 graduates, both bachelors and postgraduates. The university has already produced more than 9000 bachelors degree holders together with number of postgraduate degrees up to 2012.

Until 2006, the primary criterion for admission to YAU were college matriculation exam scores and Burmese citizenship. Since 2006, admission criteria have been based on a university-administered entrance examination. High school graduates must pass the English and biology entrance exams, as well as an interview. A total of 30 third-year students are selected from a pool of elite students who have earned a Diploma in Agriculture from one of the State Agricultural Institutes.

Established: December 22, 1924

Location: Yezin, PyinmanaNaypyidaw, Myanmar


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Mandalay University

Mandalay University is a public liberal arts and scientific university in Mandalay, Myanmar, and one of the Ministry of Education’s sixteen autonomous institutions. Mandalay Institution, once an affiliate of Rangoon University, is Myanmar’s second-oldest university and the oldest and largest university in Upper Myanmar. The institution primarily offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in liberal arts, sciences, and law (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Post-graduate Diploma, and Doctorate). The university often ranked high in the top of the best universities in Myanmar.

With nineteen main and one supporting academic department,the University of Mandalay covers all the major subjects in arts, sciences, and law. Mandalay University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Bachelor’s degree programs are separated into three categories: Liberal Arts (B.A. ), Sciences (BSc), and Law (LLB) (LL.B). Students choose several courses of study in upper secondary school, when they select specific classes that will prepare them for postsecondary education. Doctorates, master’s degrees, and certificates are the three types of postgraduate degrees. Although Mandalay University used to not offer undergraduate degrees due to the rebellion in 1996, it was reopened in 2014 as the Center of Excellence (COE) for undergraduate degree courses, accepting just 50 selectively good students for each subject of study.

Established: 1925

Location: Mahaaungmye, Mandalay, Myanmar


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University of Medicine 1, Yangon

The University of Medicine 1, Yangon, originally the Institute of Medicine 1, is Myanmar’s oldest medical school. It is located in Yangon. In medical science, the institution offers M.B., B.S. (equivalent to M.D.) and graduate (diploma, master’s, and doctorate) degrees. The university is considered to be one of the most selective in the country, admitting only about 400 students each year based on their University Entrance Examination scores.

Lanmadaw (also known as St. John’s), Pyay Road (also known as Leikkhon), and Thaton Road are the three campuses that make up the University of Medicine 1. (former BOC College of Engineering and Mining).

The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates has recognized University of Medicine 1, Yangon as one of the five best universities in Myanmar.

Established: February 2, 1927

Location: Yangon, Yangon Region, Myanmar


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Yangon University of Economics

Myanmar’s Yangon University of Economics is the country’s best economics and business school. In 1924, the Section of Economics of Yangon Institution became an autonomous university of higher learning, and in 1964, the section became an independent university of higher learning. The University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and certifications in a variety of fields, the majority of which are related to trade, statistics, and economics. It is also the country’s best business school, with full-time, executive MBF, MHTM, MMM, and MBA programs. Undergraduate programs last three years for regular students and four years for Honors students. Master’s degrees take two years to complete.

The university has three campuses in the Yangon area, serving over 1000 undergraduate and graduate students: the main site, which was robbed from Yangon University, in Kamayut, and satellite campuses in Hlaing (also robbed from Yangon University), and Ywathagyi.

Established: November 1964

Location: Kamayut, Yangon 11041, Yangon Region, Myanmar

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West Yangon Technological University

The Ministry of Science and Technology’s primary responsible personnel successfully created West Yangon Technological University on December 15, 2005. However, it is presently under the Ministry of Education’s control. West Yangon Technological University is located near Kampyo village in Hlaingthaya Township in Yangon Region, with a campus area of 220.32 acres at the time.

West Yangon Technological University offers the following Training Courses: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Mechanical, Engineering, Electrical Power Engineering, Electronic and Communication Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Information Technology, Chemical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials Science

Bureau Veritas of France certified it ISO 9001:2008 in July 2015. On December 15, 2015, the institution celebrated its tenth anniversary as a university.

Established: December 15, 2005

Location: Hlaingthaya, YangonYangon Division, Myanmar


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University of Medicine, Mandalay

The University of Medicine, Mandalay, formerly the Institute of Medicine, Mandalay, is one of Myanmar’s five medical schools. The institution provides bachelor’s degrees in medicine and surgery (M.B.B.S.) as well as graduate degrees in medical science (diploma, master’s, and doctoral). Medical schools remain the top choice among prospective college students in Myanmar, and the University of Medicine, Mandalay is one of the most selective colleges in the country. About 300 students are admitted each year based purely on their Basic Education High School (college admission) exam scores.

Since 1955, the university has been at its current location in Chanayethazan. In 1991, the current building complex was finished. Since its inception, the Mandalay General Hospital (MGH) and the Mandalay Workers’ Hospital have served as the university’s primary teaching hospitals. The university now operates a 300-bed Teaching Hospital, five specialty hospitals downtown Mandalay, and five regional general hospitals throughout the city, for a total of 13 hospitals.

The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates has accredited the university.

Established: 1954

Location: Chanayethazan, Mandalay, Myanmar


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Myanmar Aerospace Engineering University

Myanmar Aerospace Engineering University is a public university in Meiktila, Myanmar, that specializes in aerospace engineering. In several aeronautical engineering specialities and technologies, the institution provides undergraduate diplomas, bachelor’s degrees, and post-graduate diploma programs.

Prior to the establishment of MAEU in 2002, Yangon Technological University was Myanmar’s only institution that offered aeronautical engineering programs. In 1991, YTU launched an Aeronautical Engineering bachelor’s degree program, which was upgraded to Aerospace Engineering in 1997, ostensibly to “research space technology and application.” In Meiktila, site of the Myanmar Air Force’s central command, the military government founded a specialist institution for aeronautical engineering in 2002, perhaps with Russian and Chinese technological support.

Twenty troops attacked the MAEU campus on February 14, 2020, in the aftermath of the 2021 Myanmar coup d’état, in reference to the campus faculty and student body’s participation in the current civil disobedience movement.

Established: February 15, 2002

Location: Meiktila, Mandalay Region, Myanmar


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Dagon University

Dagon University, in Yangon’s North Dagon neighborhood, is one of Myanmar’s largest institutions. The institution, which was founded in 1993, provides full-time, part-time, and online students bachelor’s and master’s degrees in liberal arts and sciences. Dagon University also has a four-year full-time law school. The university’s campus, which spans 1,582 acres (6.40 km2) on the outskirts of Yangon, is one of the country’s largest.

Dagon University, which is classified as an Arts and Science University in the Burmese university system, provides bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in a variety of liberal arts and sciences fields. Regular Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) degrees require four years to complete, while honors degrees BA (Hons) and BSc (Hons) take five years to accomplish. The law program also takes five years. The university also offers an online program.

Established: 1993

Location: North Dagon, YangonYangon Region, Myanmar


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University of Computer Studies, Mandalay

The University of Computer Studies, Mandalay (UCSM) is a Myanmar IT and computer science university based in Mandalay. In computer science and technology, UCSM provides bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degree programs. Upper Myanmar students make up the majority of the student body. UCSM is the official university for all Government Computer Colleges in Upper Myanmar, whose students may continue their advanced studies at UCSM. It is administered by the Ministry of Education. This institution also houses a Cisco networking academy.

The five-year bachelor’s programs in computer science and computer technology are the core offerings of UCSM. Master’s degree programs in applied science and information science are also available. Artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, computer architecture, control applications, database systems, digital signal processing, image processing, Internet technologies, network security, operating systems, parallel and distributed computing, and software engineering are just a few of the subjects covered.

Established: September 1997

Location: Patheingyi, MandalayMandalay Region, Myanmar


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