Mawlamyine University

Mawlamyine University
Mawlamyaing University
မော်လမြိုင် တက္ကသိုလ်
Motto Enshrine the education, serves the peoples' will
Established 1953
Type public
Rector Dr. Htay Aung
Students ~ approximately 10,000 [1]
Postgraduates Master of Science, Master of Arts
Location Taungwaing Road, Mawlamyaing
Mon State, Myanmar

Coordinates: 16°26′22″N 97°39′2″E / 16.43944°N 97.65056°E / 16.43944; 97.65056
Affiliations University of Yangon

Mawlamyaing University (also the University of Mawlamyaing; Burmese: မော်လမြိုင် တက္ကသိုလ်, pronounced [mɔ̀ləmjàiɴ tɛʔkəθò]), located in Mawlamyaing, is the largest university in Mon State, Myanmar. The university offers bachelor's and master's degree programs in liberal arts and sciences. It is one of the few universities in the country to offer a specialization in marine science in the country.[2]



The university was founded in 1953 as Moulmein Intermediate College under Yangon University.[2] It was renamed Mawlamyaing Degree College in 1964. It became an independent university in 1986.


Classified as an Arts and Science university in the Burmese university education system, Mawlamyaing University offers bachelor's and master's degree programs in in common liberal arts and sciences disciplines. Its regular Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) take three years to complete and honors degree programs BA (Hons) and BSc (Hons) take four years. The law program also takes four years.[3]

Mawlamyaing University is one of few universities in Myanmar, offering a degree in Marine Science. Its Marine Science Laboratory in Setse, a coastal town about 60 km south of Mawlamyaing was the first of its kind in Myanmar.[2]

Program Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Burmese BA MA
English BA MA
Geography BA MA
History BA MA
Philosophy BA MA
Psychology BA MA
Botany BSc MSc
Chemistry BSc MSc
Marine Science BSc
Mathematics BSc MSc
Physics BSc MSc
Zoology BSc MSc


List of rectors

  • Dr. Khin Maung Tint (Tekkatho Phone Naing)
  • Hla Tun Aung
  • Kyi Win
  • San Tint
  • Saw Han Shein
  • Dr. Htay Aung



The university's three-story library, completed in January 2004, houses over 106,000 books and periodicals.[4]


Noted writer Dr. Mehm Tin Mon was a Professor of Chemistry at the university from 1986 to 1992.