“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”
Malaysian Universities have been established to provide for the higher education needs of those seeking to progress beyond secondary-level education. We have partnered with the following institutions to provide the best that Malaysian education has to offer for foreign students.
Curtin University Sarawak Campus, Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) is the first offshore campus of Curtin University, Western Australia (Curtin Western Australia). Located in Miri, Sarawak, Curtin Sarawak is the first foreign university campus to be set up in East Malaysia.
Curtin’s reputation for excellence in the South East Asian region provided the basis for Sarawak State Government’s initiative to invite Curtin to establish an international university in Sarawak. Curtin Sarawak has been actively involved in Malaysian education for the past two decades and the establishment of Curtin Sarawak’s campus ensures that it will continue to increase its contributions towards excellence in Malaysian tertiary education.
Curtin Sarawak’s operations in Miri, Sarawak commenced in February 1999. In 2002, the new purpose-built campus in a garden opened, which is a world-class facility where stylish architecturally designed buildings complement state-of-the-art equipment and facilities coupled with sophisticated IT linkages to provide students access to the resources of Curtin, Western Australia.
In November 1999, Curtin Sarawak was awarded the Multimedia Super Corridor status and was renewed in 2006.
Spanning across Central, North and East Malaysia, INTI International University and Colleges was founded over 25 years ago and is a leading provider of quality education, offering the widest array of pathways to graduate success. Over the years, we have formed solid ties with top tier universities and key industry players to ensure that the rights skills and winning spirit are instilled in our graduates.
A key differentiator at INTI is that our students are part of the world’s largest operator of private universities, Laureate International Universities. Providing a new dimension to INTI’s programmes, the prestigious network of Laureate International Universities opens new frontiers for students through its emphasis on career-focused programmes and internationalism, which is a common thread across the 29 countries it operates in.
Every year, INTI students work to provide solutions for over 50 industry projects presented by large corporations and attend over 20 lectures by distinguished speakers, setting a new benchmark for the Malaysian education sector. The latest teaching methodologies and technologies, along with experiential learning is applied at all INTI campuses, while courses and subjects are constantly updated to meet the evolving global market needs.
UCSI University or UCSI is a premier private university in Malaysia, approved by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia.
UCSI is known for its innovation. Its excellent IT infrastructure and usage had earned the college the highly prestigious Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) status.
UCSI received ISO 9001:2000 Certification in 2004 for its quality management system pertaining to educational and related services.
UCSI University is also the regional research centre for the renowned Blue Ocean Strategy.
Built on the principles of audacity, perseverance, integrity and excellence, UCSI University is a leading institution of higher learning with campuses in Kuala Lumpur, Terengganu and Sarawak, Malaysia.
UCSI faculties, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to meet student needs offer a wide spectrum of academic programmes, ranging from Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Engineering and Architecture to Music, Multimedia, Education, Liberal Arts and Hospitality.
Manipal International University (MIU) a member of the Manipal Global Education Group, is a fully-fledged Malaysian university offering multidisciplinary programmes with a focus in the fields of Science & Engineering and Management & Business.
The Manipal Education Group has been responsible for producing some of the brightest minds in Asia for the past 60 years. The Group has a network of five campuses and affiliations with 26 universities worldwide.
Building on the success of the Manipal Medical College in Malaysia, the Manipal Education Group brings its multidisciplinary expertise to Malaysia through MIU.
Multimedia University (MMU), a tertiary education institution set up through Universiti Telekom Sdn Bhd (UTSB), a wholly owned subsidiary of TM, fulfils the noblest of corporate social responsibilities – taking up the challenge of educating the next generation the nation’s leaders and knowledge workers.
As the first private university in Malaysia, MMU developed the pioneer model for the successful establishment of private universities in the nation, paving the way for the growth of the private tertiary education sector. As the university at the heart of the MSC, MMU also serves as a catalyst for the development of the high tech ICT industry of the nation, parallel to the Silicon Valley-Stanford model in the United States.
Growing to over 20,000 students in 15 years, MMU has achieved much in a relatively short period of time. The university runs in two campuses, its original campus in the historical city of Melaka, and the campus in Cyberjaya that was opened by the former Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed.
It has produced 30,523 graduates in its time, and a recent survey demonstrates that 91% of these secure employment within 6 months of the completion of studies. It has also grown an outstanding pool of international students numbering at 4,200 from 77 countries.
Establishing itself as a major player in research and development, and maintaining excellent ties with the industry through collaborations and research partnerships, MMU now hosts 13 Research Centres to date, focusing in the niche areas of nanotechnology, microsystems, biometrics, virtual reality, microwave and telecommunications, engineering, photonics, advanced robotics and business.
Established in 1998, Nilai University College is one of Malaysia ‘s largest private education providers and home to students from over 50 countries worldwide.
Equipped with university-standard facilities ranging from modern and up-to-date teaching facilities, fully-furnished on-campus accommodation to complete sporting and recreational facilities, the university college offers you a vibrant environment in which to pursue your academic and self development goals.
Nilai University College was one of the first colleges approved by the Ministry of Higher Education to conduct 3+0 degree programmes.
Over the years we have built upon our pioneer 3+0 degree programmes to produce our own programmes which are validated for their quality and accepted by leading universities in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland and Canada.
MAHSA was established in earnest in the year 2005 in Pusat Bandar Damansara, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur with the belief that higher education in the field of healthcare is a vital cog in the development of the nation. MAHSA is the brainchild of Professor Datuk Dr. Hj. Mohamed Haniffa who is Pro-Chancellor and Executive Chairman.
Professor Datuk Dr. Hj. Mohamed Haniffa is a clinical practitioner of Medicine whose vision involved creating a centre of excellence in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences education in this region thereby developing qualified and compassionate healthcare professionals to serve the needs of our great nation. This is in line with the Prime Minister’s vision that Malaysia should become a centre for academic excellence.
In order to generate a pool of skilled healthcare professionals, it was agreed upon form the start that MAHSA would gather the brightest minds in the country and abroad to help nurture the minds of our students and hone their skills. Furthermore, in the field of healthcare, theoretical knowledge though important is nonetheless secondary to clinical exposure and thus it was decided that students of MAHSA must gain practical experience at the earliest stage during their tenure. Finally, state of the art facilities were created to complement the innovative teaching curriculum and a highly qualified and motivated teaching staff.
Within a short span of time, our students outgrew their original premises and thereby a second campus was set up in Jalan University, Kuala Lumpur. The Jalan University Campus or JUC is now designated as the main campus. From a modest start with the Pre – University Cambridge GCE A’ Levels and the three year Diploma in Nursing program in 2005, now MAHSA is proudly recognized as one of the premier institution that focuses in the delivery of education in the field of healthcare offering programmes ranging from Certificate programmes to Diploma, Degree, Masters and Doctorate programmes.
In 2009, MAHSA was upgraded from College to University College status. This upgrade in class in a mere four years is a testament to the exemplary dedication of the academic and administrative staff coupled by the delivery superior programmes. Plans are already underway to ensure full University status in the next few years.
MAHSA University College is an entity that is continually evolving; developing new programmes, creating pathways of further education and delving into research activities so as to offer prospective and current students a rich learning experience and a comprehensive education which will be valuable and rewarding.
The history of the SEGi Group dates back to 1977 when it established its first Systematic College in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s commercial district by offering professional qualifications such as LCCI, ACCA and ABE.
With the increasing demand for higher academic and professional qualifications in Malaysia since the 1970s, the private higher education industry has been experiencing significant growth. In tandem with the industry, the Group (formerly known as Systematic Group) grew considerably and expanded its range of courses and market reach through the acquisition of more colleges as well as by setting up new colleges.
In line with the increasing demand for quality programmes delivered locally, it wasn’t long before the Group expanded their programme offerings from providing only professional programmes to a range of diploma programmes. Systematic Group quickly become a leader in offering quality business programmes and was a household name among Malaysians.
On 16 May 1995, the Systematic Group was listed on the KLSE Second Board under the name Systematic Education Group Berhad.
In 2001, the Group embarked on an extensive corporate exercise which saw the merger of 14 major colleges and a number of schools and education centres to form the new SEGi Group.
On 23 June 2004, SEG International Bhd (SEGi), then listed on the second board of the Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd (Bursa Malaysia), announced that it had obtained approval from the Securities Commission to transfer its listing to the main board of Bursa Malaysia.
For more than 10 years, the Group has been actively recruiting international students from over 50 countries such as China, countries in the Indian continent, the Middle East, Korea, as well as various African and East European countries. International students currently make up 10% of the total student population.
Limkokwing University is an international University with a global presence across 3 continents. With over 30,000 students coming from more than 150 countries, studying in its 12 campuses in Botswana, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lesotho, Malaysia, Swaziland and United Kingdom. The University has established worldwide recognition through its innovative brand of creative education merging the best of east and west education.
Limkokwing University has a unique philosophy of Merging The Best of East and West that allows its students to criss-cross nations and soak up experiences that strengthens their global knowledge and improves their cultural insights.
Since its inception, the university’s focus on Creativity & Innovation has enabled the students to think out of the box. With its different, innovative kind of learning concept The Global Experience, global graduates are trained to tackle the challenges rise in this rapidly globalising world. Besides, the Indusity concept has created a special collaboration between academic and industry, thus industry within university.
Established in 1998 by a group of professionals with vast experience in the education field, Optima College is a private institution of higher education (IPTS) registered with the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education. Optima College is a wholly owned private institution of SAFACOM Sdn.Bhd.
Optima College’s motto ‘KNOWLEDGE FOR ALL’, symbolizes Optima’s main objective to provide an amiable venue for Malaysian students and professionals, and international students who want to pursue or continue their higher education at an affordable cost.
Optima College offers a variety of Malaysian Qualifications Authority (MQA) approved courses for local and international students to pursue, ranging from Certificates, Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas that lead to higher level programmes and qualifications at affiliated with institutions of higher learning and professional bodies from New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States of America, Singapore and Australia.
Graduates of Optima College have the opportunity to apply towards cross credits at the institutes of higher learning and professional bodies that provide recognition towards credits gained at Optima College.
Optima College is also an approved centre for the University Technology Malaysia’s Executive Diploma Programmes. University Technology Malaysia (UTM) is one of the leading universities in Malaysia.