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List of Top Malaysian Universities to Study in Malaysia


Malaysia has been one of the top destinations for international students to choose their University. It has been a leader in industrial growth and political stability for decades. You are groomed to be one of the top talented students through Public and Private Education Institutions, accredited skill centers, making the country a global leader in Key Industries as well. 

Malaysian Universities have preserved their high standards in keeping their education sector and top industries rank high globally in their ranking tables. 

University of Malaya has been ranked 13th in the QS World University Rankings 2020 as a testament to their standards. 

In addition to their standards, it is home to many international branch campuses of universities from other countries. Universities like the UK's University of Nottingham and Monash University of Australia are those universities that operate through Malaysia. 

EduCity development in Johor, at the southernmost tip of Peninsular Malaysia, just 5km north of Singapore is the result of a high standard of education. This 350-acre campus is shared by eight branches which are run by leading universities from around the world.

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Private Universities in Malaysia

List of Private Universities in Malaysia

No. Name of university Year Location
1 Multimedia University (MMU), Cyberjaya 1997 Cyberjaya / Melaka / Johor
2 Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) 1999 Putrajaya / Pahang
3 Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UniRAZAK) 1999 Selangor
4 Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) 1999 Selangor
5 International Medical University (IMU) 1999 Kuala Lumpur
6 Universiti Selangor (UNISEL) 2000 Selangor
7 Open University Malaysia (OUM) 2000 Kuala Lumpur
8 Malaysia University of Science & Technology (MUST) 2000 Selangor
9 AIMST University 2001 Kedah
10 Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) 2002 Selangor / Perak
11 Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) 2001 11 campuses
12 Wawasan Open University 2006 Penang
13 Albukhary International University 2006 Kedah
14 Al-Madinah International University (MEDIU) 2006 Selangor
15 International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) 2006 Kuala Lumpur
16 Limkokwing University of Creative Technology 2003 Putrajaya
17 Management and Science University (MSU) 2001 Selangor
18 Asia e University (AeU) 2007 Kuala Lumpur
19 UCSI University 2003 Kuala Lumpur / Terengganu Sarawak
20 Quest International University Perak 2009 Perak
21 INTI International University (IIU) 2006 Negeri Sembilan
22 Taylor’s University 2006 Selangor
23 Sunway University 2004 Selangor
24 Manipal International University 2010 Nilai
25 Perdana University 2011 Selangor
26 HELP University 2004 Kuala Lumpur
27 UNITAR International University 2011 Selangor
28 Raffles University Iskandar (RUI) 2011 Johor
29 Malaysia Institute of Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) 2011 Selangor
30 Nilai University 2007 Negeri Sembilan
31 SEGi University 2008 Selangor
32 Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU) 2004 Kuala Lumpur
33 Binary University of Management and Entrepreneurship 2004 Selangor
34 Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL) 2003 Selangor
35 Asia Metropolitan University 2008 Selangor/Johor
 
36 Putra Business School 2012 Selangor
37 Global NXT University 2012 Kuala Lumpur
38 MAHSA University 2009 Selangor
39 International University of Malaya-Wales 2013 Kuala Lumpur
40 University Malaysia of Computer Science and Engineering 2013 Putrajaya
41 Universiti Islam Malaysia, Cyberjaya 2014 Selangor
42 DRB-HICOM University of Automotive Malaysia 2015 Pahang
43 Asia School of Business 2015 Kuala Lumpur
44 City University 2010 Selangor
45 Meritus University 2016 Kuala Lumpur
46 Universiti Sultan Azlan Shan 2012 Perak
47 Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah 2006 Kedah
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Public Universities in Malaysia

List of Public Universities in Malaysia 2021

No. 

Public University logo

Name-Address

Year of Establishment

1

 Top Ranking Universities in Malaysia

University of Malaya (UM)
Beach Valley, 50603 Kuala Lumpur
http://www.um.edu.my

1961

2

 Top Ranking Universities in Malaysia

University of Science Malaysia (USM)
11800 Minden, Penang
http://www.usm.my

1969

3

 Top Ranking Universities in Malaysia

National University of Malaysia (UKM)
43600 Bangi, Selangor
http://www.ukm.my

1970

4

 Top Ranking Universities in Malaysia

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
43400 Serdang, Selangor
http://www.upm.edu.my

1971

5

 Top Ranking Universities in Malaysia

University of Technology Malaysia (UTM)
81310 Skudai, Johor
http://www.utm.my

1975

6

 Top Ranking Universities in Malaysia

International Islamic University of Malaysia (UIAM)
Gombak Road, 53100 GombakSel, Selangor
http://www.iiu.edu.my

1983

7

 Top Ranking Universities in Malaysia

Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
06010 UUM Sintok, Kedah
http://www.uum.edu.my

1984

8

 Top Ranking Universities in Malaysia

University of Sarawak Sarawak (UNIMAS)
Samarahan City, 93400 Kuching, Sarawak
http://www.unimas.my

1992

9

 Top Ranking Universities in Malaysia

University of Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
2073, 88899 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
http://www.ums.edu.my

1994

10

 Top Ranking Universities in Malaysia

Sultan Idris University of Technology (UPSI)
Slim Road, 35900 TanjungMalim, Perak
http://www.upsi.edu.my

1997

11

 Top Ranking Universities in Malaysia

University of Islamic Sciences Malaysia (USIM)
New Town, 71800 Value, State of Sarawak
http://www.usim.edu.my

1998

12

 Top Ranking Universities in Malaysia

MARA University of Technology (UiTM)
40450 Shah Alam, Selangor
http://www.uitm.edu.my

1999

13

 Top Ranking Universities in Malaysia

University of Terengganu Malaysia (UMT)
21030 Telipot Hosting, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
http://www.umt.edu.my

1999

14

 Top Ranking Universities in Malaysia

University of Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)
101,86400 Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor
http://www.athm.edu.my

1961

15

 Top Ranking Universities in Malaysia

Technical University of Malacca (UTeM)
Hang Tuah Jaya 76100 Durian Single, Melaka.
http://www.utem.edu.my

1961

16

 Top Ranking Universities in Malaysia

University of Malaysia Pahang (UMP)
Locked Bag 12, Kuantan, 25500 Pahang
http://www.ump.edu.my

2001

17

 Top Ranking Universities in Malaysia

Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)
Tkt. 11, EPF Building, Jalan Bukit Lagi, 01000 Kangar, Perlis
http://www.unimap.edu.my

2001

18

 Top Ranking Universities in Malaysia

Sultan Zainal Abidin University (UniSZA)
City Campus Chancellery, Sultan Mahmud Road, Kuala Terengganu, 20400 Terengganu
http://www.unisza.edu.my

2005

19

 Top Ranking Universities in Malaysia

University of Kelantan Malaysia (UMK)
Locked Bag 36, PengkalanChepa, 16100 Kelantan
http://www.umk.edu.my

2006

20

 Top Ranking Universities in Malaysia

National Defense University of Malaysia (UPNM)
National Defense University of Malaysia, Besi River Camp, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
http://www.upnm.edu.my/

2006

 

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Foreign Universities in Malaysia

List of Foreign Universities Campuses in Malaysia:

No. Name of Branch Campus Year of Established Location in Malaysia Country of Origin
1 Monash University Malaysia 1998 Selangor Australia
2 Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia 1999 Sarawak Australia
3 The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus 2000 Kuala Lumpur / Selangor United Kingdom
4 Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus 2004 Sarawak Australia
5 Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia 2007 Johor United Kingdom
6 University of Southampton Malaysia Campus 2011 Johor United Kingdom
7 Heriot-Watt University Malaysia 2012 Putrajaya United Kingdom
8 University of Reading Malaysia 2013 Johor United Kingdom
9 Xiamen University Malaysia Campus 2015 Sepang, Selangor China
10 Royal College of Surgeons In Ireland And University College Dublin Malaysia Campus 2018 Penang Ireland
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Best Universities in Malaysia according to International Rankings


Universities Name Times Higher Education Ranking (2021) Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2020) Top Universities Ranking (2021) U.S. News & World Report Ranking (2020)
University of Malaya 301 301 59 232
University Tunku Abdul Rahman 501 - 801 -
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 601 501 141 638
University Putra Malaysia 601 701 132 611
University Sains Malaysia 601 501 142 584
University Teknologi Malaysia 601 601 187 516
University Teknologi PETRONAS 601 - 439 1078
University Utara Malaysia (UUM) 601 - 531 -
University Tenaga Nasional 801 - 701 -
Taylor's University - - 379 -
Management & Science University - - 551 -
International Islamic University - - 601 889
University Teknologi Mara - - 651 948
Universiti Malaysia Pahang - - 751 -
Multimedia University - - 801 -


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