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 of Established

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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