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Introduction About Sunway University Malaysia

Sunway University

Campus setting Urban
Living cost RM 2,000 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 15%
Institution type Private

As one of Malaysia’s leading and internationally recognized private universities, Sunway University is positioned amongst the top universities in the world by QS World University Rankings. Sunway University is ranked #601-650 in the QS World University Rankings 2023 and is the #1 non-government-linked university private university in Malaysia in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023.  

Sunway University has been awarded #1 in Graduate Employability among all universities in Malaysia by Talentbank Group through the National Graduate Employability Index.

The University emerged as an Overall 5 Star rated (Excellent) institution in the QS Stars University Ratings, as well as Five-Star ratings for the individual categories: teaching, facilities, employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, academic development, internationalization, and actuarial studies.

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There are a number of research centres and institutes at the university including the Centre for Commercial Law and Justice, Centre for Higher Education Research and the Research Centre for Biomedical Physics.

The university has developed partnerships with a number of higher education institutions around the world including Western Michigan University in the US and Lancaster University in the UK. These partnerships provide students with the opportunity to study abroad for a semester or two as part of the university’s academic exchange programme.

Offered Programs By Sunwaya University Malaysia

Sunway University Malaysia Undergraduate Fees


Tuition Fees (Ringgit)
School of Arts
Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Advertising and Branding 102,800
BA (Hons) Contemporary Music (Audio Technology) 104,760
BA (Hons) in Communication 91,865
Bachelor of Arts (Honors) Design Communication 102,820
BA (Hons) Digital Film Production 101,640
Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Interior Architecture 104,260
Bachelor of Arts (Honors) Music Performance 104,940
Diploma in Graphic and Multimedia Design 62,180
Diploma in Interior Design 62,180
Diploma in Performing Arts 60,860
School of Business
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Accounting and Finance 106,490
Bachelor of Business Analytics (Honors) 105,890
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Business Management 96,780
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Business Studies 94,540
Bachelor of Arts (Honors) Entrepreneurship 101,890
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Financial Analysis 95,690
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Financial Economics 96,010
Bachelor (Honors) in Finance 106,570
Bachelor of Science (Honors) Global Supply Chain Management 105,890
Bachelor of Science (Honors) in International Business 105,890
Bachelor of Science (Honors) Marketing 105,950
School of Engineering and Technology
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering With Honors 135,020
B.Sc. (Hons) Information Technology (Computer Networking and Security) 101,315
B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science 97,830
Bachelor of Electronic and Electrical Engineering With Honors 134,960
B.Sc. (Hons) Information Technology 101,315
Bachelor of Information Systems (Honors) (Data Analytics) 101,320
Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons) 101,260
School of Hospitality and Service Management
Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Conventions and Events Management 95,715
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Culinary Management 105,940
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in International Hospitality Management 99,890
Diploma in Culinary Arts 64,450
Diploma in Events Management 54,860
Diploma in Hotel Management 53,660
School of Mathematical Science
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Actuarial Studies 103,565
Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Industrial Statistics 103,565
School of Medical and Life Science
Bachelor of Science (Honors) Biomedicine 109,600
Bsc (Hons) Biology With Psychology 102,820
Bsc (Hons) Psychology 101,120
Diploma in Nursing 63,140
Bsc (Hons) Medical Biotechnology 109,640

Sunway University Malaysia Postgraduate Fees


Tuition Degree Level
Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia (JCI)
Master in Public Policy – Full Time 31,050 Master
Master in Public Policy – Full Time (ODL) 30,510 Master
Jeffrey Sachs Centre on Sustainable Development
Master in Sustainable Development Management (Full-time) 37,060 Master
Master in Sustainable Development Management – Full Time (ODL) 35,850 Master
Doctor of Philosophy in Sustainable Development- Full Time 66,920 Ph.D.
School of Arts
Master of Arts in Creative Arts and Media- Full Time 49,980 Master
Master of Arts in Visual Communication and Media Studies-full Time 48,530 Master
Doctor of Philosophy in Creative Arts and Media – Full Time 47,960 Ph.D.
School of Engineering and Technology
Master of Science in Computer Science (by Research)-Full Time 50,660 Master
Master of Science in Information Systems – Full Time 45,960 Master
Doctor of Philosophy (Computing)- Full Time 66,920 Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy in Sustainability Science and Technology – Full Time 66,920 Ph.D.
School of Hospitality and Service Management
Master in International Hospitality Management – Full Time 43,880 Master
Doctor of Philosophy in Hospitality and Tourism – Full Time 51,740 Ph.D.
School of Mathematical Sciences
Master of Science in Actuarial Science – Full Time 48,940 Master
Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematical Sciences – Full Time 66,920 Ph.D.
School of Medical and Life Sciences
Master of Science in Life Sciences – Full Time 47,660 Master
Master in Medical Science – Full Time 54,960 Master
Master of Science in Psychology – Full Time 50,060 Master
Post Basic Certificate in Intensive Care Nursing 17,465
Post Basic Certificate in Perioperative Nursing 17,465
Doctor of Philosophy in Biology – Full Time 66,920 Ph.D.
Post Graduate Diploma in Primary Care for Elderly 26,680
Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Science – Full Time 76,400 Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology – Full Time 56,940 Ph.D.

Application Requirements At Sunway University In Malaysia

International students applying at Sunway University must be 18 years or above at the time of admission. The university offers more than 30 undergraduate programs and over 10 postgraduate programs. Students need to select one course and check the Entry requirements before applying. General admission requirements for international students:

Application Mode – Online

Application fee - RM 700

Admission Requirements:

  • Completed application form
  • 2 Passport size photographs
  • Passport (certified copies)
  • Financial statement covering cost of living in Malaysia
  • Transcripts of previously attended qualifications
  • Transcripts of English language proficiency test
  • Work experience, portfolio, and interview (for some courses)

English Language Proficiency Requirements 

International students need to prove English language proficiency as all the programs are taught in the English language. Institute accepts various English proficiency test scores like IELTS, TOEFL, MUET, UEC, SPM, and Sunway intensive English program (SIEP), etc. Institute also offers 10 weeks of intensive English programs to students who are not able to prove English proficiency to improve their English language skills.

Exams Undergraduate Requirements Graduate Requirements
IELTS 6.0 (5.5 for diploma) 6.0 to 7.0
TOEFL IBT 80 100
TOEFL CBT 215 250
TOEFL PBT 515 600
MUET Band 4 -

Sunway University Undergraduate Admissions 

Institute offers a plethora of undergraduate programs like diplomas, certificates, bachelor’s degrees, bachelor's (honors) degrees. Popular Sunway University undergraduate programs include diploma in nursing, BSc (Hons) Psychology, BSc (Hons) in computer science, bachelor of information system (Hons), Bachelor of electronics and electrical engineering, etc. Students must have ATAR 55 or equivalent at high school level to be eligible for admissions.

Documents Required

  • Transcripts of previously attended qualifications
  • Transcripts of high school/diploma or equivalent
  • English proficiency test scores
  • Financial statement
  • Passport copies
  • Portfolio and interview (required for some programs)

Sunway University Postgraduate Admissions 

Institute offers some top-level postgraduate programs in full-time and part-time mode. Sunway University postgraduate programs are offered in multiple disciplines including a master of human resource management, master of Marketing, Ph.D. in Business/creative arts and Media, master in health science, MSc in computer science by research.

Graduate Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with 2.5 GPA (master’s degree with 3.0 GPA) from a recognized university.
  • English language test scores
  • Financial statement
  • Passport copies
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Proof of Work experience
  • Interview (in case required)

Sunway University is a famous private higher education provider, ranked among top private universities in Malaysia. The institute offers a plethora of courses in multiple fields and subdomains of the same.

Accommodation & Facilities In Sunway University Malaysia

Occupying 22 acres of prime land in Sunway City, Kuala Lumpur, the city campus is fully equipped with academic, hostel and sporting facilities and is amongst the largest and most modern private institutions in Malaysia.

The campus comes complete with wireless internet connectivity (Wi-Fi) available 24-hours per day covering classrooms, lecture halls, cafeteria, library, concourse and open areas which makes it conducive for student learning, discussions, communication and project work.

The accommodation units are fully furnished. Rental in the hostel include water, electricity and WiFi/internet connections. There are three on-campus hostel facilities which are fully furnished. 

Sunway Monash Residence:

  • Over 2,000 rooms available.
  • 3 types of rooms available:
    • Twin rooms (share room) = RM2340 per 3 months
    • Single rooms (own room, share the unit) = RM3450 per 3 months
    • Single Ensuite rooms (own unit) = RM4950 per 3 months
  • 10 minute walk to Sunway University.


  • Half Olympic-sized swimming pool (without life guard)
  • Gymnasium
  • 3 badminton courts in MPH (free for residents)
  • Half basketball court
  • BBQ pit at pool side
  • Par court for exercise
  • Cafeteria
  • ATM Machine

Sun-U Residence

  • Space for 2000 students.
  • 3 types of rooms available:
    • Twin rooms = RM2190 per 3 months
    • Single rooms = RM2940 per 3 months
    • Single Ensuite rooms
  • 3 minute walk to Sunway University.


  • 24-hour security
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Basketball court
  • Car park
  • Prayer room (Surau)
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Free shuttle bus service
  • Student lounge

Sun-U Apartment

  • This apartment has a capacity of 1,108 students in 151 units.
  • 2 types of rooms available:
    • Twin-sharing room = RM1500 per 3 months
    • Four-sharing room = RM1170 per 3 months
  • 10 minutes walk away from the campus.


  • 2 air-conditioned study rooms with internet facilities
  • Visitor’s lounge
  • Swimming pool
  • Launderette
  • Cafeteria
  • Surau (prayer room for Muslims)
  • Badminton courts and squash courts
  • 24 hours security 

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