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UCSI University

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UCSI University

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. Our 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. 

Campus setting Urban
Living cost RM 2,000 per month
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students 24%
Institution type Private

UCSI University: 34 years and counting

UCSI University is a vibrant community of learning and scholarship. At present, more than 12,000 students study at the University. Over the years, students from 110 different countries have studied at UCSI University, making the campus a melting pot of culture and diversity. As one of Malaysia’s first private universities, UCSI University has long impacted the national higher education landscape and the University continues to do so with its wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

UCSI University received a prestigious award for "QS Recognition for Improvement" from QS World University Rankings 2023, establishing it as the first and only in the world to be bestowed with such an honor and for showcasing the most improved university in rankings, on average, climbing 63 spots to be ranked 284th, and placing it among the world’s top 300 universities.

The University’s academic staff are at the forefront of their disciplines and their views are highly sought after on major issues; from business to political science. Many of our academics have extensive experience working overseas and some play advisory roles in public bodies and various committees. By bringing their experiences into the classroom, our academics cater to an exhilarating learning environment and learners will thrive as they balance academic mastery with industrial application. 


To be an intellectually resilient praxis university renowned for its leadership in academic pursuits and engagement with the industry and the community


  • To promote transformative education that empowers students from all walks of life to be successful individuals with integrity, professionalism and a desire to contribute to society
  • To optimise relationships between industry and academia through the provision of education and unparalleled workplace exposure via praxis centres
  • To spearhead innovation in teaching and learning excellence through unique delivery systems
  • To foster a sustainable culture of research, value innovation and practice, in partnership with industries and society
  • To operate ethically at the highest standards of efficiency, while instilling values of diversity and inclusiveness, to sustain the vision for future generations

Admission Procedure For International Students

As for international students, additional steps are required for the application process. This includes, submitting a copy of passport, health declaration form, declaration letter from the home country, no objection certificate issued by the Sudan Embassy in Kuala Lumpur for Sudanese, and eligibility letter by the Iran Embassy in Kuala Lumpur for Iranians. More information for international students’ admission available

  • Academic transcripts and completion certificate
    In the event that these documents are not published in English, applicants are to provide copies of the original and official English-translated versions

  • Transfer students from other institutions
    • If applicants are seeking credit exemptions, additional documents like the final transcripts, programme syllabus and portfolio (if any) are required.

  • For Postgraduate Applications, kindly include:
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume

    • 2-3 page essay (i.e. your personal statement) in relation to your goals and objectives and how this programme will meet or enhance those objectives
  • Passport validity must not be less than 18 months from the date of admission/submission to the university.
  • All pages of the passport – including the cover pages – are required (in colour).
  • Kindly make sure that the page numbers of the passport are clearly visible.

Passport-sized Photograp:

  • Coloured, with white background
  • Photograph measurement: Height (45mm) and Width (35mm)
  • Strict compliance required as per guidelines from EMGS. Kindly click HERE.
  • How to make sure your passport photo is not rejected. Kindly click HERE.

Health Declaration Form

New international students are mandated to undergo the following medical screenings in accordance with the requirements of the Malaysian Ministry of Education. In addition, the medical screening results shall be certified in accordance with the medical screening guidelines set by the Ministry

* Refer to the list of countries requiring to submit the Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate.

Accommodation Application

  • Enclosed with non-refundable booking fee of RM1,000 (USD265) for block D & L.
  • Enclosed with non-refundable booking fee of RM2,000 (USD530) for block E.

Additional Documents:for UCSI Admissoin Malaysia

  • Declaration Letter: discrepancy of name on passport & academic transcripts; to be issued by home country’s Ministry of Education OR by home country's commissioner of oath.
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC - Sudan): for students with Sudanese passport. To be issued by Sudan Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malasyia.
  • Eligibility Letter (EL - Iran): for students with Iranian passport. To be issued by Iran Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Student Facilities UCSI University Malaysia

UCSI University

Recently, UCSI invested over RM40 million on its facilities to give students a better experience of learning. The investment, among others, include a new set of Artificial Intelligence-powered engineering labs, the media and broadcasting centre (MBC), which is of industry standards, and an upgraded information and communication technology (ICT) system. 

The University has almost completed building 15 engineering labs at its sprawling 28,000sqft learning space and they would be equipped with a building management system (BMS) and face recognition, among others, making the facility one of the first of its kind in the country.

The state-of-the-art facilities offer building information modelling (BIM), augmented reality and virtual reality technologies.

Meanwhile, the Faculty of Social Sciences and Libreral Arts’ (FOSSLA) MBC was completed in 2019 as a broadcasting centre for communication students to display their creativity in becoming a TV broadcaster or a journalist. MBC comprises a radio studio, TV studio, voice recording room, photography studio, as well as changing room and make-up room – standards equivalent to a real newsroom studio.

The centre uses the latest high tech equipment such as green screen, 4K camera, professional software, acoustic room and photography lab among others.

As for the UCSI Clinical Psychology Lab, it comprises of five different rooms – the assessment studio, observation room, discussion room, psychotherapy studio and group therapy studio.

For the assessment studio, there are 11 types of different psychology tools used to cater to different clients including IQ and personality tests while the observation room consists of two different rooms equipped with cameras and a two-way mirror.

With the Covid-19 pandemic changing the living landscape and demanding for a quicker transition to embracing digital technologies in the learning and teaching spaces, UCSI was among the first to offer a seamless digital learning space even before the global pandemic.

The University invested heavily to prepare various information and communication technology (ICT) tools and equipment in its classrooms. UCSI has over three decades of record in providing a quality higher education that adhered to, and sometimes, supersedes the requirements of the regulatory quality agency and other professional bodies. 

Career Opportunity

UCSI students are given opportunities to gain industry exposure and knowledge as well as improve their skills for employability and career advancement. The University provides integrated services to all students towards an invaluable and rewarding career journey that demands continual learning and integration.

The University runs one of the largest employment and co-operative placement (Co-Op) programme which provides employment support services for undergraduates and graduates, including alumni.

At present, the University has over 4,500 industry partners globally. Aside, for job placement and internship, UCSI acts as a liaison between students, employers, and the different faculties to establish and facilitate employment opportunities by supporting and training students and alumni build their careers. 

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