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About University Of Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia UTHM

UTHM Malaysia

Campus setting Suburban
Living cost ? 28,612 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 10%
Institution type Public

Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) aspires to lead in market oriented academic programmes which are student-focused through experiential learning. The campus is located in Batu Pahat, the southern part of Peninsular Malaysia. The University’s history began on 16 September 1993 with the formation of Pusat Latihan Staf Politeknik (PLSP), which trained experts in various fields of engineering.

Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia was formerly known as Pusat Latihan Staf Politeknik (PLSP). It was established on 16th September 1993. On April 12, 1996 the institution upgraded to Institut Teknologi Tun Hussein Onn (ITTHO) and later on 27th September 2000, ITTHO was awarded a university-college status. On February 1, 2007, the institution received full university status and on March 2, 2007, was changed to Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM).

On 12 April 1996, PLSP was upgraded and known as Institute Teknologi Tun Hussein Onn (ITTHO). Subsequently, through its scientific and technological contributions, ITTHO obtained university status and became Kolej Universiti Teknologi Tun Hussein Onn (KUiTTHO) on 27 September 2000. On 1 February 2007, KUiTTHO was renamed and became Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM).

The University is committed in its quality management services as proven by the MS ISO 9001:2008 certification awarded by SIRIM.


Towards a world-class university in engineering, science, and technology for sustainable development.


UTHM is committed to generating and disseminating knowledge, to meet the needs of the industry and the community and nurturing creative and innovative human capital, based on the tauhidic paradigm.”

Education Philosophy

The education and training practice in this university focuses on a continuous effort to become the leader in market-oriented academic programmes. These programs are student-focused and are conducted through experiential learning in order to produce well-trained human resources and professionals who are catalysts for sustainable development.

UTHM tuition fees

At UTHM, the academic calendar is divided into two semesters. However, tuition fees are calculated per year. For local citizens, tuition fees at UTHM start from 220 USD. International students pay a minimum of 1,000 USD per year. The university has several financial aid programs that help students cover part of the cost of education. On the official website of the university, you can find all the up-to-date information on tuition fees and available scholarships.

When choosing an educational institution, it is important to be aware of additional costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.

Academic calendar: Semesters

Financial Aid: Yes

Bachelor Degree Fees at UTHM

  • Local Students: 220USD/year
  • International Students: 1,000USD/year

Master Degree Fees at UTHM

  • Local Students: 220USD/year
  • International Students: 1,000USD/year

Student Support Services & Student Development Activities

UTHM provides several support services for its students. Some of the services offered are as follows:

  • Orientation programme to familiarise new students with the support services and facilities at the university
  • Student accommodation is provided on- and off- campus
  • Accommodation facilities include prayer rooms, rest rooms, and guest rooms, group study rooms, photocopying services, cyber café and more.
  • Counseling for personal/academic needs
  • Welfare services
  • The Student Development Centre helps and advises students to discover their full potential and abilities as well as provides necessary guidance to students who face academic problems
  • Other international students support services include airport pick up, currency exchange and assistance in banking services, visa application/immigration-related matters
  • UTHM provides daily transportation for students staying at University accommodation outside the campus
  • A wide range of extra co-curricular activities – over 30 students clubs and societies; and sports and recreational activities that include football, hockey, rugby, netball, softball, squash, badminton, and a gymnasium
  • Complete and fully equipped University Health Centre

Campus Information

  • Lecture Hall, Theatre Room & Tutorial Room - For the purpose of teaching and learning activities, the University provides lecture halls, examination halls, classrooms, seminar rooms and theatre rooms.
  • Transportations - From 7 am to 11 pm every day.
  • Library - Seating capacity of more than 3,000 students. 
  • Mini Post Office - One stop payment centre, postal order, registered letter and parcel services.
  • Laboratories
  • Residential Colleges - There are 2 hostels located available in the campus for postgraduate students. 
  • Career and Counseling Services
  • Medical and Health Services - health support services, emergency treatments.
  • Cafeteria and Canteen
  • Sport and Recreation Facilities - Football field, rugby field, hockey field, netball court, handball court, volleyball court, sepak takraw court, badminton hall, basket ball court, squash court, etc.
  • Student Service Kiosk and Cooperative Shop - Student service kiosk and cooperative shop sell necessities to students such as stationaries, computers, books, newspapers, food snack and drinks.
  • Mosque - The mosque is able to fit 1000-1200 people at a time.
  • Bank/ATM


UTHM provides accommodations, from single room halls to family houses. Every accommodation is situated within Parit Raja town and Batu Pahat district.

At UTHM, the accommodation where students stay is called a "Kolej Kediaman" (KK), or Residential College. The accommodation is divided into two categories, in campus and off campus. Every student who studies there will be provided with campus accommodation.

On campus:

  • KK Tun Dr. Ismail
  • KK Tun Fatimah
  • KK Tun syed Nasir

Off campus:

  • KK Perwira
  • KK Melewar
  • KK Taman University

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