INTI International University

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INTI International University & Colleges
INTI Logo.png
Former names
INTI University College
ChancellorTan Sri Dato Seri Utama Arshad Ayub[1]
Vice-ChancellorDr. Joseph Lee Yu Kang
2°48′49″N 101°45′30″E / 2.8136°N 101.7583°E / 2.8136; 101.7583Coordinates: 2°48′49″N 101°45′30″E / 2.8136°N 101.7583°E / 2.8136; 101.7583 (Main Campus)
CampusSee "Campuses"
Colours     Red

INTI International University & Colleges are private university colleges located in Malaysia. The main campus was initially known as INTI University College until 31 May 2010 when the Higher Education Ministry announced its upgrade to university status. It is owned by INTI Education Group which has formalised its partnership with Laureate International Universities in 2008.[2]


The college was opened in 1986 in Bangunan Sim Lim, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur. The college only enrolled 37 students at its inception, but the student population increased to 400 within 18 months. Enrolment continues to increase, leading the college to be re-located to Jalan Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur in 1989.

Two years later, with more than 900 full-time students, the college established a permanent campus: INTI College Subang Jaya (ICSJ). It also opened branch campuses in Kuching, Sarawak in 1991; and Kota Kinabalu, Sabah branch in 1996.

INTI College Malaysia's (ICM) main campus was established on 82 acres (330,000 m2) of land in Putra Nilai in 1998. In March 2000, INTI acquired International College Penang which is located in the Bukit Jambul education township. In 2004, INTI continued to expand with three new associate campuses: Genting INTI International College, Metropolitan College and PJ College of Art & Design. To date, INTI has six associate campuses in Malaysia.

On 4 September 2006, ICM received the Ministry of Higher Education approval for upgrade to university college status. ICM became INTI University College (INTI UC).

In 2008, INTI merged with Laureate International Universities to be a Laureate International Education Group member.

In 31 May 2010, the Ministry of Higher Education upgraded INTI University College to the status of a University able to confer its own degrees - INTI International University.

On 1 June 2010, INTI UC received its upgrades to a full university from Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin. Its student population was 300 at this time.


INTI International University & Colleges have six campuses across Malaysia.[3]

  • INTI International University
  • INTI International College Subang
  • INTI International College Kuala Lumpur
  • INTI International College Penang
  • INTI College Sabah
  • INTI College Nilai

Academic Programmes[edit]

The university and colleges are divided into faculties, each has its own pre-university, diploma and degree programmes.[4]


INTI International University provides charged bus services for students and staffs to travel to different destinations according to the bus schedule they have prepared. Students and staffs can likewise utilize the bus to travel to the Nilai Komuter station. Additionally, they also provide shuttle bus service to INTI International College Subang.

Recognition and Achievements[edit]

Year Award Presented by
1997 Recipient of the Ministry of International Trade Industry Excellence Award 1997 (Export of Education). -
1999 Granted MSC Status.

First International Associate College of Coventry University (UK) and University of Hertfordshire (UK).

Former ambassador of the United States, Her Excellency Marie T. Huhtala
2004 INTI College Malaysia was awarded the National Creativity and Innovation Award 2004, which recognises the company's use of creativity and innovation in its product development and promotion. Minister of International Trade and Industry Malaysia, Dato' Seri Rafidah Aziz.
2006 The Minister of Higher Education approved INTI College Malaysia's upgrading to University College status. Minister of Higher Education, Dato' Mustapa.
2007 INTI received the Associate College Certificate from the University of Bradford (UK).

INTI is the first International Associate College of the University of Bradford.

2008 INTI merged with Laureate International Universities. Laureate Education, Inc.
2009 INTI received the Best Brand in Education - Tertiary level at the BrandLaureate - SME Chapter Awards 2009,a recognition of the highest branding standard for tertiary education by the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation (APBF) Asia Pacific Brands Foundation
2010 Obtained university status by Malaysia' Higher Education Ministry and is now known as INTI International University (IIU). Higher Education Ministry.
2013 Rated as "Tier 2 - Excellent" in the 2013 Rating for Higher Education Institutions in Malaysia (SETARA '13) exercise. SETARA '13 measures the quality of teaching and learning at level six of the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (undergraduate level) in universities and university colleges in Malaysia. Malaysian Qualifications Agency

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