Institut Sinaran

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Coordinates: 6°02′12″N 116°08′49″E / 6.036747°N 116.146887°E / 6.036747; 116.146887

Institut Sinaran
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Established 1987
Affiliation Tshung Hwa Enterprise Sdn. Bhd.
Principal Marie Yong
Location KM 10, Jalan Tuaran Bypass, 88450 Kota Kinabalu.

Institut Sinaran is an institute of higher education located in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. It was founded in 1987 as Sabah Tshung Tsin Pre-University Centre to provide affordable, internationally recognized Pre-U qualifications locally. It was upgraded to an institute on 14 July 2002 and is currently the largest Cambridge GCE A-Level Centre in East Malaysia. Institut Sinaran offers three main courses of study, Cambridge GCE A-Levels (Science and Commerce), Diploma in Commerce, and Taylor's University Foundation in Science.


Institut Sinaran was first established as Sabah Tshung Tsin Pre-University Centre in 1987 at Sabah Tshung Tsin Secondary School. It was later upgraded from a Centre into an institute on 14 July 2002 launched by Datuk Chong Kah Kiat, 13th Chief Minister of Sabah.

In 2006, Institut Sinaran started their own Diploma in Commerce which has been fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), with credit transfer to many universities locally and abroad for direct entry into 2nd year of business related degree programme.

2008 was another milestone forward as Institut Sinaran were approved to be the first South Australian Matriculation (SAM) centre in East Malaysia. The combination of school based assessments for assignments and the external exams, provide a more holistic approach to assess students' abilities and to prepare them well for rigorous studies in university.

On 4 January 2010, Institut Sinaran moved from where it began into a new campus which located at KM 10 between Jalan Tuaran Bypass and Jalan Sulaman, situated near University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and 1Borneo Hypermall in Kota Kinabalu. The old campus was situated at Sabah Tshung Tsin Secondary School along Jalan Damai.

Institut Sinaran recently partnered with Taylor's University and launched the Taylor's University Foundation in Science Programme on 24 January 2015 and will be having the first intake starting in March 2015.

Educational Structure[edit]

Currently, Institut Sinaran offers three main courses of study, Cambridge GCE A-Levels (Science and Commerce), Diploma in Commerce, and Taylor's University Foundation In Science. The institute used to offer the South Australian Matriculation programme until 2014. School hours in the institution: ranging from 7-8.7 hours a day for Cambridge GCE A-Levels Science & Commerce and around 6 hours for Diploma in Commerce. Institut Sinaran offers scholarships & other financial assistance such as PTPTPN & KWSP [1]

Student Council 2015[edit]

Post Councillor Name
President Robin Ho Ming Teck
Vice President Esther Ruth Lee Yen Mei
Secretary Isabelle Marie Ting
Vice Secretary Sheleen Joan Marcus
Treasurer Nathalie Yap Wen Lin
Extra-Curricular Activities Chairperson Tommy Chin Hao Jie
Student Welfare Chairperson Presley Jairom
Health & Environment Chairperson Jordan Khoo Boon Kuan
Academic & Publication Chairperson Andrew Ang Lu Hiong
Information Technology Chairperson Calvin Soon
Graduation Ceremony Chairperson

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