List of universities in Malaysia

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This is a list of universities in Malaysia. Universities in Malaysia are generally categorised as public and private universities. Private universities include locally established universities and campuses of foreign universities.

The list below is classified by the two main categories, sequentially ordered by their locations according to states. For the purpose of this list, institutions of higher education that are authorised to confer their own degrees but do not have the status of universities are included under the sub-classification of university college (including institutions not classified as educational institutions under the Education Act 1996[1]). Other institutions of higher education which do not have the authority to confer their own degrees are listed in a separate article. There might be some duplication in both lists as some institutions provide accredited training and education in multiple sectors are regulated by both bodies.

In the case of institutions without official translations of their names in English or common used name by the local media, the translation provided by the Association of Commonwealth Universities[2] is used, barring which the most common usage is provided.

Public universities[edit]

Public universities in Malaysia are funded by the Government and are governed as self-managed institutions. Apart from the University of Malaya and the MARA University of Technology which were established by two separate enabling Acts of Parliament,[3][4][5] the other public universities in Malaysia were created by executive order as per the provisions of the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 [Act 30] (online version as at 1 August 2012). Until recently, the Ministry of Higher Education was responsible for seven institutions bearing the title "University College". These have since been upgraded to full universities and there are currently no public university colleges.

Unofficial translation in English Official name in Malay Acronym Foundation Location Link
International Islamic University Malaysia Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia[6] IIUM 1983 Gombak, Selangor [1]
National University of Malaysia Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia[7] UKM 1970 Bangi, Selangor [2]
University of Malaysia Kelantan Universiti Malaysia Kelantan[8] UMK 2007 Pengkalan Chepa, Kelantan [3]
University of Malaysia Pahang Universiti Malaysia Pahang[9] UMP 2002 Kuantan, Pahang [4]
University of Malaysia Perlis Universiti Malaysia Perlis[10] UniMAP 2001 Arau, Perlis [5]
University of Malaysia Sabah Universiti Malaysia Sabah[11] UMS 1994 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah [6]
University of Malaysia Sarawak Universiti Malaysia Sarawak[12] UNIMAS 1992 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak [7]
University of Malaysia, Terengganu Universiti Malaysia Terengganu[13] UMT 2007 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu [8]
Sultan Idris Education University Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris[14] UPSI 1997 Tanjung Malim, Perak [9]
National Defence University of Malaysia Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia[15] UPNM 2006 Kuala Lumpur [10]
Putra University, Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia[16] UPM 1971 Serdang, Selangor [11]
Islamic Science University of Malaysia Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia[17] USIM 1997 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan [12]
University of Science, Malaysia Universiti Sains Malaysia[18] USM 1969 Gelugor, Penang [13]
Sultan Zainal Abidin University Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin[19] UniSZA 2005 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu [14]
Technical University of Malaysia Malacca Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka[20] UTeM 2000 Durian Tunggal, Malacca [15]
University of Technology, Malaysia Universiti Teknologi Malaysia[21] UTM 1975 Skudai, Johor [16]
MARA University of Technology Universiti Teknologi MARA[22] UiTM 1956 Shah Alam, Selangor [17]
Tun Hussein Onn University of Malaysia Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia[23] UTHM 2007 Batu Pahat, Johor [18]
Northern University of Malaysia Universiti Utara Malaysia[24] UUM 1984 Sintok, Kedah [19]
University of Malaya Universiti Malaya[25] UM 1949 Kuala Lumpur [20]

Polytechnics[edit]

Polytechnics in Malaysia provide courses for bachelor's degree, Advanced Diploma, Diploma and Special Skills Certificate.

The following is a list of the polytechnics in Malaysia in order of establishment:-

Official Name in Malay Acronym Foundation Type Location Link
Politeknik Ungku Omar PUO 1969 Premier Polytechnic (University Status) Ipoh, Perak [21]
Politeknik Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah POLISAS 1976 Conventional Polytechnic Kuantan, Pahang [22]
Politeknik Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah POLIMAS 1984 Conventional Polytechnic Bandar Darul Aman, Kedah [23]
Politeknik Kota Bharu PKB 1985 Conventional Polytechnic Ketereh, Kelantan [24]
Politeknik Kuching Sarawak PKS 1987 Conventional Polytechnic Kuching, Sarawak [25]
Politeknik Port Dickson PPD 1990 Conventional Polytechnic Si Rusa, Negeri Sembilan [26]
Politeknik Kota Kinabalu PKK 1996 Conventional Polytechnic Kota Kinabalu, Sabah [27]
Politeknik Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah PSA 1997 Premier Polytechnic (University Status) Shah Alam, Selangor [28]
Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan PIS 1998 Premier Polytechnic (University Status) Pasir Gudang, Johor [29]
Politeknik Seberang Perai PSP 1998 Conventional Polytechnic Permatang Pauh, Pulau Pinang [30]
Politeknik Melaka PMK 1999 Conventional Polytechnic Malacca [31]
Politeknik Kuala Terengganu PKKT 1999 Conventional Polytechnic Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu [32]
Politeknik Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin PSMZA 2001 Conventional Polytechnic Dungun, Terengganu [33]
Politeknik Merlimau PMM 2002 Conventional Polytechnic Merlimau, Malacca [34]
Politeknik Sultan Azlan Shah PSAS 2002 Conventional Polytechnic Behrang, Perak [35]
Politeknik Tuanku Sultanah Bahiyah PTSB 2002 Conventional Polytechnic Kulim, Kedah [36]
Politeknik Sultan Idris Shah PSIS 2003 Conventional Polytechnic Sungai Air Tawar, Selangor [37]
Politeknik Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin PTSS 2003 Conventional Polytechnic Ulu Pauh, Perlis [38]
Politeknik Muadzam Shah PMS 2003 Conventional Polytechnic Bandar Muadzam Shah, Pahang [39]
Politeknik Mukah Sarawak PMU 2004 Conventional Polytechnic Mukah, Sarawak [40]
Politeknik Balik Pulau PBU 2007 Conventional Polytechnic Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang [41]
Politeknik Jeli PJK 2007 Conventional Polytechnic Jeli, Kelantan [42]
Politeknik Nilai PNS 2007 Conventional Polytechnic Negeri Sembilan [43]
Politeknik Banting PBS 2007 Conventional Polytechnic Kuala Langat, Selangor [44]
Politeknik Mersing PMJ 2008 Conventional Polytechnic Mersing, Johor [45]
Politeknik Hulu Terengganu PHT 2008 Conventional Polytechnic Kuala Berang, Terengganu [46]
Politeknik Sandakan PSS 2009 Conventional Polytechnic Sandakan, Sabah [47]
Politeknik METrO Kuala Lumpur PMKL 2011 METrO Polytechnic Setiawangsa, Kuala Lumpur [48]
Politeknik METrO Kuantan PMKU 2011 METrO Polytechnic Kuantan, Pahang [49]
Politeknik METrO Johor Bahru PMJB 2011 METrO Polytechnic Johor Bahru, Johor [50]
Politeknik METrO Betong PMBS 2012 METrO Polytechnic Betong, Sarawak [51]
Politeknik METrO Tasek Gelugor PMTG 2012 METrO Polytechnic Butterworth, Pulau Pinang [52]
Politeknik Tun Syed Nasir Syed Ismail PTSN 2013 Conventional Polytechnic Muar, Johor [53]

Private universities, university colleges and Malaysian campuses of foreign universities[edit]

The establishment of private universities and university colleges were made possible with the passage of the Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996 [Act 555] (Online version as at 1 December 2015). Prior to that, private institutions of higher learning existed but were not authorised to confer their own degrees. Instead, they acted as preparatory institutions for students to undertake courses of instructions in preparation for externally conferred degrees.

Name in English Name in Malay Acronym Foundation Location Link
Al-Madinah International University Universiti Antarabangsa Al-Madinah MEDIU 2006 Shah Alam [54]
Asia e University Universiti Asia e AeU 2007 Jalan Sultan Sulaiman [55]
Asia Metropolitan University Universiti Metropolitan Asia AMU 1997 Cheras [56]
Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation Universiti Teknologi & Inovasi Asia Pasifik APU 1993 Bukit Jalil [57]
Berjaya University College of Hospitality Kolej Universiti Hospitaliti Berjaya BERJAYA UCH 2008 Pudu [58]
Binary University Universiti Binary Binary 1984 Puchong [59]
City University Universiti City City U 1984 Petaling Jaya [60]
Curtin University Sarawak Universiti Curtin Sarawak Curtin 1999 Miri [61]
Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences Kolej Universiti Sains Perubatan Cyberjaya CUCMS 2005 Cyberjaya [62]
GlobalNxt University[26] Universiti GlobalNxt GNU 2012 Kuala Lumpur [63]
Gugusan University Universiti Gugusan Gugusan 2010 Kuantan [64]
HELP University[27] Universiti HELP HELP 1986 Pusat Bandar Damansara [65]
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Universiti Heriot-Watt Malaysia HWUM 2013 Putrajaya [66]
Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur[28] Universiti Infrastruktur Kuala Lumpur IUKL 1973 Kajang [67]
International Medical University[29] Universiti Perubatan Antarabangsa IMU 1992 Bukit Jalil [68]
International University College Of Arts and Science Kolej Universiti Antarabangsa Seni dan Sains IUCAS 2009 Kota Damansara [69]
INTI International University[30] Universiti Antarabangsa INTI INTI 1986 Nilai [70]
KDU University College Kolej Universiti KDU KDU 1983 Petaling Jaya [71]
International Islamic University College Selangor[31] Kolej Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Selangor KUIS 1995 Bangi [72]
Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University College Kolej Universiti Metropolitan Kuala Lumpur KLMUC 1991 Jalan Raja Laut
Setapak
[73]
Limkokwing University of Creative Technology[32] Universiti Teknologi Kreatif Limkokwing Limkokwing 1992 Cyberjaya [74]
Lincoln University College Kolej Universiti Lincoln LUC 2002 Petaling Jaya [75]
Linton University College Kolej Universiti Linton LINTON 1995 Mantin [76]
MAHSA University Universiti MAHSA MAHSA 2005 Jalan Universiti
Pusat Bandar Damansara
[77]
Malaysia University of Science and Technology Universiti Sains dan Teknologi Malaysia MUST 2000 Petaling Jaya [78]
Management & Science University[33] Universiti Sains & Pengurusan MSU 2002 Shah Alam [79]
Manipal International University Universiti Antarabangsa Manipal MIU 2011 Nilai [80]
Mersing Malay University College Kolej Universiti Melayu Mersing MMUC 2007 Mersing [81]
Monash University Malaysia Campus Universiti Monash Kampus Malaysia Monash 1998 Subang Jaya [82]
Multimedia University[34] Universiti Multimedia MMU 1994 Cyberjaya
Malacca
Johor
[83]
Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia Universiti Perubatan Newcastle Malaysia NUMed 2009 Johor Bahru [84]
New Era University College[35] Kolej Universiti New Era NEUC 1997 Kajang [85]
Nilai University Universiti Nilai Nilai U 1997 Nilai [86]
Open University Malaysia Universiti Terbuka Malaysia OUM 2000 Jalan Tun Ismail [87]
Perdana University Universiti Perdana PU 2011 Serdang [88]
Quest International University Perak Universiti Antarabangsa Quest Perak QIUP 2008 Ipoh [89]
Raffles University Iskandar Universiti Raffles Iskandar RUI 2012 Johor Bahru [90]
SEGi University[36] Universiti SEGi SEGi 1977 Kota Damansara [91]
Southern University College[37] Kolej Universiti Southern Southern UC 1990 Skudai [92]
Sunway University[38] Universiti Sunway Sun-U 1987 Subang Jaya [93]
Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus Universiti Teknologi Swinburne Kampus Sarawak Swinburne 2000 Kuching [94]
Taylor's University[39] Universiti Taylor's Taylor's 1969 Subang Jaya [95]
Tun Abdul Razak University Universiti Tun Abdul Razak UNIRAZAK 1998 Petaling Jaya [96]
Tunku Abdul Rahman University College Kolej Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman TAR UC 1969 Setapak
Tanjung Bungah
Kampar
Labis
Karak
Donggongon
[97]
Tunku International University Universiti Antarabangsa Tunku UniTunku 2016 Pekan [98]
Twintech International University College of Technology[40] Kolej Universiti Teknologi Antarabangsa Twintech Twintech 1994 Bandar Sri Damansara
Kota Bharu
[99]
UCSI University[41] Universiti UCSI UCSI 1986 Cheras
Kuching
Kuala Terengganu
[100]
UNITAR International University Universiti Antarabangsa UNITAR UNITAR 2011 Petaling Jaya [101]
Islamic University of Malaysia Universiti Islam Malaysia UIM 1955 Cyberjaya [102]
University of Kuala Lumpur[42] Universiti Kuala Lumpur UniKL 2002 Jalan Sultan Ismail [103]
University of Selangor Universiti Selangor UNISEL 1999 Bestari Jaya [104]
Sultan Azlan Shah University Universiti Sultan Azlan Shah USAS 1999 Kuala Kangsar [105]
Petronas University of Technology[43] Universiti Teknologi Petronas UTP 1995 Tronoh [106]
National Energy University Universiti Tenaga Nasional UNITEN 1976 Putrajaya [107]
Tunku Abdul Rahman University Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR 2002 Kampar
Sungai Long
[108]
University College of Technology Sarawak Kolej Universiti Teknologi Sarawak UCTS 2013 Sibu [109]
University Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering Universiti Malaysia Sains Komputer & Kejuruteraan UniMy 2013 Putrajaya [110]
University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus Universiti Nottingham Kampus Malaysia UNMC 2000 Semenyih [111]
University of Southampton Malaysia Campus Universiti Southampton Kampus Malaysia USMC 2012 Johor Bahru [112]
Wawasan Open University Universiti Terbuka Wawasan WOU 2006 Penang [113]
Widad University College Kolej Universiti Widad Widad UC 1997 Kuantan [114]
Xiamen University Malaysia Campus Universiti Xiamen Kampus Malaysia XMUMC 2015 Salak Tinggi [115]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Attorney General's Chambers: Education Act 1996 [Act 550]
  2. ^ Association of Commonwealth Universities: ACU members
  3. ^ Attorney General's Chambers: University Of Malaya Act 1961 [Act 682] (Online version as at 1 May 2013)
  4. ^ Attorney General's Chambers: Degrees and Diploma Acts 1962 [Act 379] (online version as at 1 December 2011)
  5. ^ Attorney General's Chambers: Universiti Teknologi MARA Act 1976 [Act 173]
  6. ^ "History of the Founding of the IIUM". IIUM Website. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  7. ^ "FAQS". UKM Website. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  8. ^ "About Universiti Malaysia Kelantan". UMK Website. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  9. ^ "About Us". UMP Website. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  10. ^ "Background". UniMAP Website. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  11. ^ "When was UMS established?". UMS Website. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  12. ^ "Background". UNIMAS Website. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  13. ^ "History of Universiti Malaysia Terengganu". UMT Website. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  14. ^ "UPSI's History". UPSI Website. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  15. ^ "Background". UPNM Website. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  16. ^ "The Story Behind UPM". UPM Website. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  17. ^ "Our History". USIM Website. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  18. ^ "USM Profile". USM Website. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  19. ^ "History". UniSZA Website. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  20. ^ "FAQs". UTeM Website. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  21. ^ "Brief History of UTM". UTM Website. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  22. ^ "Historical Development". UiTM Website. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  23. ^ Originally established as Pusat Latihan Staf Politeknik (Polytechnic Staff Training Centre) "Establishment History of Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia". UTHM Website. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  24. ^ "About UUM". UUM Website. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  25. ^ "Our History". UM Website. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  26. ^ Originally established as Global-e-University in 2012
  27. ^ Originally established as HELP College
  28. ^ Originally established as the Public Works Department Training Centre
  29. ^ Originally established as the International Medical College
  30. ^ Originally established as INTI College Malaysia
  31. ^ Originally established as Kolej Islam Selangor Darul Ehsan (Selangor Darul Ehsan Islamic College)
  32. ^ Originally established as the Limkokwing Institute of Creative Technology
  33. ^ Originally established as Kolej Universiti Teknologi dan Pengurusan Malaysia (University College of Technology and Management, Malaysia)
  34. ^ Originally established as the Institute of Telecommunication and Information Technology
  35. ^ Originally established as New Era College
  36. ^ Originally established as Systematic College
  37. ^ Originally established by Chinese Community to provide tertiary education in the area at the year of 1975
  38. ^ Originally established as Sunway College
  39. ^ Originally established as Taylor's College
  40. ^ Originally established as the L&G Twintech Institute Of Technology (in Indonesian)
  41. ^ Originally established as the Canadian Institute of Computer Studies
  42. ^ The earliest constituent institute is the Malaysian Institute of Information Technology, first established in 1982 as Institut Infotech MARA (MARA Infotech Institute)
  43. ^ Originally established as the Institute of Technology PETRONAS

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