Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman

Why Study in UTAR, Malaysia

Malaysia is ranked as the World's 11th most preferred study destination by UNESCO. The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and the Malaysia Qualifications Agency (MQA) monitor both public and private higher education institutions to ensure that they adhere to the highest standards. As a result, many reputable foreign universities from countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand have set up branch campuses in Malaysia or engaged in collaboration with Malaysian institutions.

The major cost considerations when it comes to studying abroad are the course fees and living expenses. Studying in Malaysia has become more attractive to foreign students due to the affordability of its education. Adding on to it, Malaysia has been voted as the "Most Affordable City in The World for Students" by QS Best Students Cities 2017. Malaysia offers a safe and stable environment for the students to stay and study. Even living in off-campus accomodations, it is quite possible to live very comfortably within a budget of USD5,000 per year.


A University by the People for the People
•  Virtue and Morality  ?  
•  Knowledge and Intellect  ?
•  Physical and Mental Health  ?
•  Sociality and Humanitarianism  ?
•  Aesthetics and Harmony  ?
•  Creativity and Innovation  ?  

Globalisation brings with it various opportunities and benefits particularly in the arenas of knowledge, education and research. In light of these opportunities, UTAR aims to position itself among the reputable institutions of higher learning in the region. 

UTAR welcomes international students from all over the world to join us in our pursuit of knowledge and excellence through our range of Foundation, Bachelor's, Master's and PhD programmes. UTAR provides international students with a unique multicultural environment to enhance their intercultural and social skills and to prepare them for careers in the globalised world of the 21st century.

There are a thousand reasons we can give to promote study abroad to one's country. However, for studying in UTAR, it will be a whole new eye opener for international students to consider. Here are a few reasons why students should consider study in UTAR:

  • Diversity in Learning Environment
  • Recognised/Accredited Programmes
  • Industry-Focused Approach in Education
  • International Collaboration Networks
  • Learning and Teaching Facilities
  • Student Support Services
  • Medium of Instruction
  • Language Learning Support

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