Why UTAR? 

Affordable | Reputable | Employable 

UTAR has carved its name among Malaysia's leading universities with its dedication to excellence in teaching and research. We nurture students who will able to contribute to the society, industry and nation as competent professional of high integrity and social responsible. 

Student testimonial on why study at UTAR

Ranked in QS THE Ranking

Global Recognition 


UTAR has been ranked #500-600 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021, #119 in the the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2021#201-300 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2021, #=74 for SDG: Quality Education in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2021, #800-1,000 in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2021 and #157 in  the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Ranking 2021. 

Recognised qualification by education authority and professional bodies

Recognised Qualification


All study programmes are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) Malaysia and the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA). Professional recognition is being actively sought from leading professional bodies for the relevant professional-related programmes. This enables students to acquire additional internationally-recognised qualifications by professional bodies. UTAR is constantly enhance its programmes by working closely with industry advisors and external examiners from other world-class universities. 

affordable fees with financial assistance

Affordable Fees


UTAR as a non-for-profit university in Malaysia ensures our programme fees are affordable for all. For Malaysian students, we have financial aid to support the financial-needy students to continue their higher education as well as scholarships to students excel academically or in sport/talent.

Working closely with industry and university partners

Global  Exposure 

UTAR's collaboration with numerous university partners and industry partners worldwide gives our students opportunities to experience global exposure through study abroad programmes, study tours, conferences and research projects - to name a few. Credit transfer options are available through the student exchange programmes. 

students expose to real industry for internship

Industrial Exposure 

All undergraduate students will undergo industrial training for experiential learning. UTAR also work closely with industry partners to launch the work-based learning programmes in where students will to learn on the university campus for 2 years and undergo 1 year of hands-on practical learning at the premise of our industry partner. For postgraduate studies, we invite the guest speaker from industries as well as arrange consultancy trips to international organisations. 

developing soft skills and building characters

Holistic Student Development

We encourage students to take part in extracurricular activities such as community  services, student entrepreneurship activities, sports and other character building events. Ambitious students can participate in the UTAR Undergraduate Research Scheme (URS) which allows them to be trained to conducted scientific research and work with our researchers on a real project. Participation in extracurricular activities organised by clubs and societies, UTAR Soft Skills Development Certificate (USSDC) and UTAR CARE Programme, all these will enhance their soft-skills and strengthen their characters. 

Good facilities for learning teaching research

Excellent Learning Environment

UTAR's dedicated, resourceful and approachable lecturers and professors are qualified with extensive experiences in teaching and learning. Classroom learning is supplemented by experiential learning through practical sessions, final-year projects, compulsory industrial attachment, talks and seminars by industry experts. All UTAR campuses are equipped with sufficient, up-to-date facilities and conducive environment for learning.

Strong research culture and many research insitutes

Strong Research Culture

UTAR has cultivated a strong culture for research among faculty members and students. UTAR has established the required infrastructure and system essential to achieving research excellence at UTAR. Undergraduate students are explored to research projects through UTAR Undergraduate Research Scheme (URS). There are 34 research centres where students can seek research training and attachment. 

Students get job easily

High Employability Rate 

UTAR focuses on preparing students for a career in a globalised world. 95-97% of UTAR graduates are employed within 6 months of graduation. UTAR alumni work in multinational and SME companies in Malaysia and overseas. 

Excellent support to international students come to Malaysia

International Student Support

Being home to various nationalities, UTAR makes an effort to consistently come up with initiatives to enhance the international student experience. From enrolment to graduation, UTAR assists international students at every stage of their time in the University. A few of the services that UTAR provides include a 'meet and greet' session at the airport for incoming first-year students and helping students settle in with accommodation. The University organises orientation programmes, with events and activities aimed to develop networking among new students. 

UTAR ensures the safety and security of its students within campus and take care of students through several awareness campaigns on emergencies, stress management, first aid and more. Students can also reach out to the University's confidential counselling services for emotional or personal help from licensed counsellors.