Sunway University : Rankings, Fees & Courses Details | Top Universities
No. 5, Jalan Universiti, Bandar Sunway, MY, Petaling Jaya Malaysia
    • QS World University Rankings
      651-700
    • QS Stars
      5
    • StatusPrivate
    • Research OutputVery High
    • Student/Faculty Ratio8
    • ScholarshipsYes
    • International Students703
    • SizeS
    • Total Faculty569

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    Sunway University, one of Malaysia’s leading private universities which is a strictly not-for-profit institution and dedicated to quality education, supporting enterprise, and undertaking research focused on key global problems. The University is based in Sunway City, a thriving green resort city built on reclaimed former tin-mining land, on the western side of Kuala Lumpur in the heart of the Klang Valley. The University is relatively young by global standards, but is already ranked within the top 2% of universities in the world (QS World University Rankings), and in the top 1.5% of universities in Asia, as well as being ranked within the top 150 universities in the world under 50 years old.

    Our state-of-the-art modern campus is connected to a wide range of social and community amenities by safe walkways at tree top level (the “canopy walk”) giving a unique sustainable study, work and social environment for our students and staff on campus and around Sunway City. Sunway City is a prime example of the new global movement of sustainable “fifteen minute cities” with hyper-connectivity and all amenities accessible within 15 minutes on foot.

    The University has a 5-star “excellent” rating by the Malaysian government (in the latest Setara assessment exercise), and is one of just eleven universities in Malaysia to be awarded the special “Premier Digital Technology Institution” status. We have developed close collaborations with many leading international universities including Harvard University and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Some professors from the latter hold distinguished visiting appointments giving occasional lectures to our University and the wider Sunway City community through our Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Speakers series of public lectures. These are named after the founder of Sunway City and of the University, Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah, who is also the chairman of Sunway Group, one of Malaysia’s leading industrial conglomerates and developer of Sunway City. We have a very close relationship with Lancaster University in the UK, enabling our students on many programmes to also qualify for Lancaster degrees. 

    Sunway University has been recognised as the 473rd World's Most Sustainable University in 2020. UI GreenMetric World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings on sustainability. It is an initiative of the University of Indonesia that ranks universities around the world based on their commitment and actions towards sustainability. UI GreenMetric World University Rankings aims to increase university awareness towards sustainability.

    So welcome to a globally connected, forward looking university, dedicated to sustainability, and located in arguably one of the most exciting campus destinations on the planet in the warm heart of tropical sunny Malaysia.


    Occupying 22 acres of prime land in Sunway City, Kuala Lumpur, the city campus is fully equipped with academic, hostel and sporting facilities and is amongst the largest and most modern private institutions in Malaysia.

    The campus comes complete with wireless access coverage (Wi-Fi) available 24-hours per day which covers classrooms, lecture halls, cafeteria, library, concourse and open areas that are conducive for student discussions, communications, e-Learning and working on course assignments.

    The Sunway Campus library is ISO 9001:2015 certified. It is one of the largest University libraries in Malaysian private educational institutions. Equipped with the latest library technology, the library is linked to international e-databases and thousands of e-journals, allowing our students access to a global wealth of knowledge.

    The spacious 72,000 square feet of floor space in the library provides a variety of learning spaces including:

    • Individual ad collaborative learning spaces;
    • Viewing Zone (for video content);
    • Group Project Pods (for group studies and discussions);
    • Training Rooms;
    • Instructional Lab;
    • Information Technology facilities.

    Library users have access to the Extended Hour Study Area which opens until 2.00AM daily. The Sunway Campus library is a library with an ever-expanding collection of books, e-Journals, online e-databases and audio-visual materials to support the teaching, learning and research efforts of the academic community at Sunway.

    The University campus is patrolled round-the -clock by security personnel who have been accorded auxiliary police status.

    Student LIFE department aims to provide a supportive, friendly and challenging environment outside of the classroom for academic success and individual development of the students. There are multiple opportunities available for leadership development, skill enhancement, social interaction, character building and community service activities.

     Student LIFE also offers a range of support services such as counseling and wellness to help students meet some of the challenges they may experience as a university student.

     Don't worry if you can't fit your particular question or problem neatly into one of our named functions. Staff within Student LIFE work as a team, and with your consent, will be happy to refer you to the service or individual most able to meet your needs.

    Do feel free to drop by to see anyone of us - we would be glad to meet and assist you!

    International students applying for undergraduate study at Sunway must have qualifications equivalent to the Malaysian Higher School Certificate known as Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM). The methods used by the University to determine the overall grade of several pre-university qualifications are as follows:

    A-Level

    The A-Level is a secondary school leaving qualification in the United Kingdom (UK) and commonly offered as an international qualification outside the UK. Students’ best three grades achieved in their A-Level qualification would be assigned specific points and summated to arrive at a score that would be considered for admission.

    International Baccalaureate

    If students’ total points on the International Baccalaureate, excluding bonus points, exceed the stated requirements, they would then qualify for admission. Students also need to present proof of successful completion of a diploma.

    Graduate Study

    For admission to a graduate study programme at Sunway, international students should have completed a relevant bachelor’s or honours degree, as appropriate, with the required grade point average. Students whose first language is not English must also provide proof of proficiency in the English language, with an IELTS score of at least 6.0 or an equivalent score on the TOEFL. In some cases, a portfolio or any other proof of further work done may also be required.

    More about entry requirements...

    As a One-Stop Career Centre, Sunway Career Services goal is to equip and support students as they navigate through their career pathway on campus through different resources, avenues and counsel.

    Our Core Services:

    1. To provide career guidance to students in regards to their career development pathway and to help them at different junctures they may be at in this career journey on campus.
    2. To provide students with latest and relevant contacts and information in regards to employability and employers.
    3. To conduct relevant trainings, workshops and activities that help students become more ware, equipped and to empower them in their career and employability.

    Sunway University, one of Malaysia’s leading private universities which is a strictly not-for-profit institution and dedicated to quality education, supporting enterprise, and undertaking research focused on key global problems. The University is based in Sunway City, a thriving green resort city built on reclaimed former tin-mining land, on the western side of Kuala Lumpur in the heart of the Klang Valley. The University is relatively young by global standards, but is already ranked within the top 2% of universities in the world (QS World University Rankings), and in the top 1.5% of universities in Asia, as well as being ranked within the top 150 universities in the world under 50 years old.

    Our state-of-the-art modern campus is connected to a wide range of social and community amenities by safe walkways at tree top level (the “canopy walk”) giving a unique sustainable study, work and social environment for our students and staff on campus and around Sunway City. Sunway City is a prime example of the new global movement of sustainable “fifteen minute cities” with hyper-connectivity and all amenities accessible within 15 minutes on foot.

    The University has a 5-star “excellent” rating by the Malaysian government (in the latest Setara assessment exercise), and is one of just eleven universities in Malaysia to be awarded the special “Premier Digital Technology Institution” status. We have developed close collaborations with many leading international universities including Harvard University and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Some professors from the latter hold distinguished visiting appointments giving occasional lectures to our University and the wider Sunway City community through our Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Speakers series of public lectures. These are named after the founder of Sunway City and of the University, Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah, who is also the chairman of Sunway Group, one of Malaysia’s leading industrial conglomerates and developer of Sunway City. We have a very close relationship with Lancaster University in the UK, enabling our students on many programmes to also qualify for Lancaster degrees. 

    Sunway University has been recognised as the 473rd World's Most Sustainable University in 2020. UI GreenMetric World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings on sustainability. It is an initiative of the University of Indonesia that ranks universities around the world based on their commitment and actions towards sustainability. UI GreenMetric World University Rankings aims to increase university awareness towards sustainability.

    So welcome to a globally connected, forward looking university, dedicated to sustainability, and located in arguably one of the most exciting campus destinations on the planet in the warm heart of tropical sunny Malaysia.


    Occupying 22 acres of prime land in Sunway City, Kuala Lumpur, the city campus is fully equipped with academic, hostel and sporting facilities and is amongst the largest and most modern private institutions in Malaysia.

    The campus comes complete with wireless access coverage (Wi-Fi) available 24-hours per day which covers classrooms, lecture halls, cafeteria, library, concourse and open areas that are conducive for student discussions, communications, e-Learning and working on course assignments.

    The Sunway Campus library is ISO 9001:2015 certified. It is one of the largest University libraries in Malaysian private educational institutions. Equipped with the latest library technology, the library is linked to international e-databases and thousands of e-journals, allowing our students access to a global wealth of knowledge.

    The spacious 72,000 square feet of floor space in the library provides a variety of learning spaces including:

    • Individual ad collaborative learning spaces;
    • Viewing Zone (for video content);
    • Group Project Pods (for group studies and discussions);
    • Training Rooms;
    • Instructional Lab;
    • Information Technology facilities.

    Library users have access to the Extended Hour Study Area which opens until 2.00AM daily. The Sunway Campus library is a library with an ever-expanding collection of books, e-Journals, online e-databases and audio-visual materials to support the teaching, learning and research efforts of the academic community at Sunway.

    The University campus is patrolled round-the -clock by security personnel who have been accorded auxiliary police status.

    Student LIFE department aims to provide a supportive, friendly and challenging environment outside of the classroom for academic success and individual development of the students. There are multiple opportunities available for leadership development, skill enhancement, social interaction, character building and community service activities.

     Student LIFE also offers a range of support services such as counseling and wellness to help students meet some of the challenges they may experience as a university student.

     Don't worry if you can't fit your particular question or problem neatly into one of our named functions. Staff within Student LIFE work as a team, and with your consent, will be happy to refer you to the service or individual most able to meet your needs.

    Do feel free to drop by to see anyone of us - we would be glad to meet and assist you!

    International students applying for undergraduate study at Sunway must have qualifications equivalent to the Malaysian Higher School Certificate known as Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM). The methods used by the University to determine the overall grade of several pre-university qualifications are as follows:

    A-Level

    The A-Level is a secondary school leaving qualification in the United Kingdom (UK) and commonly offered as an international qualification outside the UK. Students’ best three grades achieved in their A-Level qualification would be assigned specific points and summated to arrive at a score that would be considered for admission.

    International Baccalaureate

    If students’ total points on the International Baccalaureate, excluding bonus points, exceed the stated requirements, they would then qualify for admission. Students also need to present proof of successful completion of a diploma.

    Graduate Study

    For admission to a graduate study programme at Sunway, international students should have completed a relevant bachelor’s or honours degree, as appropriate, with the required grade point average. Students whose first language is not English must also provide proof of proficiency in the English language, with an IELTS score of at least 6.0 or an equivalent score on the TOEFL. In some cases, a portfolio or any other proof of further work done may also be required.

    More about entry requirements...

    As a One-Stop Career Centre, Sunway Career Services goal is to equip and support students as they navigate through their career pathway on campus through different resources, avenues and counsel.

    Our Core Services:

    1. To provide career guidance to students in regards to their career development pathway and to help them at different junctures they may be at in this career journey on campus.
    2. To provide students with latest and relevant contacts and information in regards to employability and employers.
    3. To conduct relevant trainings, workshops and activities that help students become more ware, equipped and to empower them in their career and employability.

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    University highlights

    Sunway University is one of the top Private universities in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. It is ranked #651-700 in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

    QS World University Rankings

    • 2020
      #751-800
    • 2021
      #701-750
    • 2022
      #651-700

    Ranking criteria

    7
    Academic Reputation
    3.9
    Citations per Faculty
    33.4
    Employer Reputation
    41.8
    Faculty Student Ratio
    20.2
    International Faculty Ratio
    31.2
    International Students Ratio

    Student & Staff

    Total students
    4,648

    4%
    96%

    International students
    703

    8%
    92%

    Total faculty staff
    569

    93
    476

    Total students
    4,648

    4%
    96%

    International students
    703

    8%
    92%

    Total faculty staff
    569

    476
    93
    2021
    QS Stars is a rating system that helps you select the right university based on your interests. It provides a detailed look at an institution, identifying which universities rate highest in the specific topics that matter to you, like facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.

    Scholarships

    Yes
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