Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) : Rankings, Fees & Courses Details | Top Universities
UTAR Sungai Long Campus, Sungai Long Malaysia +1
  • Kampar Campus, Kampar, Malaysia
  • QS World University Rankings
    801-1000
  • StatusPrivate
  • Research OutputMedium
  • Student/Faculty Ratio16
  • ScholarshipsYes
  • International Students342
  • SizeL
  • Total Faculty1,124

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Established in 2002, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) is a leading university in Malaysia with two campuses in the Kampar district of Perak (around 190km from Kuala Lumpur) and in Kajang, Selangor (around 20km from Kuala Lumpur).


Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) offers over 74 undergraduate degree programs, 31 master’s degree programs,  12 Doctorate programsand 4 Foundation programs in disciplines such as business, engineering, mathematics, creative industries and design, social sciences, education, medicine and Chinese studies. All degree programs are taught in English with the exception of the Chinese Studies programs. Students also have the opportunity to learn a foreign language as an elective course in their undergraduate degree.

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman goes beyond imparting technical knowledge. It encourages students to enhance their soft skill competencies through various extracurricular activities such as soft skills development, student entrepreneurship, community projects, sports, and many other character-building events.


It’s also an ideal university for students who are looking for international exposure, experience, and friendship. Malaysia is a unique country with a rich diversity in culture where people interact with cultures from the West, Chinese, Islam, Indian, and Asians. Given this advantage, UTAR incorporates such multi-cultural dimensions into all aspects of its learning, teaching, research and collaboration.

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Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman’s Kampar campus is home to:

•    Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FAS)
•    Faculty of Business and Finance (FBF)
•    Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology (FEGT)
•    Faculty of Information and Communication Technology (FICT)
•    Faculty of Science (FSc) 
•    Centre for Foundation Studies (CFS Kampar) 
•    Centre for Extension Education (CEE Kampar)
•    Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS Kampar) 


And the Sungai Long campus is where you can find:

•    Faculty of Accountancy and Management (FAM)
•    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) 
•    Faculty of Creative Industries (FCI) 
•    Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES)
•    Institute of Chinese Studies  (ICS)
•    Centre for Foundation Studies (CFS)
•    Center for Extension Education (CEE) 
•    Institute of Management and Leadership Development (IMLD)
•    Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Research (IPSR)


Both campuses are equipped with the latest facilities for students’ academic and personal development. Facilities include:

  •  +3,000 computers
  • +120 types of software
  • 24/7 wireless internet
  • Two libraries
  •  +120 laboratories and workshops
  • 24/7 access to Web-based Learning Environment (WBLE)
  • 16 UTAR campus transport buses
  • Gymnasium and sports complex
  • Wellness center 
  • University bookstore 
  • Places of worship
  • E-commerce delivery center
  • E-commerce fullfilment center
  • Unovate Centre for start-ups
  • Physiotherapy Clinic

Support services for students also include:

  • Counseling and wellbeing
  • International student support
  • Accommodation and housing search support
  • Campus safety and security
  • Alumni relations and engagement
  • Careers services Academic advisory support system
  • Research consultancy and commercialization
  • Student mobility program one-stop center
  • Soft skill development programs
  • Community and voluntary engagement program

·       

Approximately 22,000 students at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman represent 44 nationalities around the world.

Campus life at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman is an exciting and diverse experience with 44 nationalities represented out of 22,000 students. To get the most out of student life at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, students have the opportunity to take part in almost 80 student clubs and societies, including performing and creative arts, sports and recreation, voluntary and self-defence.


Together with these clubs and societies, the university also organises many recreational and social events such as treasure hunts, trekking, competitions, debates, dances, performances, choir, cultural events, prom nights, festival/reunion parties, annual balls and more!

A Sports Carnival with a range of sporting activities is also arranged every year by the university. Students will have the opportunities to participate in inter-faculty games, intra-university races, the Sports Exchange Program, Clash of the UTARians and many more.

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman endeavours to cultivate community spirit among its students by encouraging them to take part in volunteer services for the community. Such activities include cultural activities, health campaigns, English and IT tuitions, waste recycling campaigns, school safety projects, school motivational camps, school as well as village beautification projects.

Student accommodation
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman works with reliable hostel management companies to help arrange suitable private accommodation for all students.


Minimum Entry Requirements and Language Requirements

Admission to UTAR is on a meritocratic basis. All international students are expected to satisfy both minimum entry requirements and language requirements set by the University. These requirements vary with programs and levels of study, subject to the latest requirements set by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and Professional Bodies.  Some programs may have additional requirements such as submission of a drawing portfolio, previous project reports, and an interview before the university decides on the admission. 


The following are the standard entry qualifications for admission: 

Foundation: Pass O-Level with 5 credits in the relevant subjects or its equivalent qualification
Undergraduate degree: Pass A-Level with 2-3 passes in the relevant subjects, or high school leaving examination equivalent with 5 passes
Master’s: Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university with CGPA of 2.500 and above (applicants with CGPA of 2.000 to 2.4999 with 5 years of relevant working/research experience can apply, subject to further evaluation by the university)
PhD: Master’s degree from a recognised university and show evidence of adequate related research or work experience

Applicants with Diploma from a college/institution/polytechnic may also apply for admission to UTAR programs. Such applications will be considered on a case-to-case basis and successful applicants may be given entry with credit transfer. 

For more information regarding the entry requirements and language requirement, please click the following links:

Foundation/Undergraduate

Master's and PhD 


How to Apply

International students are advised to apply at least 3 months before the commencement date. To apply, please click here.


Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman is committed to ensuring students are set up for the best possible start in working life after graduation. Six months after graduating, approximately 95-97 percent of graduates are in full-time employment.

The Department of Alumni Relations and Placement (DARP) helps foster close relationships with alumni, create opportunities for alumni to network, exchange information and receive updates on news and events from the university.

It also offers guidance and support with job placements for final year students and graduates with events such as:
•    Career Day
•    Career Talk
•    Virtual Career Fair
•    M100 Challenge
•    Managing UTAR Career Portal
•    Career Workshop
•    Career Counseling

On-the-job learning has also become a vital part of the undergraduate experience at UTAR. The university has made industrial training compulsory for all undergraduate students in order for them to gain practical skills and establish valuable industry contacts to help give them the confidence when it comes to the world of work after graduating.

About

Established in 2002, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) is a leading university in Malaysia with two campuses in the Kampar district of Perak (around 190km from Kuala Lumpur) and in Kajang, Selangor (around 20km from Kuala Lumpur).


Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) offers over 74 undergraduate degree programs, 31 master’s degree programs,  12 Doctorate programsand 4 Foundation programs in disciplines such as business, engineering, mathematics, creative industries and design, social sciences, education, medicine and Chinese studies. All degree programs are taught in English with the exception of the Chinese Studies programs. Students also have the opportunity to learn a foreign language as an elective course in their undergraduate degree.

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman goes beyond imparting technical knowledge. It encourages students to enhance their soft skill competencies through various extracurricular activities such as soft skills development, student entrepreneurship, community projects, sports, and many other character-building events.


It’s also an ideal university for students who are looking for international exposure, experience, and friendship. Malaysia is a unique country with a rich diversity in culture where people interact with cultures from the West, Chinese, Islam, Indian, and Asians. Given this advantage, UTAR incorporates such multi-cultural dimensions into all aspects of its learning, teaching, research and collaboration.

Get social
! Follow Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) on Facebook

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman’s Kampar campus is home to:

•    Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FAS)
•    Faculty of Business and Finance (FBF)
•    Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology (FEGT)
•    Faculty of Information and Communication Technology (FICT)
•    Faculty of Science (FSc) 
•    Centre for Foundation Studies (CFS Kampar) 
•    Centre for Extension Education (CEE Kampar)
•    Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS Kampar) 


And the Sungai Long campus is where you can find:

•    Faculty of Accountancy and Management (FAM)
•    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) 
•    Faculty of Creative Industries (FCI) 
•    Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES)
•    Institute of Chinese Studies  (ICS)
•    Centre for Foundation Studies (CFS)
•    Center for Extension Education (CEE) 
•    Institute of Management and Leadership Development (IMLD)
•    Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Research (IPSR)


Both campuses are equipped with the latest facilities for students’ academic and personal development. Facilities include:

  •  +3,000 computers
  • +120 types of software
  • 24/7 wireless internet
  • Two libraries
  •  +120 laboratories and workshops
  • 24/7 access to Web-based Learning Environment (WBLE)
  • 16 UTAR campus transport buses
  • Gymnasium and sports complex
  • Wellness center 
  • University bookstore 
  • Places of worship
  • E-commerce delivery center
  • E-commerce fullfilment center
  • Unovate Centre for start-ups
  • Physiotherapy Clinic

Support services for students also include:

  • Counseling and wellbeing
  • International student support
  • Accommodation and housing search support
  • Campus safety and security
  • Alumni relations and engagement
  • Careers services Academic advisory support system
  • Research consultancy and commercialization
  • Student mobility program one-stop center
  • Soft skill development programs
  • Community and voluntary engagement program

·       

Approximately 22,000 students at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman represent 44 nationalities around the world.

Campus life at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman is an exciting and diverse experience with 44 nationalities represented out of 22,000 students. To get the most out of student life at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, students have the opportunity to take part in almost 80 student clubs and societies, including performing and creative arts, sports and recreation, voluntary and self-defence.


Together with these clubs and societies, the university also organises many recreational and social events such as treasure hunts, trekking, competitions, debates, dances, performances, choir, cultural events, prom nights, festival/reunion parties, annual balls and more!

A Sports Carnival with a range of sporting activities is also arranged every year by the university. Students will have the opportunities to participate in inter-faculty games, intra-university races, the Sports Exchange Program, Clash of the UTARians and many more.

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman endeavours to cultivate community spirit among its students by encouraging them to take part in volunteer services for the community. Such activities include cultural activities, health campaigns, English and IT tuitions, waste recycling campaigns, school safety projects, school motivational camps, school as well as village beautification projects.

Student accommodation
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman works with reliable hostel management companies to help arrange suitable private accommodation for all students.


Minimum Entry Requirements and Language Requirements

Admission to UTAR is on a meritocratic basis. All international students are expected to satisfy both minimum entry requirements and language requirements set by the University. These requirements vary with programs and levels of study, subject to the latest requirements set by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and Professional Bodies.  Some programs may have additional requirements such as submission of a drawing portfolio, previous project reports, and an interview before the university decides on the admission. 


The following are the standard entry qualifications for admission: 

Foundation: Pass O-Level with 5 credits in the relevant subjects or its equivalent qualification
Undergraduate degree: Pass A-Level with 2-3 passes in the relevant subjects, or high school leaving examination equivalent with 5 passes
Master’s: Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university with CGPA of 2.500 and above (applicants with CGPA of 2.000 to 2.4999 with 5 years of relevant working/research experience can apply, subject to further evaluation by the university)
PhD: Master’s degree from a recognised university and show evidence of adequate related research or work experience

Applicants with Diploma from a college/institution/polytechnic may also apply for admission to UTAR programs. Such applications will be considered on a case-to-case basis and successful applicants may be given entry with credit transfer. 

For more information regarding the entry requirements and language requirement, please click the following links:

Foundation/Undergraduate

Master's and PhD 


How to Apply

International students are advised to apply at least 3 months before the commencement date. To apply, please click here.


Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman is committed to ensuring students are set up for the best possible start in working life after graduation. Six months after graduating, approximately 95-97 percent of graduates are in full-time employment.

The Department of Alumni Relations and Placement (DARP) helps foster close relationships with alumni, create opportunities for alumni to network, exchange information and receive updates on news and events from the university.

It also offers guidance and support with job placements for final year students and graduates with events such as:
•    Career Day
•    Career Talk
•    Virtual Career Fair
•    M100 Challenge
•    Managing UTAR Career Portal
•    Career Workshop
•    Career Counseling

On-the-job learning has also become a vital part of the undergraduate experience at UTAR. The university has made industrial training compulsory for all undergraduate students in order for them to gain practical skills and establish valuable industry contacts to help give them the confidence when it comes to the world of work after graduating.

Available programs

University highlights

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) is one of the top Private universities in Sungai Long, Malaysia. It is ranked #801-1000 in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2020
    #801-1000
  • 2021
    #801-1000
  • 2022
    #801-1000

Ranking criteria

11.5
Academic Reputation
4.4
Citations per Faculty
29.7
Employer Reputation
11.6
Faculty Student Ratio
3.7
International Faculty Ratio
2.3
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
17,672

4%
96%

International students
342

40%
60%

Total faculty staff
1,124

83
1041

Total students
17,672

4%
96%

International students
342

40%
60%

Total faculty staff
1,124

1041
83

Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.
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