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KDU Penang was twice conferred an all-round 5-star College status by Ministry of Education (MOE) MyQuest Audit.
Part of Malaysia’s premier education company - KDU Group
Awarded five star status twice by the Malaysian government
Special bursary for all eligible Asian students
Two centres and four schools offering various programmes
About KDU University College (PG) Sdn. Bhd.
Why Study at KDU?
Facilities and Services
KDU University College Penang is an integral part of Malaysia’s leading education service provider - The KDU Education Group. The Group is proud to have had 80,000 students since its inception, some of whom include corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and celebrities around the globe.
KDU University College Penang admitted its first batch of students in 1991 and since then has been serving local and international students in pursuit of academic excellence. KDU Penang was twice conferred an all-round 6-star College status by Ministry of Education (MOE) MyQuest Audit and offers students the best facilities to excel both as students and professionals in their prospective career.
KDU University College Penang is situated at the heart of Georgetown, the capital city of the Penang state. Georgetown is a modern city yet rich in cultural heritage and was accorded as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. Known as Malaysia’s Premier Island City Campus, KDU University College Penang will also be enhancing its campus learning experience with a brand new ‘Green’ campus in the Batu Kawan, Penang by 2018.
Here are some reasons why international students should consider studying at KDU University College Penang:
Backed by over 30 years of academic excellence
KDU University College Penang is a rated 6-STAR College as per the 2012/2013 Malaysian Quality Evaluation System for Private Colleges, generally known as MyQUEST audited by the Ministry of Education.
Multiple schools of study with diverse programmes
Strong existing community of international students
Excellent infrastructure to offer the best learning and living facilities for students
Academic partnerships with Keele University, Northumbria University, University of Hull, University of Tasmania and other renowned institutions.
Industry partnerships with leading companies such as Microsoft, Intel, Oracle, JW Marriott KL, Nippon Paint and etc.to facilitate internships.
Constant support for international students
Affordable programme fees and accommodation close to the campus.
KDU University College Penang comprises the following schools:
The Centre for English Language
The Centre for Pre-University Studies
School of Art and Social Sciences
School of Engineering, Science and Technology
School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts
The Centre for English Language:
The Centre for English Language (CEL) is extremely popular among international students who want to improve their English skills. Over the years, more than 1200 local and international students from over 40 countries have successfully completed an English language programme at CEL.
The Centre for Pre-University Studies:
The Centre prepares students for University by offering the Cambridge International Examinations GCE A-Level Humanities & Science programme.
School of Art and Social Sciences:
The School of Art and Social Sciences consists of the Business Department, Centre of Design Excellence and the Communication Department.
School of Engineering, Science and Technology:
The School of Engineering, Science and Technology consists of the Engineering Department and Information Technology Department. The full-time BSc (Hons) in Computing Studies offered in partnership with Northumbria University and the BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering are the flagship programmes offered by this school. A number of diploma programme are being offered as well.
School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts:
The School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts offers the coveted IMI Diploma in International Hotel & Tourism Management, IMI Diploma in Professional Chef Training, IMI (3+0) BA International Hotel & Tourism Management , MyCenTHE Diploma in Hotel Management and Diploma in Executive Professional Chef Training.
IMI Diploma in International Hotel & Tourism Management:
This is a two-year programme offering students a choice of management or practical aspects of the hospitality industry. The programme includes one semester of industrial training in renowned hotels or resorts within Malaysia and abroad. With 3 different intakes in January, April and July; students are able to plan the best suitable time to begin their studies.
IMI (3+0) BA International Hotel & Tourism Management:
This is a highly sought-after programme which is a sure-shot way to a successful career in the hospitality and tourism industry and is offered in January and July intake. The three-year programme is designed to satisfy the ever-increasing requirements in hotel industries.
Facilities and Services
Facilities and Services
Adequate measures have been taken by the college management to provide state-of-the-art living and learning facilities to all students. The facilities available are:
A gymnasium with the latest fitness equipment
A well-stocked library with books and reference materials to help all students
A cafeteria serving delicious food
Internet centre for browsing and research
Conducive computer laboratory for students
An auditorium for seminars and special events
High-technology SMART classrooms fitted with audio-visual equipment
Extensive lecture theaters for special lectures and meetings.
Wi-Fi -enabled campus for internet on the go!
Student Service Department:
The office of the Student Service Department (SSD) was established to support, guide and help students throughout their studies at KDU. Be it pastoral support, psychological counselling, academic guidance, confidence-building activities or special assistance for the disabled - SSD has a solution for all student-requirements. The motto of SSD conveys its mission - “We walk you through campus life.”
Some programmes offered by KDU University College Penang have an internship module which give the students the opportunity to practice their skills and prepare themselves for a career. Besides gaining real-life working experiences, undergraduates also have the opportunities to improve their communication skills, gain confidence and increase the chances of employability.
There are a number of clubs and societies that make learning at KDU University College Penang a remarkable experience. Some popular activities conducted by the SSD for students include:
Food distribution for the poor
Blood donation campaigns
Healthy lifestyle campaigns
Game Design workshops
Penang Bridge Marathon
Some of the popular ‘School Clubs and Societies’ are:
Indian Cultural Society - working towards uniting all Indian students on campus.
Mass Communication Club - for students of mass communication programme.
Engineering Society – for students of engineering programme.
CSI Nursing Society - for students of nursing programme.
Computer Club - for students of computing programme.
KDU University College Penang offers its students accommodation in several double-storey houses and apartments scattered around the vicinity of the college. All these student houses and apartments are fully furnished and most of the hostels located within walking distance from the college. Students may choose the air-conditioned unit or non air-conditioned unit.
KDU University College Penang has a clear streamlined process for admitting international students. It starts with students filling up and submitting the ‘International Student Application Form’. Students should submit the following items with their application form:
2 set photocopies of passport – clear copies of ALL pages. Passport must have more than one year validity.
Certified true copy of results/academic certificates & school leaving certificates (both Original language & English translated copy)
* If the above documents are in a language other than English and Bahasa Malaysia, it MUST be translated to English and certified as true copies by the relevant authorities.
4 passport-sized (3.5cm X 5.0cm) photographs with blue color background.
For student transfer from other Colleges, the student has to submit release letter, from the previous institution certified academic transcripts and attendance report from previous institution.
For Sub-Saharan Africa countries, the student has to submit No Objection Certificate (NOC) - Completely filled and verified by the Student's home country Ministry of Higher Education or Embassy.
If students wish to avail accommodation facilities they need to submit an application for that as well.
All documents should be sent by courier to:
KDU University College Penang
32, Jalan Anson,
10400 Penang, Malaysia.
After verifying all documents the Admissions Department will contact the student with additional details. Click here for more details about the admissions process.
International Bursary Award:
This award is open to all Asian students and covers up to 80% of the tuition fees for all diploma and degree courses. The award is given on the basis of academic merit.
Fantastic Design learning experience! I've learned an incredible amount of knowledge from my lecturers and students alike.
Yip Mun Hon
Registered Nurse at Island Hospital
Graduate of 2011
I studied in KDU University College Penang for 3 years. After completing my studies, I came to the conclusion that I have chosen the right college. The most interesting thing about the college is the staff; they are really friendly and they make you feel like you are a part of their family. If you approach them, they will try their best to help you solve your problem. So once again, I would like to express my gratitude to all of them, for without whom, I wouldn't be successful today.
Chef de Cuisine and FHA Gold Medallist- Royal Plaza on Scotts, Singapore
Graduate of 2011
KDU University College Penang gave me a good start in my career. Lecturers were very encouraging and always pointed me towards the right direction. The knowledge I gained from KDU Penang was the starting point of my career as I worked my way up in the hotel industry and continuously improved myself to win medals at international competitions. I now lead a great team at Royal Plaza and I am proud to be a KDU University College Penang graduate.
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