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Top 5 Hospitality Schools in Malaysia

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The Malaysian government is aggressively promoting Malaysia as a tourist destination and with the steady increase of tourists to our country, the tourism industry is now booming and thriving. There are abundant job opportunities in the hospitality area, so if you’re hoping to be part of this exciting industry, why not study hospitality in Malaysia’s top 5 hospitality schools?


Taylor’s University

Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts is well-known as the largest and most established in Southeast Asia, apart from consistently producing high caliber, industry-ready graduates. With a couple of awards under its belt, Taylor’s University is the first and only university to achieve the highly coveted oustanding rating in the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education’s Discipline-Based Rating System in the hospitality and tourism discipline. This is testament to the school’s international reputation for quality teaching. Choose from a wide variety of hospitality courses like hotel management, tourism management, events, culinary arts and foodservice management.


KDU College

The KDU School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts boasts RM5 million worth of the latest facilities, providing top class hospitality education to students who are keen to enter the country’s flourishing hospitality industry.  The school has a close partnership with the IMI University Centre Lucerne, Switzerland, which is also the birthplace of the hospitality industry. Students are given this amazing opportunity to obtain prestigious Swiss hospitality qualifications such as the international hotel and tourism management, and professional chef training. On top of that, students get to complete industry placements in reputable 5-star hotels and restaurants as part of their course. If you’d like to study hospitality courses and get a taste of the real deal, KDU’s top notch facilities like its hotel suite mock up room and front office area, and the newly launched patisserie and butchery kitchens are great training grounds.



If you’re after a hospitality qualification that’s widely recognised with a strong endorsement, go for INTI’s diploma and degree in hotel management. Endorsed by the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School in Australia, this school is ranked by the Hotel and Tourism industry as the best school in Australasia for preparing students for an international career in international hospitality management. Taught by industry professionals, the programme focuses on craft-based learning activities, theoretical learning and an internship. Students learn the fundamentals of business, marketing, economics and operations as well. In addition, students are also offered the option of completing an Australian accredited degree in business or event management in 1.5 years upon completion of the hospitality qualification. So why not – a double degree in 4 – 4.5 years! Get on INTI’s hospitality courses.


UCSI University

UCSI’s Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management works to meet the human capital needs of Malaysia and the world. Situated in Kuala Lumpur and Kuching, students can choose to study in a diverse learning environment from some of the best lecturers and professionals in the industry. The campus is a conducive place for aspiring hoteliers and restaurant managers to obtain a firm grasp of key industrial practices where they’ll be taught the rules of the game (both written and unwritten), explore and collaborate learning, innovate and discover. Choose from its wide range of hospitality courses like hotel management, culinary arts, event and tourism management, and leisure and recreation management.


Legend International College

The Legend International College of Hospitality and Tourism is a subsidiary of Metroplex Holdings, which also owns The Legend Hotel, Grand Seasons Hotel, The Legend Resort Cherating, Legend Worldwide Holidays, The Mall and The Legend Water Chalets Pork Dickson. As the college is so closely associated with the hospitality industry, it’s no wonder that its hospitality courses are specifically designed and tailored to meet the needs of employers out there. Focused on skill-based training, students are exposed to skills in management, marketing, human resource, law, entrepreneurship and psychology. If studying F&B management, food hygiene, hospitality, front office, hotel information system and sustainable tourism seem interesting to you, then look no further and check out the college’s hospitality courses here.


Has this tickled your interests? Find out now if hospitality is the right course for you! Search for courses, contact the universities and order your very own prospectuses here.


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