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Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

Malaysia Malaysia

43 Reviews

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THE World Ranking: 1001

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Overview

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) is a leading private university in Malaysia, ranked in the top 600 in the Times Higher Education (THE) University World rankings, and in the top 100 of their Asia rankings. UTAR offers more than 110 academic programmes, spread across nine faculties, four centres and three institutes. It is renowned for its high-quality programmes in humanities, science, engineering and technology, providing an emphasis on experiential learning, research and soft skill development.UTAR enjoys partnerships with over 330 academic and industrial institutions around the world, providing students with global and industrial exposure via study trips, exchange programmes and symposia.

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Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023
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1001

QS World University Rankings 2023
Source: QS

801

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COSTS PER YEAR
LIVING COSTS

RM12,900

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

RM4,500

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR

UNDERGRADUATE

RM20,410

POSTGRADUATE

RM26,650

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98% of reviewers recommend Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

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Experience is Believing of the No. 2 Prestigious Uni

[A POST BY AN EX-STUDENT FROM UNIVERSITI MALAYA]
I was a student from Universiti Malaya, Malaysia's no. 1 university. I’m now in UTAR for my second degree, and honestly - I don't know what has the public been complaining about. The lecturers are so helpful. When I was in UM, the lecturers there were ver read full review

[A POST BY AN EX-STUDENT FROM UNIVERSITI MALAYA] I was a student from Universiti Malaya, Malaysia's no. 1 university. I’m now in UTAR for my second degree, and honestly - I don't know what has the public been complaining about. The lecturers are so helpful. When I was in UM, the lecturers there were very arrogant and weren't always helpful. But UTAR is otherwise; the lecturers are really humble. Secondly - the office staffs in UTAR. I can't describe how astonished I am at the efficiency of UTAR staffs. A lot of the issues I was faced with was solved within 3 DAYS. Back in UM, I'd have to wait 1 week (FASTEST) to months for a response, and they weren't always helpful and solving. (staffs in UM are well known for being rude and arrogant. Don’t believe me? Ask any UM student around.) Next, clubs and societies, learning environment and social life. To be honest, the clubs in UTAR are much more varied than the ones in UM. Definitely more open and has much more freedom to explore. Learning environment is just as UTAR had lauded itself to be – conducive and productive, everyone here is hardworking, it’s actually motivating. Social life – well, there are all kinds of people everywhere, to be honest, regardless of what university you’re in. My advice – learn how to adapt and socialize with the people. A lot of learning opportunities here on how to deal with people. Last but not least - course fees. I don't understand why people are judging UTAR for their cheap fees? Aren’t affordable fees a good thing? For my current course in UTAR, which I won't name due to privacy, it actually costs the same as a Computer Science course in UM. Well, I know that such little differences don’t apply for every course, but I’d say that if you can’t get yourself into a public university (or if you got yourself an offer to a pariah university), UTAR would be your next good, affordable choice, should it ever be a second option, especially from the private U category. I have a firm belief that in this day and age, education should be affordable to everyone. No one should ever reach a point of being in debt or bankruptcy just because of pursuing an education. If it costs you to a point where it not only burns a hole in your pocket but into your skin as well – that’s not education you’re paying for; that’s paying for someone’s livelihood who might use it to get themselves a Birkin bag that just sits in a bullet-proof glass case. Having experienced the life in UTAR for some time now, it has now made me wonder are people now too privileged to a point where they can complain about even the cheap fees in UTAR? Isn’t it strange – I thought having cheaper fees was something that we all should be grateful for. There’s many out there who can’t even afford high school education. At the very least, you won’t have to worry about graduating with debts on your shoulders. Let me stress that cheap fees and quality education are two different things. I’m rather sad at how UTAR has been on the receiving end of all the negative perception. Funny thing, I used to view UTAR negatively too. But after having been a UM student who has had the very best out of the country’s most ‘prestigious’ university, and experiencing UTAR now from its inside, all I can say is that experiencing is believing. The next time people tell you, or so happen that you come across any articles online dissing about UTAR, I’d suggest you enrol yourself here and experience it for yourself, you privileged little one. Experience the country’s second most prestigious university before you judge. show less

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High standard examination

Even in level of foundation(science-P), the quality of exam paper is high, this definitely helps when foundation graduates enter respective degree courses. Hence this creates competitive study atmosphere.

Even in level of foundation(science-P), the quality of exam paper is high, this definitely helps when foundation graduates enter respective degree courses. Hence this creates competitive study atmosphere.

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