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Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

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Overview

As a leading private university in Malaysia, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) has established itself as an institution delivering excellence in teaching and research.

UTAR offers more than 110 academic programmes, spread across nine faculties, three 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.

The Research, Development and Commercialisation initiative has seen UTAR establish a global research network with 32 centres. This strong research culture has paved the way for the creation of a UTAR Undergraduate Research Scheme (URS) which allows students to embark upon a structured training programme in research project implementation.

With formal collaborations with more than 330 university and industry partners, a UTAR education can open a wide range of doors for students. It boasts an impressive 95% graduate employability rate within six months of graduation.

UTAR houses more than 24,000 students from around the world, offering them a dynamic learning experience spread across its two campuses. The UTAR Kamper Campus in Perak is an award-winning campus based in a beautiful location flanked by picturesque mountains and scenic lakes to provide a peaceful, calm setting. The Sungai Long Campus in Selangor is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility just outside the vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur.

Ranked in the top 600 in the Times Higher Education (THE) University World rankings, and in number two among Malaysia’s public and private universities, UTAR is an institution developing a growing reputation. It possesses a five-star rating as an emerging university in the Setara 2017 Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education.

Average tuition fees per year

Undergraduate
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RM18,070

Postgraduate
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RM16,730

Costs per year

Living costs

RM9,300

Average private rent
Source: Education Malaysia Global Services
Fees are for indicative purposes

RM5,375

Why study here?

Why study here?

There are a lot of reasons to choose UTAR as your study abroad destination:

  • UTAR enjoys global recognition, ranking among the top 600 universities in the world and 2nd in Malaysia, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019.
  • UTAR focuses on preparing students for a career in a globalised world.
  • It offers a multicultural and an international learning environment, fostering social skills and global exposure in its students.
  • All programmes offered by UTAR are accredited and recognised; taught by top-class faculty members with modern classrooms and study facilities.
  • Students of UTAR benefit from its industry-focused education and gain exposure from internships, field trips, talks from industrialists and more.
  • UTAR also has a wide network of collaborations with other academic institutes, offering students study abroad programmes.
  • UTAR assists its students from non-English speaking countries with development of the English language skills required for academic programmes.
  • Students can also make use of many student support services including counselling and career guidance, a peer mentoring programme, pick-up service, healthcare services and a vast alumni community.      
Campuses

Campuses

UTAR has two campuses – the Kampar Campus in Perak and the Sungai Long Campus in the Klang Valley. The two campuses accommodate its faculties, as well as research institutes and study centres. Situated two hours away from Kuala Lumpur by road, the UTAR Kampar Campus is surrounded by scenic mountains, lakes and a stunning, serene environment that enriches the learning experience. With Kampar town offering restaurants, shops and supermarkets; students in the campus get the best of both worlds. Besides the many lecture halls, Kampar Campus also boasts a multi-purpose sports hall and a library.

UTAR Sungai Long Campus is located in Bandar Sungai Long, a town near Kuala Lumpur. It is a modern campus with state-of-the-art facilities including a library, learning and teaching laboratories and workshops. The campus provides a tranquil and integrated environment to learn in the campus whereby students across all disciplinary interact and learn together in harmony. Students can easily reach out to facilities such as banks, accommodation, healthcare centres, shopping malls, restaurants and other entertainment in Kuala Lumpur city.

Teaching quality

Teaching quality

With more than 2,000 academic and administrative personnel, UTAR’s teaching standard is top-notch. All of its programmes are approved by Malaysia’s Ministry of Education and the university brings in over 120 professionals from various industries to guarantee that the programmes are updated to meet international standards. The curriculum is also up-to-date with the latest technology such as artificial intelligence and virtual reality; and subjects including big data analytics and e-commerce.

UTAR constantly betters its quality of performance through a process called international benchmarking; where more than 80 external examiners and 120 industry advisors panel from across the globe are engaged in analysing ways to maintain world class education at the institution.

UTAR’s undergraduate students gain unique exposure to industrial and research experience. They are given mandatory industrial training, which helps them relate their classroom knowledge to the real world. Students are also exposed to various research projects through the Undergraduate Research Programme.

UTAR’s collaboration with over 330 university and industrial organisations across 27 economies gives its students opportunities to experience global exposure via study abroad programmes, study trips, conferences and research projects – to name a few.

Facilities

Facilities

UTAR provides students with the latest facilities that enhance learning experience, including research, practical and project labs that are equipped with over 3,000 computers and the latest software. Students can also benefit from the wireless internet available anytime in the two campuses. The university’s two libraries are a hub of over 430,000 study materials including books, e-books and online journals. The library also organises an information skill class that trains students on how to look for information.

UTAR encourages student involvement in sports through numerous facilities in its campuses. Students can utilise courts and its sports complex to play badminton, tennis, basketball and squash. With a golf course, swimming pool available off-campus, as well as dance studios and well-equipped gyms on-campus, there is a variety of fitness facilities to choose from at UTAR. 

UTAR’s campuses in Kampar and Sungai Long are located around residential towns, where students can find modern accommodation as close as 300 metres to 1.5 km from the university campuses.

Student support

Student support

Being home to various nationalities, UTAR makes an effort to consistently come up with initiatives to enhance the international student experience. From enrollment to graduation, UTAR assists international students at every stage of their time in the university.

A few of the services that UTAR provides include a ‘meet and greet’ session at the airport for incoming first-year students and helping students settle in with accommodation. The university organises orientation programmes, with events and activities aimed to develop networking among new students.

Students can make the best of UTAR’s services by exploring the 75 student clubs and societies that are both academic and non-academic. The clubs cover areas such as sports, music, drama, film, yoga, karatedo. Several inter-club and inter-university competitions enable students to develop their extra-curricular talents and interests.    

UTAR ensures the safety and security of its students within campus and take care of students through several awareness campaigns on first aid, emergencies, stress management and more. Students can also reach out to the university’s confidential counselling services for emotional or personal help from licensed counsellors.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate outcomes

UTAR enjoys a graduate employability rate of 95% within six months of graduation. The university provides quality education to its students while developing their employable skills and other knowledge that recruiters are looking for.

Furthermore, UTAR offers plenty of scope to gain practical exposure through its industrial visits, internships and study abroad programmes conducted in collaboration with over 330 academic and industrial institutes worldwide. Students can utilise these options to develop contacts and acquire skills relevant to the industry.    

UTAR also provides students with opportunities to develop their entrepreneurial skills. Students can utilise the Unovate Centre, where they can come up with innovative business ideas and apply for funding. The university further organises Entrepreneurship Talk Series, workshops, etc.

The university’s alumni community is made up of more than 56,000 people – most of whom are employed with established organisations. UTAR enables job placements for final year students and develops connections between alumni and students. As a part of this initiative, the university organises several job fairs and workshops; and updates students regularly with information about employment opportunities.

 

 

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Chong, Malaysia

The academic and administrative staff are very helpful and informative. Students here comprise of different social backgrounds and cultures, students from different culture can learn and enhance their understanding regarding others culture. The facilities here are handy and helpful like online library and other learn
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Ng, Malaysia

In UTAR, I make a lot of new friends from different courses not only limited to my own course,know how to communicate with others, learn variety of useful skills, more independent,earn more experience besides bookish knowledge, earn working experience 

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Rankings

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018-2019
Source: THE

501st

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Minimum IELTS Score

5.0Undergraduate

5.0Postgraduate

Minimum TOEFL IBT

34Undergraduate

34Postgraduate

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