Top 10 Universities in Malaysia

As an international student, you will neither be the first nor the last to study in Malaysia, because students from all over the world come here for education, and a lot of subjects are taught in these institutes. Furthermore, there are numerous facilities available to them making people from abroad feel at home and comfortable. 

Across the globe, Malaysia is well-known for tourism, and it is famous for its natural beauty. According to an estimate in 2010, there are 24.6 million arrivals. Formula one racing is an interesting game played in Malaysia and watched by almost 130, 000 people at a time. Another thing of interest about Malaysia is the wildlife and beaches, in fact, for some people, it is the best tourism spot.

Nevertheless, it may seem as though people are more interested in a country’s academic institute, and Malaysia did not fall short in that area. Both private and public institutes have emerges as one of the best according to international and QS rankings. This state is known to be the highest exporter of educational services, of which some of the schools are funded by the government.

If you would love to school at one of the Best Malaysian Universities, we have listed the top-ranked Malaysian universities, their names, and contacts.

What are the top 10 Malaysian Universities?

10. Universiti Teknologi Petronas

Universiti Teknologi Petronas is a Malaysian institute that was founded in the year 1997 and is situated in Tronoh, Perak in Malaysia, and the campus comprises 100 acres. Also known as UTP, it is affiliated with ASAIHL and possesses a website. According to QS ranking, it is rated one of the best 200 universities in chemical engineering, and 335th in the world. Moreover, in 2012-2013, it was nationally, ranked 9th while in 2014, the QS ranked it as the 10th.

Worthy of note is the fact that this institution is owned by PETRONAS which is an Oil Company in Malaysia. They have over time, successfully admitted 6000 undergraduates, and 1200 postgraduates. It concentrates majorly on research and development.

9. Universiti Teknologi MARA

It is a school established in 1956 as a public institute, and it is located in Shah Alam, Selangor in Malaysia. The school prides itself in producing successful men and women in almost every sphere of life, one such people are Yuna and Suki Mee. Yuna is a big name in the music industry, a famous singer, and a renowned businesswoman who has many albums.

According to QS ranking, it was ranked as the 8th between 2012-2013, while in the year 2014, It was ranked 9th. In fact, it has been rated high at both national and international levels.

8. Universiti Multimedia

Universiti Multimedia is a private institute located in Cyberjaya, Selangor Malaysia, and has three campuses in the university. It admits a large number of students annually, and the report shows that in 2013, it enrolled 20057 students.

Just like Universiti Teknologi Mara, it boasts of its noteworthy alumni including Tan Chui Mui and Liew Seng Tat. Tan and Liew are filmmakers who have earned several awards. The campus is not just in an urban area, and is affiliated with ACU; ASAIHL, and also LAOTSE, having a website where you can obtain any information.

7. Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

Established in the year 1992, it is located in Sarawak Malaysia, and it successfully admitted 8358 students in the year 2010. The major campus of this  ISO-certified public institute is located in Kota Samarahan and is affiliated with ASAIHL and ACU.

Aside from being the 8th University of Malaysia, it has meritoriously earned numerous awards including that of the Premier information technology award,  the Industry Innovators Awards, and 7 Gold medals at the Seoul international invention fair. In addition, the QS national ranking rated it as the 7th, and interestingly, within six months of graduation, 91% of students of this institute get employed.

6. International Islamic University of Malaysia

According to QS rating in 2014, it was ranked 6th, and the QS Asian University in 2012-2013 rated it 5th, and lastly the 153rd position globally. Moreover, it is known to be a public institution established in 1983, and located in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor Malaysia. 

They also have alumni that are worthy of note which includes Shahir who is a renowned singer, and Adnan, a famous Malaysian politician. Furthermore, the president of this public institute is Dr. Rais Yatim. About 3578 postgraduates were admitted in 2014, while 1479 were doctoral students.

5. Universiti Putra Malaysia

Here is one of the best Malaysian research institutes, and it is located in Serdang Malaysia, and was established in 1971. Of course, such an institute will not lack notable alumni including Cheng Chu Sian, the popular athlete, and Amirudin Shari, the famous politician.

Another interesting fact about this public institution is its academic staff strength of 2548 with a total of 26222 students. According to the QS ranking, it was rated the 5th top university in the state in 2014, and in the same year, the QS ranked it as the 376th best joint university, thereby, admitting 16051 undergraduates, and 10171 postgraduates in that same year. 

4. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

This is regarded as the oldest engineering and technology institute in Malaysia, located in Johor Bahru in Malaysia. As a public institute, 21471 students were admitted in 2010 while in 2014, 11392 undergraduates, and 13780 postgraduates were enrolled.

In addition to this, they have an enviable staff strength of about 3645 administrative staff members, little wonder why it has produced notable men and women, the likes of Suki Mee and Sim Tze Tzin. It was rated 4th in the country according to the QS in the country, having a presence rank of 278, and a 1587 impact rank. 

3. Universiti Sains Malaysia

Universiti Sains Malaysia, established in 1969, has three campuses as a public institute. One is located on the Penang island, the second one, on the Kelantan, and lastly, the third one is located on the Nibong Tebal. 

The QS rankings rated it the 341st university in the world in 2013, and first in the state. Aside from the notable alumni produced over the past years, like  Idris Jala and Jeff Ooi, the environment is very attractive, this is why numerous movies such as Ali Setan and Soalnya Siapa, were filmed here. 

2. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Popularly called UKM for short, the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia is located at Bangi Selangor in Malaysia, and was established in the year, 1970. It has witnessed tremendous growth over the years, such that in 2006, it admitted about 22605 students and between 2006-2007, it enrolled 17500 undergraduates, and 5105 postgraduates. 

Meanwhile, there are noteworthy alumni of this institution like K Reuben and Wong Chin Huat. Between 2012 and 2014, this public institute was rated as the 261st and the 2nd best university according to the QS World University ranking in Malaysia.

1. Universiti Malaysia

We have finally gotten to the best Malaysian university, according to the QS World ranking in 2014. It is a public institute as well as a popular research institute that happens to be the oldest in Malaysia.

Established in 1949, it is located in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and has admitted  25471 students recently. There are notable alumni which include Anwar Ibrahim and Khalid Ibrahim. The members of academic staff were recorded in 2010 to be 2,613 while the administrative staff is 590 in number, not just that,13990 undergraduates, and 11484 postgraduates were admitted in 2010.

Finally, we have listed the best institutes to study in Malaysia. Most of them were ranked by the reputable QS ranking, produced notable men and women in the world, admitted thousands of students from across the globe, and of course, numerous academic and administrative staff. Malaysia has proven over the years to not just be a center of attraction, but also an education hub.

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