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Top Private Institutions in Malaysia

Manipal International University

Nilai, Negeri Sembilan

Manipal International University (MIU), a member of the Manipal Global Education Group, is a full-fledged Malaysian university offering multidisciplinary programs with a focus in the fields of Science, Engineering, Business and Mass Communication.

Taylor's University

Subang Jaya, Selangor

Taylor’s Education Group (TEG) is one of the oldest, most successful and reputable private education institution in Malaysia and the region. It provides an exceptional educational experience to over 22,000 students in Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. With its unsurpassed track record built up over the last six decades, it had earned the reputation for being the centre of excellence Early Years to Postgraduate Education.

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (A.P.U.)

Subang Jaya, Selangor

Taylor’s Education Group (TEG) is one of the oldest, most successful and reputable private education institution in Malaysia and the region. It provides an exceptional educational experience to over 22,000 students in Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. With its unsurpassed track record built up over the last six decades, it had earned the reputation for being the centre of excellence Early Years to Postgraduate Education.

First City University

Petaling Jaya, Selangor

First City University College (First City UC) is continuing the legacy of KBU International College in its mission to provide quality education for both local and international students. Fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), First City UC offers courses in Malaysia which are relevant to the needs of the industry and which will enhance the employability of its graduates. With the University College status recognition in 2015, the institution now offers dual award degrees with its collaborative international university partners, as well as its own homegrown degrees. 

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UOW Malaysia KDU

Shah Alam, Selangor

UOW Malaysia KDU is a private university college in Malaysia, with its flagship campus in Utropolis Glenmarie, Shah Alam. Established in 1983, and a pioneer in Malaysian private education, UOW Malaysia KDU was one of the first private colleges in Malaysia to have its own purpose-built campus.

HELP University

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

HELP University (Malay: Universiti HELP; formerly known as HELP Institute, and subsequently as HELP University College) is a private university in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was founded in 1986 by its President, Paul Chan Tuck Hoong, and CEO Chan-Low Kam Yoke.

HELP first offered twinning programmes with the University of Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, and the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

Raffles University Iskandar Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Raffles University Iskandar was established by Raffles Iskandar Sdn. Bhd., a joint venture between Raffles Education Corporation Limited and Education@Iskandar Sdn Bhd (EISB), a member of the Iskandar Investment Group. Raffles University Iskandar is an Asian-based Malaysian university that prides itself as a practice-oriented university with intensive curricula and practical hands-on experiences that prepares students for their future careers.

Reliance College

Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

With over 25 years of training experience, Reliance College is in the forefront of the Education Industry for Tourism and Hospitality in Malaysia. Throughout the years, the college have recognized that the Tourism and Hospitality Industry covers a wide span of industries under it’s’ wings. According to the World Tourism Organization, the Tourism and Hospitality Industry provides 1 in every 11 jobs. In 2013, Reliance College expanded out its reach to courses in Business Management, Accounting, Mass Communication and Event Management.


Saito College

Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Saito has over the years stayed true to its mission – to educate. The education methods and courses in the college are meticulously and rigorously crafted to enable students to produce not only designs that are impressive to employers around the world, but also to enable them to create outstanding, award-winning designs that could bring their careers to the next level. 

SEGi University College

Petaling Jaya, Selangor

SEGi University and Colleges first opened its doors as Systematic College in 1977 in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s commercial district, offering globally recognised professional qualifications. Since then, SEGi has experienced significant growth by adapting and catering to an increasing demand for tertiary education and professional qualifications in Malaysia. Known as one of the largest private higher education providers in Malaysia, SEGi now serves 25,000 students in five major campuses located in Kota Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Subang Jaya, Penang and Sarawak.

UCSI University

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

UCSI University is a multi-campus university based in Malaysia. UCSI University is a member of the UCSI Education Group which comprises UCSI International School Springhill, UCSI International School Subang, Sri UCSI School, UCSI Child Development Centre, UCSI Publishing House and UCSI Extension. In 2017, UCSI has over 19,885 students in main campus alone.

The One Academy

Petaling Jaya, Selangor

The One Academy is a MQA-accredited college with MSC-status, carrying formal affiliations with reputable design universities and colleges worldwide. The One Academy's 'Masters Train Masters' teaching philosophy that provides 'Just World Class Results' has enabled students to experience heightened evolution in concept development and creativity.

YTL International College of Hotel Management

Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

At YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM), we believe in harnessing and nurturing talents by providing a well-balanced education. 

Kingsley College

Subang Jaya, Selangor

From the very beginning, Kingsley EduGroup was established with a vision of raising a new generation of entrepreneurial achievers. A strong academic foundation combined with experiental learning provides the platform upon which all Kingsley EduGroup learners build. In modelling an enterprising spirit throughout the organization,from leadership to educators, the Group hopes to instill enterprising mindsets in learners. Operationally, the Group is geared towards continuous development through collaboration and resource-sharing.

Han Chiang College 韩江学院

George Town, Pulau  Penang

Han Chiang University College Of Communication (HCUC) is a not-for-profit institution of higher learning that offers quality education at affordable fees for the community. Since its establishment in 1999, it has become a renowned College in the country catering to the educational needs of local and international students. Han Chiang University College Of Communication currently offers one Foundation, nine Diploma and homegrown programmes.

International Medical College

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

The International Medical College (IMC) was established in 1993 to train nurses for the Pantai Group of Hospitals.

Centuria College

Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Centuria Education Counselling & Training Centre (“Centuria”,Registration No. SA0045269-W), is wholly own by Diatem Resources Sdn Bhd and has been established since 2004. It is recognised as one of the largest consulting and training academic in Malaysia and South East Asia. Centuria offers a comprehensive range of airline-related courses and training. Hence it is your best choice to start your career in the airline industry…


Cyberjaya, Selangor

Here at Limkokwing, we take the lead in introducing degree and diploma studies that will provide the knowledge and skills our graduates need to exit smoothly into new and exciting high-income careers.



Kuala Lumpur

Dasein Academy of Art is a private art college located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The college's diploma programs are accredited with the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) Malaysia.

‘Dasein’(‘da : za-in ), a connotation derived from German philosophy, has timelessly inspired creative thinkers to discover and redefine one’s true being and existence. 

MAHSA University

Jenjarum, Selangor

MAHSA was founded in the year 2005 by Professor Tan Sri Dr. Hj. Mohamed Haniffa who is Pro-Chancellor and Executive Chairman. Professor Haniffa is a clinical practitioner of Medicine whose vision involves the creation of a stronghold of academic excellence in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, Business and Engineering in the South-East Asian region.

Heriot Watt University Malaysia

Putrajaya, Selangor

Heriot-Watt is a specialist, pioneering University, with a global presence, world renowned, innovative research and highly employable graduates.

University of Nottingham Malaysia

Semenyih, Selangor

At The University of Nottingham we are committed to providing a truly international education, inspiring our students, producing world-leading research and benefitting the communities around our campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia. Our purpose is to improve life for individuals and societies worldwide. By bold innovation and excellence in all that we do, we make both knowledge and discoveries matter.

Curtin University

Sarawak, Malaysia

Curtin University continues to build a strong global presence, with campuses in Perth, Dubai, Singapore and of course the magnificent Sarawak, Malaysia. Ranking in the top 1 per cent of universities worldwide Curtin University offers practical, internationally recognized courses that are designed with direct input from industry, so our students graduate with the skills and knowledge they need in the ever-changing global marketplace.

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