10 Best Private Universities in Malaysia in 2015

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1. Heriot-Watt University @ Putrajaya

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Heriot-Watt University is a public university based in Edinburgh, established in 1821 as the world’s first mechanics’ institute. It has been a university by Royal Charter since 1966. It has branch campuses in the Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai, and Putrajaya in Malaysia.

2. Monash University @ Bandar Sunway 

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Monash University Malaysia, the Malaysian campus of Monash University opened in 1998 and is located within the Bandar Sunway township in Malaysia. It was the first foreign university in Malaysia. Monash University Malaysia is one of several Monash University campuses and centres outside the State of Victoria in Australia. Monash University also has a centre in Prato, Italy, a campus in South Africa and a research academy in India.

3. Curtin University @ Sarawak

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Curtin University Sarawak Malaysia is an off-shore campus of Curtin University, a university based in Perth, Western Australia. It provides local and international students with higher education in Sarawak, Malaysia. Curtin’s Sarawak campus is located in Miri, Sarawak. It is the first offshore campus of Curtin University of Technology and the first offshore campus set up in East Malaysia.

4. Asia Pacific University @ Bukit Jalil 

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The Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU) is a private university in Malaysia. It was formed in 1993 as the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) and was renamed in 2004 after being granted University College status to Asia Pacific University College of Technology and Innovation (UCTI). It has produced more than 20,000 graduates[1] under APIIT with association of Staffordshire University.

5. UCSI University @ Taman Connaught 

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UCSI University was established in 1986. Originally the Canadian Institute of Computer Studies, the school has evolved with accreditation. In 1990, it became Sedaya College, later Sedaya International College. In 2003 it became University College Sedaya International (UCSI), and in 2008 when it became a full university was renamed UCSI University.

6. Sunway University @ Bandar Sunway

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Sunway University is a university with a 9 hectare (22 acre) campus in Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. It was opened in 1987, as Sunway College; in 2004, the College was upgraded by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education to a University College and in January 2011, it was upgraded again to Sunway University.

7. Taylor’s University @ Subang Jaya


Taylor’s University is a private university in Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. It was founded in 1969 as a college, was awarded university college status in 2006, and university status in 2010. Taylor’s University developed a main campus called Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus in year 2010’s to accommodate with the ever expanding amount of student intake.

8. HELP University @ Bukit Damansara

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Ever since its founding in 1986 to provide affordable quality educational opportunities for Malaysians, HELP University has developed into the leading institution of higher learning in Malaysia with a firmly established international reputation among universities, research organisations, scholars, business and corporate leaders and governments in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America.

9. KDU University College @ Petaling Jaya

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KDU was founded in 1983 with the construction of the first campus in Damansara Jaya. Since then, two more campuses were opened in Section 13, Petaling Jaya and Penang respectively. A fourth campus is being developed in Glenmarie, Shah Alam.

10. Nilai University @ Negeri Sembilan

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Its 105-acre campus is 20 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and is a half an hour away from capital’s city centre. Unlike many of the city campuses, Nilai U has, green campus.

This has led to it being popular amongst local students, and with international applicants who make up approximately 35% of its student population. These international students hail from 40 countries which include Sri Lanka, China, Kazakhstan, Nigeria and Cambodia.

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