6 Best Universities in Malaysia For Your Next Study Venture

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In recent years, many foreigners are increasingly choosing to study in Malaysia. It puts the country on track to becoming a global education hub among students from 160 countries, including Bangladesh, Nigeria, China, Indonesia and many more.

If you cannot decide on where to go for your higher education, come check out these universities!

These are the top-ranking institutions in Malaysia that you should consider studying in.

6 Top-ranking Ranking Universities in Malaysia You Won’t Want to Miss


  1. The course information is for Degree programmes only.
  2. The course duration for a Degree is typically 3 years, unless stated otherwise.
  3. Fees are applicable to international students only and subject to change.

1. Taylor’s University

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taylors university one of the top 7 best universities in malaysia

Popular Courses: Law, Hospitality & Tourism, Engineering, Medicine

Course Highlight: Ranked #16 in the QS WUR By Subject Ranking in Hospitality & Leisure Management

Estimated Fees:

  • Law: RM34,961 (US$8,754) per year
  • Hospitality & Tourism: RM44,116 (US$11,052) per year
  • Engineering: RM43,399 (US$10,820) per year (4-year course duration)
  • Medicine: RM95,136 (US$23,719) per year (5-year course duration)

Intake: March, August

Location: State of Selangor


  • Ranked #53 in the Asian University Rankings
  • Rated Overall 4-star by the QS Stars Rating System
  • Prize winner for the Journal of Engineering Science & Technology (JESTEC) from the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia

Why Study Here?

Hailing from Subang Jaya, Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus is surrounded by a 5.5-acre man-made lake. This elegant university calmly sits on 27 acres of tropical greenery. Here, students come from all walks of life and nationalities. Among them are

1. South Koreans,

2. Indonesians,

3. Vietnamese,

4. Japanese,

5. Africans, and many more.

Its enclosed lakeside campus is suitable for students who prefer a more peaceful environment. Yet, it is still near to many popular hotspots too, including cafes and shopping malls.

If you are looking for a way to get around, you do not have to look far. Students can choose to travel via LRT, bus, or even taxi. These travel modes can take you to popular spots, like Sunway Pyramid Shopping Centre and Sunway Lagoon Theme Park.

Thinking of travelling around town or to another city with your friends?

The capital city, Kuala Lumpur, is only a 30-minute drive away.

2. Sunway University

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Sunway university one of the top 7 best universities in malaysia

Popular Courses: Accounting, Actuarial Science

Estimated Fees:

  • Accounting: RM32,133 (US$8,046) per year
  • Actuarial Science: RM29,666 (US$7,428) per year

Intake: January, March, August

Location: Campuses in states of Selangor, Johor Bahru, Ipoh, Kuching


  • Ranked #121 in the Asian University Rankings
  • Rated Overall 4-star by the QS Stars Rating System


Why Study Here?

Set on 22 acres of land in Bandar Sunway, Sunway University is one of the largest and most modern private institutions in Malaysia.

Although Sunway may be well known for its accounting and actuarial courses, it is no short of state-of-the-art facilities like Biological Science laboratories, auditoriums, SunGym, basketball courts and lots more!

That’s not all! Students can even gain access to support services like scholarships and financial assistance, career services as well as the 24-hour Security and Auxiliary Police which provide security to students and staffs on campus.

(To learn more about financial assistance, visit this article.)

On-campus and near-campus accommodations are abundant as well.

Sunway’s Selangor campus is its biggest campus and a stone’s throw away from Taylors’ as well.

3. INTI International University and Colleges

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inti university one of the top 7 best universities in malaysia

Popular Courses: Business, Computing & IT, Mass Communication

Estimated Fees:

  • Business: RM17,988 – RM28,285 (US$4,517 – US$7,103) per year
  • Computing & IT: RM20,582 – RM28,279 ((US$5,153 – US$7,080) per year
  • Mass Communication: RM19,843 – RM26,666 (US$4,968 – US$6,677) per year


  • Business: January, February, April, May, June, August
  • Computing & IT: January, February, April, May, July, August
  • Mass Communication: January, April, May, August

Location: Campuses in states of Selangor, Penang, Sabah, Negeri Sembilan

Student Achievements:

  • Awarded the Best Student Team in a 24-hour hackathon session organised by iFlix Malaysia in 2016
  • Won championship in the Penang International Science Fair Mobile App Challenge in 2017..


  • Rated overall 3-star in the QS Stars Rating System.
  • 99% of graduates are employed within 6 months of graduation as stated in the INTI Graduate Employability Survey 2016.


Why Study Here?

INTI International University and Colleges has a proven track record in providing quality education to students from around the world.

Their long term partnership with top global universities from UK, Australia, and USA has secured them as a key industry player in the higher education sector.

INTI is known for its comprehensive partner universities under its American Degree Transfer Programme.

INTI students have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of support services like career and counselling services, university placements and scholarships and financial aids.

Campuses are equipped with world class facilities such as a multi-purpose hall, recreational facilities, accommodations and basketball courts, just to name a few.

Want to meet and connect with new people? Get involved in a wide range of clubs and societies ranging from special interest like photography and astronomy to cultural!

4. University of Nottingham Malaysia

Popular Courses: Business, Engineering, Psychology, Bio-Science

Course Highlights:

  • The Engineering faculty is ranked Top 10 in the UK for research intensity and student experience
  • The Psychology curriculum is research-led and fully accredited by the British Psychological Society

Estimated Fees:

  • Business: RM45,200 (US$11,315) per year
  • Engineering: RM55,200 (US$13,819) per year
  • Psychology: RM45,200 – RM46,000 (US$11,315 – US$11,515) per year
  • Bio-Science: RM45,900 – RM52,600 (US$11,490 – US$13,166) per year

Intake: September

Location: State of Selangor


  • Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2001
  • Queen’s Award for Industry  (International Trade) 2006


Why Study Here?

Nottingham Malaysia was established in 2000 as the first British university in Malaysia.

It is ranked among the top 150 universities worldwide in the QS World University Rankings in 2023. The best thing is that the tuition fees is more affordable than going to UK and qualification received is the same.

This top leading university focuses on world-class research across a variety of disciplines and seek to find solutions to global challenges including climate change and world food supplies.  

Plus side is that you get to utilise modern facilities like sports centre and cafes, as well as support services ranging from scholarships and financial aids to career advice.

Occupying a huge campus area, Nottingham Malaysia is detached from the hustle and bustle of the city but brings you a peaceful and zen environment.

Excited to start a new adventure but don’t know where to stay?

There are plenty of accommodation that you can choose from, on- and off-campus.

Be sure to look around before deciding on where you plan to stay!

5. International University of Malaya-Wales

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Popular Courses: Business, Accounting

Estimated Fees:

  • Business: RM15,000 (US$3,754) per year
  • Accounting: RM20,167 (US$5,048) per year

Intake: February, July, August

Location: State of Selangor


  • First university in South East Asia to be accepted as a member of the United Kingdom’s Higher Education Academy (HEA)


Why Study Here?

The International University of Malaya-Wales is an MQA-accredited university founded upon the collaboration between University of Malaya, Malaysia and University of Wales, UK.

With more than 200 years of combined academic excellence, IUMW is committed in bringing together the top academia from two different continents and leverage upon the best of both worlds.

IUMW students can opt for dual awards.

Graduates will receive their academic qualifications from both IUMW and the University of Wales.

Want more international exposure?

Enter the student exchange programme which gives you the chance to continue your studies at the University of Wales in the UK.

IUMW is a melting-pot of local and international students from many countries with a 50%:50% international to local student ratio.

The campus is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and within 10 minutes’ walk from public rapid rail stations which makes access to campus location easy via public transport.

6. Limkokwing University of Creative Technology

Limkokwing University of Creative Technology

Popular Courses: Architecture, Design, Mass Communication

Estimated Fees:

  • Architecture: RM15,437 – RM17,775 (US$3,848 – US$4,431) per year (4 years course duration)
  • Design: RM20,583 – RM25,533 (US$5,131 – US$6,411) per year
  • Mass Communication: RM20,583 – RM24,473 (US$5,166 – US$6,142) per year

Intake: February, August

Location: Campuses in states of Selangor, Sarawak


  • Awarded the International Students Diversity Achievement by Malaysia’s Ministry of Higher Education EMGS
  • Awarded the Father of Innovation by the Selangor Excellence Business Awards in 2015
  • Received the Legendary Icon for Creativity and Innovation Award by the American Leadership Development Association (ALDA) in 2016
  • Received Global Leadership Award for Creativity and Innovation by the Qualifications House UK in 2017


Why Study Here?

Limkokwing University is very well known for its premier design and communications programmes and has built a global footprint across Europe, Africa and Asia.  

Programmes are focused on equipping students with the relevant skill sets and practical experience they need to stand out in competitive working industries.

Students gain global perspective and market intelligence when they network with students and industrial professionals from around the globe.

The Limkokwing campus in Malaysia comprise of 70% international students while its team of lecturers are industry veterans who bring to the table their wealth of experience.

Modern facilities like design exploration galleries, branding innovation centres and fashion workshops are readily accessible by students on campus.

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