22 Dec 2020

Best Universities and Colleges in Malaysia According to the Ministry of Higher Education

The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) has finally released the latest SETARA and MyQUEST ratings for 2018/2019, which rate the quality and standards of higher education institutions in Malaysia.

The SETARA system rates universities and private university colleges in Malaysia from 1-Star to 6-Stars. On the other hand, the MyQUEST system is developed to ascertain the quality of private colleges in Malaysia. It also follows the same rating system of 1-Star to 6-Stars.

So, which are the top universities and colleges in Malaysia? Which institutions received the illustrious 6-Star rating? Find out more in our infographic below.

SETARA MYQUEST 2018-19 V03-Infographic 01SETARA MYQUEST 2018-19-Infographic 02

Full list of top universities in Malaysia for SETARA 2018/2019:

Mature UniversitiesUniversiti Malaya (UM)6
Mature UniversitiesUniversiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)6
Mature UniversitiesUniversiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)6
Mature UniversitiesUniversiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)6
Mature UniversitiesUniversiti Sains Malaysia (USM)6
Mature UniversitiesUniversiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)6
Mature UniversitiesInternational Medical University (IMU)6
Mature UniversitiesMonash University Malaysia6
Mature UniversitiesUniversiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)5
Mature UniversitiesUniversiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)5
Mature UniversitiesUniversiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)5
Mature UniversitiesInternational Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)5
Mature UniversitiesUniversiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)5
Mature UniversitiesUniversiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL)5
Mature UniversitiesUniversiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)5
Mature UniversitiesUniversiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)5
Mature UniversitiesUniversiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)5
Mature UniversitiesCurtin University, Malaysia5
Mature UniversitiesThe University Of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNM)5
Mature UniversitiesSwinburne University Of Technology Sarawak Campus5
Mature UniversitiesUCSI University5
Mature UniversitiesMultimedia University (MMU)5
Mature UniversitiesUniversiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)5
Mature UniversitiesUniversiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)4
Mature UniversitiesUniversiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM)4
Mature UniversitiesUniversiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)4
Mature UniversitiesUniversiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)4
Mature UniversitiesAIMST University4
Mature UniversitiesInfrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)4
Mature UniversitiesOpen University Malaysia (OUM)3
Mature UniversitiesLimkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT)3
Mature UniversitiesMalaysia University of Science and Technology (MUST)3
Mature UniversitiesUniversiti Selangor (UNISEL)3
Emerging UniversitiesUniversiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM)5
Emerging UniversitiesUniversiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)5
Emerging UniversitiesUniversiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK)5
Emerging UniversitiesInternational Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF)5
Emerging UniversitiesManagement and Science University (MSU)5
Emerging UniversitiesTaylor's University5
Emerging UniversitiesAsia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)5
Emerging UniversitiesSunway University5
Emerging UniversitiesSEGi University5
Emerging UniversitiesManipal Intemational University5
Emerging UniversitiesUniversiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)4
Emerging UniversitiesUniversiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA)4
Emerging UniversitiesMAHSA University4
Emerging UniversitiesAsia Metropolitan University4
Emerging UniversitiesHeriot-Watt University Malaysia (HWUM)4
Emerging UniversitiesWawasan Open University (WOU)4
Emerging UniversitiesPerdana University4
Emerging UniversitiesINTI Intemational University4
Emerging UniversitiesNewcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed)4
Emerging UniversitiesNilai University4
Emerging UniversitiesAsia e University (AeU)4
Emerging UniversitiesHELP University4
Emerging UniversitiesCity University4
Emerging UniversitiesPutra Business School (PBS)4
Emerging UniversitiesQuest International University Perak4
Emerging UniversitiesUniversiti Islam Antarabangsa Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah (UniSHAMS)3
Emerging UniversitiesMalaysia lnstitute For Supply Chain Innovation (MISI)3
Emerging UniversitiesUNITAR Intemational University3
Emerging UniversitiesBinary University of Management & Entrepreneurship (BUME)3
Emerging UniversitiesRaffles University (RU)3
Emerging UniversitiesInternational University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW)3
Emerging UniversitiesAl-Madinah International University (MEDIU)3
Emerging UniversitiesUniversity of Reading Malaysia2
University CollegesUniversity of Cyberjaya (UoC)5
University CollegesLincoln University College5
University CollegesTunku Abdul Rahman University College5
University CollegesUniversity College TATI5
University CollegesWidad University College5
University CollegesKDU University College4
University CollegesLinton University College4
University CollegesKolej Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Selangor (KUIS)4
University CollegesKPJ Healthcare University College4
University CollegesBERJAYA University College4
University CollegesUniversity College Bestari4
University CollegesKuala Lumpur Metropolitan University College (KLMUC)4
University CollegesSouthern University College4
University CollegesUniversity College of Technology Sarawak4
University CollegesUniversity Malaysia of Computer Science and Engineering (UNIMY)3
University CollegesInternational University College of Technology Twintech3
University CollegesKolej Universiti Islam Melaka (KUIM)3
University CollegesKolej Universiti Islam Perlis (KUIPs)3
University CollegesUniversity College Sabah Foundation (UCSF)2
University CollegesNorth Borneo University College (NBUC)1

Full list of top colleges in Malaysia for MyQUEST 2018/2019:

Large-SizedKolej SEGi Subang Jaya6
Large-SizedKolej Sunway (Kuala Lumpur)6
Large-SizedKolej SEGi Kuala Lumpur5
Large-SizedKolej INTI Antarabangsa Pulau Pinang5
Large-SizedKolej Poly-Tech MARA Kota Bharu5
Large-SizedKolej Yayasan Pelajaran Johor5
Large-SizedKolej Poly-Tech MARA Bangi5
Large-SizedKolej Antarabangsa INTI Subang4
Large-SizedKolej Islam Antarabangsa4
Large-SizedKolej Antarabangsa Unifield4
Large-SizedKolej Brickfields Asia3
Large-SizedINTEC Education College2
Medium-SizedInstitut Teknologi Maklumat Asia Pasifik (APIIT)6
Medium-SizedKolej SEGi Kota Damansara6
Medium-SizedKolej Poly-Tech MARA Kuantan6
Medium-SizedKolej SEGi Pulau Pinang6
Medium-SizedKolej Disted5
Medium-SizedKolej Poly-Tech MARA Alor Setar5
Medium-SizedKolej Erican5
Medium-SizedKolej Antarabangsa Teknologi Lanjutan Sarawak5
Medium-SizedKolej Newton5
Medium-SizedKolej MCS5
Medium-SizedKolej Poly-Tech MARA Batu Pahat5
Medium-SizedKolej FTMS5
Medium-SizedKolej UNITI5
Medium-SizedKolej MSU Shah Alam5
Medium-SizedKolej Poly-Tech MARA Ipoh5
Medium-SizedGerman Malaysian Institute (GMI)5
Medium-SizedKolej Pengajian Islam Johor (MARSAH)5
Medium-SizedAdvance Tertiary College (ATC)5
Medium-SizedRANACO Education and Training Institute (RETI)5
Medium-SizedThe One Academy of Communication Design5
Medium-SizedSunway College Johor Bahru5
Medium-SizedKolej MSU Penang5
Medium-SizedKolej Antarabangsa Yayasan Melaka5
Medium-SizedInstitut Makanan Malaysia5
Medium-SizedMelaka International College of Science & Technology (MICOST)4
Medium-SizedKolej Islam Antarabangsa Sultan Ismail Petra (KIAS)4
Medium-SizedInstitut Methodist Pilley4
Medium-SizedKolej Perubatan Melaka-Manipal4
Medium-SizedHELP Academy4
Medium-SizedKolej Methodist Kuala Lumpur4
Medium-SizedKolej Antarabangsa YPC4
Medium-SizedKolej Kesihatan Ramsay Sime Darby4
Medium-SizedKolej Antarabangsa Murni4
Medium-SizedKolej Cosmopoint Kota Kinabalu4
Medium-SizedReliance College4
Medium-SizedKolej Vision4
Medium-SizedKolej Teknikal Yayasan Sabah4
Medium-SizedKolej Seni Dan Teknologi HELP (Nama Baharu: Kolej Antarabangsa Imperium)4
Medium-SizedKolej Profesional Baitulmal Kuala Lumpur4
Medium-SizedKolej Teknologi Antarabangsa Cybernetics4
Medium-SizedKolej IACT (Pengiklanan, Komunikasi & Teknologi Antarabangsa)4
Medium-SizedKolej International Crescendo4
Medium-SizedKolej SIDMA4
Medium-SizedKolej Teknologi Sarawak3
Medium-SizedKDU College (PJ)3
Medium-SizedKolej Antarabangsa Elite3
Medium-SizedKolej Antarabangsa Westminster3
Medium-SizedKolej I-Systems Kuching3
Medium-SizedKolej Antarabangsa Victoria2
Small-SizedKolej Antarabangsa Putra6
Small-SizedKolej Equator6
Small-SizedKolej Despark6
Small-SizedKolej SEGi Sarawak6
Small-SizedKolej IBS6
Small-SizedKolej Integrasi Perkembangan Kemahiran (IPK)6
Small-SizedKolej Hafiz6
Small-SizedInstitut Antarabangsa Sains Mantin6
Small-SizedKolej Antarabangsa Greencity5
Small-SizedKolej MSU Sabah5
Small-SizedKolej Seri Stamford Melaka5
Small-SizedKolej MSU Terengganu5
Small-SizedKolej Pengurusan Penerbangan5
Small-SizedKolej ATI5
Small-SizedKolej Sentral Pulau Pinang5
Small-SizedKolej ASA5
Small-SizedKolej Asia Metropolitan Kota Kinabalu5
Small-SizedKolej Kejururawatan Tun Tan Cheng Lock5
Small-SizedKolej Antarabangsa Teknologi Spektrum5
Small-SizedInstitut Seni Lukis Malaysia5
Small-SizedKolej Mont Royale5
Small-SizedKolej MSU Kota Bharu5
Small-SizedKolej Antarabangsa Almacrest5
Small-SizedKolej MSU Seremban5
Small-SizedKolej Hospitaliti dan Pengurusan Malaysia5
Small-SizedKolej Jesselton5
Small-SizedInstitut Teknologi Kreatif Limkokwing Cawangan Sarawak5
Small-SizedKolej Peninsula Shah Alam5
Small-SizedInstitut Sinaran5
Small-SizedInstitut Jati5
Small-SizedKolej UCSI5
Small-SizedKolej Otomotif TOC5
Small-SizedKolej Cosmopoint Melaka5
Small-SizedKolej Cosmopoint Kuala Terengganu5
Small-SizedInstitut Teknologi RIAM5
Small-SizedKolej Sunway Ipoh5
Small-SizedKolej INTI Sabah5
Small-SizedKolej Negeri Kampus Chedang4
Small-SizedKolej Cosmopoint Pulau Pinang4
Small-SizedKolej Antarabangsa Stradford4
Small-SizedKolej Cosmopoint Johor Bahru4
Small-SizedKolej MSU Sarawak4
Small-SizedKolej Alfa4
Small-SizedKolej Kings4
Small-SizedKolej Kejururawatan Dan Sains Kesihatan Oriental Nilam4
Small-SizedInstitut Seni Sabah4
Small-SizedKolej SMART4
Small-SizedKolej Cosmopoint Kuantan4
Small-SizedKolej Yayasan Pahang4
Small-SizedKolej Cosmopoint Kuching4
Small-SizedKolej Binary (City Campus)4
Small-SizedKolej Teknologi Timur4
Small-SizedKolej Antarabangsa Goon4
Small-SizedKolej Seri Stamford4
Small-SizedKolej Eksekutif4
Small-SizedKolej Antarabangsa Fajar4
Small-SizedKolej Perubatan Antarabangsa Melaka4
Small-SizedKolej Antarabangsa INTI Kuala Lumpur4
Small-SizedKolej TAFE4
Small-SizedKolej Teknologi Darulnaim4
Small-SizedKolej MAHSA Kampus Sabah4
Small-SizedKolej Dar Al-Hikmah4
Small-SizedKolej Antarabangsa Timur Barat4
Small-SizedKolej Kejururawatan dan Sains Kesihatan Adventist4
Small-SizedKolej Antarabangsa Cyberlynx4
Small-SizedKolej Cosmopoint Ipoh4
Small-SizedKolej PIA4
Small-SizedKolej Keris4
Small-SizedKolej Sunway Kuching4
Small-SizedKolej Cosmopoint Sungai Petani4
Small-SizedKolej Cosmopoint Kota Bharu4
Small-SizedKolej Laila Taib4
Small-SizedKolej Antarabangsa YES4
Small-SizedAMC College4
Small-SizedKolej Perubatan Antarabangsa Subang Jaya, Malaysia4
Small-SizedInstitut Teknologi Imperia (Nama baharu: Kolej Imperia)4
Small-SizedKolej Geomatika Cawangan Keningau, Sabah4
Small-SizedInstitut Teknologi Maklumat Nusantara (Nama baharu: Kolej Bandar Regal)4
Small-SizedKolej Antarabangsa Kejururawatan dan Sains Kesihatan KPJ Cawangan Pulau Pinang4
Small-SizedKolej Newbridge4
Small-SizedKolej Dika4
Small-SizedKemayan Advance Tertiary College (Cawangan Pulau Pinang)4
Small-SizedKolej Perniagaan Bersepadu Malaysia4
Small-SizedKolej Pergigian Antarabangsa Pulau Pinang4
Small-SizedKolej Cosmopoint Seremban4
Small-SizedInstitut Sains dan Pengurusan4
Small-SizedKolej MSU Sg. Petani4
Small-SizedKolej Kiara4
Small-SizedKolej Oneworld Hanxin4
Small-SizedInstitut Pengajian Global4
Small-SizedKolej Mantissa4
Small-SizedKolej Lake View4
Small-SizedKolej Pendidikan Perdana (KOPEDA)4
Small-SizedKolej Poly-Tech MARA Semporna4
Small-SizedKolej Profesional dan Pengurusan KLIA4
Small-SizedKinabalu Commercial College4
Small-SizedKolej Uniti Kota Bharu4
Small-SizedKolej INTI Nilai4
Small-SizedKolej MDIS Malaysia4
Small-SizedKolej ITA4
Small-SizedKolej Antarabangsa Kejururawatan dan Sains Kesihatan KPJ (Cawangan JB)4
Small-SizedKolej Antarabangsa FAME4
Small-SizedKolej Yayasan UEM4
Small-SizedKolej Antarabangsa Inovatif3
Small-SizedOcean Institute of Audio Technology3
Small-SizedPusat Pembangunan Kemahiran Pulau Pinang (PSDC)3
Small-SizedInstitut Teknologi DSH3
Small-SizedKolej Ketengah3
Small-SizedKolej I-Systems Kota Kinabalu3
Small-SizedKolej Bersepadu Nasional3
Small-SizedAkademi Laut Malaysia (ALAM)3
Small-SizedKolej Consist3
Small-SizedKolej Antarabangsa Teknologi Lanjutan Sarawak (iCATS) Cawangan Miri3
Small-SizedKolej Antarabangsa Mahsa Prima (Nama baharu: Kolej Antarabangsa Mahsa Avenue)3
Small-SizedKolej Asia Metropolitan Kuching3
Small-SizedKolej Pacific Kuantan3
Small-SizedKolej SATT3
Small-SizedKolej Pengajian Tinggi Raffles3
Small-SizedInstitut Pengurusan dan Teknologi Antarabangsa3
Small-SizedKolej Sri Ayu3
Small-SizedKolej Mutiara3
Small-SizedKolej iCOOP3
Small-SizedKolej IJN3
Small-SizedKolej Queen3
Small-SizedAkademi Maritim Sarawak3
Small-SizedKolej Sri3
Small-SizedKolej Reliance Cawangan Johor Bahru3
Small-SizedKolej Penerbangan Admal3
Small-SizedInstitut Akauntan KTC Cawangan Johor Bahru3
Small-SizedKolej Sains Geospatial dan Teknologi3
Small-SizedKolej Pengurusan Perniagaan Kotaraya3
Small-SizedKolej SC3
Small-SizedKolej IHM3
Small-SizedKolej SI DMA Sarawak3
Small-SizedKolej Felcra3
Small-SizedKolej Metropoint3
Small-SizedKolej I-Systems Miri3
Small-SizedKolej SPACE2
Small-SizedKolej TESDEC2
Small-SizedSekolah Kejururawatan Hospital Fatimah2
Small-SizedKolej Antarabangsa Travex2
Small-SizedKolej Epitome2
Small-SizedKolej Al-Quran Terengganu2
Small-SizedKolej Portman2
Small-SizedKolej Reliance Caw. Pulau Pinang2
Small-SizedKolej Ri-Yaz2

Ratings and rankings can be extremely helpful when deciding which institution to go to. However, it should be one of the many factors. Don’t forget to consider other factors as well, such as fees, location and financial aids before making a decision.

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