Top Universities in Malaysia According to the QS World University Rankings 2023

The QS World University Rankings 2023 are out! Discover which top Malaysian universities fared on the list.

Updated 10 Jun 2022

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Cue the drum roll as the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has released the QS World University Rankings 2023, pitting the world’s finest institutions against each other.

Once again, University Malaya (UM) remains ahead of other Malaysian universities, coming in at 70th spot in the global rankings. Despite falling 5 places, UM retained its place among the global top 100 universities for a 5th consecutive year.

The QS rankings saw 11 Malaysian institutions climbing up the ladder from last year with only 3 universities declining in their rankings. Notably, UCSI University and Universiti Teknologi Petronas recorded impressive growths, both leaping more the 50 spots to rank #284 and #361 respectively. Meanwhile, Taylor’s University secured its spot as Malaysia’s number one private university in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, ranking at #284.

Find out which other Malaysian universities made it into 2023's acclaimed list in our infographic below!


A big round of applause to the homegrown universities that made it into the QS World University Rankings 2023, inching us one step closer towards becoming a global leader in education.

With that said, university rankings shouldn’t be the only factor to consider when deciding where to study. It’s crucial to take note of other factors such as your career pathway, budget, campus facilities and environment that plays a huge part in ensuring you have a great college experience. Good luck in choosing wisely!

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