Asia Pacific University (APU)
Ranked No. 1 for International Students by the QS Asia University Rankings 2021
Strong international student community with over 12,000 students from more than 130 countries
Rated ‘Tier 5: Excellent’ by the Ministry of Higher Education in the MQA SETARA 2018/2019
#1. Asia Pacific University Malaysia
Asia Pacific University (APU), previously known as Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT), was founded in 1993. It is a private university located in Malaysia that emphasises on providing its students with quality education using technology, innovation and creativity.
The university offers a diverse range of courses at pre-university, undergraduate, postgraduate and even at certificate levels, including in the fields of Computer & Technology, Engineering, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Actuarial Studies, Psychology, Design & Media.
The university is widely recognised for its credibility in offering top-notch education specifically in the digital technology field to meet both local and global demands. With an international student community of more than 12,000 students from more than 130 countries studying in its Malaysian campus, APU also offers a truly cosmopolitan learning environment which prepares students well for the global challenges which lie ahead.
Asia Pacific University Malaysia Ranking & Reputation
APU is rated ‘Tier 5: Excellent’ by the Ministry of Higher Education (MQA SETARA 2018/2019) and received 5 stars in 4 categories of the QS Stars Ratings in Teaching, Employability, Facilities and Inclusiveness. APU is ranked No. 1 for International Students, No. 1 for Inbound Exchange, and is amongst the Top 50 University for International Faculty. APU ranks among the Top 350 Universities in the QS Asia University Rankings 2021.
The university was also awarded the Premier Digital Institution of Higher Learning status by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) in 2017. The university is also rated No. 1 in Asia and Malaysia for MULTICULTURAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE* (*Student Barometer Wave 2019 (International Students), ‘Studying with people from other cultures’).
#2. Why Choose Asia Pacific University (APU)
Industry and Employability Driven
APU trains and equips students with industry-ready skills to ensure they are ready for the workplace
The quality of APU’s programmes are ensured by an International Advisory Panel (IAP) from industry leaders and international partner universities
APU has over 12,000 students from more than 130 countries, making it a truly international community
Popular Courses at Asia Pacific University Malaysia
- Computer Science & IT
- E-Business & Digital Marketing
- Accounting & Finance, FinTech
Asia Pacific University is located in Technology Park Malaysia (TPM) in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur and can be easily accessed through major highways, LRT and other forms of public transport. In its vicinity are various eateries and the National Sports Stadium.
- Shuttle Buses: Regular shuttle buses are available for students covering the Bukit Jalil LRT station, APU-managed student accommodations, APU’s campus blocks and the mosque on Fridays for Muslim students and APU English Language Centre.
- Public Transport: Accessible via the Bukit Jalil LRT station. Students can also travel to and from campus via RapidKL buses and taxis.
- Taxi on Call: Students can call up taxi services to get around.
(a) On-campus accommodation
There are 2 types of accommodation for students — en-suite rooms with a common pantry at each floor or sharing 5-bedroom apartments with a common kitchen at each apartment. Students can choose from single or twin-sharing en-suite rooms or single or twin-sharing en-suite rooms in the 5-bedroom apartment.
All rooms are equipped with water heaters in bathrooms, a study table and chair, beds, mattresses and wifi. Each common pantry or kitchen is equipped with stove, microwave oven and refrigerator. Nearby facilities include a launderette, a convenience store and 24-hour security.
(b) Off-Campus Accommodation
APU provides and manages accommodation for students at different apartments located near the campus, including Endah Promenade and Fortune Park. Each apartment has 3 to 4 bedrooms and a living room. Students can choose from single, twin or triple sharing rooms and have access to kitchen facilities and the common area.
The condominium facilities include a cafeteria, a swimming pool, a launderette, convenience stores and 24-hour security.
(c) Satellite Campus Residence @ TPM Satellite Campus
Residence @ TPM is Satellite Accommodation within Technology Park Malaysia (TPM) and next to the APU Campus. It has triple and twin sharing rooms with and without Air-Conditioning. Each floor has a shared common bathrooms, equipped with water heaters.
A Common Pantry is available on each floor and is equipped with a stove, microwave oven and refrigerator. There is also a shared Study Area with WIFI in the Study Lounge and rooms.