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 Information Technology, Games Development, Accounting, Business, Engineering and Animation.
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 more than 12,000 international students, APU also offers a global exchange experience as students get to connect with people from more than 130 countries in the Malaysian campus.
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 and Inbound Exchange, and is amongst 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 number 1 in Asia for Multicutural Learning Experience in 2017.
#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
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 Academia, Vista Komanwel, Endah Promenade and Fortune Park. Each apartment has 3 to 6 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.