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Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)

SETARA 5-Star University College
Premier Digital Tech Institution and ACCA Platinum Approved Learning Partner
Over 200 MQA-accredited programmes across a wide range of disciplines


About TAR University College

The Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC), formerly known as TAR College, was founded in 1969. It is a premier tertiary education institution with over 50 years of excellence and a 5-Star SETARA rating. TAR UC’s main campus is in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur. It also has 5 branch campuses in Penang, Perak, Pahang, Johor and Sabah.

TAR UC offers over 200 programmes at pre-university, diploma, degree and postgraduate levels. These programmes cover a wide range of disciplines including accountancy, business, engineering, built environment, applied sciences, computing, mass communication, creative arts, social science and hospitality fields.

As one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in Malaysia, TAR UC has produced over 210,000 graduates, many of whom are eminent leaders in various industries. Its brand is synonymous with Beyond Education which focuses on developing competencies and values within the students in addition to imparting academic knowledge and skills to lead them to a fulfilling life and career.

Its impressive class of national and international students will guarantee you a truly global academic knowledge and skills.

TAR UC Ranking & Reputation

TAR UC is rated ‘Tier 5: Excellent’ by the Ministry of Higher Education (MQA SETARA 2018/2019). It is also recognised as a Premier Digital Tech Institution by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and is a Platinum Approved Learning Partner of ACCA, making it among the top 5% of ACCA learning providers in the world.

Other accolades include the Outstanding Educational Institutions: Private Universities / Colleges Award, Product Award and CSR Award from the Sin Chew Education Awards 2018/2019 and the Excellence in Education Improvement award from the Asia Pacific CSR Awards 2016.


Why Study at TAR UC

Globally Recognised Programmes

5-Star SETARA University College, Platinum Approved Learning Partner of ACCA and Premier Digital Tech Institution.

Dual Award Programmes

Partners with overseas universities such as Coventry University, UK and International Management Institute, Switzerland.

Generous Financial Assistance

Interest-free student loans plus a variety of grants and scholarships, including automatic merit scholarships with up to 100% tuition fee waiver.

International Community

Diverse learning experience international students from more than 20 countries and a student population of over 28,000.


Campus Location

TAR UC’s main campus is located in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur which can be easily accessed through major highways, LRT, buses and other forms of public transport. The campus is close to Wangsa Walk Mall, Setapak Central Mall and Melawati Mall and is also a short car drive away from Zoo Negara.

In addition to its main campus, TAR UC also has 5 branch campuses in Penang, Perak, Pahang, Johor and Sabah.


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Programmes Offered

Centre for Pre-University Studies

  • Foundation in Accounting
  • Foundation in Arts
  • Foundation in Business
  • Foundation in Computing
  • Foundation in Engineering
  • Foundation in Science

Faculty of Accountancy, Finance and Business

  • Diploma in Business Administration
  • Diploma in Business Economics
  • Diploma in E-Marketing
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Diploma in International Business
  • Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Diploma in Marketing
  • Diploma in Retail Management
  • Diploma in Accounting
  • Diploma in Banking and Finance
  • Diploma in Finance and Investment
  • Diploma in Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Accounting (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Business (Honours) Accounting and Finance
  • Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business Analytics
  • Bachelor of Banking and Finance (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Finance and Investment (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Finance (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Corporate Administration (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Economics (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business
  • Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Retail Management (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Business (Honours) International Business Management
  • Master of Accounting and Finance
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Corporate Governance
  • Master of Investment Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Business
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Faculty of Computing and Information Technology

  • Diploma in Computer Science
  • Diploma in Computer Science (Data Science)
  • Diploma in Information Systems
  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) in Interactive Software Technology
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) in Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) in Data Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Management Mathematics with Computing
  • Bachelor of Information Systems (Honours) in Enterprise Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) in Internet Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) in Information Security
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) in Software Systems Development
  • Master of Computer Science
  • Master of Information Technology
  • Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Science)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Mathematical Sciences)

Faculty of Communication and Creative Industries

  • Diploma in Multimedia Design
  • Diploma in Fashion Design
  • Diploma in Graphic Design
  • Diploma in Advertising
  • Diploma in Broadcast Communication
  • Diploma in Journalism
  • Diploma in Media Studies
  • Diploma in Public Relations
  • Diploma in Communication and Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Communication (Honours) in Advertising
  • Bachelor of Communication (Honours) in Broadcasting
  • Bachelor of Communication (Honours) in Journalism
  • Bachelor of Communication (Honours) in Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Communication Studies (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Public Relations (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Creative Multimedia (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Fashion Design
  • Master of Arts in Communication

Faculty of Applied Sciences

  • Diploma in Science
  • Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Diploma in Food Science
  • Diploma in Aquaculture
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Bioscience with Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Analytical Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Physics (Instrumentation)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Sports and Exercise Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Food Science
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Life Science)
  • Master of Science (Food Science)
  • Master of Science in Sport Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Food Science)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Life Sciences)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Physical Science)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Sports Science)

Faculty of Built Environment

  • Diploma in Real Estate Management
  • Diploma in Building
  • Diploma in Quantity Surveying
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Real Estate Management (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours)
  • Master of Architecture
  • Master of Science in Real Estate Development
  • Master of Science in Built Environment
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Built Environment

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

  • Diploma in Tourism Management
  • Diploma in Hotel Management
  • Diploma in Event Management
  • Diploma in Culinary Arts
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Hospitality Management (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Tourism Management (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Hospitality and Catering Management (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Tourism Management (Honours) Event Management
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) English with Drama
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) English with Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Studies (Honours)
  • Master of Arts (Psychology)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

  • Diploma of Electronic Engineering
  • Diploma of Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma in Product Development Technology
  • Diploma in Mechatronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Telecommunication Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours
  • Master of Engineering Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering


TAR UC Scholarships

Here are some of the scholarships offered by TAR UC.

Name of ScholarshipStudy AreaKey HighlightsDeadline
TAR UC Merit ScholarshipFoundation, Diploma, Degree- For Degree: Minimum 2As in STPM or equivalent
- For Diploma: Minimum of 7As or equivalent
- For Foundation: Minimum of 5As in SPM or equivalent
N/A
Bursary for State/National PlayersDiploma, Degree- Applicable for Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science or Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Sports and Exercise Science only
- Up to 50% tuition fee waiver
- Bursary is for one semester only
Week 7 of semester
TAR UC Sports ScholarshipDiploma, Degree- Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- For state and national athletes
Application closed
The STAR Education FundDiploma, Degree- 100% tuition fee waiverApplication closed
Sin Chew Daily Education FundDiploma, Degree- 100% tuition fee waiverApplication closed
Nanyang Tertiary Education FundDiploma, Degree- 100% tuition fee waiverApplication closed
TAR UC - TAA ScholarshipDegree, Postgraduate- Scholarship value is as per the university’s bill for the duration of the programme
- Scholarship holder may be required to perform a Service Bond
Application closed
TAR UC - TAA Scholarship (Top Glove)Degree- Scholarship value is as per the university’s bill for the duration of the programme plus an additional monthly living allowance of RM1,000
- Scholarship holder may be required to perform a Service Bond with Top Glove companies
Application closed
TAR UC - Eco Shop ScholarshipDegree, Postgraduate- Scholarship value is as per the university’s bill for the duration of the programme
- Compulsory internship at Eco-Shop Marketing Sdn. Bhd. (KL or Segamat Office / Branch / Centre)
Application closed
TAR UC - JINBODHI BursaryDiploma, Degree- Up to RM10,000 per study year
- Household income must not be more than RM5,000 per month
Nov 2021

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