Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
Ranked 14th in the world by the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2017: Millennial Universities
Affordable fee structure, as it is a non-for-profit organisation
Wide selection of programmes for you to choose from
What You Need to Know about UTAR
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) is a private university that was founded in 2002. Established under the UTAR Education Foundation, it is a not-for-profit organisation, bringing affordable and quality education to Malaysians.
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman has 2 campuses in Malaysia — Kampar (Perak) and Sungai Long (Selangor).
UTAR’s Sungai Long campus is a 10-storey purpose-built facility located in the Bandar Sungai Long township. This brand new city campus consolidates UTAR’s many faculties and disciplines, making it a vibrant student hub.
UTAR’s other campus in Kampar, Perak has wide and spacious campus grounds, complete with lakes and scenic mountains. Built on 520 hectares of ex-mining land, the stunning panoramic views creates a conducive environment for both studying and fun activities.
Over 110 programmes are offered across both campuses, including Foundation, Degree and Postgraduate courses. UTAR covers a diverse range of fields, including Business & Economics, Actuarial Science, Engineering, Medicine and even Chinese Studies.
To boot, UTAR recently broke into the top 100 in the Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2018, coming in at 99 and placing at No. 2 in Malaysia. As a young university, UTAR was notably ranked 101-150 in the world by the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2017. In addition, UTAR secured a spot in the QS Asia University Rankings 2018, placing 251-260.
The institution is also rated ‘Tier 5: Excellent’ by the Ministry of Higher Education (MQA SETARA 2017).
MQA Rating: Tier 5 (Excellent)
Estimated Fees (entire course):
- Degree (non-Science): RM40,100
- Degree (Medicine): RM255,009
- Degree (Health Sciences): RM40,100
Scholarships: Up to 100% tuition fee waiver plus various study grants & loans
Why Choose UTAR
All programmes are approved by the Ministry of Education, and external examiners are engaged for international benchmarking
Strong Research Culture
Faculty members and students adopt a strong culture for research and has achieved numerous awards for research excellence
High Employability Rate
Over 97% of UTAR graduates are employed within 6 months of graduation and is well received by the industry
Popular Courses at UTAR
UTAR Sungai Long Campus Location
The Sungai Long campus is situated in the Bandar Sungai Long residential township that’s just 20 minutes away from KL City Centre.
This brand new campus is a consolidation of UTAR’s campuses in Petaling Jaya, Setapak and Kuala Lumpur, allowing students to experience a vibrant student community with many programmes all under one roof.
The Sungai Long township provides affordable accommodation for students, with many eateries, banking and other amenities around the vicinity.
- Shuttle Buses: Regular bus service is available for students to travel to and from campus, covering selected neighbourhoods, train stations and bus stops.
- Public Transport: Easily accessible via RapidKL and Metro buses. Taxis are available as well.
- Parking: Parking spaces are available around the campus.
UTAR Kampar Campus Location
UTAR’s Kampar campus is located off the North-South highway, with scenic mountains and lakes for a beautiful, conducive environment.
The campus sits on over 500 hectares of land, housing various facilities for sports and extra-curricular activities. A unique feature of the Kampar campus is the large number of students bustling around on bicycles, one of the most popular modes of transport.
Kampar New Town (or Bandar Baru Kampar) is located near the campus, and has many amenities, such as shopping mall, hypermarkets including Tesco and Giant, and a wide range of eateries.
- Shuttle Buses: Regular shuttle bus service is available.
- Parking: Parking spaces are available on campus.
Accommodation at UTAR
UTAR Sungai Long Campus: Off-Campus Accommodation
The Sungai Long campus is surrounded by residential condominiums and terrace houses. Rental rates are very affordable to cater to student needs. If you are concerned about safety, you can opt to stay in condominiums, which are guarded 24/7 and has facilities such as swimming pools and gyms.
UTAR Kampar Campus: Off-Campus Accommodation
Similar to UTAR Sungai Long, the accommodation at Kampar is also off-campus. Various options are available, with most located within walking (or cycling) distance from the campus. Some options include Westlake Homes, Taman Mahsuri Impian, Taman Kampar Perdana and The Trails of Kampar. Rent just one room or share the whole house — it’s entirely up to you!
Here are some of the scholarships offered by Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman.
|Name of Scholarship||Study Area||Key Highlights||Deadline|
|UTAR Scholarships for Top Achievers||FIS, FIA, Accounting, Architecture, Actuarial Science, Early Childhood Education, Digital Animation, Business, Information Technology, Creative Multimedia, Engineering, Sciences, Psychology, Quantity Surveying||- Minimum of 7As & above for SPM|
- Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- Merit scholarship with no interview required
|UTAR Scholarships for Top Achievers||Medicine||- Minimum of 4As for A-Level / STPM or 5As for Australian Matriculation|
- Up to 15% tuition fee waiver
|UTAR Scholarships for Top Achievers||Health Sciences, Physiotherapy, Biotechnology||- Minimum of 4As for A-Level / STPM or 5As for Australian Matriculation|
- Up to 50% tuition fee waiver
|UTAR Sport & Talent Scholarship||FIS, FIA, Accounting, Architecture, Actuarial Science, Early Childhood Education, Digital Animation, Business, Information Technology, Creative Multimedia, Engineering, Sciences, Psychology, Quantity Surveying||- For students with proven track record in Sports, Music, Art, Theatre and Writing||2 weeks after the start of the semester|
|UTAR - ACCA Scholarship||ACCA||- For UTAR Accounting graduates enrolled in the ACCA programme|
- Quantum of RM5,000
|UTAR Datuk Sim Mow Yu Scholarship||Arts, Chinese Studies||- Minimum of 4As for A-Level / STPM or 5As for Australian Matriculation|
- For students with financial needs only
|UTAR Tan Sri Dr Lim Goh Tong Scholarship||Arts, Actuarial Science, Accounting, Business, Communication, Information Technology, Creative Multimedia, Sciences, Psychology, Engineering, Quantity Surveying||- Minimum of 4As for A-Level / STPM or 5As for Australian Matriculation|
- For students with financial needs only
|UTAR UEC Scholarship||Arts, Business, Communication, Information Technology, Creative Multimedia, Engineering, Sciences||- Minimum of 5Bs in UEC|
- Active participation in extra-curricular activites