Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

Kampar, Perak , Malaysia

Quick Facts

  • Ranked #174 in the QS Asia University Rankings 2023
  • Affordable fee structure, as it is a not-for-profit organisation
  • Wide selection of programmes to choose from

About Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (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.

Guided by its vision to be a global university of educational excellence, UTAR is highly reputed as one of the fastest-growing private higher education institutions in the country with phenomenal growth in all aspects of its development since its inception. With the first intake of only 411 students in its Petaling Jaya campus in 2002, the university's enrolment has now reached more than 21,000 students with campuses located in Kampar, Perak and Bandar Sungai Long, Selangor.

UTAR Sungai Long Campus is located in Bandar Sungai Long, a main township in Kajang, Selangor, with a variety of facilities and services that support the convenient learning environment of a suburban setting for students.

UTAR has graduated over 77,000 students since its inaugural convocation in 2005. The university offers 131 academic programmes from Foundation Studies to Bachelor's, Master’s, and PhD degrees in the fields of Accounting, Business and Economics, Actuarial Science, Mathematics and Process Management, Agriculture and Food Science, Arts, Social Sciences and Education, Creative Industries and Design, Engineering and Built Environment, Information and Communication Technology, Life and Physical Sciences, and Medicine and Health Sciences.

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman's Ranking & Reputation

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) is rated 5-Stars in the latest SETARA rating. It also ranked 174th in the QS Asia University Rankings 2023.


Why Study at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

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Recognised Qualification
All programmes are approved by the Ministry of Education while external examiners are engaged for international benchmarking

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High Employability Rate
Over 95% of UTAR graduates are employed within 6 months of graduation and are well received in their industry

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Strong Research Culture
Faculty members and students adopt a strong culture for research and have achieved numerous awards for research excellence


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 extracurricular activities. A unique feature of the Kampar campus is the large number of students found 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 malls, hypermarkets including Tesco and Giant, and a wide range of eateries.


Courses Offered

UTAR offers a range of accredited programmes that are recognised by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Check out the list of programmes offered here.

  • Foundation in Arts
  • Foundation in Science
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) English Education
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) English Language
  • Bachelor of Communication (Honours) Advertising
  • Bachelor of Communication (Honours) Journalism
  • Bachelor of Communication (Honours) Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) Guidance and Counselling
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) Psychology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) Banking and Finance
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) Healthcare Management (new)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (new)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) Retail Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) Risk Management (new)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) Tourism Destination Marketing (new)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Accounting
  • Bachelor of Economics (Honours) Financial Economics
  • Bachelor of Finance (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Marketing (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Public Administration (Honours) (new)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Electronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Environmental Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Petrochemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Construction Management
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Environmental, Occupational Safety and Health
  • Bachelor of Technology (Honours) in Electronic Systems
  • Bachelor of Technology (Honours) in Industrial Management
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Information Systems (Honours) Business Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Information Systems (Honours) Digital Economy Technology (new)
  • Bachelor of Information Systems (Honours) Information Systems Engineering
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) Communications and Networking
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Agricultural Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Food Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Logistics and International Shipping
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Statistical Computing and Operations Research
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Chinese Studies

Featured programmes at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) 

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

Kampar, Perak

Foundation in Science

Intake

Jan, Jun, Oct

Fees

RM11,100

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

Kampar, Perak

Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) Banking and Finance

Intake

Jan, Jun, Oct

Fees

RM44,450

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

Kampar, Perak

Bachelor of Communication (Honours) Journalism

Intake

Jan, Jun, Oct

Fees

RM44,900

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

Kampar, Perak

Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)

Intake

Jan, Jun, Oct

Fees

RM45,950

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

Kampar, Perak

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Biotechnology

Intake

Jan, Jun, Oct

Fees

RM48,600

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

Kampar, Perak

Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) Psychology

Intake

Jan, Jun, Oct

Fees

RM45,750


Scholarships

UTAR is known for its affordable fees and scholarship schemes for SPM leavers who are looking to pursue foundation studies and undergraduate programmes. Here are some of the scholarships offered.

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

Kampar, Perak

UTAR Scholarship for Top Achievers (Foundation)

Amount

Up to 100% tuition fee waiver

Study Level

Foundation

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

Kampar, Perak

UTAR Scholarship for Top Achievers (Undergraduate except Medicine and Health Sciences)

Amount

Up to 100% tuition fee waiver

Study Level

Bachelor's Degree

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

Kampar, Perak

UTAR - UEC Scholarship

Amount

100% tuition fee waiver

Study Level

Bachelor's Degree

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

Kampar, Perak

Tan Sri (Dr.) Lim Goh Tong - UTAR Scholarship Fund

Amount

Up to 100% tuition fee waiver

Study Level

Foundation, Bachelor's Degree