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Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)

Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 5 SETARA 2017
  • 5 SETARA 2011
  • 5 SETARA 2013
  • 5 QS University Rankings : Asia 2016 / 17
Campus setting Suburban
Living cost B$ 493 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 58%
Institution type Private

About Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)

The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is amongst Malaysia’s Premier Private Universities and is where a unique fusion of technology, innovation and creativity works effectively towards preparing graduates for significant roles in business and society globally. APU has earned an enviable reputation as an award-winning University through its achievements in winning a host of prestigious awards at national and international levels.

APU was announced as among the Highest Rated Emerging Universities in Malaysia, being rated at TIER 5 (EXCELLENT) under the SETARA 2011 Ratings by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), and has maintained this Excellent rating in the SETARA 2013 Ratings and the latest SETARA 2017 Rating. Under the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) 2017 Ratings, APU was awarded 5-Stars in 4 categories of the QS Stars Ratings – Teaching, Employability, Facilities and Inclusiveness. The QS Stars rating is an international rating system that measures achievements and qualities of universities worldwide.  In addition, in 2017, APU was also announced as one of Malaysia’s Premier Digital Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), for its commitment in offering top-notch digital technology courses and ensuring highly-skilled graduates continue to flourish and fill future digital job demands locally and globally.

Originally established as the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) in 1993 and Asia Pacific University College of Technology & Innovation (UCTI) in 2004, APU’s sound approach to nurturing school leavers into qualified professionals has resulted in our graduates being highly sought after by employers. With an international student community of more than 11,000 students from more than 110 countries studying in its Malaysian campus, APU offers a truly cosmopolitan learning environment which prepares students well for the global challenges which lie ahead. APU offers a wide range of degrees with Technology as a common core. It is APU’s aim to nurture and encourage innovation through our programmes, with the intention of producing individuals who will learn, adapt and think differently in new and better ways.

The Asia Pacific University has and always will, continue to develop and deliver its academic programmes through unique and well-established international partnerships, particularly with Staffordshire University UK but also with other partners throughout the world. This formidable combination of Malaysian homegrown programmes fortified with international benchmarking, provides our students with the assurance that the qualifications gained from APU truly meet international quality standards.

APU’s achievements bear testimony to our commitment to excellence in higher education and training, as well as innovative research and development and commercialization. APU (via APIIT) is Malaysia’s first Institution to achieve Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) Company Status. Through our network of APIIT Education Group branch campuses established in Sri Lanka and India, APU also reaches out to young aspiring professionals in these countries, providing them with a unique opportunity of experiencing international best practices in higher education using curricula, processes, resources and systems which have been developed in Malaysia. APU’s academic programmes are all approved by the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia and the qualifications are accredited or provisionally accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).


Campus information

Students are exposed to the opportunity to earn practical technology degrees in today’s technical subjects through its strategic campus location in TPM. It is a comprehensive center for research and development for knowledge-based industries, thus giving their staff and students the benefits to connecting with leading biotech and engineering professionals, as well as technopreneurs and entrepreneurs from all around the world. APU’s campus at Technology Park Malaysia features modern glass and aluminum structure design, housing:

  • Auditoriums and Classrooms
  • Cafeteria
  • Convenience Shop
  • Engineering Labs
  • IT Labs
  • Computer Games Development Studio
  • Green Screen Studio
  • Design & Drawing Studio
  • Library
  • Shuttle bus
  • Surau

TPM is the ideal location for this new and contemporary campus due to its strong positioning as Malaysia’s primary hub for leading-edge and high-tech developments in a vast variety of areas. Residing in one of Kuala Lumpur’s most rapidly developing areas, TPM is well served and accessible through major highways, LRT and other forms of public transportation. APU’s new campus aims high at setting a new benchmark for its design excellence among the other Malaysian universities, combining an eco-friendly campus with an equally dynamic blend of technology and innovation to enable professional learning.

Set next to the Bukit Jalil stadium, the campus is easily accessible by public transport (bus and LRT/Metro) and taxi. Students and visitors to the TPM campus can opt to travel via public transport, drive, or come on foot. Students staying in apartments within the vicinity to the campus can get here by 10-15 minutes walk or by the shuttle bus specially provided by APU. APU also has a satellite campus in The Mines Business Center.

To get to the campus by public transport, students can get down at Bukit Jalil LRT Station (Star LRT) and take APU’s shuttle bus. Alternatively, students can drive or carpool with friends. The campus is highly accessible through an extensive network of highways within the Klang Valley. It is connected via the Middle Ring Road II (MRR), Damansara Puchong Highway (LDP), Kesas Highway, Maju Expressway (MEX), North-South Expressway and the Puchong-Sungai Besi Bypass.


APU has many options in student housing during their studying here. Students can inquire for assistance from the Institute’s Student Services department for accommodation services and making the right choice and finding the right accommodation. They also have fully-managed accommodation at several apartment buildings located close to the campus, including Vista Komanwel, Fortune Park, and Endah Promenade Condominiums. Students can stay in the apartments where they occupy rooms on either a a single or twin sharing basis and have access to kitchen facilities and common area. Each apartment has 3-5 bedrooms with a living room.

Condominium facilities include:

  • Cafeteria
  • Swimming Pool
  • Launderette
  • Convenience Stores
  • 24-hour Security Coverage

Rental for each student ranges from RM250 to RM1840 per month, depending on student’s preferences on the room size and facilities provided. Students are also advised to pay a 2-month deposit and 1-month rental with respective cover charges upon check-in to the accommodation. However, rental rates may change from time to time.

The several types of student accommodations currently available are:

Academia (Standard)

  • RM250-RM560 per month/student
  • Single, twin & triple sharing basis
  • Water heater, study area, beds, Wifi, etc.
  • No cooking allowed

Endah Promenade (Super Premium)

  • RM890-RM1780 per month/student
  • Single or twin sharing basis
  • Wifi, beds, mattresses study tables, basic kitchen equipment, etc.
  • Cooking allowed

Fortune Park (Premium)

  • RM620-RM1340 per month/student 
  • Single or twin/sharing basis
  • Wifi, beds & mattresses, basic kitchen appliances, etc.
  • No cooking allowed

Fortune Park (Super Premium)

  • RM720-RM1540 per month/student
  • Single or twin sharing basis
  • Wifi, beds & mattresses, refrigerator, washing machine, etc.
  • Cooking allowed

Vista Komanwel (Deluxe)

  • RM490-RM1100
  • Single or twin sharing basis
  • Water heater, Wifi, beds & mattresses, refrigerator, washing machine, etc.
  • Cooking allowed

Covillea (Superior)

  • Fully furnished
  • Wifi
  • Cooking allowed

Why Choose APU?

Smart Campus

Located proudly in Technology Park Malaysia (TPM), APU proudly presents their new ultra-modern university campus that possesses an undeniably distinctive and iconic feature of the new state-of-the-art campus with a dynamic blend of technology and innovation to enable professional learning.


A wonderful balance of local and international students (58% local students, 42%international students).


Engineering Degrees Accredited by Board of Engineers (BEM) & Engineering Degrees Internationally Recognized under Washington Accord.

Competitive Environment

Builds Award-Winning Students who regularly win both local and international competitions.

Vast Networking Opportunity

35,000 Graduates & Alumni flourish under APU with a further 11,000 students from 110 countries in the student body.

Premier Digital Technology Institute

Premier Digital Technology Institute of Higher Learning in Malaysia – awarded by the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation

Internationally Recognised Programmes

Internationally Recognized by QS – Achieved 5-Stars ranking in 4 categories: Facilities, Teaching, Inclusiveness and Employability

Setara Ranking

Amongst Highest Rated Emerging Universities in Malaysia – Rated 5-Stars under SETARA 2011, 2013 and 2017


Proven Track Record of Employable Graduates – 95%+ Employed by Graduation


Courses available 75

Accounting and Finance 16 Applied and Pure Sciences 2 Architecture, Building & Planning 1 Business and Management 22 Computer Science and IT 29 Creative Arts & Design 3 Engineering 11 Hotel Management & Hospitality 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 4 Mass Communication & Media 6 MBA 2



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