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Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)


# 101 THE Young University Rankings 2017
82 Undergraduate programs
46 Postgraduate programs


Institution type Private
Year established 2002
Campus setting Suburban
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
foreign students 4%
Nationalities 48

About Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) was officially launched on 13 August 2002 as a not-for-profit private university providing affordable quality education. It is established under the UTAR Education Foundation and registered under the Malaysian Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996.

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 20,000 students with campuses located in Kampar, Perak and Bandar Sungai Long, Selangor.

UTAR has graduated over 86,600 students since its inaugural convocation in 2005 and has made impressive strides in establishing a strong reputation as a comprehensive University with the dedication to achieving excellence in teaching and research. The University currently offers more than 130 academic programmes from Foundation Studies to Bachelor's, Master’s, and PhD degrees in the fields of Accounting, Business and Managerial Science, Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Biological and Health Sciences, Computing and Mathematics, Engineering, Technology and Built Environment.



Admissions Statistics
IELTS 5.0+
TOEFL 500.0+

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Courses available 130

Tuition and application fees

B$ 2,866 - B$ 14,330 per year

Estimated tuition fees as reported by the institution.

Tuition and Application Statistics
Application fee (local students) B$ 28
Application fee (foreign students) B$ 171
Student visa fee (foreign students) B$ 687

Living cost

B$ 286 per month

Average living cost in Malaysia

The amount is indicated taking into account the average cost of food, accommodation, etc in Malaysia for 2024

Costs Statistics
Food B$ 171
Accommodation B$ 85
Others Data not available

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The Department of Student Affairs (DSA) has compiled a list of accommodation options within the vicinity of the campuses. This includes single and double-storey houses, flats, apartments and condominiums. DSA staff will assist the students in obtaining the above mentioned accommodation upon request.

Residential zones in the vicinity of UTAR campuses are as follows:

Sungai Long Campus

  • Bandar Sungai Long
  • Bandar Mahkota Cheras
  • Bandar Tun Hussien Onn
  • Balakong
  • Kajang

Perak Campus

  • Danish House (Westlake Homes)
  • Taman Mahsuri Impian
  • Taman Kampar Perdana
  • The Trails of Kampar
  • Hostel Huting.com
  • KT Management
  • Danish House (Westlake Villa)
  • Westcity


UTAR was founded with a mission to provide quality education to all. To serve a large portion of the populace, the University has two campuses, namely the UTAR Kampar Campus in Perak, and the UTAR Sungai Long Campus in the Klang Valley. The two campuses house 9 faculties, 3 institutes and 4 centres of studies.

UTAR Kampar Campus (Perak)

The Kampar Campus in the state of Perak is conveniently located off the North-South Highway, a 190-kilometres or 2-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur. Known as a former tin mining town, Kampar is a district within Perak's Kinta Valley, which is historically rich with tin reserves. Today, Kampar is a bustling education hub following the establishment of the Kampar Campus.

The award-winning Kampar Campus is flanked by picturesque mountains and scenic lakes, offering a naturally peaceful environment that is conducive for learning teaching and research.

Sungai Long Campus (Selangor)

The Sungai Long Campus located in Bandar Sungai Long, a main township in Kajang, Selangor, is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built campus. Its location within the Bandar Sungai Long residential township near Kuala Lumpur city provides the best of both worlds. It offers the tranquil learning environment of a suburban setting and the conveniences of a big city such as plentiful housing, affordable eateries, banking facilities and diverse entertainment.

To complement its teaching, learning and research experience, the campus is equipped with a library, laboratories, computers and medical equipment.

Student population

Large (More than 10,000)

Total population

Student Statistics
Undergraduate students 18000
Postgraduate students 2000
foreign students Data not available



  • Top 3 in Graduate Employability in Malaysia at the Talentbank National Graduate Employability Index 2024 (Among Public & Private Universities)
  • Gold Award under Education and Learning category at the Putra Aria Brand Awards 2023
  • Outstanding Educational Institutions Award at the Nanyang Education Award 2022
  • Rated Competitive in the "Mature University" Category under the Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education Institutions (SETARA) 2022
  • Sin Chew Education Award 2018/2019, Outstanding Educational Institution (Private Universities/Colleges Category)
  • Premier Digital Tech University status awarded by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) since 2019
  • MQA Self Accreditation 2017
  • 2013 PAM Malaysia (Malaysian Institute of Architects) Gold Award (Education Category) for architectural excellence for UTAR Kampar Campus





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