Universities & Colleges

Public and Private universities and colleges offer excellent educational courses and programmes. Higher Education Institutions (HEI) in Malaysia can be grouped into two major categories:


  1. Private Higher Education Institutions

    Private universities and colleges rely on corporate investment, alumni and student funding under the Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996 to sustain their operations. Some of these institutions collaborate with reputable foreign universities to jointly award degree qualifications.


  2. Public Higher Education Institutions

    Public universities and colleges are government-funded higher education institutions under the Ministry of Higher Education. These institutions provide quality education to students in Malaysia and are categorised into 3 major groups; Research Universities, Focused Universities and Comprehensive Universities

Public Higher Education Institutions

The government-funded (public) higher education institutions consist of:


  • Public Universities which offer bachelors’ degrees and postgraduate programmes, foundation and diplomas.

  • Polytechnics and Community Colleges which offer certificate and diploma level programmes.

  • Public Colleges which offer certificate and diploma level programmes.

Private Higher Education Institutions

All private-funded higher education institutions come under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Higher Education and comprise of:


  • Private Universities which award their own degree qualifications, diplomas and foundation studies.

  • Private University-Colleges which award their own degree qualifications, diplomas and foundation studies.

  • Foreign University Branch Campuses which award their own degree qualifications, diplomas and foundation studies.

  • Private Colleges which award their own qualifications at diploma and certificate levels as well as 3+0 degrees, split-degrees and tutorial support for professional qualifications.



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