List of Top Ranked Private Universities in Malaysia

Why You Should Choose to Study at the Best Private Universities in Malaysia

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Choosing to study at a top ranked private university in Malaysia ensures you a higher chance for a successful future career. A top private university in Malaysia would provide you with the advantages of high quality education, experienced lecturers, technologically advanced facilities, student support, vibrant campus lifestyle and help build your soft skills.

There are so many private universities & colleges in Malaysia, students will need to be strategic to narrow down this confusing array into a shortlist and ultimately decide which is the best university for you. With so many things to consider, it may be confusing, therefore students should choose the best university in Malaysia with insider tips from knowledgeable & experienced counselors at EduSpiral Consultant Services. In addition, choosing a top private university in Malaysia to study takes time, it is a process in finding out which university best fits you.  To help you develop a good list of criteria, we have made a list of some of the best universities in Malaysia for you to consider.

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List of Top Private Universities in Malaysia

I talked to EduSpiral on WhatsApp and after obtaining all the necessary information. EduSpiral met me and my parents at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia to take us around for a tour. Aun Jie, Chemical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

I talked to EduSpiral on WhatsApp and after obtaining all the necessary information. EduSpiral met me and my parents at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia to take us around for a tour. Aun Jie, Chemical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Every university and course in Malaysia is different and each student wants different things to fit their education and career goals. There are hundreds of private universities and colleges in Malaysia offering a wide range of Foundation, Diploma & Degree courses. Students after SPM, O-Levels, STPM, UEC, A-Levels or other Pre-University programme will almost certainly need to decide what is most important to you.

Each university in Malaysia excels in particular areas, so you should ensure that your field of study is a strong-point of the university you choose. Choosing a university that is best in your field of study may provide you with access to more specialised opportunities, including custom-built facilities, field-specific academic opportunities and employment opportunities with prestigious organisations in your industry.

Choosing a top university to study in Malaysia is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. Furthermore, your decision will be influenced by many criteria such as the reputation & ranking of the university, accreditation of its courses, the suitability of the course against your academic results and career goals, tuition fees, quality of lecturers, facilities, friends & family, and more.

A university that is best in a particular field would have won many awards in that area, have students achieving awards in that area, or is a pioneer in offering that course.

I was confused about what to study & at which university. Talking to EduSpiral helped clear my doubts.
Zen Yi, Graduated from Software Engineering at Asia Pacific University (APU)

*Below is a list of top private universities in Malaysia 

  1. Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus
  2. Asia Pacific University (APU)
  3. University of Wollongong Malaysia (UOWM) KDU, Utropolis Glenmarie
  4. UCSI University
  5. Multimedia University (MMU)
  6. Sunway University
  7. UTAR
  8. HELP University
  9. Saito University College
  10. First City University College
  11. MAHSA University
  12. INTI University
  13. Berjaya University College
  14. TAR University College
  15. Raffles University

There are many reasons and motivations for attending university in Malaysia, so ask yourself some serious questions to identify what you want from your university experience.

It goes without saying that one of the most important considerations when it comes to choosing the right university to study in Malaysia is your course of interest and whether that particular university is popular for it. Additionally, many universities in Malaysia may offer the same course but many students fail to consider looking at the subjects, the experience of the university in running the course, awards won as evidence of the university’s capability and the facilities to support the course.

Many students have taken the easy way out and choosing the university that is cheapest, nearest and where most of their friends attend. They fail to understand that what they decide now can affect their future career forever

Why Should You Study at a Top Private University in Malaysia?

Being in Sabah made it difficult for me to survey the universities in Peninsula. I found EduSpiral online and they provided detailed information & helped me with my application. They even took me around the university for a tour when I went to visit. Xavier Phang, Software Engineering Graduate from Asia Pacific University (APU)

Being in Sabah made it difficult for me to survey the universities in Peninsula. I found EduSpiral online and they provided detailed information & helped me with my application. They even took me around the university for a tour when I went to visit. Xavier Phang, Software Engineering Graduate from Asia Pacific University (APU)

Rising Petrol price, high inflation, higher living costs, and an unstable world economy add to all our worries about having enough money to survive. Because of these uncertainties, many students have told me that they want to lessen the burden on their parents by “sacrificing” to study at the cheapest university.

On the other hand, I would disagree with this wrong thinking. Now, we all know the famous Chinese saying that “Cheap doesn’t mean it is good” or you get what you pay for. In addition, I am not saying that if your parents cannot afford for your studies at a private university, you must force yourself. What I am saying is that if your family can afford it, then go for it.

Of course, joining a top private university doesn’t automatically make you rich once you graduate. It is the environment and the opportunities that the university gives you and you take advantage of so that you will increase your chances of success.

Paying a bit more at top private university allows you access to better facilities, an English-speaking environment, qualified lecturers with more experience, better coordinated internships, and activities to help develop your soft skills.

All these, will equip you to be better prepared to face the challenges of a competitive work force. Hence, with the better preparation, you will rise up faster in promotions and therefore achieve higher salary quicker. With solid financial planning, you will become rich faster.

Make the Right Choice to Study at the Best University in Malaysia

EduSpiral analysed my personality and results, subsequently advised me on choosing the right course as well as the best university that fit me. John Lai Wai Hong, Graduated in Mass Communication from KDU University College

EduSpiral analysed my personality and results, subsequently advised me on choosing the right course as well as the best university that fit me. John Lai Wai Hong, Graduated in Mass Communication from KDU University College

Where you study can have an impact on your salary. Though no university in the world, not even Oxford or Cambridge can guarantee you’ll become rich, it can increase your chances of earning a high income in your career.

A top university would have the right systems in place to educate and equip you with the latest knowledge and skills so that you can hit the ground running when you start your job. With those skills, you can then outperform the rest and get promotions faster and command a higher salary.

Universities such as Taylor’s which is ranked Top 4 in the World for Employability,  Multimedia University (MMU) has 97% employability within 6 months of graduation according to Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) Tracer Study & MOE Kemaskini Status Pekerjaan 2015 and in the 2018 Tracer Study, Asia Pacific University (APU), had a 100% employability rating for their graduates.

Therefore the university you go to can have a huge impact on your future career in terms of how much you earn. This is simply to highlight the fact that where you study is very important to your career path.

If you’re motivated to earn a high salary, you should be choosing to study at top private universities in Malaysia. Higher education leads to much better earnings than those earned by non-graduates, although students also need to realise that their subject of choice is important in determining how much of an earnings advantage they will have.

Many people will try to advise you on what to study, some would speak with experience and knowledge but most would just simply talk without any experience or evidence to support what they say. It is important to talk to the right people to help you make the best choice with regard to your future.

Students who are not sure of what to study after SPM can contact EduSpiral Consultant Services to help guide you to choose the right course and university.

There are many Pre-University or Diploma programmes or Degree programmes that you can go for after SPM, UEC, STPM or A-Levels so it can be confusing for you to choose the right one.

Choosing the right university can be confusing and depends on a lot of factors like your budget, results, passion, skills and career goals.

Students interested on how to choose the best universities in Malaysia can contact me for more information.

Top Foundation, Diploma, Degree & External Pre-University Programmes offered by the Best Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia

"I met up with EduSpiral about 4 times in Ipoh & at Asia Pacific University to discuss about my future. He provided me with in-depth information and even arranged for me to meet up with the Head of School at APU to talk to me." Kar Jun, Accounting graduate from Asia Pacific University

“I met up with EduSpiral about 4 times in Ipoh & at Asia Pacific University to discuss about my future. He provided me with in-depth information and even arranged for me to meet up with the Head of School at APU to talk to me.” Kar Jun, Accounting graduate from Asia Pacific University

Part of finding the right college or university in Malaysia for you will be picking out the criteria that matters to most to you, and then seeing if any of the top private colleges or universities in Malaysia that you’re looking at fit those criteria.

Choosing a university to study in Malaysia is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. Your decision will be influenced by many criteria such as the reputation & ranking of the university, accreditation of its courses, the suitability of the course against your academic results and career goals, tuition fees, quality of lecturers, facilities, friends & family, and more.

Furthermore many of the top private universities in Malaysia offer similar courses therefore making your decision a challenging one! To help you develop a good list of criteria, you need to talk to the right counselors or education consultant who are knowledgeable and experienced.

Talk to the Best Education Consultant in Malaysia to Help you Make the Right Choice in your Studies

I loved motorsports and EduSpiral gave me great advise to help guide me to achieve my dream. Justin Moo, Mechanical Engineering graduate from Taylor's University

I loved motorsports and EduSpiral gave me great advise to help guide me to achieve my dream.
Justin Moo, Mechanical Engineering graduate from Taylor’s University

Choosing a course to study after SPM is not a science, it is a process. Students in Malaysia need to talk to the right education counselors so that you get the right information to help you in making this life-changing decision.

Ask the right Education Counselors in Malaysia to help you. Would you ask a Doctor on how to repair your car? Or would you ask a mechanic for medical advise? Although this sounds ridiculous, but many students do listen to advise from young and inexperienced counselors from universities, colleges or agents’ offices.  Talking to an experienced education advisor in Malaysia would help you to navigate through this confusing time of choosing the best course that fits you.

Experienced education counselors are able to analyse your interests, personality and exam results to help you make a list of possible courses for consideration. EduSpiral Consultant Services staff have more than 15 years experience in counseling students. Having worked in the private education industry, we have in-depth knowledge of each private university and college in what they are good at.

EduSpiral Consultant Services has worked with our partner universities and colleges for many years while the counselors at the private universities or agents’ offices change every few years therefore they would not have the in-depth knowledge of the courses and the university that they are working at.

At EduSpiral Consultant Services, I have worked in the private higher education industry in Malaysia for more than 15 years advising students with facts and evidence on how to choose the right course after SPM. You should carefully think about what are the options available to you. To choose the best course that fits you, students may fill up our EduSpiral Career Assessment form for evaluation.

The EduSpiral Career Assessment form is a simple form designed by us that gathers information from students after SPM, O-Levels, UEC, STPM or A-Levels in order to assess their aptitude helping us to determine the most suitable course and career progression.

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(Updated June 10, 2020)

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