Top 10 of the Best Private Universities in Malaysia 2019

Best Private Universities in Malaysia 2019

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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 private university in Malaysia with insider tips from knowledgeable & experienced counsellors 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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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.

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 universities in Malaysia 

  1. University of Nottingham Malaysia
  2. Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
  3. Monash University Malaysia
  4. Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus
  5. Asia Pacific University (APU)
  6. UCSI University
  7. Multimedia University (MMU)
  8. Sunway University
  9. KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie
  10. HELP University
  11. First City University College
  12. MAHSA University
  13. KDU Penang University College
  14. Berjaya University College
  15. Saito University College

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

How to Choose the Best Private University to Study 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

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.

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 counsellors or education consultant who are knowledgeable and experienced.

The best private universities and colleges in Malaysia have excellent facilities, years of experience running the programme, strong student support services, internships and experienced lecturers.

They are also accredited by MQA and approved by the Malaysian Ministry of Education. Recognition and accreditation by the various professional bodies such as the

The best private university in Malaysia will focus on quality, have award winners for the particular courses, years of experience offering the particular course, highly experienced lecturers, a good study environment (not a party university), internships, good mix of international & local students, extra-curricular activities and good facilities.

When choosing a university and college in Malaysia, it is important for students to visit the campus and see the facilities and feel the culture of the students to see if it fits you. The environment should be one where students speak mostly in English so that you can improve your English and communication skills. If you are weak in English and choose a cheap university where the students speak mainly in Mandarin, it will be difficult for you to improve your English.

Finally, the best university is one that fits your career goals, your personality and can push you to a higher level of success.



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(Updated September 26, 2018)

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  1. Hello sir,
    I would like to study in ‘International Relations and Affairs’ with scholarship opportunity. I Have good academic profile i mean i got GPA- 5 out of 5 in both SSC & HSC. Also i have scored overall band score 6 in IELTS. My question is which malaysian university would give me the full funding scholarship or is there any chance to get scholarship like full funding?

    Thanks in advance

  2. Greeting,I want to do twining program for mechanical engineering , Can I know which local and oversea university can fulfill my requirements? Thanks.

  3. i would like to study Electrical and Electronic Engineering, which do you think is better? KDU, UCSI or SEGI?

  4. Hi, could you please advise me on which university is the best for studying Actuarial science? Do not include Heriott Watt..I was thinking out of these : Sunway, UNTAR, UCSI, APU or other Uni you can recommend.

  5. i would like to know about good univ. in malaysia for bachelor in business administration and with decent placement rate. thank you.

    • Both universities are famous for chemical engineering in Malaysia. So, to decide which one is better for you, you will need to look at the subjects offered to see which one fits your career goals. Also, consider the cost, entry requirements, and campus environment.

  6. I am a foreign student and i want to study mechanical engineering in Malaysia, but i don’t know which university should i choose, can you help me in this ?

  7. I want to study in Malaysia for fashion and merchandising …
    which university is the best in Malaysia for the programme .?
    please inform me …..

    I have completed a 4 years Textile diploma from Bangladesh.
    Will I get any facility or waiver from Malaysian University ,,,?

    My cont. —
    E-mail :
    Mobile : 8801737777959

  8. What could be the best university in malaysia to transfr credit after one year completion….from UCSi???My course is Financial economics…thanks you.

  9. good morning..may i knw which university is best and also good for chemical engineering course?
    price shld be reasonable too.. is my email..anyting means u cn reply to my email

  10. Is UCSI provide a good program in Optometry? Do they have good lecturers? Besides UCSI, are they any private Universities offer this course?

    • Although the programme is new at UCSI, it has the necessary recognition and the university has a good reputation for health science courses. Yes, there is one or two other optometry universities in Malaysia. Please email me at stating the course of interest, your full name as per IC and mobile number. I will send you all the details.

  11. I cirrently taking diploma in civil at Inti nilai . I would like to take my degree in ucsi … I I not sure which universivty is better … can u give some suggestion ?

    • UCSI was one of the first private universities to offer engineering courses hence they have the necessary experience. Their degree is accredited by BEM and the university has been ranked Excellent by SETARA 2013 as well. For more details, you may email me at with your full name and mobile number. Cheers!

  12. I am thinking want to study foundation in engineering , but I don’t no which uni is good , ,there have few uni in my list , heroit watt uni , taylor , monash and curtein , please advise tq

    • Heriot Watt, Monash and Curtin are top ranked universities in the world for engineering. Not sure how the other university ended up in your list. Monash does not offer any Foundation course. You have to look at your budget as well and the university environment that would suit your personality. You can email me at with your full name and mobile number for more details.

  13. hi~ what result in diploma do I acquire to enter degree in TESL? how long would be degree duration if i have completed diploma in TESL earlier?

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