Last Updated Thursday, 26 April, 2018 08:27:43 PM
Private Colleges in Malaysia
As in 2016, Malaysia has :
Higher Education in Malaysia → Private Colleges
|134 Private Colleges in Malaysia|
Institut Sains Dan Teknologi Darul Takzim
formerly Institute Optopreneur
|Southern University College (Previously known as : Southern College)|
|Kolej TAFE Seremban|
|Stradford International College (Previously known as : Silicon Institute of Technology)|
|Methodist College Kuala Lumpur|
|Raffles College of Higher Education (formerly known as Raffles Design Institute)|
|1) SEGi College, Kuala Lumpur SEGi College, Sarawak|
|Legenda Group of Colleges (Legenda Jati
Legenda Group of Colleges (Linton College)Legenda Group of Colleges (Pertama Institute of Technology (ITP))
|KBU International College|
|Olympia College Ipoh
Olympia College Johor Bahru
|Kolej Islam Teknologi Antarabangsa (KITAB)|
(Financial Training & Management Services)
|Victoria International College (Kuala Lumpur)|
|Pusat Teknologi dan Pengurusan Lanjutan (PTPL) Shah Alam
PTPL College Shah Alam
|Akademi Laut Malaysia (ALAM)
Akademi Laut Malaysia (ALAM) Caw. Terengganu
|Alfa International College (formerly Alif Creative Academy)|
|Allianze College of Medical Sciences (ACMS)|
|Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT)|
|ELS Language Centres Kuala Lumpur
ELS Language Centres Petaling Jaya
|Equator Academy of Art & Design (HQ)|
|Business and Management International
(Previously known as : Fazley International College)
|Flamingo International College|
|Food Institute of Malaysia|
|Genting INTI International College (GIIC)|
|HELP International College of Technology (HICT)
|Imperia Institute of Technology|
|na||Institut First Robotics Industrial Science (FRIS)|
|Institut Hospitality YPJ|
|Institut I-Systems Kuching|
|Institut Pendidikan Tinggi Islam Perlis (IPTIP)|
|Institut Teknologi Baiduri
|Institut Teknologi Perak|
|Institute Advertising Communication Training (IACT)|
|International College of Music (ICOM)|
|International Islamic College|
|INTI College Sabah|
|INTI College Sarawak|
|INTI International College Penang|
Institut Pendidikan Guru
|Island College of Technology|
College (Previously known as : Kasturi College International)
Kasturi College International
|KDU College, Penang|
|Kinabalu Commercial College|
|Kolej Al Dar-Hikmah|
|Kolej Antarabangsa Impiana|
|Kolej Antarabangsa Teknologi Lanjutan
|Kolej Antarabangsa Travex - Travex International College|
Kolej Laila Taib
(Kolej Bersatu Sarawak)
|Kolej Brickfields Asia|
|Kolej I-Systems Johor Bahru|
|Kolej IBS Miri
|Kolej Islam Antarabangsa Sultan Ismail Petra (KIAS)|
|Kolej Islam Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah (KIPSAS)|
|Kolej Islam Sains Dan Teknologi|
|Kolej Kejururawatan dan Sains Kesihatan Sime Darby|
|Kolej Masterskill Kampus Ipoh|
|Kolej Metro Prima KMP|
|Kolej Penerbangan Antarabangsa Ggifa
|Kolej Pengajan Tinggi Islam Johor (MARSAH)
|Kolej Perubatan Melaka-Manipal|
|Kolej Poly-Tech MARA Kuala Lumpur|
|Kolej Putra Intelek|
(Previously known as : Shahputra Kuantan City College)
Kolej Shahputra Bandaraya Kuantan
|Kolej SIDMA - Sabah International Dynamic Management College|
|Kolej Taj - TAJ International College - TIC|
Bestari (Previously known as : Kolej Teknologi Bestari)
|na||International College of
Technology & Professional (Previously known as : Kolej Teknologi dan
Profesional Indera Kayangan)
|Kolej Teknologi Geomatika|
|na||Kolej Teknologi Islam Antarabangsa Melaka (Kampus
|na||Kolej Teknologi Paramount
|Kolej Teknologi Timur|
|International College of Yayasan Melaka (Previously known as : Kolej Yayasan Melaka)|
|KPJ International College of Nursing and Health Sciences|
|na||Legend International School of Hospitality & Tourism|
|Limkokwing Executive Leadership College|
|Lincoln College Now Lincoln University College|
|Malaysia Institute of Integrative Media (MIIM)|
|Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA)|
(Previously known as : Orange International College)
|Penang Medical College|
|PJ College of Art and Design
|Putra International College|
|RANACO Education and Training Institute (RETI)|
|Reliance College Kula Lumpur|
|RIMA College Kuala Lumpur
|SAE Institute of Audio Engineering
|SAL Group of Colleges
|Stamford College Melaka|
|na||Stamford Regent School of Economics|
|Sunway College Ipoh
|Taylor's College Petaling Jaya|
|Taylor's University School of Hospitality and Tourism|
|The One Academy of Communication Design|
|The Otomotif College (TOC)|
|Unity College International (UCI)
|?||Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)|
|Westminster International College|
|Windfield International College|
Centuria Education Counselling and Training
Alvin Leong Academy of Photography
Multimedia College - MMC
International Aviation Centre
Han Chiang College
Institute Advertising Communication Training (ACT)
Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar
Kolej Yayasan UEM
Kolej Yayasan UEM (formerly Kolej Matrikulasi Yayasan Saad)
Penang International Dental College
Surya College - Medicine and Dentistry Degree. An associate of Vinayaka Missions University, India
Sentral Technology College Penang
Tun Tan Cheng Lock College Of Nursing
Malaysia's higher educational institutions currently house
students of which about 50,000 are international
students from 100 over countries. There are about 50,000 Malaysia students
In 2007 Malaysia has :
a) 20 public
Private Colleges in Malaysia
There are 414
Private Colleges in Malaysia
|The State of Sabah
A) 14 Private colleges and institutes
B) 1 Public University
C) 1 Private University College
D) 2 Public Community colleges
E) 1 TAR College Public
F) 4 Teacher training institutes
|The State of
A) 1 Private University
B) 2 Foreign University branch campus
C) 27 Private colleges and institutes
D) 1 Public University
E) 1 Public University College
E) 4 Public Community colleges
F) 4 Teacher training institutes
No Private university colleges in Sarawak
The Cosmopoint Group of Companies established in 1990s after Dato Idrus Mohd. Satha created a string of learning hubs across the Klang Valley.
Cosmopoint Sdn Bhd (Cosmopoint) was established in
October 1991 to cater to the growing needs from the IT industry in
General entry requirements for certificate and diploma-level programmes by private colleges :
|Education Level||General Entry Requirement|
|Certificate Level||SPM / GCE O Level with one credit, or its equivalent|
|Diploma Level||SPM / GCE O Level with three credits, or its equivalent|
|Private colleges are the main
providers of certificate and diploma level programmes. These
institutions develop and award their own certificate and diploma
level qualifications to students.
The PHEIs' unique and long established inter-institutional collaborative arrangements with foreign partner-universities have created pathways for students to acquire foreign university degree qualifications in a much more cost-effective manner. Thousands of Diploma graduates have gone lo foreign universities to finish the final port of their Bachelor's degree programmes, although there are also many who choose lo remain in Malaysia to complete their degrees.
The curriculum and examination of this programme are set by the local private colleges, following the quality criteria set by the Ministry of Higher Education and quality assurance agency (MQA) and validated/ moderated by their foreign collaborative university partners. Students can study either full-time or part-time at the premises of the private college.
|The Malaysian higher education sector has fast becoming
a centre of educational excellence in Asia. The recent launch of
"Strategic Plan for Higher Education: Laying the
Foundation Beyond 2020" outlines the measures and strategies that will make
Malaysia an international centre of
The higher education sector in Malaysia is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). The education sector has always enjoyed the highest national development budget which symbolizes the commitment of the Malaysian government towards education.
These higher education institutions (HEI) offer a wide range of tertiary qualifications at an affordable cost. There are also various higher educational institutions from the UK, US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany and New Zealand which offer twinning and '3+0' degree programmes through partnerships with Malaysian colleges and universities.
Four of the 20 public universities (UM, USM, UPM and UKM) in Malaysia have been assigned research university status with additional funding for R&D and commercialization of research. The ministry plans to identify one or two Apex universities within the period of the Ninth Malaysian Plan.
The Malaysian Qualifications Agency (which is the merger of Lembaga Akreditasi Negara and the Divisions of Quality Assurance of MOHE) is the national quality agency which was recently approved by the Parliament to implement the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (w.e.f. 1-11-2007) covering both public and private higher educational institutions, accreditation of courses and other related functions. The provision of higher education is currently regulated by some of the following legislations:
1. The Education Act 1996 (Act 550)
2. The Private Higher Educational Institutions Act, 1996
3. The National Council of Higher Education Act, 1996
4. The National Accreditation Board Act, 1996 (replaced with the Malaysian Qualifications Agency Act 2007)
5. The Universities and University Colleges (Amendment) Act, 1996
6. The National Higher Education Fund Corporation Act, 1997 (Amendment 2000)
To transform Malaysia into a centre of educational excellence and to internationalize the higher education sector is a high priority for MOHE. Efforts have been made to improve the world ranking of Malaysian universities; to have 100,000 international students by 2010; to create more 'Malaysian Chairs7 in overseas universities; and to collaborate and cooperate with world-renowned universities on research and academic matters. Other initiatives include the setting up of education promotion centers overseas, opening of offshore Malaysian university branch campuses in other countries and increasing trans-national education collaboration with overseas institutions as well as aggressively promoting Malaysian higher education in many parts of the world through road-shows.
Public and private educational institutions play an equally important role in the provision of tertiary education to Malaysian youths and adults. As for the international arena, private higher educational institutions play a bigger role in attracting international students to study in Malaysia.
Tertiary education in the national education system which is directly under the jurisdiction of the MOHE comprises post-secondary education right up to higher education. Tertiary education in Malaysia also includes skill training which is outside the domain of MOHE.
Post-secondary education or pre-tertiary education is for students who have completed 11 years of education and need to obtain pre-university qualification in order to pursue education at higher educational institutions. Post-secondary education is provided by higher educational institutions under MOHE. However the main providers of post-secondary education are the post-secondary schools and matriculation colleges under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education.
Higher Education covers certificate, diploma, undergraduate as well as postgraduate levels. The providers of higher education are colleges, polytechnics and universities. Undergraduate studies consist of Bachelor's Degree levels and professional studies while postgraduate studies consist of Master's Degree and PhD levels.
Higher education at certificate and diploma levels are for students from the age of 1 7 with SPM qualifications (which is equivalent to GCE 'O') while the Bachelor's degree level is usually for students from the age of 1 9 or 20 onwards with post-secondary qualifications such as the STPM (which is equivalent to GCE A' levels) or Pre-University / University Foundation qualifications. These degree programmes normally take between 3 to 5 years. After obtaining their Bachelor's degree, students can proceed to postgraduate studies.
Higher education in the academic and professional fields is provided by:
Public-funded higher educational institutions which include public universities, polytechnics, community colleges and public colleges; and
Private-funded higher educational institutions which include private universities, private colleges and foreign university branch campuses.
MOHE is directly responsible for the operations and performance of public HEIs, whereas the private HEIs are guided by MOHE's policy guidelines and objectives.
|Higher Levels||Qualification||Age Group||Duration of Study|
|Certificate Level||For those with secondary education qualifications such as SPM||17 and above||1 to 1.5 years|
|Diploma Level||2 to 3 years|
|Bachelor's Degree Level||For those with post-secondary or pre-university qualifications such as STPM, GCE A-levels, etc.||19 and above||3 to 5 years|
|Master's Degree||For those with a Bachelor's degree||Any adult||
1 to 3 years
|PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)||For those with a Master's degree||Any adult||3 to 5 years|
PKIBM comprise member institutions located throughout Malaysia. Between them, they offer tertiary education programmes at Matriculation/Foundation, Diploma, Bachelor and Master Levels. Many programmes are offered in collaboration with established universities, both home and foreign, who either award or accredit the respective qualifications earned.
Besides representing and promoting the common interests of member institutions, PKIBM's main purpose is to expand educational opportunities within member institutions to all students, although by circumstances the thrust is to increase the number of Bumiputera students at tertiary level.
PKIBM member institutions practice a non-discriminatory enrolment policy and accept all eligible students irrespective of their races or religions. A number of these institutions have been approved to enroll foreign students into their programmes.
The Malaysian Association of Private Colleges and Universities (MAPCU)
This institution was established on March 18, 1997 as Malaysia's most prestigious grouping of private colleges and universities with membership from major and well-established private colleges and universities. All members offer post secondary and/or tertiary level courses independently and/or in collaboration with established local and foreign institutions of higher learning.
Malaysian Association of Private Colleges and Universities (MAPCU)
MAPCU represents Malaysia's most prestigious group of private higher educational institutions with memberships consisting of major and well-established Private Colleges and Universities in Malaysia.
The association committed to the development of the Malaysian higher education sector; and fully support the Government's 9th Malaysia Plan in human resource development, "Strategic Plan For Higher Education: Laying The Foundation Beyond 2020" & "National Higher Education Action Plan 2007-2010".
MAPCU works hand-in-hand with the government to materialize some of these strategies which include: making Malaysia a 'Centre of Educational Excellence'; uplifting the standard of higher education; widening access and enhancing equity; cultivating a lifelong learning culture; improving the quality of teaching and learning; intensifying internationalization; and enhancing research and innovation.
MAPCU continues to uphold the principles of the National Education Philosophy and promotes professionalism as well as the integrity and quality of education at private colleges and universities within Malaysia.
Recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education, The National Accreditation Board, the Multimedia Development Corporation, the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister's Department, the Ministry of Human Resources, the Ministry of International Trade & Industry and the National Economic Action Council and Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MICCI).
Member of the following Boards / authority Panel:
- The MSC Education Advisory Panel
- Lembaga Penganugerahan Sijil/Diploma PPoliteknik (Board for Polytechnic Certificate / Diploma Award)
- Lembaga Kurikulum Kursus Pengajian Dann Program Latihan Politeknik (Board Polytechnic Curriculum and Training Programmes)
- Coalition of Service Industries Malayssia (CSIM)
- Malaysian Services Development Councill (MSDC)
Operating in 'smart partnership' with the Government and its agencies, MA^PCU serves to harness the full potential of Malaysia's private higher education industry. This is backed by the association's objectives which include:
Promoting the growth and development of the private higher education industry in Malaysia while contributing towards the social and economic development of the country.
Seeking solutions on problems and issues faced by members through discussions and meetings with relevant Ministries and Government Departments and Agencies.
Promoting measures to continuously improve quality and professionalism in the private higher education industry.
Seeking representation on relevant Committees, Councils and Boards set up by the Government and other relevant non-government agencies.
Playing a major role in helping the Government to establish Malaysia as a regional centre of education excellence.
|National Association of Private Educational Institutions
Established on September 15, 1987, NAPEI represents all levels of private educational institutions in Malaysia. The founding of NAPEI sought to unite private educational institutions from the smallest to the biggest. With an initial registration of 26 members, NAPEI currently has a membership strength of 70 institutions. During this period of phenomenal growth of private education, which reflects our Government's vision of promoting Malaysia as a regional centre of educational excellence and thus, reducing the outflow of educational expenditure outside of Malaysia, NAPEI together with the support from the Ministry of Education and other Government agencies continue to represent the cause of local private educational institutions. It seeks:
To further enhance and maintain the quality of education in the private sector,
To be the unifying representative body for all the registered private education and education related organisations in the country at the national and international levels.
To be a national body of liaison with the Government and statutory bodies.
To provide research facilities, training, management and development programmes for members of the Association.
To provide educational information to the members, other interested organisations and individuals.
To assist institutions in raising all aspects of their professional competency in the administration and operation of their institutions.
To maintain a register of all private institutions in Malaysia.
NAPEI conducts school visits in various secondary schools located in the Klang Valley, education fairs, seminars and conferences as well.
NAPEI membership ranges from private schools to private tertiary institutions including universities and university colleges. NAPEI is committed to safeguard the interest of its members and pledges its total support to the nation's aspirations of becoming a regional hub of education excellence by providing quality education. NAPEI is consistently working together with the government to develop quality education programmes for its member institutions as well as play an active role in enhancing the image of the private education industry in Malaysia to local and international students.
NAPEI 's quality of education provided by its member institutions has attained international benchmarking and has thus succeeded in establishing their branch campuses internationally.