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Nilai University


Established in 1998, Nilai University College is one of Malaysia 's largest private education providers and home to students from over 50 countries worldwide. Equipped with university-standard facilities ranging from modern and up-to-date teaching facilities, fully-furnished on-campus accommodation to complete sporting and recreational facilities, the university college offers you a vibrant environment in which to pursue your academic and self development goals.

Built on a 105-acre site in Putra Nilai, a modern township strategically located 20-minutes from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and 40-minutes from the Kuala Lumpur city centre, Nilai University College is by far the most picturesque college in the country. Over the years it has built upon our pioneer 3+0 degree programmes to produce our own programmes which are validated for their quality and accepted by leading universities in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland and Canada.

Nilai University College was one of the first colleges approved by the Ministry of Higher Education to conduct 3+0 degree programmes. Nilai UC was one of the earliest colleges recognised by the government to recruit international students. At present, international students from 40 countries worldwide make up almost 30% of the student population. In recognition of our quality services, Nilai University College was awarded the Industry Excellence (Education Sector) Award by the Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation, Ministry of Trade and Industry Malaysia.


Hospitality and tourism is a multidisciplinary field that prepares students with the skills, knowledge and expertise required for management, marketing and operations positions in this expanding global industry.

The UK tourism and hospitality industry is one of the most established in the world, with high standards of training and education that are widely respected and in demand. Even high-profile celebrities like Jamie Oliver have to learn their trade from somewhere.

Undergraduate (BSc/BA) courses typically include a period of industrial experience, where students get the opportunity to put into practice the theory learned in the classroom. Employers also see great value in this work experience when considering graduates' employability.

Many programmes available in Malaysia through TNE allow students to specialize in one or more particular areas in addition to the general hospitality subjects.

These can include: leisure management event planning conference management marketing facilities management business studies tourism human resource management.

Given the international nature of the hospitality and tourism industry, the study of one or more foreign languages in addition to English is also often a requirement.

Students develop capabilities through the study of basic concepts, problem- solving, decision-making, theory and management applications. They also acquire specialized skills within the industry which, depending upon the course, could be anything from front office operations and food and beverage management, to organizing and promoting large concerts.

Students can take up studies at a number of different levels in this country. Qualifications can be obtained at Higher National Diploma (HND) and first degree level, with some institutions also offering postgraduate study. HNDs take at least two years to complete, with first degrees typically taking three to four years. Postgraduate study will depend upon the course.

Hospitality and tourism is big business in Malaysia, which attracts custom from all over the world. Even in a global recession, malls, parks and hotels continue to be built. They will need suitably qualified staff to run them. As a graduate, you can go on to work in a wide assortment of other service establishments, ranging from restaurants and cafes to integrated resorts, casinos, country clubs, convention centers and even cruise ships, as well as catering and event management. You also have the option to go it alone in your own establishment or work freelance as a consultant.

Nilai International University College

Nilai International University College
Persiaran Kolej BBN, 71800 Putra Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.
Tel : +(6) 06 850 2338   Fax : +(6) 06 850 2339
Email :

Programme Counselling Offices

Petaling Jaya
No.22-2, Jalan PJS 11/28A,
Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel : +(6) 03 5637 2619  Fax : +(6) 03 5637 0717

Johor Bahru
Suite 4.5 , Level 4,
Menara Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Tel : +(6) 07 333 2336 / 2337 Fax : +(6) 07 355 2339

Started in 1997 by PK Resources Berhad - a public-listed company on the main board of Bursa Malaysia

Nilai International University College (NUC) was established in direct response to the Government's call to make Malaysia a regional centre for educational excellence.

Nilai International University College is a multi- disciplinary institute with an award-winning campus located at Putra Nilai in Negeri Sembilan that offers a variety of tertiary education programmes. The 105-ocre campus offers students a truly campus-style environment with comprehensive academic and recreation facilities. It has a diverse student population from over 50 countries that immerses students in a melting pot of cultures, giving them an eye-opening learning experience.

Bordering the Multimedia Super Corridor, NUC is a mere 15-minute drive from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and 40- minutes south of Kuala Lumpur.

Nilai International University College is built upon a commitment that education is more than book learning. Its vision is built upon three thrusts: -

To provide quality education and internationally recognized programmes

To offer a full-fledged university-standard campus complete with residential and recreational facilities; and

To produce employable all-rounded graduates who are professionally competent and socially confident

Our motto is "We bring out the best in you" through providing quality tertiary education programmes in a very conducive campus environment. Open to all, Nilai International University College aims to enable all students who walk through its doors to achieve academic, personal and social growth to their maximum potential.

Academic Strengths  

Nilai International University College offers an extensive range of internationally recognized programmes ranging from Pre- University studies, certificate, diploma, credit transfers, advanced standing and 3+0 degrees under the following schools: -

> School of Foundation Studies

Foundation in Business

Foundation in Science & Technology

Foundation Studies (Australia Foundation)

> School of Allied Health Sciences

Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology

Diploma in Nursing

^ School of Business

3+0 La Trobe University, Bachelor of Business, with options in: Commerce, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management and/or Marketing [Double majors of the above combination are available)

3+0 Oxford Brookes University, B.A. (Hons) Accounting & Finance

3+0 Oxford Brookes University, B.A. (Hons) Business & Management

3+0 Oxford Brookes University, B.A. (Hons) Business & Marketing Management

UK Degree Transfer Programme, with options in: - Accounting & Finance, Business & Management or Business & Marketing Management

Diploma in Accounting & Business Diploma in Aesthetic Management Certificate in Business

> School of Hospitality & Tourism

3+0 Oxford Brookes University, B.A. (Hons) Business & Hospitality Management Studies

Diploma in Culinary Arts

Diploma in Hotel Management

Diploma in Tourism Management

Diploma in Tourist Guide Operations

Certificate in Food & Beverage Services

Certificate in Hotel Operations

> School of Humanities & Social Sciences

American Degree Transfer Programme, with options in: Business, Liberal Arts or Science & Engineering

Intensive English Programme

IELTS Preparatory Course

> School of Science & Technology

3+0 Oxford Brookes University, B.Sc. (Hons) Computing

UK Degree Transfer Programme (Computer Science)

Diploma in Business Information Technology

Diploma in Computer Science

Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Automotive)

Diploma in Mechatronics Engineering

Diploma in Biotechnology

Certificate in Industrial Manufacturing & Maintenance

Nilai International University College was one of the first institutions recognized by the Government to conduct the 3+0 business degree programme which allows students to complete the entire degree at the college. These programmes are a "mirror" to what is offered at its carefully selected partners via Oxford Brookes University, UK and La Trobe University, Australia.

In the latest survey conducted on our British degree programme graduates, 100% of our 3+0 British degree graduates were employed or undergoing a postgraduate programme within six months of graduating. Many attribute their success to self-confidence, eloquence and a reputable qualification. It is an educational package that brings out the best in students and opens the door to distinguished qualifications.

Nilai International University College has more than 100 full-time teaching staff who bring with them years of industry experience.

Programme Outline

Amongst private colleges in Malaysia, Nilai International University College is partnered with the highest ranked British University to offer the 3+0 business degree programme. Oxford Brookes University has been consistently ranked the Top New University by the Times Good University Guide in UK.

La Trobe University is ranked 8+h amongst Australian Universities by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economics and Social Research, and 98th out of the top 200 universities in the world by the London Times Higher Education Guide, UK. It was also awarded a 5-star rating in educational experience by the Good Universities Guide 2005.

The 3+0 business programmes offered by Nilai International are both accredited by LAN and by the international professional accounting body - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Students who are interested in pursuing a professional qualification will get exemptions from the ACCA.

Nilai International University College's degree transfer programme and diploma programmes are validated by universities from Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States, allowing students to enter the 2nd or 3rd year of degree programmes at the respective foreign institutions. The university-college also offers sound certificate and foundation courses.

Partner Universities

> Australia

Curtin University

Edith Cowan University

James Cook University

La Trobe University

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

Swinburne University of Technology

University of Ballarat

University of Tasmania

University of Technology, Sydney

University of Wollongong

Complete a reputable British (Oxford Brookes University) or Australian (La Trobe University) degree entirely in Malaysia or pursue our internationally recognized diplomas and transfer your credits to any of our highly ranked partner universities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States of America.  

Dedicated to a sole mission of bringing out the best in you, Nilai International University College's award-winning 105-acre university-standard campus offers you the ideal environment to pursue a quality tertiary education. Strategically located in Putra Nilai, the City of Knowledge within the vicinity of Putrajaya, Cyberjaya and the Multimedia Super Corridor, Nilai International University College is a 15-minute drive east of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and 40 minutes south of Kuala Lumpur. Our wide range of programmes are approved by the Malaysian Ministry of Education, recognised and accepted by top universities around the world. So, come and be part of our student community from over 50 countries and experience a rich and vibrant learning and living experience!

Pre-University Programmes : Business, Science Technology & Australian Foundation

Certificates : Food & Beverage, Hotel Operations & Industrial Manufacturing

3+0 Degree : Accounting, Business, Computing & Hospitality : Transfer to any of our partner universities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland, UK, USA

Diploma : Accounting, Aesthetic Management, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Arts, Engineering, Hotel Management, Medical Technology, Nursing and Tourism


Thompson Rivers University

New Zealand

Lincoln University

Massey University

University of Auckland

Victoria University of Wellington Switzerland

Les Roches, Swiss School of Hotel Management

United Kingdom

Glasgow Caledonian University

Kingston University

Leeds Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Middlesex University

Oxford Brookes University

Staffordshire University

Thames Valley University

University of Aberdeen

University of Central England

University of Central Lancashire

University of Dundee

University of Glamorgan (Wales)

University of Glasgow

University of Greenwich

University of Hertfordshire

University of Leeds

University of Northumbria

University if Nottingham

University of Wales, Swansea

University of Westminster

University of the West of England, Bristol

United States

Bemidji State University

California State University, Fresno

California State University, Long Beach

California State University, Sacramento

Central Michigan University

Duquesne University

Eastern University of Michigan

Grand Valley State University

Hawaii Pacific University

Iowa State University

McNeese State University

Mississippi State University

Montana State University

Pittsburg State University

Saginaw Valley State University

St. Cloud State University

University of Central Oklahoma

University of Hawaii at Manoa

University of Mississippi

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

University of Northern Iowa

Wichita State University

Winona State University

Academic Facilities &"' Resources


Fully air conditioned lecture theatres and classrooms

Modern and spacious 16uum2 library

Computer labs

Science & skills labs

Nilai-Clara Aesthetic Beauty Laboratory

6 hospitality training & demonstration kitchens

Hospitality training restaurant, mock-up front office and 5-star hotel room

> Living

1000-seater food court (halal) with satellite TV


On-campus apartments and halls of residence

24-hour security

Shuttle bus service


ATM facilities

> Sports and Recreation

Fully-equipped gymnasium

Indoor sports centre

Lakeside recreation park and jogging track

Soccer field

Outdoor games courts

Access to swimming pool, golf and bowling at Nilai Springs Golf & Country Club

Student Support Services and Student Development Activities

The student support services provided by Nilai International are:

International Office

Office of Admission and Record

Accommodation Office

Department of Sports & Recreation

Department of Students Affairs

University Placement Office

Department of Personal Development and Counseling

Students enjoy the campus life at NUC via the wide range of over 40 clubs and societies that vary from academic to social/cultural to sports. Students also form their own clubs who share the same special interest such as Girls Art Society, Lion Dance Club, Mango &Anima Sanctuary and Music & Dance Club.

Besides the clubs and societies, students can also participate in organizing and coordinating college events under the guidance of Department of Sports & Recreation, for example Street Party, Orientation Night, Gala Night and Talent Night.

Scholarships / Financial Aid

Nilai International University College provides High Achievers' Scholarship (100% fee waiver) to students who have obtained at least 8A1 s in SPM, 6As in UEC and 5As in STPM examination. Merit Scholarships (50% fee waiver) are also awarded to students who have obtained at least 5-7As in SPM, 4-5As in UEC and 2As in STPM.

NIUC also provides other scholarship awards through the Nilai International - Olympic Council of Malaysia and UMNO-Youth of Malaysia. Apart from this. it also participates in the Education Funds offered by the following newspapers: The Star Education Fund Scholarship, Sin Chew Daily Education Fund, Nanyang Tertiary Education Fund and NST-MAPCU Scholarship Programme.

Discounts are also available to PK Resources Bhd staff's children and siblings, siblings of Nilai International College Alumni, children of FELDA and FELCRA staff, children of civil servants.

Recognition &" Achievements

Winner of the 'Best National Landscape Award for Private Colleges'

Winner of Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation's Export Excellence Award (Services) 2003 for the education sector

Nilai International University College celebrated its 10th year anniversary in 2007. In the same year, it was upgraded from a college to a university in May

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