Thursday, 23 July, 2020 10:47:46 PM

Higher Education in Malaysia  >  Universities in Malaysia  >  International university branch campuses  >

University of Reading, Malaysia
University of Reading, Malaysia

University of Reading’s support for the development of Malaysia as a regional education hub and follows an invitation from the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia to the University of Reading to establish a campus in Malaysia to help it achieve its ambitious target of 70% of the population reaching tertiary education by 2020.

A groundbreaking ceremony took place at EduCity on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, led by the University of Reading’s Chancellor Sir John Madejski.

Reading University is recognized as being amongst the top 1% of universities in the world, the University of Reading is an excellent example of the type of high-caliber education provider in Malaysia.

University of Reading Malaysia, opened in September 2015 offering programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level in three thematic subject areas, requested by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia:
1- Business and law
2- Science (including pharmacy)
3- Built environment.
The University in Malaysia cater for 2,000 students.

The University has already delivering Executive Education programmes to international companies in Malaysia including the Bank of China, Thomson Reuters, HSBC, Standard Chartered, UBS and RBI International through its world-renowned Henley Business School.

Ranked among the top schools in Europe, and operating globally, Henley is one of only 57 business schools in the world to hold triple-accredited status from AMBA, Equis and the AACSB – the top accreditation bodies across the UK, Europe and the USA.

The University of Reading’s School of Law is already well established in Malaysia through an undergraduate twinning program run jointly since 2004 with Taylors University, Malaysia, which welcomes some 100 students each year. Law programmes, including Reading’s popular commercial law postgraduate degrees, will be offered at the EduCity campus.

English language courses are also being delivered at purpose-built teaching facilities at the Menara Kotaraya campus in Johor Bahru with further programmes being introduced in 2013, including the Foundation in Business. Successful completion of this programme guarantees progression to the University of Reading, including Henley Business School courses.

A Foundation in Science programme offering a pathway to undergraduate science degrees will begin in 2014.

The University of Reading is a world leader in teaching and research regarding management, design and economics of engineered technologies. The university hosts the largest school in the UK for teaching and researching real estate and planning and will be offering programs such as BSc Quantity Surveying, BSc Real Estate, MSc Project Management, and MSc in Real Estate and Planning in Malaysia.

In addition to its innovative research-led teaching and a friendly and supportive environment, the University of Reading is renowned for an excellent graduate employability record.

The new University of Reading Malaysia campus will allow the university, which is consistently ranked among the top 1% of the world’s universities, to bring its rich heritage in quality education to Malaysia and the Asia-Pacific region through its first overseas campus.

Eleven (11) International University's branch campuses operating in Malaysia :

Shanghai Jiao Tong overseas campus in Kuching City
Shanghai Jiao Tong overseas campus in Kuching City

Swinburne University of Technology


Swinburne’s popular engineering and business programmes are accredited by professional bodies such as the Institution of Engineers Australia, Board of Engineers Malaysia and CPA Australia. The undergraduate computing programmes are accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

A student exchange programme is also available, where students can spend up to two semesters in Melbourne or at one of Swinburne’s partner institutions in Europe while paying Swinburne Sarawak fees.
Swinburne students in Kuching have the option of completing their studies locally or at main campuses in Melbourne.
It is a smooth transition, as the programmes and subjects offered at both campuses are the same.

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Campus
2014 Putrajaya

Curtin University, Sarawak
Curtin University of Technology Sarawak Campus, Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) is the first offshore campus of Curtin University of Technology Western Australia (Curtin Western Australia), Located in Miri, Sarawak, Curtin Sarawak is the first foreign university campus to be set up in East Malaysia.

Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia
Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) set itself apart by being the first UK university to establish a fully-owned international branch campus for medicine in Malaysia.
Offering a five-year Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) as their first programme, Newcastle alsoexpanded their repertoire with a bachelor’s in biomedical sciences and foundation programmes.

Monash University Sunway Campus
Monash University Sunway Campus offers students a broad range of disciplines to pursue, with the curriculum, facilities and academic strength to back it up.
Choices ranging from arts and social sciences, business and engineering, to information technology, medicine, pharmacy, psychology and science.
Monash has campuses in :
1- Australia,
2- Malaysia and
3- South Africa,
4- a research academy in India with the Indian Institute of Technology (IITB), and
5- a new research-intensive partnership in Suchou, Jiangsu Province in China.
There is also a Monash University Centre in Italy and a recently formed global alliance with Warwick University, UK.


University of Nottingham
Malaysia Campus

One of the first foreign universities entering Malaysia.
University of Nottingham is top-20 British school with a branch campus outside Kuala Lumpur.
Opened in 2000, the University serves a 4,000-strong student body.
University of Nottingham developed a research portfolio heavy on agricultural sciences, a specialization that could not be replicated in its urban U.K. campus.

University of Southampton Malaysia Campus (USMC)
Xiamen University Malaysia 廈門大學馬來西亞分校
Xiamen University Malaysia Campus

Raffles University Iskandar (RUI)

University of Reading, Malaysia UORM

Undergraduate Scholarships:
The University of Reading Malaysia wilt be offering scholarships in all discipline areas for up to full tuition cost for select applicants with excellent academic records.

Postgraduate Scholarships:
In addition to the Sport scholarships above, the University of Reading UK has a large number of scholarships which target students with excellent academic records/results interested in studying business at our triple accredited Henley Business School (from Management to Marketing, these scholarships provide between 1,000 6,000 towards the cost of international tuition fees). Other areas of study which are supported by scholarships include: Economics, Law, /Agriculture and International Development. International Masters Bursaries of 5,000 towards international tuition fees are also available for any one year postgraduate taught course at the University of Reading UK.

The University of Reading Malaysia will be offering scholarships in all discipline areas for up to full tuition cost for select applicants with excellent academic records.

Foundation Scholarships:
The University of Reading Malaysia is currently offering full tuition fee scholarships for its Foundation in Business course to select applicants with excellent academic records.

The University of Reading UK does not offer any scholarships to students on the Foundation Programme. However, six scholarships of 2,000 each are awarded at the end of the foundation year to students who nave shown exceptional academic ability. The 2,000 is then deducted from their first year undergraduate tuition fees at the University of Reading UK. Up to eight prizes of 3000 are also awarded each year.

University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) will open its brand new campus within EduCity in 2015, but it has already opened its doors in Malaysia, currently operating from Menara Kotaraya in Johor Bahru.

This British university with a world-class reputation for
1- teaching,
2- research and
3- enterprise

The university is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.

Its campus in Malaysia will offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees three subject areas :
1- built environment
2- business and law
3- science and pharmacy
The role the university play in EduCity Iskandar is a key partner in the new EduCity Iskandar.

As one of the larger partners, it will be offering a wide variety of undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation programmes such as :
1- Law
2- Pharmacy
3- Quantity Surveying
4- Real Estate
5- Psychology
6- Business & Management
7- Finance
8- English language courses

This is University of Reading’s first overseas campus.

The facility is located in a 600-acre education hub called EduCity, in Iskandar.
EduCity comprise of universities, higher education institutes and research and development centers.

There are around 3,000 graduates from The University of Reading in Malaysia and Singapore, the majority of whom traveled to the UK to experience Reading's unique offering, first class resources and world-class teaching.
The University now deliver the same experience to students in the Asia-Pacific region at EduCity in Iskandar.
Reading is developing this campus to offer the best experience to students, from both the infrastructure of our facilities to the education delivered. To create this level of excellence, the University appointed an in-country UK team to work alongside Iskandar Investment Berhad to ensure that quality and experience underpins the development, every step of the way.

The University of Reading was invited to set up a campus in the education development by the Ministry of Higher Education in Malaysia, to help achieve its target of 70 per cent of the population reaching tertiary education by 2020.

This is a university recognized as being amongst the top one per cent of universities in the world.

The campus of The University of Reading Malaysia is due to open in September 2015 and will cater for 2,000 students.

It will offer programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level in business and law, science – including pharmacy – and the built environment.

Malaysia’s education system is fast becoming world’s best :


March 2013 , University of Reading Malaysia enter a full-on season of recruitment of first cohort of Foundation in Business students.

Malaysian students receive the result of their SPM (O-level equivalent) and STPM (A-level equivalent) examinations in March and are making decisions about where to study.

The University of Reading, one of the top universities worldwide, start construction of first overseas campus at EduCity Iskandar Malaysia in March 2013

EduCity is a 600-acre education hub comprising of universities and higher education institutes, research and development centers to encourage partnerships between education and industry, student accommodation and sports facilities.
The flagship initiative is the first of its kind in Asia.
The University of Reading’s Vice-Chancellor, Sir David Bell, says the University is delighted to be part of the EduCity initiative and to meet the growing demand for its brand of quality education.


Web Analytics
Education in Malaysia