Top Private University in Malaysia 2019: UCSI University

Why UCSI University?

UCSI University is an institution with more than 10, 000 diverse students which encourages the attitudes of learning and leadership. As one of Malaysia’s first private universities, UCSI provides some of the best and highly experienced academic staff from the various fields that the university has to offer. Through the knowledge and experience of these academics, students can find themselves in an excellent learning environment where they learn to balance their academic learning with industrial application.

UCSI University offers their students various international degree pathways from over 22 partner universities across Australia, UK, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand. Students can transfer their credits to their desired partner university and complete their final year abroad and receive dual certification.

  • UCSI is recommended for their Faculty of Engineering and Business

By pursuing a recognised bachelor degree at UCSI University, student will have the options to either complete their degree in local through 3+0 or 4+0 arrangement or transfer to the partner universities through 

  • 1.5 years of study in Malaysia +1.5 years of study in the UK or 
  • 2 years of study in Malaysia +1 year of study in Australia or 
  • 1 year of study in Malaysia + 2 years study in Australia

Here are some of the accredited partner universities, you might aware that some of the universities are prestigious and high ranking universities in the world:  

University of Liverpool
University of Sydney
University of South Wales
University of Queensland
University of Huddersfield
Royal Melbourne Institute Technology (RMIT)
University of Hertfordshire
University of South Australia
University of Northampton
Queensland University of Technology
University of the West of England, Bristol
Curtin University of Technology
Middlesex University
Deakin University

Find out the Top 10 Universities for Engineering in Australia here

Notable achievements

  • UCSI University became the first private university in Malaysia to be recognised as a Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) by the United Nations University (UNU)
  • UCSI University is now Malaysia’s top private university as it had beaten their peers by breaching the top 500 of the 2019 QS World University Rankings.
  • UCSI’s Institute of Music (Imus) made history when it was ranked as a top 100 university in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018.
  • UCSI University is ranked as the 212th best university in the QS Asia University Rankings 2018.
  • UCSI University has opened doors for over 45,000 students from 110 countries since its founding in 1986.

Pre-University programs offered at UCSI KL:

Field of study
Indicative Annual fees (2019)
Foundation in Arts
Arts and Design
Jan, May, Sept
RM 18, 000
Built Environment
Hospitality and Tourism
Management and IT
Mass Comm, English
Foundation in Music
Foundation in Science
Applied Sciences
Jan, March, May, Sept
Medical Sciences
Jan, May, Sept

Admission Requirements :

SPM / O-levels
5 credits
3 credits
SPM / O-Levels or other equivalent qualifications
An overall average score of 60%
STPM / GCE A-Levels or other equivalent qualifications
An overall average score of 50%
English requirement
A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level;

or MUET Band 5; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) in TOEFL;

or Band 5.5 in IELTS

*Disclaimer: These are the basic requirements to enter any pre-university program at UCSI, specific programs may have additional subject requirements. To know more, inquire atExcel Education.

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Undergraduate programs offered at UCSI KL:

Field of study
Indicative Annual fees (2019)
Medicine and Health Sciences
Bachelor of Optometry (Hons)
Jan, July
RM 15, 440
Bachelor of Nursing (Hons)
RM 20, 740
Social Sciences and Education
Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)
Jan, May, September
RM 16,800
Bachelor of Mass Comm. (Hons)
RM 17,960
Bachelor of English Language and Communication (Hons)
RM 17,340
BEng of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
RM 12, 660
BEng of Communication and Electronic Engineering
BEng of Mechanical Engineering
RM 16, 380
BEng of Chemical Engineering
RM 15, 880
BEng of Petroleum Engineering
RM 17, 030
BEng of Mechatronics
RM 19, 440
BEng of Civil Engineering

RM 16,910
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Bachelor of Pharmacy
RM 29, 230

To know about other Engineering programs, you can check out: APU The Best Engineering University in Malaysia 2018

Indicative Annual fees (2019)
Bachelor of Contemporary Music (Hons)
Jan, May, Sept

RM 28,970
Bachelor of Classical Music (Hons)
Bachelor of Science Finance and Investment (Hons)
RM 18,080
Bachelor of Science Actuarial Science (Hons)
BCom Accounting and Finance (Hons)
BA Business Administration (Hons)
RM 18,680

UCSI offers more than a 100 academic programs from 9 different faculties.

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