Public & Private Universities in Malaysia

I'm sure many students always hear about the great universities like Harvard, Cambridge and Oxford. But what about the universities in Malaysia? Malaysia produces thousands of graduates per year and many of them make it to the top ranks of companies and institutions as well. So, let's take a look at the universities in Malaysia!

Public Universities

Pulic universities or IPTA's are in universities under direct supervision of the Malaysian Government or specifically, the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). To apply to these universities, Malaysians usually use the UPU.
1. Universiti Malaya (UM)
2. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
3. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
4. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
5. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
6. Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) -previously KUKTEM
7. International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) -UIAM in Malay
8. Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
9. Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
10. Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
11. Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
12. Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) -previously KUIM
13. Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
14. Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) -previously KUSTEM
15. Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) -previously KUiTTHO
16. Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) -previously KUTKM
17. Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) -previously KUKUM
18. Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin(UDM) -previously UDM
19. Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
20. Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM) -previously ATMA 

Private Universities

I would like to highlight first that in Malaysia, there are different categories of higher education institutions in Malaysia which include "university", "university college" and "college". However, I don't intend to list them by the categorization. So, here are some of them:
1. AIMST University (AIMST)
2. Intrenational Medical University (IMU)
3. Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT)
4. Malaysia University of Science and Technology (MUST)
5. Management and Science University (MSU)
6. Multimedia University (MMU)
7. Open University Malaysia (OUM)
8. Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)
9. Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
8. Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK) -previously UNITAR
9. Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
10. Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL)
11. Universiti Industri Selangor (UNISEL)
12. Wawasan Open University (WOU)
13. UCSI University (UCSI)
14. Al-Madinah International University (MEDIU)
15. Albukhary International University (AIU)
16. Curtin University Malaysia
17. Monash University Malaysia
18. Swinburne University of Technology Malaysia
19. Nottingham University Malaysia
20. Kolej Universiti SEGi (SEGi)
21. Asia Pacific University College of Technology & Innovation (UCTI) -previously APIIT
21. Binary University College
22. Cosmopoint International College of Technology (CICT)
23. Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS)
24. HELP University College
25. Twintech International University College of Technology (IUCTT)
26. INTI University/College (INTI)
27. Kolej Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Selangor (KUIS)
28. Kolej Universiti Insaniah (KUIN)
29. Kuala Lumpur Infrastructure University College (KLIUC)
30. Linton University College
31. Nilai University College (NILAI UC)
32. Sunway University
33. TATI University College (TATiUC) -previously TATI
34. Taylor's University/College
35. Kolej Universiti Islam Melaka (KUIM)

There are quite a few more. You can google them if you'd like. Last but not least, if you're looking forward to study in one of these universities, choose wisely! =)

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