Guided by its vision to be a global university of educational excellence, UTAR is highly reputed as one of the fastest growing private higher education institutions in the country with phenomenal growth in all aspects of its development since its inception. With the first intake of only 411 students in its Petaling Jaya campus in 2002, the University’s enrolment has now reached about 22,000 students with campuses located in Kampar, Perak and Bandar Sungai Long, Selangor.
UTAR has graduated over 72,000 students since its inaugural convocation in 2005 and has made impressive strides in establishing a strong reputation as a comprehensive University with dedication to achieving excellence in teaching and research. The University currently offers 129 academic programmes from Foundation Studies to Bachelor's, Master’s, and PhD degrees in the fields of Accounting, Business and Economics, Actuarial Science, Mathematics and Process Management, Agriculture and Food Science, Arts, Social Sciences and Education, Creative Industries and Design, Engineering and Built Environment, Information and Communication Technology, Life and Physical Sciences, and Medicine and Health Sciences.
UTAR has been ranked #1001-1200 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022, #119 in the the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2021, #201-300 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2021, #=74 for SDG: Quality Education in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2021, #800-1,000 in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2021 and #167 in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Ranking 2022.
All study programmes are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) Malaysia and the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA). Professional recognition is being actively sought from leading professional bodies for the relevant professional-related programmes. This enables students to acquire additional internationally-recognised qualifications by professional bodies. UTAR is constantly enhance its programmes by working closely with industry advisors and external examiners from other world-class universities.
UTAR as a non-for-profit university in Malaysia ensures our programme fees are affordable for all. For Malaysian students, we have financial aid to support the financial-needy students to continue their higher education as well as scholarships to students excel academically or in sport/talent.
UTAR's collaboration with numerous university partners and industry partners worldwide gives our students opportunities to experience global exposure through study abroad programmes, study tours, conferences and research projects - to name a few. Credit transfer options are available through the student exchange programmes.
All undergraduate students will undergo industrial training for experiential learning. UTAR also work closely with industry partners to launch the work-based learning programmes in where students will to learn on the university campus for 2 years and undergo 1 year of hands-on practical learning at the premise of our industry partner. For postgraduate studies, we invite the guest speaker from industries as well as arrange consultancy trips to international organisations.
Holistic Student Development
We encourage students to take part in extracurricular activities such as community services, student entrepreneurship activities, sports and other character building events. Ambitious students can participate in the UTAR Undergraduate Research Scheme (URS) which allows them to be trained to conducted scientific research and work with our researchers on a real project. Participation in extracurricular activities organised by clubs and societies, UTAR Soft Skills Development Certificate (USSDC) and UTAR CARE Programme, all these will enhance their soft-skills and strengthen their characters.
Excellent Learning Environment
UTAR's dedicated, resourceful and approachable lecturers and professors are qualified with extensive experiences in teaching and learning. Classroom learning is supplemented by experiential learning through practical sessions, final-year projects, compulsory industrial attachment, talks and seminars by industry experts. All UTAR campuses are equipped with sufficient, up-to-date facilities and conducive environment for learning.
High Employability Rate
UTAR focuses on preparing students for a career in a globalised world. 95% of UTAR graduates are employed within 9 months after graduation (as at 2020). UTAR alumni work in multinational and SME companies in Malaysia and overseas.
International Student Support
As a melting pot of nationalities, UTAR makes a concerted effort to develop initiatives that enhance the international student experience. UTAR assists international students throughout their time at the University, from enrolment to graduation. Among the services provided by UTAR are a'meet and greet' session at the airport for incoming first-year students and assistance with housing arrangements. The University hosts orientation programmes that include events and activities aimed at fostering new student networking.
UTAR ensures the safety and security of its students on campus and cares for them through a variety of awareness campaigns on topics such as emergencies, stress management, and first aid. Additionally, students may seek emotional or personal assistance from licensed counsellors through the University's confidential counselling services.