List of 45 best universities in Malaysia

We ranked 45 best universities in Malaysia based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 3.93M citations received by 309K publications made by 45 universities in Malaysia, measured the popularity of 127 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

  1. University of Malaya logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1905
  2. University of Science, Malaysia logo
    Enrollment
    29,000
    Founded
    1969
  3. National University of Malaysia logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1970
  4. Putra Malaysia University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1973
  5. University of Technology Malaysia logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1904
  6. MARA University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1956
  7. International Islamic University Malaysia logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1983
  8. Northern University of Malaysia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1984
  9. Multimedia University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1996
  10. University of Malaysia Sabah logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1994
  11. Taylor's University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1969
  12. Tunku Abdul Rahman University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    2002
  13. University of Malaysia, Sarawak logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1992
  14. University of Malaysia, Pahang logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    2002
  15. Sultan Idris University of Education logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1922
  16. Sunway University logo
    Founded
    1987
  17. Tun Hussein Onn University of Malaysia logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2000
  18. Tenaga National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1997
  19. Petronas Technology University logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1997
  20. Islamic Science University of Malaysia logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1998
  21. International Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1992
  22. Technical University of Malaysia, Melaka logo
    Enrollment
    12,077
    Founded
    2000
  23. University of Kuala Lumpur logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    2002
  24. University of Malaysia Perlis logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2001
  25. University of Malaysia, Terengganu logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1979
  26. HELP University logo
    Enrollment
    5,920
    Male:Female
    55:45
    Founded
    1986
  27. UCSI University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1986
  28. Limkokwing University of Creative Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    30,000
    Founded
    1991
  29. University of Malaysia, Kelantan logo
    Enrollment
    1,192
    Male:Female
    35:65
    Founded
    2006
  30. Darul Iman University, Malaysia logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    2005
  31. INTI International University logo
    Founded
    2010
  32. Management and Science University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2001
  33. UNITAR International University logo
    Enrollment
    1,298
    Male:Female
    32:68
    Founded
    1997
  34. University of Selangor logo
    Enrollment
    5,312
    Founded
    1999
  35. Tun Abdul Razak University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1997
  36. Malaysia University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1997
  37. Quest International University Perak logo
    Enrollment
    350
    Founded
    2008
  38. AIMST University logo
    Enrollment
    2,436
    Founded
    2001
  39. Asia e University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2006
  40. Perdana University logo
    Founded
    2011
  41. Manipal International University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2011
  42. AlBukhary International University logo
    Founded
    2010

The best cities to study in Malaysia based on the number of universities and their ranks are Kuala Lumpur, Georgetown, Bangi, and Serdang.

Average cost of living for students in Malaysia is $352 + $42-299 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).