Top 45 universities in Malaysia: Rankings & Acceptance rate

University name
Acceptance rate
Acc. rate
City & State
1University of Technology MalaysiaJohor Bahru
2University of Science, MalaysiaGeorgetown
3Putra Malaysia UniversitySerdang
4University of MalayaKuala Lumpur
5MARA University of TechnologyShah Alam
6The National University of MalaysiaBangi
7International Islamic University MalaysiaKuala Lumpur
8Northern University of Malaysia45%Sintok
9Tun Hussein Onn University of MalaysiaBatu Pahat
10University of Malaysia PerlisArau
11Multimedia UniversityCyberjaya
12University of Malaysia, Pahang75%Kuantan
13Technical University of Malaysia, MelakaAyer Keroh
14University of Malaysia SabahKota Kinabalu
15Tunku Abdul Rahman University85%Kajang
16University of Malaysia, SarawakKota Samarahan
17Tenaga National University85%Kajang
18University of Malaysia, Terengganu75%Kuala Terengganu
19Sultan Idris University of Education65%Tanjong Malim
20Islamic Science University of MalaysiaNilai
21University of Kuala LumpurKuala Lumpur
22Petronas Technology UniversityTronoh
23Darul Iman University, MalaysiaKuala Terengganu
24University of Malaysia, KelantanPengkalan Chepa
25International Medical University55%Kuala Lumpur
26National Defence University of MalaysiaKuala Lumpur
27INTI International UniversityNilai
28UCSI UniversityKuala Lumpur
29University of SelangorBestari Jaya
30HELP UniversityKuala Lumpur
31Limkokwing University of Creative Technology85%Cyberjaya
32Management and Science University85%Shah Alam
33Al-Madinah International UniversityShah Alam
34Tun Abdul Razak UniversityKuala Lumpur
35Asia e University95%Subang Jaya
36Malaysia University of Science and Technology75%Petaling Jaya
37AIMST UniversityBedong
38UNITAR International UniversityPetaling Jaya
39Quest International University PerakIpoh
40Perdana UniversitySeri Kembangan
41Taylor's UniversitySubang Jaya
42International University of Malaya-WalesKuala Lumpur
43AlBukhary International UniversityAlor Setar
44Manipal International UniversityPetaling Jaya
45Sunway UniversityPetaling Jaya

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

Average cost of living for students in Malaysia is $339 + $39-279 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).