Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)

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Due to the MCO extension, TAR UC will be closed until 12 May 2020.

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*Only applicable for Malaysians who apply for 2020 intake.

Why TAR UC

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (‘TAR UC’) was established in 1969 as TAR College with the focus of providing tertiary education opportunities for young Malaysians regardless of race, class and creed who were seeking quality education as well as meeting the rising demand for human capital from businesses and industries. The College started with a single campus in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur which is now the Main Campus. Subsequently, five branch campuses were established in Penang, Perak, Johor, Pahang and Sabah.

TAR UC is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in Malaysia with more than 190,000 students having passed through its doors.

The University College has won numerous scholastic awards and recognition with the most prestigious include being recognised as the Premier Digital Tech University by the Ministry of Higher Education and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (‘MDEC’) in 2017 and Asia Pacific CSR Awards 2016 where the University College won the Excellence in Education Improvement award.


TAR UC Key Strength

Programmes Offered

TAR UC offers programmes at pre-university, diploma, Bachelor’s degree and postgraduate levels that are widely recognised by the academia and industries for their depth and breadth of scope and academic rigor.

Today, TAR UC has a student population of about 28,000 including international students from more than 20 countries enrolling in more than 120 programmes over a wide range of disciplines from foundation and A Level to accountancy, finance, business, economics, engineering, built environment, applied sciences, ICT as well as mass communication, creative arts, social science and hospitality management.

Bachelor Degree Undergraduate Programmes

Diploma Undergraduate Programmes

Scholarships & Financial Assistance

COVID-19 Instalment Plan

COVID-19 Instalment Plan

This financial assistance is specifically offered to new TAR UC students for the Semester May 2020 (May - October 2020) effective 23rd March 2020. It aims at bringing financial relief to the students by providing greater flexibility in the first semester fees instalment plan.

This instalment plan is available to:

  • Full-time Malaysian students;
  • New students (with offer of admission into Year 1 Semester 1) in Semester May 2020;
  • Foundation, A Level, Diploma and Bachelor Degree programmes.

This instalment plan is not applicable to 100% Merit Scholarship recipients.

Instalment payment is limited to a maximum of Three (3) tranches to be paid according to the amount and payment options by due date stipulated in each advice in the following schedule:

Foundation and A Level Programmes

Tranche Amount Due Date of Payment
I RM265 On or before the due date stipulated in the Payment Details advice (issued with the offer letter)
II 40% of Remaining Fees By 21st June 2020
III 60% of Remaining Fees By 2nd August 2020

Diploma and Bachelor Degree Programmes

Tranche Amount Due Date of Payment
I RM265 On or before the due date stipulated in the Payment Details advice (issued with the offer letter)
II 40% of Remaining Fees By 5th July 2020
III 60% of Remaining Fees By 16th August 2020

Upon receiving the offer of admission, eligible students shall be offered this plan to opt.

TAR UC Merit Scholarship

The Tunku Abdul Rahman (TAR) University College Merit Scholarship is awarded to outstanding students.

Candidates with actual results who apply for admissions into the University College programmes and who meet the scholarship eligibility criteria will be automatically offered the TAR University College Merit Scholarship.

The scholarship is tenable for the duration of the programme, subject to scholar’s satisfactory academic performance on a semester basis and good conduct.

Bachelor Degree Programmes

Qualification Criteria Waiver of Tuition Fee
STPM/A Level 3As 100%
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) 8As
Canadian Pre-University (CPU) ≥ 95% ( for all subjects with a minimum of 6 subjects)
South Australian Matriculation (SAM) / Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) / Higher School Certificate (HSC) ≥ ATAR 95
TARC/TAR UC Diploma^/ TAR UC Foundation* CGPA ≥ 3.8500
STPM/A Level 2As 50%
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) 7As
Canadian Pre-University (CPU) ≥ 90% ( for all subjects with a minimum of 6 subjects)
South Australian Matriculation (SAM) / Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) / Higher School Certificate (HSC) ≥ ATAR 90
TARC/TAR UC Diploma^/ TAR UC Foundation* CGPA ≥3.7500

*Must have obtained straight passes in all courses (including co-curriculum courses for Diploma).

Diploma / Foundation / Cambridge GCE A-Level Programmes

Qualification Criteria Waiver of Tuition Fee
SPM 9As and above 100%
O Level 8As
SPM 8As 50%
O Level 7As
SPM 7As 25%
O Level 6As
SPM 6As 20% (Foundation programmes only)
SPM 5As 15% (Foundation programmes only)

TAR UC Administered Scholarships and Bursaries

  • TAR UC Merit Scholarship
  • Bursary for State/National Players (Application opens from Week 1-7, May & Oct Semester)
  • TAR UC - TAA Scholarship (Open on 15/6/2020)
  • TAR UC-TAA Scholarship (Top Glove) (Open on 15/6/2020)
  • TAR UC - JINBODHI Bursary [Click for Details] (Open in October 2020)

External Scholarships and Grants

  • Bantuan Kewangan Pelajar OKU, Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia (Application opens from Jan-Sept)
  • C Y Tan Foundation (Open on 15/6/2020)
  • Kuok Foundation Study Grants [Diploma] (Open on 15/6/2020)
  • Kuok Foundation Undergraduate Awards [Degree] (Open in July 2020)
  • Chan Kok Veng & Goh Joo Yi Scholarship [Foundation Only] (Open on 1/6/2020)

TAR UC Student Loans

  • TAR UC Student Loan Fund [Click for Details] (Open on 8/6/2020)
  • TAR UC Studen Loan Fund [Postgraduate Studies]
  • FAQ about TAR UC Student Loan Fund Repayment

Externally Administered Study Loans

  • Penang State Loan (Open in June-August)
  • Selangor State Loan (Open in February & August)
  • KOJADI Study Loan
  • Chang Ming Thien Foundation Study Loan [Diploma, Degree and Master Programmes] (Open in August)
  • ECM Libra Foundation Study Loan
  • Kuok Foundation Undergraduate Awards [Degree] (Open in July 2020)

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TAR UC Main Campus in Kuala Lumpur sits on a piece of 186-acre land and the campus is an iconic landmark for its architectural feat in blending historical buildings with modern structures as well as the verdant greenery.

Commencement Dates for 2020 Intakes

1 June
Foundation & A Level
9 June
Diploma & Bachelor Degree
21 September
Foundation
26 October
Selected Diploma / Bachelor Degree programmes only

Our Campuses

Contact Us

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)

Registration No. DKU023(W)

Jalan Genting Kelang,
Setapak, P.O. Box 10979,
53300 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan,

  • +603-4145 0123
  • +603-4142 3166
  • Office Hours: 8.30am - 5.30pm (Mon - Fri)