Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)

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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 210,000 students having passed through its doors.

TAR UC has won many scholastic awards and recognition amongst which include SETARA 5-Star rating for the year 2018 / 2019 under the University Colleges category, Premier Digital Tech Institution status awarded by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (‘MDEC’) in 2019 for the second time and Sin Chew Education Awards 2018 / 19 where TAR UC was named as the recipient of the Outstanding Educational Institutions: Private Universities / Colleges award, Product Award and CSR award. Besides this, TAR UC also won the 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 close to 200 programmes over a wide range of disciplines from foundation and A-Levels 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

TAR UC Postgraduate Programmes

Master Postgraduate Programmes

Phd Postgraduate Programmes

Scholarships & Financial Assistance

TAR UC Merit Scholarship

The Tunku Abdul Rahman (TAR) University College Merit Scholarship is awarded to outstanding students in the form of tuition fee waiver of up to 100%.

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-Levels 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
TAR UC Diploma*/ TAR UC Foundation*/Matriculation
*straight passes in all courses (including co-curriculum courses for Diploma)
CGPA ≥ 3.8500
STPM/A-Levels 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
TAR UC Diploma*/ TAR UC Foundation*/Matriculation
*straight passes in all courses (including co-curriculum courses for Diploma).
CGPA ≥3.7500
UEC 6As 25%
UEC 5As 20%

Including A-
Merit scholarship is for full-time programmes.
Note: There shall be NO upward adjustment even if scholars obtained a higher CGPA threshold thereafter.


Diploma / Foundation Programmes

Qualification Criteria Waiver of Tuition Fee
SPM Minimum 8A+/A 100%
O Level Minimum 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)

*SPM As: A+/A/A-
Merit scholarship is for full-time programmes.
Note: There shall be NO upward adjustment even if scholars obtained a higher CGPA threshold thereafter.

TAR UC Administered Scholarships and Bursaries

  • TAR UC Merit Scholarship
  • Bursary for State/National Players (Application opens from Week 1-7, May & Oct Semester)

External Scholarships and Grants

  • Bantuan Kewangan Pelajar OKU, Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia (Application opens from Jan-Sept)

TAR UC Student Loans

  • TAR UC Studen Loan Fund [Postgraduate Studies]

Externally Administered Study Loans

  • Penang State Loan (Open in June-August)
  • Selangor State Loan (Open in August)
  • PPBU Yayasan Bank Rakyat (Interest-Free for Dip., Deg. & Postgraduate Studies)
  • KOJADI Study Loan
  • Chang Ming Thien Foundation Study Loan [Diploma, Degree and Master Programmes] (Open in August)
  • ECM Libra Foundation Study Loan

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TAR UC’s Main Campus 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 2021 Intakes

17 May
Foundation
17 June
Diploma & Bachelor Degree
13 September
Foundation
1 November
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)