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i-CATS University College (i-CATS)

i-CATS University College (i-CATS)

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Institution Profile

i-CATS University College, formerly known as Kolej Teknologi PPKS, is a premier institution of higher learning in Kuching, the capital city of the state of Sarawak in Malaysia. The college was established in 2002, with the aim of providing quality education to students in Sarawak and beyond.

i-CATS University College is located at Jalan Stampin Timur, Kuching, and offers a range of academic programs through its six faculties. These faculties include the Faculty of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Faculty of Computing and Software Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Economics, Business and Accounting, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality, and Faculty of Multidisciplinary and Sustainability Studies.

The institution prides itself on its team of more than 10 professors, including adjunct professors and associate professors. i-CATS University College offers a wide range of academic programs, including foundation, diploma, advanced diploma, bachelor's degree, and postgraduate courses, catering to the diverse needs and aspirations of students.

i-CATS University College is honored to have the Premier of Sarawak as its Chancellor, underscoring the college's commitment to academic excellence and industry-relevant education.

The institution is going strong and optimistic about the future, with a focus on delivering high-quality education, innovation, and industry collaborations. i-CATS University College continues to attract students from all over Malaysia and beyond, with its emphasis on academic excellence, holistic education, and real- world exposure. The college is dedicated to preparing its graduates for successful careers in their chosen fields, as well as to becoming responsible global citizens.


We are committed to inculcate students with critical skills, intellect, resourcefulness, competencies and knowledge to improve their livelihoods, their families, and their communities. We foster an environment that is inclusive, diverse, and committed to unity and harmony.


To be an Exemplary Educational Institution of Choice, Producing Future-ready Graduates.




You can enjoy the most affordable rooms for rent to ease your stay with us throughout your stay in i-CATS.

The hostel is located within the campus so that you don’t have to worry about transportation to your daily classes. Special priority to rent is given to students who are from outside of Kuching.

We can accommodate up to 404 residents in our hostel at one time (204 vacancies for females and 200 vacancies for males).


Description Capacity/Quantity
Dorm 20 Maximum
Room with Fans 8 Maximum
Room with Air-conditioning 6 Maximum
Electrical item stickers 1 (depending on item, please refer to the Warden or hostel committee members for current rates)
Resident Vehicles 1

Hostel Facilities

General Hostel Facilities

  • 24/7 security patrol and surveillance
  • WiFi Internet
  • Shared toilet and shower rooms
  • Common sinks
  • Sick bay
  • Internet TV (hostel lobby)
  • Indoor game boards
  • Common pantry (gas stoves or induction cookers in individual rooms are not allowed for safety reasons)
  • Water dispenser
  • Vending machines for foods and snacks

General Room Facilities

  • Fans (for most rooms)
  • Air-conditioning (for air-conditioned rooms only)
  • Beds and mattresses
  • Lightings
  • Wardrobes
  • Study tables and chairs
  • Electrical sockets
  • Curtains



The library is located at the heart of the campus and is easy to access. Visit our library to find what you need or to request for further assistance. The library also provides photocopying, printing and computer access services.

Starts operation on January 2015 with more than 30,000 books.

2 level library – able to accommodate approximately 150 to 200 people.

Collaboration with other libraries of Sarawak Skills, AWISAR, i-CATS Miri, SEITI, PPKS Mukah, SAVTI Miri and etc.

Clubs & Sports

Clubs & Sports participation is mandatory for first year students. It is our commitment to enhance your college life experience as well as your résumé when you graduate. The following list is the available options at the moment. If you cannot find what you prefer, we encourage you to form your own club. Please seek advice from the Student Affairs Unit for the process.

Some fees are charged depending on the club’s activities. Please talk to the assigned advisors to know more.

  1. Badminton
  2. Chess
  3. E-Sports
  4. Game Development
  5. Futsal / Football
  6. Taekwondo (WTF)
  7. Gendai-bu / Anime Club
  8. Kelab Kebudayaan (Khawala Remang)
  9. Library Club
  10. Table Tennis
  11. Sepak Takraw
  12. Sukan Air / Outdoor Club
  13. Volleyball
  14. Netball
  15. Muzakaarah
  16. Youth Fellowship
  17. Angkatan Mahasiswa Anti Rasuah (AMAR)

Financial Support

These are some of the available options when seeking financial assistance to help you realize your dreams in i-CATS. Each programme or scheme offers you different kind of assistance depending on your need. Please also note that most of these options require you to not use multiple assistance at once.

This page offers the general overview of each scheme. Each scheme comes with its own terms and conditions. If you are unsure which one to apply or curious to know what these schemes have to offer, please speak to your Student Affairs Officer/Accounts Department for advice.

Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN)

PTPTN is the most common mode of financial assistance for higher learning institution learners in Malaysia. This body offers educational loans at the lowest rates to all eligible Malaysians who need to cover their tuition fees as well as in some cases, their common expenses for each semester. You can talk to our Accounts Department or check PTPTN’s official website https://www.ptptn.gov.my/ for details on applying.

Yayasan Sarawak / Sarawak Foundation

Yayasan Sarawak offers its generous assistance via their special arrangements with i-CATS. The foundation offers additional or full assistance to students depending on the student’s current applications. Please refer to Accounts Department to find out what you can apply.

Yayasan Ilmu Sarawak

Yayasan Ilmu offers two types of scholarship namely Geran Bantuan & Biasiswa Kenyalang. Geran Bantuan is open to all eligible Sarawakian students, while Biasiswa Kenyalang offers extra benefits to all eligible Sarawakian students who are achieving CGPA 3.7 or higher in their latest semester. Please refer to their website https://yayasanilmusarawak.com/ for the most up-to-date details.

i-CATS Care Scheme

i-CATS scheme is an in-house effort to assist students with two main essentials; hostel accommodation & daily food expenses. The focus of this scheme is to remove the basic burdens of all eligible students by providing immediate shelter and meals. If you have difficulties concerning one of these problems, you may speak to us for advice.

Other Financial Assistance

From time to time, there will be one-off offers that may come along from private entities or organizations. Please check with the Student Affairs website for the latest update https://sites.google.com/a/ppks.edu.my/regsa/

Courses Offered

Click on a programme name for full details.

Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Foundation in Management
Duration: 1 Yr
Diploma Level
Diploma in Accounting
Duration: 2 Yrs
Diploma in Business Administration
Duration: 2.5 Years
Diploma in Civil Engineering
Duration: 2.5 Yrs
Diploma in Culinary Arts
Duration: 2.5 Years
Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Power)
Duration: 2.5 Years
Diploma in Hotel Management
Duration: 2.5 Years
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
Duration: 2.5 Yrs
Diploma in Plantation Science
Duration: 2.5 Yrs
Diploma in Software Engineering
Duration: 2.5 Years

Key Personnel

Professor Dr. Shahren Ahmad Zaidi Adruce

Vice-Chancellor, i-CATS University College (i-CATS)

A warm welcome to i-CATS UC website. We are strategically located in Kuching, on the Western part of Borneo, a land of wonderous nature and opportunities. A premier University College in the region, i-CATS UC is the destination of choice for Malaysian and international students who seek qualifications that will prepare them for promising and progressive career.

i-CATS, provide many opportunities for students to earn state of the art, industry-relevant qualifications at the foundation, diploma, and bachelor’s degree level(s). The programmes offered span a wide range of disciplines, e.g., Accounting and Business, Agrotechnology, Engineering, Hospitality and Tourism, Plantation Management, and Software Engineering.

Our philosophy of teaching and learning is based on the Learning Sciences approach to produce agile and future-ready graduates. We humanized student’s learning experience by focussing on the individual learner, transforming him/her to a better individual and excel in the working world.

Under the leadership of our Chancellor, the Right Honourable Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Haji Abang Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Datuk Haji Abang Openg, Premier of Sarawak, we have implemented various initiatives to contribute to the vibrant canvas of human capital development in line with our quest to be a full-fledged university status by 2026.

We engaged renowned Professors to provide our students with quality education and strengthen our research and publication capabilities. Based on the market demands, we are developing graduate programmes, including Master’s and Doctorate, to support Sarawak’s key economic sectors. With the increasing importance of the digital and hydrogen economies, we are also transforming our curricula to ensure that our students are equipped with the relevant knowledge and competencies to thrive in a vibrant global economy.

To prospective students, we look forward to welcome you at i-CATS UC, standing in solidarity with you as you strive to achieve your academic and life goals.

Vice Chancellor of i-CATS University College

Contact Details

i-CATS University College (i-CATS)

Jalan Stampin Timur,
93350 Kuching

Type: Private University & University College

Tel: +6082 570888
Fax: +6082 450391
Website: http://icats.edu.my/

Other Campuses

International College Advanced Technology Sarawak (i-CATS) Miri

Blok 1, MCLD, Jalan Shell, Lutong,
98000 Miri

Type: Private College

Tel: 085-622184 / 194
Fax: 085-622164
Website: http://icats.edu.my/
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