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Perdana University

Background of Institution

Perdana University

Perdana University, an initiative between Academic Medical Centre Sdn Bhd and the Public-Private Partnership Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department, was officially launched in 2011. The current Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was the Founding Chancellor of the University. This strong partnership with the Malaysian government means that we are committed to delivering programmes of exceptional quality. With world-renowned institutions, agencies and organisations as our partners, Perdana University offers premier programmes of quality that are benchmarked against international standards. As we are committed to excellence in all our endeavours, we ensure that all our programmes meet the requirements of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and other professional accrediting agencies.

Programme Outline

  1. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
  2. Master of Science in Bioinformatics
  3. 5+0 Medical Degree Programme in Collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)
  4. 4-year US Style Graduate Entry Medical Degree Programme
  5. Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Occupational Therapy
  6. Postgraduate Diploma in Bioinformatics
  7. Foundation in Science

Perdana University

Academic Resources and Facilities

Teaching staff

By Qualifications:
PhD Holders : 30%
Master’s Degree Holders: 40%
Bachelor’s Degree Holders: 30%

By Job Grade:
Professor/ Assoc. Professor/ Asst. Professor: 51%
Senior Lecturer: 16%
Lecturer: 33%

By Nationality:
Malaysian: 60%
International: 40% (10 nationalities: UK, USA, IRISH, INDIA, CANADA, IRELAND, MYANMAR, SINGAPORE, BRITISH, ARAB)


The Perdana University Library is a central resource for research and knowledge discovery. Its design is supplemented by a collection of e-books and online databases while maintaining a collection of core textbooks and reference works in printed copies. The E-Library is equipped with 50 computers with internet access and is highly in demand by students for listening, self-study and access to online materials. The online learning resources and our library facilities support independent study.

Clinical Academic Centers

Perdana University has two Clinical Academic Centres located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and Seremban respectively. These centers facilitate clinical tutorial sessions for students who undergo clinical postings at the General Hospitals of Kuala Lumpur and Seremban. The centers are also used for examinations for medical students of Perdana University.


Perdana University

  • Clinical Skills Unit
  • Anatomy Museum and laboratory
  • Multidisciplinary Laboratory
  • Research Laboratory
  • Science Laboratory
  • Research Focus Areas – ADNURI RESEARCH CENTER

The laboratories are set-up to help students develop their skills in a practical setting. All laboratories are fully equipped with air-conditioning, IT and Audiovisual equipment’s.

Student Support Services

The Student Services Unit at Perdana University assists students in areas of welfare, accommodation and transport services. The International Student Officer under the Student Services Unit assists International students with visa application, airport pick up etc.

The indoor sports facilities at the Student Lounge helps students to unwind from their hectic schedules. Among the facilities currently present are a badminton court, Futsal, Dart, board games, foosball etc.

The time at University can be a time of personal discovery and development. As this time may be full of challenges, the Counselling Unit of Perdana University provide students with guidance and support. Counselling involves professional relationship between and individual and a professional counselor who will provide guidance to the individual on the matter at hand. Students are assured that all communication with the Counselling Unit will be handled with the strictest confidentiality.

Student Development Activities for Employability

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As holistic education is given utmost priority at Perdana University, the Counselling Unit has been actively engaging students in various academic and non-academic activities in and out of campus. Among some of the activities organized are:

Time Management and Study Skills – This workshop is usually conducted for new registrants during the orientation week. The aim is to train students to better manage their time and for students to adapt to the environment at Perdana University.

University Open Days – Students are also encouraged to participate as ambassadors during Open Days. The objective is to expose students to various soft skills e.g. communication, presentation, teamwork etc. which will be useful in building self-confidence.

Perdana University Research Day – Perdana University Centre for Research Excellence (PU-CRE) organizes the Perdana University Research Day annually with the objective of promoting research among students. At the event, students present their research output and progress. Students and staff will also have the opportunity to participate in other research-related activities such as research talks, ethics awareness and responsible conduct of research sessions. Student research excellence awards are also presented categorically.

The Student Experience

At Perdana University, we believe that university life has to include both academic and fun activities that are beneficial in developing students’ leadership skills and inculcating students’ sense of social responsibility. These activities include Feed-The-Homeless Programme, Arts Appreciation, Community Service (Medical Camp), collaborative research programme, among others.

Recognition and Accreditation

Perdana University


Malaysia Rating for University and University College Excellence (SETARA) measures the quality of all public and private Institutions in the areas of General operations, Teaching and Learning, Research and Services. PU was audited on all these criteria’s and we are proud to have been accorded a 4-Star rating (Very Good) under the category of Emerging University by the Ministry of Higher Education in 2017.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

  1. Perdana University Scholarship
  2. Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) – currently for medical students only
  3. Perbadanan Tabing Pendidikan Tinggi Malaysia (PTPTN) – for all programmes

Why Study in Our Institution

Perdana University

Established as a Public Private Partnership project, Perdana University is committed to providing premier programmes.

Students can be assured that the programmes offered meet academic standards set by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency as well as those set by the relevant professional bodies. As part of its effort for continuous improvement, we regularly consult experts in the field to provide feedback on the programmes.

Student welfare and development are also of paramount importance. Support and guidance is provided throughout their studies in terms of pastoral care and mentorship. We also provide accommodation and transport services to students who wish for the convenience of staying near the campus.

Courses Offered

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Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Foundation in Science
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Fees (Local): 18,000 per course
Duration: 1 year / 3 semesters
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Bachelor's Degree Level
Bachelor of Science( Hons) (Occupational Therapy)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 80,000 per course
Duration: 4 years / 8 semesters
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Doctor of Medicine Programme (4+0) Graduate Entry Medicine (US style)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 500,000 per course
Duration: 4 years / 8 semesters
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Medical Degree Programme (5+0) in collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 500,000 per course
Duration: 5 years / 10 semesters
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Masters Degree Level
Master of Science (MSc) in Bioinformatics
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 24,000 per course
Duration: 2 years / 6 semesters
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Master of Science (Public Health)
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 34,000 per course
Duration: 1.5 years / 3 semesters
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Postgraduate Diploma in Bioinformatics
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 20,000 per course
Duration: 1 year / 3 semesters
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Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Bioinformatics
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): 42,000 per course
Duration: 3 years / 9 semesters
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Contact Details

Perdana University

Block D, Level 1, MAEPS Building, MARDI Complex
Jalan MAEPS Perdana
43400 Serdang

Type: Private University & University College

Tel: 03-89418646
Fax: 03-89417661
Website: https://www.perdanauniversity.edu.my/

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Key Personnel

Professor Dr Zabidi Azhar bin Mohd Hussin

Vice-Chancellor, Perdana University

Professor. Dr. Zabidi Hussin graduated with a MBBS from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, in 1985. He then pursued his postgraduate studies for a Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Glasgow and graduated in 1991. He then became a member of the Royal College of Physicians MRCP (UK). In 1996, he was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health of UK (FRCPCH).

From 1999 – 2005, he was the Dean of the School of Medical Sciences at Universiti Sains Malaysia. From 2005 -2016 he served as the General Manager of USAINS TECH SERVICES, a subsidiary of Universiti Sains Malaysia while also serving as a Professor in Paediatrics at the University.

Throughout his career he has been actively involved in research related to child health, especially Paediatric Neurology. He has published extensively in numerous acclaimed international journals and has also been actively involved in various administrative and professional duties at both international and local levels. On a professional front, Professor. Dr. Zabidi Hussin is a member of many local and international advisory councils and organizations including the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) and a member of the expert panel of the European Research Agency.

He was appointed as the Vice Chancellor of Perdana University and a Professor of Paediatrics at the same University in May 2017.

Mission in life:

To do good always.

Contribution to your University:

To galvanize all talents available (academic and non-academic) in the Institution so that they could build the University.

Contribution to Education Industry:

  • Facilitate the process of creating and discovering new knowledge, as true knowledge represents absolute truth.
  • Educating and facilitating the acquisition of skills of life for future generation.

CEO's Message

Perdana University, established in 2011 as a Public Private Partnership project with the Government of Malaysia, aims to be one of the premier universities in the world contributing to the global community through the pursuit of excellence in education, research and service. We train professionals to acquire and create knowledge, think critically, and to achieve their full intellectual potential so as to be able to serve humanity in accordance with the highest professional and ethical standards.

We intend to set the standards of excellence especially in the area of medical education, research and clinical care, and other disciplines as well through the Pre-University, Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes in Medicine, Occupational Therapy and Data Sciences.

The University will adopt a completely integrated approach to its knowledge acquisition endeavour; combining best talents in life sciences with those in physical, social, arts and humanities.

Although in infancy as an academic institution, we have the privilege of being staffed with academics with the potential for conducting world-class teaching and research in a variety of disciplines. In addition, the student body is also a melting pot of highly talented local and international youth, with the potential to shine in the academia and research.

We were awarded a 4-Star SETARA rating by the Ministry of Higher Education in 2017 in the Emerging University Category. This sets forth the pathway for the University to continue and further enhance its effort in ensuring that the quality of deliverance is maintained at a very high standard.

As such, I take this opportunity to welcome all of you to embark on your pursuit of academic excellence with Perdana University.

Thank you.