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Background of Institution

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The University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) is the first overseas campus of the University of Reading in the UK and is based in EduCity, Iskandar Puteri. The campus was officially inaugurated in February 2016. Ranked in the top 200 of universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2019), the University has a long-established international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research.

With the triple accredited Henley Business School, which is part of the University, students can complete a UK qualification at Foundation, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral level in a range of subjects including business, accounting, finance, Islamic finance, real estate, quantity surveying, building surveying, construction management, psychology and pharmacy.

Our History

The University of Reading has a rich heritage dating back over 150 years and in 2016, celebrated its 90th anniversary as a university in its own right. Together with the world-leading Henley Business School, now in its 73rd year, it continually invests in its facilities. The University ensures too that its approaches to teaching and research are up to date and relevant. The opening of the Malaysia campus is the latest milestone in the successful history of the University and an important part of its future.

A few milestones which mark the University of Reading’s course through time:

  • 1860 – Schools of Art and Science established, soon becoming University College Reading, an Oxford University Extension institution.
  • 1904 – The first international student registers at the college, hailing from Kenya.
  • 1926 – University of Reading created by Royal Charter – making it the only university to be awarded a charter between the two world wars.
  • 1945 – Henley Management College is founded, the first business school in the UK.
  • 2008 – Henley Business School (formerly Henley Management College) becomes part of the University.
  • 2011 – University of Reading invited by the Ministry of Higher Education in Malaysia to establish its first overseas campus in Iskandar Malaysia.
  • 2013 – University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) starts delivering foundation and undergraduate degrees from its teaching centre in Menara Kotaraya, Johor Bahru.
  • 2016 – Inaugural opening ceremony of UoRM in EduCity in Iskandar Puteri, Johor.
  • 2016 – University of Reading celebrates 90th anniversary.
  • 2017 – University of Reading Malaysia graduates first cohort of students.

Student Mobility – Studying in the UK

The University of Reading Malaysia, the first multi-discipline overseas campus of the University of Reading in the UK, is offering a great opportunity for students on both campuses to undertake student mobility by choosing one of the following:

  • Studying a minimum of one term abroad
  • Studying one full year abroad
  • Full transfer from the Malaysia campus to the UK

Studying abroad at the UK campus is an exciting opportunity to enhance your future career options, gaining subject knowledge, skills and experiences that will impress future employers and help you stand out from the crowd.

UoRM students who spend part of their degree at the UK campus, will become enriched and well-rounded individuals as they will meet and collaborate with peers from different walks of life, be introduced to different learning methods, experience different cultures and improve their spoken English.

To find out more about the opportunities and eligibility, please contact the International Office by emailing: uorm-international@reading.edu.my.


Programme Outline

Pre-sessional English

Foundation Programmes

Foundation, Study and Language Institute

Undergraduate Degrees

Henley Business School Malaysia

Built Environment

Sciences

Postgraduate Degrees

Henley Business School Malaysia

Built Environment

*Subject to approval

Doctoral Programmes

Built Environment

Sciences

Henley Business School Malaysia


Academic Resources and Facilities

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Our Campus

Our state-of-the-art campus at EduCity in Iskandar Puteri is an architecturally stunning campus environment, perfect for studying and networking.

Located just 40 minutes away from Singapore International Airport and only 20 minutes from Senai International Airport in Johor, the campus covers an area of 27,000 square meters and is an integrated, self-contained space that combines flexible teaching, research and learning spaces with inspiring social spaces. The design for the campus made the finals in the World Architecture Festival Awards in 2013.

The Heartspace - the central parkland space between the two buildings - came from the idea to emulate the open, natural space of the University of Reading's Whiteknights campus in the UK, but to translate this for a tropical setting. The Heartspace is now a plant-filled space for students to relax and socialise. There is also an amphitheatre for talks, live music and events.

Key features:

  • Flexible research, teaching and learning spaces, including modern lecture theatres
  • Cutting edge teaching and research laboratories
  • A top class Learning Resource Centre
  • A Building Information Modelling lounge for our Built Environment Programmes
  • A flagship dealing room which gives students the feel of a real trading floor
  • A purpose-built moot court to enable experiential learning
  • High speed WiFi across the campus
  • Dedicated student association space
  • Muslim prayer room

Our Teaching and Research

The University of Reading Malaysia uses the latest in research-led teaching and learning methods. As a research-led university, we base our teaching on the most up-to-date research evidence, taught by experts in their field. We offer students world-leading learning resources and one-to-one teaching and support. Our focus is on blended and experiential learning. Through team work, joint project collaboration with students in other programmes and industry placements, the learning experience is deepened.

  • 98 percent of University of Reading research is internationally recognised
  • 78% is classed as internationally excellent
  • 27% is deemed world-leading

*Research Excellence Framework 2014


Student Support Services

Student Life

At the University of Reading Malaysia, we are committed to supporting students as they adjust to university life. As domestic and international students transition into a new teaching and learning experience, our academic and support staff are here to help. The teaching context, teaching approaches, learning, curriculum and intercultural competencies are all important areas of adjustment. To help students to make a smooth transition to the new, more independent and self-motivated way of learning, they are allocated a Personal Tutor within their particular subject discipline.

Personal Tutors act as the key point of contact throughout a student’s journey at UoRM. They will help to guide students and introduce them to a wider network of development opportunities within the University. Personal Tutors can help students to:

  • Make decisions about their course and reflect on their academic progress
  • Formulate plans to support their academic and personal/professional development
  • Connect students to other academics and opportunities in their field of study or subject area

Student Development Activities for Employability

UoRM students can maximise on the University’s strong industry links by meeting and networking with professionals who are invited on campus as guest speakers. Each semester the University holds an enhancement week where industry professionals are invited to deliver career talks, offer internship opportunities and run workshops to prepare students for the workforce. Students are also encouraged to take up an internship during the term break. Many of those who completed internships have been offered full-time positions by their respective employers.


The Student Experience

Clubs and Societies

Learning is a life experience, and so we encourage learning outside the classroom as well; be it doing new things, building new friendships or skills, in a step-by-step journey to becoming a confident, well-rounded individual.

An essential part of the student community at the University of Reading Malaysia is our clubs and societies. Whatever your interests, it is great to share them with other people, so when students arrive at the University of Reading Malaysia we will encourage them to get involved and choose from an array of clubs, including: sports, dance, music and Leo Club. Students also have the opportunity to launch their own club or society. We practice an inclusive culture at the University of Reading Malaysia and encourage all students to grow together as individuals and also as part of a close-knit community.


Recognition and Accreditation

At a Glance

  • Ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2019)
  • Henley Business School is triple-accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the EMFD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA)
  • The Henley Executive MBA is ranked UK #4 and world #36 (Economist Executive MBA rankings 2015)
  • 90% of undergraduate programme lecturers at UoRM hold PhDs
  • Ranked UK #4 and world 43 in Architecture/Built Environment (QS World University ranking by subject 2018)
  • University of Reading Malaysia’s Built Environment degrees are triple-accredited by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS).
  • Reading School of Pharmacy ranked top 10 in UK for Pharmacy and Pharmacology (The Guardian University Rankings 2017).
  • University of Reading Malaysia’s psychology degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • 98% of University of Reading research is internationally recognised

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The University of Reading Malaysia awards scholarships – some worth up to 100 percent – to deserving and academically excellent students.

Applicants are selected based on their academic achievements and the socio-economic status of their family. In addition, there are various options and sources of financial assistance available, ensuring that the world-leading education that we offer is accessible and affordable for all.


Why Choose the University of Reading Malaysia?

The University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) is the first overseas campus of the University of Reading in the UK, which is ranked in the top 200 universities globally (QS World University Rankings) and has a long-established reputation for the quality of its teaching and research.

Uniquely, UoRM students are given the opportunity to choose to study part of their course in the UK, which means that getting a world class degree with UK study experience is more flexible, accessible and affordable than ever before.

University of Reading students from the UK are also given the chance to study at UoRM, enabling even greater international collaboration and enhancing the teaching and learning experience for all.

We offer a wide range of professional programmes at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. Home to the internationally renowned, triple-accredited Henley Business School (one of only a few triple-accredited business schools in Asia), our programmes include Real Estate, which is ranked the best in the UK (Complete University Guide).

Students will be taught by international academic staff – the best in their field – and have the same high-quality learning experience as in the UK. More than 90 percent of teaching staff at UoRM hold PhDs. 98 percent of the University of Reading Malaysia’s students are employed or in further study within six months of graduation. UoRM offers an up-to-date and innovative approach to teaching, designed to ensure that students are well prepared to excel in their chosen careers.

Courses Offered

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Pre-University/Foundation Studies
1.
Foundation in Business
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Fees (Local): 2015/16: RM 19,000, 2016/17: RM 21,000
Duration: September Intake: 1 year (3 terms); March Intake: 9 months (3 terms)
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Foundation in Science
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Fees (Local): 2015/16: RM 19,000, 2016/17: RM 21,000
Duration: September Intake: 1 year (3 terms)
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Bachelor's Degree Level
1.
BA Management & Business
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 2015/16: RM 35,875, 2016/17: RM36,775
Duration: 3 years (9 terms, 1 year = 3 terms (Option of 3+0, 1+2, 2+1)
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2.
BSc Finance & Business Management
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 2015/16: RM 35,875, 2016/17: RM36,775
Duration: 3 years (9 terms, 1 year = 3 terms (Option of 3+0, 1+2, 2+1)
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3.
BSc Psychology
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 2015/16: RM 36,000, 2016/17: RM 36,900
Duration: 3 years (9 terms, 1 year = 3 terms (Option of 3+0, 1+2, 2+1)
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4.
BSc Quantity Surveying
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 2015/16: RM 35,875, 2016/17: RM 36,775
Duration: 3 years (9 terms, 1 year = 3 terms (Option of 3+0, 1+2, 2+1)
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BSc Real Estate
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 2015/16: RM 35,875, 2016/17: RM 36,775
Duration: 3 years (9 terms, 1 year = 3 terms (Option of 3+0, 1+2, 2+1)
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Masters Degree Level
1.
MSc Investment Banking and Islamic Finance
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 45,000 per annum (2018/19)
Duration: 12 months full-time
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Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
1.
PhD in Built Environment
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): 27,000 per annum (Full-time: 2018/19) / 45% discount on full-time fee (Part-time: 2018/19)
Duration: 3-4 years full-time or 5-6 years part-time
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PhD in Business and Management
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): 27,000 per annum (Full-time: 2018/19) / 45% discount on full-time fee (Part-time: 2018/19)
Duration: 3-4 years full-time or 5-6 years part-time
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PhD in Pharmacy
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): 27,000 per annum (Full-time: 2018/19)/ 45% discount on full-time fee (Part-time: 2018/19)
Duration: 3-4 years full-time or 5-6 years part-time
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PhD in Psychology
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): 27,000 per annum (Full-time: 2018/19) / 45% discount on full-time fee (Part-time: 2018/19)
Duration: 3-4 years full-time or 5-6 years part-time
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Contact Details

University of Reading Malaysia

Address:
Persiaran Graduan
Kota Ilmu, Educity
79200 Iskandar Puteri
Johor

Type: Foreign University Branch Campus

Tel: +60 (7) 268 6200
Fax: +60 (7) 228-6202
Website: https://www.reading.edu.my/

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Key Personnel

Professor Wing Lam

Provost and Chief Executive Officer, University of Reading Malaysia

Mission in Life

To educate in a way that brings out the best in people and makes a positive impact on their lives.

Contributions to the University of Reading Malaysia

Prof. Wing Lam chairs the Executive Board and Academic Board at the University of Reading Malaysia. He works closely with the University of Reading UK Campus to enhance the University’s reputation as a top 200 university and Henley Business School’s position as one of the world’s premiere triple-accredited business schools. He oversees plans for the development and growth of the University of Reading Malaysia’s world-class campus at Educity, Malaysia’s only fully-integrated education zone. Prof. Wing Lam also continues to enhance the Career Centre at the University of Reading Malaysia, enabling students to develop the required interpersonal and workplace skills to maximise their career prospects.

Contributions to the education industry

Prof. Wing Lam has actively promoted the use of technology in teaching for the last two decades. He worked with the U21 network of international universities in the early 2000’s to establish one of the first online global MBA programmes in Asia. He is also the author of several MOOCs in the area of IT management. Prof. Wing Lam has worked closely with several industry partners to develop management development programmes. He is currently a learning solutionist with the Institute of Adult Learning in Singapore and serves on the editorial review board of several academic journals.


CEO's Message

The University of Reading has been successfully educating international students for more than a century. Malaysian graduates of the University are already leading businesses and professions and contributing to public life, all over the world – not least here in Malaysia.

Now students will be able to have the best of both worlds – the chance to study for a UK degree but in dynamic Malaysia. Whether studying one of Reading’s traditional strengths or with the world-class, triple-accredited Henley Business School, students can expect a rigorous and challenging education in a friendly, supportive and internationally diverse environment, taught by the best academics in their field. Here is where future leaders will thrive.

Asia is the continent for the 21st century and the most exciting region in the world. We’re proud to be part of it and are ready to welcome students to our new home.

Student Testimonials

Leon Choong - Malaysia

BSc Real Estate (just completed year 2)

Course Duration: 3 years
Period of Study: 2016 – 2019
Year enrolled: 2016

I recommend studying at UoRM. My degree in real estate is ranked number one in the UK. Class sizes are ideal and lecturers are able to give attention to individual students. The university prepares students for their future careers – we are given internship opportunities and we hear many guest lectures from prominent industry professionals. I like the atmosphere at UoRM. The staff are very friendly and approachable. I know I am receiving a world-class education.


Yeow Zhi Qi - Malaysia

MPharm 2+2 (just completed year 2)

Course Duration: 4 years
Period of Study: 2016 – 2020
Year enrolled: 2016

My lecturers are simply awesome and supportive in every way. They focus a lot on improving our communication skills, which are important in counselling patients. It’s given me a lot more confidence talking to strangers. The UoRM campus is still new and our lecturers apply the latest technology. The Learning Resource Centre is my favourite spot on campus because it’s spacious and has e-resources that are easily accessible.


Anastashia Raeven - Indonesia

BSc Accounting and Finance (just completed year 1)

Course Duration: 4 years
Period of Study: 2018 – 2021

What I enjoy most about UoRM is the friendliness of the teachers and my peers. I like the interactions we have with our lecturers because it’s very easy for students to approach the lecturers.


Rufaro Praise Mapungwana (Praise) - Zimbabwe

BSc Quantity Surveying (just completed year 1)

Course Duration: 3 years
Period of Study: 2018 – 2020
Year enrolled: 2018

At UoRM I get to experience lots of things that I wouldn’t if I chose to study in my home country. For example, cultural differences, which make our lessons quite interesting. The facilities are also good; we get the privilege of using software programmes like Revit and BIM, which are not available at most other universities. My teachers are very helpful and make sure we have well understood a previous topic before moving on.

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