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Taylor's College - Subang Jaya Campus

Taylor's College - Subang Jaya Campus

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Brief Institution Profile

Pre-university education is a crucial time of preparation to lead students towards their university of choice and career path of their dreams. Therefore, receiving the best in Pre-U education is of paramount importance.

Established in 1969, Taylor's College has been providing uncompromised British, Australian, Canadian and international Pre-U education. For over 40 years, Taylor's College has been a centre of excellence in Pre-University (Pre-U) Studies in Malaysia, renowned for its academic excellence and unbeatable track record in placing students in top universities around the world. Many Taylor's students also pursue their tertiary education locally or through twinning programmes. It has carved a name for itself as one of the largest pre-university centres in the world.

Taylor's College is the biggest independent centre for Cambridge A Levels and runs the largest and most successful South Australian Matriculation (SAM) programme in the country. It is also the pioneer of Canadian education in Malaysia, offering students the Canadian Pre-University (CPU) programme since 1983. In 2009, Taylor's College introduced the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) to its staple of courses, and is one of the few higher education institutions in Malaysia to open its doors to this programme.

Top students in Malaysia and the region have benefited from studying at Taylor's College in a competitive environment that brings out each of their potential. Through the Taylor's Graduate Capabilities (TGC) initiative, Taylor's aims to produce leaders who are well-equipped with the necessary capabilities to start ahead and stay ahead as they progress into university and subsequently in their career.

Taylor's College Pre-U programmes are available at two campuses: Taylor's College Subang Jaya and Taylor's College Sri Hartamas.


Taylor’s College Subang Jaya & Sri Hartamas Campus

Pre-University Programmes

Cambridge A Levels (CAL)
Opening doors to the best universities in the world

The Cambridge A Level qualification provides an excellent foundation to international tertiary programmes. CAL at Taylor's emphasises on reasoning rather than memorising ability, with a focus on a mix of knowledge, understanding, application and analytical skills. This 18-month programme prepares the students academically and mentally to meet the challenges in tertiary studies.
Intakes: Jan, Mar, June

Canadian Pre-University (CPU)
Grooming confident, eloquent and globally-aware individuals

Combining the best of Canadian education's interactive, student-centred and flexible learning approach, the one-year CPU programme is taught by a faculty of 80% Canadian teachers. The coursework-based evaluation and balanced curriculum equips students for tertiary studies. Students will graduate with the Ontario Secondary School Diploma and gain performance-based skills, academic aptitude and English-language proficiency.
Intakes: Jan, Mar, July

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
Moulding balanced and international-minded future leaders

Designed for globally-mobile, highly-motivated and success-oriented future leaders, this 2-year programme employs a revolutionary approach to Pre-University studies. The IBDP is an academically-challenging and balanced programme that balances subject depth and breadth, encourages international-mindedness (with the learning of a second language), and helps students develop a positive attitude to learning, preparing them for success at university and beyond.
Intake: July

South Australian Matriculation (SAM)
Nurturing a creative mind and an adventurous spirit

The SAM programme places an emphasis on critical thinking skills, creativity and application. With a choice of a 1-year duration or accelerated 9-month programme, students are encouraged to conduct research, investigate and explore possibilities to solve problems through self-directed learning and the management of time and resources. The evaluation comprises of college-based assessment and an external examination set by the Australian board.
Intakes: Jan, Mar, July

Academic & Non-Academic Facilities

Taylor's College is well-equipped with facilities and resources to support the holistic development of our pre-university students.

Our formal and informal learning spaces are created to support our students' different learning styles and encourage groupwork and collaboration in the course of their studies.

  • Science Labs
  • Lecture Theatres
  • Libraries
  • 24-hour Learning Lounges
  • Computer Labs
  • Language Labs
  • Discovery Labs
  • Collaborative Zones & Informal Learning Spaces
  • Auditorium
  • Multi-Purpose Hall
  • Student Development Centre (Extra-curricular Activities & Hangout Areas)
  • Free Internet Access
  • WiFi Access throughout the Campus
  • Cafeteria
  • Student Hostels
  • ATM Machine
  • Prayer Room
  • Sport & Recreation/ Gymnasium
  • Dance Studio
  • Music Chamber

Facilities & Resources

Scholarships, Bursaries and Financial Aid
As one of the pioneers and leading institutions of higher education in Malaysia, Taylor's has always held steadfast to our commitments of educating a new generation of global leaders, while giving back to society. In addition, we are also strongly embedded with the late Tan Sri Dato' (Dr) Loy Hean Heong's philosophy of the power of education – that education empowers students towards making our world a richer and happier place.

We offer various scholarships for prospective and current students at Taylor's College:

  • Principal's Award
  • Tan Sri Dato' (Dr) Loy Hean Heong Merit Scholarship
  • Top Achievers' Award
  • Developing Towns Study Grant
  • International Students' Study Grant
  • Taylor's Education Group (TEG) Students Bursary
  • Sibling Discount
  • Alumni Discount

Student Development Centre
The Student Development Centre supports and creates opportunities for students to explore their passion, to foster friendships and acquire the Taylor's Graduate Capabilities (TGC). There are over 35 clubs and societies available at Taylor's College, all driven by and for the students. Numerous sports and recreational facilities on- and off-campus are one of the central attractions at the centre.

Student Central
Student Central is a one-stop centre for students to seek assistance in general (non-academic) administration matters. Student Central delivers integrated services in collaboration with relevant departments to give students the support and assistance they need when it comes to orientation, student ID card, accommodation, transportation, locker requests, lost and found items, booking of facilities, etc. The requests can be made conveniently both online and offline.

Taylor's Placement Centre
Taylor's Placement Centre offers advice to students and assists on university application to Australia, Canada, UK, USA and other major education destinations. Full support services in university application are offered – from counselling to pre-departure orientation.

It is the only university placement centre in an educational institution that provides complete university application advisory. The Centre works closely with overseas institutions and education centres in organising talks and counselling sessions for students. There are also regular university representatives visiting the Centre from Singapore, Hong Kong, Czech Republic, India, Russia, Germany, Japan and other countries.

International Office
Taylor's International Office provides support services to promote the well-being and social interaction of international students and help ease their transition into a new and diverse learning environment. The services include registration of students, coordination of student pass and visa application, and the international students' insurance scheme. The Office also organises welfare and social interactions to help international students adapt to life in Malaysia and make lots of new friends.

Counselling, Career & Welfare Centre (CCWC)
This Centre aims at developing the students' personal growth and self-awareness, enabling them to take full advantage of their experiences here at Taylor's College. The focus on the students' inner strength and enhancing individual emotional resilience that will strive to garner hope, allowing them to realise their full potential. The Centre provides free counselling and career guidance services with full confidentiality to all enrolled students. CCWC also engages in supporting students' welfare through life skill workshops and monthly support group meetings.


  • Gold Award, Putra Brand Awards 2011 – The People's Choice, Education and Learning Category
  • Gold Award, Putra Brand Awards 2010 – The People's Choice, Education and Learning Category
  • Champion (School Category) of the Farmhouse Show Me the Mooney Challenge
  • doctorjob's Students' Choice Award 2009 – Most Popular College/University for Pre-University Studies
  • doctorjob's Students' Choice Award 2008 – Most Popular College/University for Pre-University Studies
  • Brand Excellence Award (Services) – industry Excellence Awards 2008 by Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI), Malaysia
  • Industry Excellence for Education Award 2008 (First Runner-up) from Malaysia Canada Business Council
  • Industry Excellence for Education Award 2007 and Canadian High Commissioner Award from Malaysia Canada Business Council

Courses Offered

Click on a programme name for full details.

Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Cambridge A Level
Fees (Local): Refer to College
Duration: 1.5 Yrs
South Australian Matriculation (SAM)
Fees (Local): Refer to College
Duration: 1 Yr

Key Personnel

Mr. Lim Tou Boon

President, Taylor's College - Subang Jaya Campus

As President since 2009, Mr. Lim Tou Boon is responsible for the overall business strategies and academic operations at Taylor's College. Prior to this appointment, he held the position of Provost, Taylor's University College from 2007. In this position, he was directly accountable for all academic matters at the institution. His specific responsibilities include academic policy development, academic training and academic management to support the strategic goals and direction of the institution.

From 2001 through 2007, Mr. Lim served as the Registrar of Taylor's College, and was responsible for liaising with relevant government authorities with regards to applications for the approval and accreditation of courses. He was also in charge of agreements and collaborative arrangements with local and foreign institutions, and responsible for ensuring that all Taylor's policies were in accordance with the requirements of the college and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency. He concurrently held the position of Academic Director of Taylor's Business School & American Degree Transfer Program in 2006 and 2007. Mr. Lim joined Taylor's College in July 1998.

Key initiatives such as the Taylor's Graduate Capabilities and the Taylor's Teaching and Learning Framework took shape under his leadership. Mr. Lim is passionate about the Purpose of Taylor's, which is to educate the youth of the world to take their productive place as leaders in the global community. Towards this end, he is in constant engagement with the academic community at Taylor's and other key stakeholders on the transformative education that is needed in order to achieve this outcome.

Mr. Lim holds a Master of Management (Educational Management) from Universiti Putra Malaysia and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Mathematics) from Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Student Testimonials

Lay Ley Kuan

Cambridge A Levels

I picked Cambridge A Levels mainly because this course provides a wide range of choices for further education. It is well recognised in most countries, unlike Form 6 and matriculation which will only enable you to enter local universities. Besides, unlike foundation, A Levels does not tie you to any course, which was helpful because I had not made up my mind on which course to take back then. A Levels is 100% exam-based, and my academic results show that I would favour this system. Besides, UK is a good place to study architecture, and Cambridge A Levels would greatly help me to apply to study in UK.

I love the fact that we get to learn more than anyone else. In A Levels, we really go into the details; it’s almost as deep as university level. We don’t have as many deadlines to meet as CPU or SAM students, as we are 100% exam-based. Hence, during non-exam periods, we are actually freer, and thus have more time to study and deepen our knowledge.

Ally Baharoon, Tanzania

Canadian Pre-University

I was really thinking of continuing my tertiary education in Canada and after a fortunate meeting with the Principal, Mr Jim Leonard, in which he explained to me the interactive learning style that CPU offers, I was convinced that CPU would be a great choice to prepare for my tertiary education. I was also yearning for a kind of grading system in which each contribution I make is recognised and graded, instead of having all my grades' fate falling on one exam in one day - CPU offers just that with its grading system of 70% coursework and 30% exam.

I really enjoy the student-centred style of learning in which I get to share my ideas and not being bogged down only by the teachers' lectures. The line between teacher and student is blurred and it really feels as if we have an older brother/sister teaching us. I love how the classes are casual and teachers incorporate different learning styles in order to foster discussion about various topics. I love the way how at the end of an assignment we are told to reflect and discover ways on how to improve ourselves. It is this self-reflection that helps each one of us develop as an individual as well as a team player.

Rachel Lim Yi Zhen

South Australian Matriculation Programme (SAM)

The reason why I chose SAM was because of its course structure. The whole idea about a five subject combination along with the 50% internal and 50% external assessment* for only a duration of 10 months plus, really appealed to me. After my SPM, I was looking for a course that is well-recognised and would prepare me for tertiary level in the fastest possible time. The course duration really is a contributing factor to me. Taking up SAM really help me in building up my soft skills as well as presentation skills. These skills are necessary for me in order to pursue my future ambition in the business line as I would eventually have to deal with many people. SAM definitely taught me how to manage my time. SAM helped me in getting accustomed to the learning style at tertiary level.

I enjoyed preparing for debates, presentations and planning for experiments throughout my course. These are the fun parts of SAM where I got to spend time with my classmates while interacting with the lecturers.

Lois Law Xuan Jiuan , 19

CPU graduate, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of Hong Kong

What do you enjoy most about the Taylor's experience?
My most enjoyable times were spent with friends in the student council organising events, doing group projects, attending extra classes, or just hanging out.

What are the advantages of being a Taylor's student?
Taylor's is widely recognised in many countries. It has good facilities and the staff support is excellent. The lecturers are the best you can ever find. Another advantage is the exposure. Many companies hold their promotional activities on campus, so there are plenty of things you can do after class!

Tong Jun Wei , 21

SAM graduate, BComm in Accounting & Finance, University of Melbourne

What do you enjoy most about the Taylor's experience?
There was never a dull moment. We focused on academic excellence and participated in many activities that were held throughout the year. My best memory was working together in a team to raise funds for charity.

What are the advantages of being a Taylor's student?
What makes Taylor's different from others are the people. Like the fellow students I met that became lifelong friends and the lecturers that were untiring in their dedication and guidance.

Sharon Teng Hui Li , 19

CAL graduate, BA in Economics, Harvard University

What do you enjoy most about the Taylor's experience?
Taylor's has given me lots of exposure. I was involved in the TAYMUN Club and Dance Club where I had the opportunity to assist in organising events and even invited YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed to give a talk at Taylor's.

What are the advantages of being a Taylor's student?
Taylor's stands out because of its students. Because of its reputation, the best brains in Malaysia come and study at Taylor's. Being in the company of such brilliant classmates has helped me excel and go beyond my limitations.

Contact Details

Taylor's College - Subang Jaya Campus

1, Jalan SS 15/8
47500 Subang Jaya

Type: Private College

Tel: 603-5636 2641
Fax: 603-5634 5209
Website: http://www.taylors.edu.my

Other Campuses

Taylor's College, Sri Hartamas

G1, Ground Floor, No. 62, Jalan Sri Hartamas
Sri Hartamas
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan

Type: Private College

Tel: +603-6203 0168
Fax: +603-6203 0198
Website: http://www.taylors.edu.my

Taylor's University (HQ)

Taylor’s Lakeside Campus, No. 1, Jalan Taylor’s
47500 Subang Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Type: Private University

Tel: +603-5629 5000
Fax: +603-5629 5001
Website: https://university.taylors.edu.my/
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