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UNITAR International University

About us

“Wisdom of the Past, Inspires Our Future”

UNITAR International University (UNITAR), owned and managed by UNITAR Capital Sdn Bhd, was founded in 1997 and was the first virtual university in Southeast Asia. Since its inception, it has been a driving force for innovative learning, converging education and technology to keep pace with advancements. Continually on a passionate pursuit of competitive education, it provides a wide choice of higher learning studies and consistent value for money available through conventional and remote teaching designed and delivered within a structured and supportive academic architecture.


UNITAR has over 60 exciting programmes for your potential future careers. Dedicated to be the leading innovative Social Sciences University, UNITAR offers a wide and diverse range of programmes through its faculties which are Business, Technology and Accounting, Education and Humanities, Culinary and Tourism, Architecture and Design, UNITAR Foundation School, or even Graduate School of Education and Asia Graduate School of Business for postgraduate programmes.

UNITAR’s main campus, situated in urban Kelana Jaya, collaborates with 7 independent campuses to assist a combined nationwide enrollment of 9,000 students in 60 academic programmes. Providing opportunities to develop skills, knowledge and a competitive edge, it is a powerhouse of education and innovation dedicated to putting aspirations to work. UNITAR is the place to be with wide access of learning for everyone. Be it at our Main Campus in Kelana Jaya or even our independent campuses – Alor Setar, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kota Bharu, Kota Kinabalu (Sabah), Kuching (Sarawak) and Penang.

“21st century teaching and learning methodology – UNIEC (UNITAR Education Core)”

UNITAR Inspire

UNIEC (UNITAR Education Core) is UNITAR’s 21st century holistic, innovative learning which is the essence of UNITAR’s teaching and learning. The learner centered learning environment is seamless anytime, anywhere while engagement between lecturers and students deemed essential for learning can take place in a virtual platform. UNITAR acknowledges that learning does not take place only in classrooms hence UNIEC provides learning environment across time and place.

UNITAR employs a ‘blended-learning’ mode where students’ learning is a combination of face-to-face interaction (known as UNIEC Face) and online interaction (UNIEC Virtual) plus UNIEC Profiling where they can customise their own learning environment. Our lecturers are also implementing different teaching methods, for example, a ‘flipped classroom’ where students review their lesson before the start of the class so that they will have more time to do hands-on activities under the lecturer’s guidance. Thus, engagement of learning encompass different methods and strategies as part of UNIEC learning environment.

UNITAR Collaborate

UNIEC has various initiatives such as the campus management system (UNIEC Campus), learning management system (UNIEC Virtual), UNIEC E-Books, UNIEC Space, Student Profiling System, communication tools such as 0365 Microsoft emails, social media and others. These systems are designed to be user-friendly. Workshops are also conducted during orientation, while UNIEC Clinics are conducted throughout the semester. Besides that, students can also walk-in to the Open Stop Centre for assistance. UNIEC Virtual, the virtual learning platform, is very simple and it is a combination of communication tool, collaboration tool, creation tool, sharing tool, analyzing tool and also personalizing tool under one system. It is just like using other Web 2.0 tools available out there. However, we are concentrating on using it for education purposes

UNITAR’s mission is to produce well-rounded graduates by ensuring a holistic development throughout their studies in UNITAR. To ensure that all graduates are competent and equipped with the skills of the 21st century, we instill students with these skills within the University’s learning environment: critical thinking skills; communication skills; productivity and accountability skills; skills in accessing, analysing and synthesising information; entrepreneurial skills, global citizenship, innovative skills, adaptability, collaboration skills, and lastly, leadership skills .

UNITAR Communicate

Academic Strength

Innovative learning
Powered by UNIEC (UNITAR Education Core), you will experience a Student-Centric Approach to learning, integrated with the concepts of 21st century education.

Nationwide accessibility
We strive to make education accessible and have established 10 satellite campuses nationwide.

Financial aid
We provide scholarships and education financial assistance, to give you the opportunity to invest into a holistic and innovative education.

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Programme Outline

  • Asia Graduate School of Business
  • Graduate School of Education
  • Architecture & Design
  • Business Technology & Accounting
  • Culinary & Tourism
  • Education & Humanities
  • Foundation School

The student experience

Kindly visit http://www.unitar.my/lifeunitar

UNITAR Immerse

Recognition and Accreditation

Global Leadership Award 2014 (GLA 2014)
Excellence in Higher Education Transformation
Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC)

5th Asia’s Education Excellence Award
Education Leadership Award
Pan Pacific, Singapore

Selangor Excellence Business Award 2014 (SEBA 2014)
Industry Class in Education & Training (Private)
Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC)

6th Asia’s Education Excellence Award
Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education
Pan Pacific, Singapore

2015 Putra Brand Awards
Education & Learning “BRONZE Category)
Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Kindly visit http://www.unitar.my/financial-aid

Courses Offered

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Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Foundation in Built Environment
Fees (Local): 7800/Course
Duration: 1 Yr (3 Sem)
Foundation in Design
Fees (Local): 7800/Course
Duration: 1 Yr (3 Sem)
Foundation Programme in Management
Fees (Local): 7280/Course
Duration: 1 Yr (3 Sem)
Diploma Level
Diploma in Accountancy
Fees (Local): 19280/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs 6 Mths (8 Sem)
Diploma in Architechtural Technology
Fees (Local): 30000/Course
Duration: 2 Yr 4 Mths (7 Sem)
Diploma in Children Performing Arts
Fees (Local): 21980/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs 4 Mths (7 Sem)
Diploma in Culinary Arts
Fees (Local): 25180/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
Diploma in Early Childhood Education
Fees (Local): 19280/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs 4 Mths (7 Sem)
Diploma in Hotel Management
Fees (Local): 23080/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs 4 Mths (7 Sem)
Diploma in Information Technology
Fees (Local): 19280/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs 4 Mths (7 Sem)
Diploma in Interior Architecture
Fees (Local): 28000/Course
Duration: 2 Yr 4 Mths (7 Sem)
Diploma in Logistics Management
Fees (Local): 18980/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs 4 Mths (7 Sem)
Diploma in Management
Fees (Local): 18980/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs 4 Mths (7 Sem)
Diploma in Product Design
Fees (Local): 28000/Course
Duration: 2 Yr 4 Mths (7 Sem)
Diploma in Retail Management
Fees (Local): 18980/Course
Duration: 2 Yr 4 Mths (7 Sem)
Diploma in Tourism Management
Fees (Local): 24180/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs 4 Mths (7 Sem)
Bachelor's Degree Level
Bachelor in Hotel Management (Hons)
Fees (Local): 47580/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
Bachelor of Accounting (Hons)
Fees (Local): 50080/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs 8 Mths (11 Sem)
Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)
Fees (Local): 40980/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
Bachelor of Communication (Hons)
Fees (Local): 45480/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
Bachelor of Culinary Arts
Fees (Local): 47480/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) (Hons)
Fees (Local): 46830/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
Bachelor of Education (Guidance and Counselling) (Hons)
Fees (Local): 49280/Course
Duration: 4 Yrs (12 Sem)
Bachelor of Education (Hons)
Fees (Local): 46830/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
Bachelor of English (Hons)
Fees (Local): 43280/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
Bachelor of Finance (Islamic Finance) (Hons)
Fees (Local): 42480/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons)
Fees (Local): 40580/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
Bachelor of Management (Hons)
Fees (Local): 41260/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs 4 Mths (10 Sem)
Bachelor of Tourism Management (Hons)
Fees (Local): 46680/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
Masters Degree Level
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Fees (Local): 24480/Course
Duration: FT: 1 Yr 4 Mths ; PT: 2 Yr 4 Mths
Master of Computer Science (Areas of specialisation: Information Security/Computer Forensics)
Fees (Local): 21980/Course
Duration: 1 Yr
Master of Education (Early Childhood Education)
Fees (Local): 18690/Course
Duration: 1 Yr 4 Mths (4 Sem)
Master of Education (Educational Leadership & Management)
Fees (Local): 20130/Course
Duration: 1 Yr 4 Mths (4 Sem)
Master of Education (Guidance and Counseling)
Fees (Local): 23580/Course
Duration: 1 Yr 8 Mths (5 Sem)
Master of Education (Teaching of English As a Second Language)
Fees (Local): 20380/Course
Duration: 1 Yr 4 Mths (4 Sem)
Master of Information Technology
Fees (Local): 20080/Course
Duration: 1 Yr (3 Sem)
Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Ph.D. (Business Administration)
Fees (Local): 32580/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs
Ph.D. (Education)
Fees (Local): 23480/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
Ph.D. (Information Technology)
Fees (Local): 23180/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
Ph.D. (Management)
Fees (Local): 32580/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs

Student Testimonials

Jennifer Joyce Simanjuntak, Indonesia

Bachelor of Hospitality Management (Hons), Graduated

Knowing that the tertiary education in Malaysia offers reasonable tuition fees and vast options in educational institutions for hospitality management programmes, I began my studies in the Bachelor of Hospitality Management (BHM) at UNIRAZAK in January 2007. The reason why I chose BHM with a specialisation in Tourism at UNIRAZAK is that the programme prepares and grooms me to be who I am now and where I will be in the tourism industry. The lectures were conducted by a combination of elite academics and real case studies which opened my eyes to the happenings in the tourism industry.

Prior to my study, I worked as an executive at the government funded Jakarta Tourism Office. My main task was to create a holistic tourism experience which includes inspection, revision and recommendations of famous tourist destinations in Jakarta into reports and submitting them to the Chief Director. Though the deadline for report submission could be unreasonable, I like the job as it is challenging and allows me to travel frequently.

My advice to hospitality management students is to have adequate paper qualifications and experience. A relevant paper qualification is the first thing a most Human Resource Managers look at. The employment market is highly competitive hence one with relevant work experience will surely be an advantage.

Ali M Ahmed , Sudan

Bachelor of Business Management (Entrepreneurship) (Hons), First Year

I am interested in studying and enjoying the study of entrepreneurship. I chose this course because I can see a bright and exciting future after I finish the programme. I have my greatest support from my father.

The best thing about entrepreneurship is that we will not have to report to the decision maker. Instead, we can be our own boss or business owner that gives you the authority of being in charge and the crucial role to ensure the business a success. Before I graduate, I will figure out which business that benefits me and the community.

Studying in a foreign land, one challenge is socialising with classmates and lecturers. I try to take this slowly and calmly so that I can focus and be able to deal with everyone. When I’m free, I play basketball and I love freedom.

Nancy Phuong Bui, Vietnam

Bachelor of Management, 4 years

Studying in Malaysia is one of the best choices for me because it has progressive education environment with the certificate recognised by US, UK and Australia. The fee is also very reasonable. So, I love to study in Malaysia.

Alpha Madhu, India

Bachelor of English (Hons), 3 years

UNITAR has a wonderful learning environment. The people of Malaysia are very friendly and make one feels right at home.  I enjoy studying in UNITAR with its unique teaching and learning model that other institutions do not provide. Through UNITAR, I have gained experiences and confidence besides the academic knowledge.

Abdul Hameed Hamid Mohamed Alghabshi, Oman

Intensive English Programme

My name is Abdul Hameed Hamid Mohamed Alghabshi. I am 19 years old and I come from the Sultanate of Oman. I am taking Intensive English programme in UNITAR, after which I plan to take Business Administration degree specialising in Human Resources. I think UNITAR’s programmes are very good and the teachers are always happy to assists us. Malaysian people are very friendly and I really enjoy it here. I am looking forward to study here for four more years.

Lim Chong Seng


After making my comparisons on the various MBA programmes being offered locally, I found UNITAR to be the only university / institution that had incorporated IT as part of its MBA curriculum. At UNITAR, much emphasis is given in using IT to relate, communicate, teach, learn and work. The courses that I have enrolled so far allow for the sharing of views between students and the course leader. The courses are highly practical, meaning that there is a great deal of effort by the course leaders to teach, train and advocate actual business practices in the real world instead of the purely academic work. My peers at UNITAR consist of working people like me. They have contributed in enriching my study experience by providing new insights about industries and organizations where they work to make the discussion during the face to face tutorial and the online tutorial very real for me. The course leaders are also helpful and committed although I can sense that they are busy with other aspects of work beyond teaching. The facilities at UNITAR are modern and very IT in ambiance. In fact, when I first walked into the Kelana Jaya Study Centre, I was awed by it.

Contact Details

UNITAR International University

3-01A, Level 2, Tierra Crest
Jalan SS6/3, Kelana Jaya,
47301 Petaling Jaya

Type: Private University & University College

Tel: 603-7627 7200
Fax: 603-7627 7447
Website: http://www.unitar.my/
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