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Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)

Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • TAR UC obtained SETARA 5-Star rating for the year 2018/2019 under the University Colleges category by the Ministry of Higher Education.
  • TAR UC was awarded the Premier Digital Tech University status by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation ('MDEC') twice in 2017 and 2019.
  • ACCA Platinum approved Platinum Learning Partner. The only institution in the world the Internally Accessed ACCA Applied Skills Programme that boasts of a much broader curriculum than that of ACCA.
Campus setting Urban
Living cost RM 1,500 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 40%
Institution type Private

About Tunku Abdul Rahman University College 

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) is a premier educational institution with 50 years of excellence in providing quality and affordable education. Known then as Tunku Abdul Rahman College (TAR College) since its inception in 1969, the institution had been upgraded to University College in 2013. With the upgrading, TAR UC is able to offer Bachelor degree and Postgraduate programmes.
Today, TAR UC has a thriving student population of 28,000 pursuing more than 150 programmes of studies in a wide spectrum of disciplines at six campuses in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor, Perak, Pahang and Sabah. The Kuala Lumpur Main Campus is located at Jalan Genting Kelang, Setapak and sprawls across an area of 186 acres.
TAR UC is supported by seven faculties in the delivery of undergraduate degree programmes, namely the Faculty of Applied Sciences (FOAS), Faculty of Computing and Information Technology (FOCS), Faculty of Accountancy, Finance and Business (FAFB), Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FOET), Faculty of Built Environment (FOBE), Faculty of Communication and Creative Industries (FCCI) and Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH). There is also the Centre for Pre-University Studies and our latest Centre, the Centre for Postgraduate Studies and Research which offers a variety of Masters and PhD programmes.
As an institution that is well-regarded by the industries for its high academic standards and well-trained graduates, TAR UC counts some of the national leaders, successful entrepreneurs and professionals among its 200,000 alumni.

Campus Information 

TAR UC Kuala Lumpur Main Campus, located at Jalan Genting Kelang, Setapak, sprawls across an area of 186 acres. Marrying nature with modernity, the flagship campus affords students the lush greenery enhanced by gazebos, pergola and landscaped parks, as well as state-of-the-art facilities that promote an inspiring and unique learning experience.

Here’s a list of facilities which can be found at TAR UC KL Main Campus:

  • ATM 
  • Auditorium
  • Badminton Court
  • Basketball Court
  • Bookshop
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer Lab
  • Football Field
  • Futsal Court
  • Gymnasium
  • Laboratories 
  • Lecture Hall
  • Library
  • Olympic Sized Swimming Pool
  • Public Transport
  • Roof-top Tennis Court
  • Seminar Rooms
  • Student Accommodation
  • Sport Complex
  • Sports Field
  • Vending Machines
  • Wifi
  • TARC Incubator

The Kuala Lumpur Main Campus is located at Jalan Genting Kelang, Setapak. It is about 8km from the city of Kuala Lumpur. Occupying an area of 186 acres, the campus design and environment are very conducive for study and for relaxation. The undulating and hilly nature of the campus consisting of multi-level grounds has been preserved to blend with the natural surroundings.

Commuting is similarly convenient with public transport like Light Rail Transit (LRT), highways and middle-ring roads providing easy accessibility to the campus. Major shopping complexes like Jaya Jusco, Carrefour, Giant, Wangsa Walk, KL Festival City and places of interest like the National Zoo, Batu Caves, Royal Selangor Pewter and Lake Titiwangsa are within the vicinity. The local area also has much to offer with the variety of Chinese, Malay, Indian, Thai and Western food.


The University College has a 10-blocks of 5-storey hostel accommodation located within the campus. The hostel accommodation is on twin-sharing basis and equipped with beds, wardrobes, study tables and chairs. Facilities available are air-conditioned study rooms with internet service, convenience & stationery shop, cafeteria, launderette, water dispensers, ATM, public telephones and parking facilities for vehicles. There is also a 24-hour security service.

Alternatively, the University College also provides Off-Campus accommodation with the brand new student residence being available at Danau Kota, just 3km from the KL Main Campus. Teratai Residency is a 28-storey building comprising of 448 units with choice of air-conditioned/non air-conditioned rooms in each unit. Facilities in Teratai Residency includes gym, swimming pool, multi-purpose hall, barbecue pit, cafeterias, study rooms, convenience store & stationery shop, Surau, water dispensers and launderette.

Any international students who are interested in the on-campus hostel accommodation are required to complete and send the Hostel Application Form to the International Student Office as soon as possible, as the hostel rooms are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

International students who are interested to stay off-campus will be able to select an accommodation suitable to their needs from a variety of off-campus accommodation in nearby housing areas within the vicinity of the University College. There are apartments, condominiums and houses available for rent.

Additional Information 

77, Lorong Lembah Permai Tiga, 
11200 Tanjong Bungah, 
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. 
Tel: (6)04-8995230 Fax: (6)04-8998219 

Jalan Kolej, Taman Bandar Baru, 
31900 Kampar, Perak, Malaysia. 
Tel: (6)05-4660388, 4668012/3 
Fax: (6)05-4660390 

Jalan Segamat / Labis 
85000 Segamat, Johor, Malaysia. 
Tel: (6)07-9270801/3 Fax: (6)07-9270802 

P37, Jalan Bayu 1, 
Taman Seri Bayu, 
28600 Karak, Pahang, Malaysia. 
Tel: (6)09-5738171/2/3 Fax: (6)09-573 8100

Lot 1, Ground Floor, 
Pusat Dagangan Donggongon, 
89500 Jalan Sapau, 
Penampang, Sabah 
Tel: (6)088-718481,718482 Fax: (6)088-718486