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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

The Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC), formerly known as TAR College, was founded in 1969. It is a premier tertiary education institution with over 50 years of excellence and a 5-Star SETARA rating. TAR UC’s main campus is in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur. It also has 5 branch campuses in Penang, Perak, Pahang, Johor and Sabah.
TAR UC offers over 200 programmes at pre-university, diploma, degree and postgraduate levels. These programmes cover a wide range of disciplines including accountancy, business, engineering, built environment, applied sciences, computing, mass communication, creative arts, social science and hospitality fields.
As one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in Malaysia, TAR UC has produced over 210,000 graduates, many of whom are eminent leaders in various industries. Its brand is synonymous with Beyond Education which focuses on developing competencies and values within the students in addition to imparting academic knowledge and skills to lead them to a fulfilling life and career.
Its impressive class of national and international students will guarantee you a truly global academic knowledge and skills.
Campus Information 
TAR UC’s main campus is located in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur which can be easily accessed through major highways, LRT, buses and other forms of public transport. The campus is close to Wangsa Walk Mall, Setapak Central Mall and Melawati Mall and is also a short car drive away from Zoo Negara.
In addition to its main campus, TAR UC also has 5 branch campuses in Penang, Perak, Pahang, Johor and Sabah.

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.

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Courses Available 
  • Foundation
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Language and Social Studies
  • Engineering
  • Computing and IT
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Business
  • Architecture and Built Environment
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Creative Arts and Design
  • Education
  • Hospitality and Services
  • Medicine and Allied Health Sciences
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