DISTED College, a premier non-profit college in Penang owned by the Wawasan Education Foundation, is committed to providing education and training to young students to serve the needs of industry and community. It thrives on the confidence of the community and the strengths of its programmes, staff and student care.
The college currently operates from two exquisite heritage properties – the Yeap Chor Ee Heritage Campus that sits elegantly among the tree-lined Macalister Road and the DISTED School of Hospitality Management located at the Wawasan City Campus on China Street Ghaut in the heritage enclave of UNESCO World Heritage City of George Town.
DISTED believes in the capability and commitment of Malaysians to provide a brand of education that is excellent, relevant and complete for all in the country.
It offers a wide range of high quality courses from certificate to bachelor degree level in pre-university studies, business, hospitality, psychology, IT and engineering.
The college offers an environment that gives young school leavers safe and great opportunities to live and learn a life of adventure, creativity, independence and leadership as well as to thrive and achieve significance in knowledge for the service of mankind.
Students are able to enjoy a wide variety of social, cultural, entertainment and sporting activities that will contribute to a great on-campus and well-rounded learning experience.
DISTED takes pride in its financial award and bursary schemes, which are partly supported by the Wawasan Education Foundation and Yeap Chor Ee Charitable Trust, and the success of the schemes in recognizing and rewarding not only academically talented students but also deserving students who are in financial need.
DISTED empowers students for a holistic and meaningful education experience and a better start towards the career of their choice through the following collaborative enriching initiatives:
Industry Advisory Panels for the college to keep closer touch with industry players so as to make its programmes industry-relevant and mould students to be more job-ready.
INSPiRE Programme to maximize first person exposure of students to industry and business leaders who share with them personal and professional experience of industry landscapes.
CONNECT Programme to promote a caring community culture and sensitize students to issues affecting society and engage the community on issues faced by young people.
Let’s Go Green Campaign to mould environmentally friendly and responsible citizens and develop leadership in environmental conservation leading to sustainable lifestyles.
eLearn is the college’s e-learning thrust that promotes complementary online delivery of lessons and sharing of experiences based on technology-enabled, student-centred and lecturer-facilitated learning. It utilizes Moodle as its e-learning platform.
Why Choose DISTED College?
- Quality programmes
- Approved and accredited by Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
- Highly experienced academic team
- Pioneer of Pre-University Programmes
- Dual Award Diploma Programmes
- Affordable tuition fees
- Attractive financial rewards
- Credible partner universities
Programmes at DISTED College
South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE International)
Staffordshire University Business Degrees (UK)
BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance
BA (Hons) Business Management
BA (Hons) International Business Management
BA (Hons) Marketing Management
Diploma in Accounting
Diploma in Business Studies
Computing & Engineering Programme
Diploma in Computer Science
Diploma in Business Information Technology
Diploma in Creative Multimedia Production
BA (Hons) Events Management
Diploma in Hospitality Business Management
Diploma in Food and Beverage Management
Language & Communication Programme
Certificate in Intensive English
English Enrichment Programme
IELTS Preparatory Course
Pearson Test of English Academic
Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)
Professional & Executive Courses
CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting
UK Transfer Programme
The programme is designed to facilitate a fast-track learning experience for students completing their SPM/IGCSE and continuing their studies at DISTED College. Students will take approximately 3 years to obtain a Diploma in Business Studies, Accounting, Hospitality Business Management, Computer Science, Business Information Technology or Creative Multimedia Production together with the BTEC Higher National Diploma at DISTED College AND a degree directly at a partner institution in the UK. Lucrative bursaries and scholarships are available at both DISTED College and its partner institution.
Super Saver Programme
The Super-Saver programme is designed to reward students whom would like to continue their undergraduate programmes at DISTED upon completing their Pre-U/Diploma. Students stand to save up to 30% in tuition fees upon signing up for this scheme. In today’s uncertain environment, this package serves to protect and guarantee ones fees for the coming years ahead and to assist in making an informed decision in ones pursuit of tertiary education.
DISTED College Admission
Admission Procedures for Malaysian Students – here.
Admission Procedures for International Students – here.
DISTED College Financial Aid
Awards and Bursaries
Generous awards and bursaries are provided each year by DISTED to encourage the development of a relevant, excellent and complete ambience in the college, leading to graduates with good knowledge, skills and positive contributive attributes to serve the industry and community.
The Wawasan Education Foundation and the Yeap Chor Ee Charitable Trust are instrumental in providing significant funding to achieve the mission. The awards and bursaries are based on merit which encompasses both academic and socio-economic background of the applicants.
- 30 Years of Distinction | Special Scholarship
- High Performance Scholarship
- YCE-Penang Turf Club Undergraduate Scholarship
- Mini Circuits – DISTED JTP Scholarship
- Merit Awards for Certificate and Diploma Students
- Degree Awards
- Sports Excellence Awards
- Bursaries for Students with disabilities
- President’s Scholar
PTPTN Study Loan
Online loan application is available through the website: http://www.ptptn.gov.my
- Awards and Bursaries for Pre university, Diploma and Degree Studies
- PTPTN Study Loans
- Rebate Schemes
- Student Ambassador Scheme
- Loyalty Rewards and Performance Awards
DISTED College Contact Details
Yeap Chor Ee Heritage Campus (Main Campus)
Address: 340 Macalister Road, 10350 Penang, Malaysia.
Phone: +604-229 6579
Fax: +604-226 6403
Whatsapp: +6011 3390 4971
Wawasan City Campus (School of Hospitality Management)
Address: 7 China Street Ghaut, 10300 Penang, Malaysia.