Complete List of Public/Government Universities in Malaysia (2017)

This is the latest list of public universities in Malaysia. Public universities in Malaysia are funded by the Malaysian Government and are governed as self-managed institutions. Apart from University of Malaya and MARA University of Technology, the other public universities in Malaysia were created by executive order as per the provisions of the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971.

Until recently, the Ministry of Higher Education was responsible for seven institutions bearing the title “University College”. These have since been upgraded to full universities and there are currently no public university colleges.

List of Public Universities in Malaysia

Searchable List of Public Universities in Malaysia

Below is a dynamic searchable list for public universities in Malaysia. Start typing in the search box to narrow down the list. You can search by university name, state or city/town in the search box.

UniversityStateCity/TownAccepting International Students?
Asia-Europe Institute, University of MalayaWilayah PersekutuanKuala LumpurYes
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)SelangorGombakYes
UiTM Bandaraya Melaka (Universiti Teknologi MARA)MelakaMelakaYes
UiTM Bertam, Pulau Pinang (Universiti Teknologi MARA)Pulau PinangBertamYes
UiTM Bukit Besi, Terengganu (Universiti Teknologi MARA)TerengganuBukit BesiYes
UiTM Jasin, Melaka (Universiti Teknologi MARA)MelakaJasinYes
UiTM Johor (Universiti Teknologi MARA)JohorSegamatYes
UiTM Kedah (Universiti Teknologi MARA)KedahMerbokYes
UiTM Kelantan (Universiti Teknologi MARA)KelantanMachangYes
UiTM Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu (Universiti Teknologi MARA)TerengganuKuala TerengganuYes
UiTM Kuantan, Pahang (Universiti Teknologi MARA)PahangKuantanYes
UiTM Melaka (Universiti Teknologi MARA)MelakaAlor GajahYes
UiTM Mukah, Sarawak (Universiti Teknologi MARA)SarawakMukahYes
UiTM Negeri Sembilan (Universiti Teknologi MARA)Negeri SembilanKuala PilahYes
UiTM Pahang (Universiti Teknologi MARA)PahangJengkaYes
UiTM Pasir Gudang, Johor (Universiti Teknologi MARA)JohorPasir GudangYes
UiTM Perak (Universiti Teknologi MARA)PerakSeri IskandarYes
UiTM Perlis (Universiti Teknologi MARA)PerlisArauYes
UiTM Pulau Pinang (Universiti Teknologi MARA)Pulau PinangPermatang PauhYes
UiTM Puncak Alam (Universiti Teknologi MARA)SelangorPuncak AlamYes
UiTM Puncak Perdana (Universiti Teknologi MARA)SelangorShah AlamYes
UiTM Raub, Pahang (Universiti Teknologi MARA)PahangRaubYes
UiTM Sabah (Universiti Teknologi MARA)SabahKota KinabaluYes
UiTM Samarahan 2, Sarawak (Universiti Teknologi MARA)SarawakSamarahan 2Yes
UiTM Sarawak (Universiti Teknologi MARA)SarawakKota SamarahanYes
UiTM Selayang (Universiti Teknologi MARA)SelangorSelayangYes
UiTM Seremban, Negeri Sembilan (Universiti Teknologi MARA)Negeri SembilanSerembanYes
UiTM Shah Alam (Universiti Teknologi MARA)SelangorShah AlamYes
UiTM Sungai Buloh (Universiti Teknologi MARA)SelangorSungai BulohYes
UiTM Tapah, Perak (Universiti Teknologi MARA)PerakTapahYes
UiTM Tawau, Sabah (Universiti Teknologi MARA)SabahTawauYes
UiTM Teluk Intan, Perak (Universiti Teknologi MARA)PerakTeluk IntanYes
UiTM Terengganu (Universiti Teknologi MARA)TerengganuDungunYes
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)SelangorBangiYes
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)KelantanKota BharuNo
Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)PahangPekanYes
Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)PerlisArauYes
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)SabahKota KinabaluYes
Universiti Malaysia Sabah Centre for External Education (UCEE)SabahKota KinabaluYes
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)SarawakKota SamarahanYes
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)TerengganuKuala TerengganuYes
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)PerakTanjung MalimYes
Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM)Wilayah PersekutuanKuala LumpurYes
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)SelangorSerdangYes
Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)Negeri SembilanNilaiYes
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)Pulau PinangPulau PinangYes
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UNiSZA)TerengganuKuala TerengganuYes
Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM)MelakaDurian TunggalYes
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)JohorJohor BahruYes
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) KLWilayah PersekutuanKuala LumpurNo
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)JohorBatu PahatYes
Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)KedahSintokYes
University of Malaya (UM)Wilayah PersekutuanKuala LumpurYes
UTMSPACE (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)JohorSkudaiNo