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Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

Kampar, Perak, Malaysia
  • Ranked 14 THE Young University Rankings 2017: Millennial Universities
  • Ranked 5 SETARA 2017
  • Ranked 5 SETARA 2013
  • Ranked 5 SETARA 2011
  • Ranked 5 D-SETARA, Engineering
  • Ranked 4 D-SETARA, Health Sciences
Campus setting Urban
Living cost RM 800 per month
Student population Medium
International students 60%
Institution type Private

About Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) was officially launched on 13 August 2002 as a not-for-profit private university providing affordable quality education. It is established under the UTAR Education Foundation and registered under the Malaysian Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996.

Guided by its vision to be a global university of educational excellence, UTAR is highly reputed as one of the fastest growing private higher education institutions in the country with phenomenal growth in all aspects of its development since its inception. With the first intake of only 411 students in its Petaling Jaya campus in 2002, the University’s enrolment has now reached 26,000 students with campuses located in Kampar, Perak and Bandar Sungai Long, Selangor.

UTAR has graduated over 50,000 students since its inaugural convocation in 2005 and has made impressive strides in establishing a strong reputation as a comprehensive University with dedication to achieving excellence in teaching and research. The University currently offers more than 110 academic programmes from Foundation Studies to Bachelor's, Master’s, and PhD degrees in the fields of Accounting, Business and Economics, Actuarial Science, Mathematics and Process Management, Agriculture and Food Science, Arts, Social Sciences and Education, Creative Industries and Design, Engineering and Built Environment, Information and Communication Technology, Life and Physical Sciences, and Medicine and Health Sciences.

Campus information

UTAR was founded with a mission to provide quality education to all. To serve a large portion of the populace, the University has two campuses, namely the UTAR Kampar Campus in Perak, and the UTAR Sungai Long Campus in the Klang Valley. The two campuses house 9 faculties, 3 institutes and 3 centres of studies.

UTAR Kampar Campus (Perak)

The Kampar Campus in the state of Perak is conveniently located off the North-South Highway, a 190-kilometres or 2-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur. Known as a former tin mining town, Kampar is a district within Perak's Kinta Valley, which is historically rich with tin reserves. Today, Kampar is a bustling education hub following the establishment of the Kampar Campus.

The award-winning Kampar Campus is flanked by picturesque mountains and scenic lakes, offering a naturally peaceful environment that is conducive for learning teaching and research.

Sungai Long Campus (Selangor)

The Sungai Long Campus located in Bandar Sungai Long, a main township in Kajang, Selangor, is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built campus. Its location within the Bandar Sungai Long residential township near Kuala Lumpur city provides the best of both worlds. It offers the tranquil learning environment of a suburban setting and the conveniences of a big city such as plentiful housing, affordable eateries, banking facilities and diverse entertainment.

To complement its teaching, learning and research experience, the campus is equipped with a library, laboratories, computers and medical equipment.


The Department of Student Affairs (DSA) has compiled a list of accommodation options within the vicinity of the campuses. This includes single and double-storey houses, flats, apartments and condominiums. DSA staff will assist the students in obtaining the above mentioned accommodation upon request.

Residential zones in the vicinity of UTAR campuses are as follows:

Sungai Long Campus

  • Bandar Sungai Long
  • Bandar Mahkota Cheras
  • Bandar Tun Hussien Onn
  • Balakong
  • Kajang

Perak Campus

  • Danish House (Westlake Homes)
  • Taman Mahsuri Impian
  • Taman Kampar Perdana
  • The Trails of Kampar
  • Hostel
  • KT Management
  • Danish House (Westlake Villa)
  • Westcity

Additional info


  • Sin Chew Business Excellence Award 2017 (CSR Category)
  • MQA Self Accreditation 2017
  • 2013 PAM Malaysia (Malaysian Institute of Architects) Gold Award (Education Category) for architectural excellence for UTAR Kampar Campus

Competitive Advantage

Recognised Programmes

Affordable Fees

Learning-Conducive Campuses

Research and Innovative-Oriented

Industrial Training and Collaborations

Overseas Student Exchange

Soft Skills Development

Community Services

Employable Graduates

Holistic and Quality Education


Courses available 59

Accounting and Finance 4 Agriculture & Related Subjects 1 Applied and Pure Sciences 5 Architecture, Building & Planning 3 Business and Management 10 Computer Science and IT 10 Creative Arts & Design 5 Education and Teaching 2 Engineering 16 English Language 2 Health and Medicine 1 Hotel Management & Hospitality 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 4 Mandarin (Chinese Language) 2 Mass Communication & Media 7



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