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Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology (TAR UMT)

WP Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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# 1 SETARA 2020
109 Undergraduate programs
0 Postgraduate programs


Institution type Private
Year established 1969
Campus setting Urban
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
foreign students 40%
Nationalities 27

About Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology (TAR UMT)

Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology (TAR UMT) was founded in 1969 as TAR College to provide higher education opportunities for Malaysians regardless of race, class, or religion. The college sought to meet the increasing demand for human resources in various industries and businesses while providing quality education. The main campus was established in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, and it has since expanded to five branch campuses in Penang, Perak, Johor, Pahang, and Sabah.

TAR UMT boasts a thriving community of over 29,000 students from over 20 countries. The university offers something for everyone, with nearly 200 programs spanning various disciplines, including accountancy, finance, business, economics, engineering, applied sciences, ICT, mass communication, creative arts, social science, built environment, and hospitality management. Whether you're pursuing a foundation course or a specialized degree, TAR UMT is committed to ensuring a diverse, dynamic, and intellectually stimulating learning environment for all its students.

TAR UMT has received numerous scholastic awards and recognitions. In 2018/2019, it was awarded the SETARA 5-Star rating under the University Colleges category. The university also holds the Premier Digital Tech Institution status, which was awarded by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation ('MDEC') for the second time in 2019. In 2018/2019, TAR UMT received the Outstanding Educational Institutions: Private Universities/Colleges, Product, and CSR awards at the Sin Chew Education Awards. Additionally, the institution won the Excellence in Education Improvement award at the Asia Pacific CSR Awards in 2016.



Admissions Statistics
IELTS 5.5+
TOEFL 6.0+

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Courses available 109

Tuition and application fees

RM 10,000 - RM 100,000 per year

Estimated tuition fees as reported by the institution.

Tuition and Application Statistics
Application fee (local students) RM 100
Application fee (foreign students) RM 600
Student visa fee (foreign students) RM 2,400

Living cost

RM 1,500 per month

Average living cost in Malaysia

The amount is indicated taking into account the average cost of food, accommodation, etc in Malaysia for 2024

Costs Statistics
Food RM 600
Accommodation RM 500
Others RM 400


The Kuala Lumpur Main Campus offers an on-campus hostel facility that comprises 10 blocks of a 5-storey building. It has a total of 1,000 standard rooms that can accommodate 2,000 students. Each room is designed for twin-sharing, with 400 rooms exclusively for males and 600 rooms allocated for females in separate blocks. 

Hostel facilities include 24-hour security, cafeterias, air-conditioned study rooms, free Internet service, convenience store and stationery shops, self-service laundry, a covered walkway to the campuses, and more. 

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

Any international students interested in the on-campus hostel accommodation must complete and send the Hostel Application Form to the International Student Office.

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


TAR UMT Kuala Lumpur Main Campus, located at Jalan Genting Kelang, Setapak, sprawls across an area of 186 acres. The campus affords students the lush greenery enhanced by gazebos, pergolas, landscaped parks, and state-of-the-art facilities that promote an inspiring learning experience.

Here’s a list of facilities that can be found at TAR UMT 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
  • TAR UMT Incubator

Commuting to the campus is convenient with the availability of public transportation such as Light Rail Transit (LRT), highways, and middle-ring roads. Students can easily access shopping complexes like Jaya Jusco, Carrefour, Giant, Wangsa Walk, and KL Festival City, as well as places of interest such as the National Zoo, Batu Caves, Royal Selangor Pewter, and Lake Titiwangsa. The local area also offers various dining options, including Chinese, Malay, Indian, Thai, and Western cuisine.

Student population

Large (More than 10,000)

Total population

Student Statistics
Undergraduate students 15000
Postgraduate students 1000
foreign students Data not available


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

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

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

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

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

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