Asia Pacific University (APU), Malaysia

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Ranking

Rated as 5 Star by Ministry in Malaysia

Intake

February, April, May, September and November

Campus

Technology Park, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Scholarship

Available for International Students

An incredible university with a powerful global reputation, Asia Pacific University (APU) perfectly blends technology, innovation and creativity under one roof. It provides not just a university learning environment, but also a lively community spot for students to formulate new ideas, gain intellectual growth and discover new adventures. 

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Introduction

Asia Pacific University (APU) Malaysia

About the University

The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is amongst Malaysia’s Premier Private Universities. A unique fusion of technology, innovation and creativity works effectively towards preparing graduates for significant roles in business and society globally. APU has earned an enviable reputation as an award-winning University through its achievements in winning a host of prestigious awards at national and international levels, as well as an excellent track record in producing highly employable graduates who can immediately contribute to industry upon graduation.

Originally established as the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) in 1993 and the Asia Pacific University College of Technology & Innovation (UCTI) in 2004, APU’s sound approach to nurturing school leavers into qualified professionals has resulted in our graduates being highly sought after by employers. With an international student community from more than 130 countries studying on its Malaysian campus, APU offers a truly cosmopolitan learning environment that prepares students well for the global challenges ahead.

While technology forms a common core as an enabler across its academic programmes, APU offers a broad range of programmes encompassing areas such as Computing, Technology and Engineering, and programs in Business, Accounting and Banking & Finance. 

Awards

Premier Digital University
Asia Pacific University (APU) was awarded the Premier Digital Tech University status by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), a government agency under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia. APU is widely recognised for its commitment to offering top-notch digital technology courses and ensuring highly-skilled graduates continue to flourish and fill future digital job demands globally. This status was awarded by the Minister of Higher Education Malaysia in 2017. In June 2019, this status has been renewed for a further 3 years by MDEC.

Under the Premier Digital Tech University status, Asia Pacific University is an integral part of MDEC’s Premier Digital Tech Ecosystem, in which APU students will have opportunities to collaborate with key industry players such as IBM and Fusionex. This helps the university to deliver a curriculum that is up to the global benchmarks. 

Recent Awards

  • James Dyson Awards 2021 – National Champions (Read more)
  • AWS Champions – Clean Sweep with all TOP 3 Awards – (Read more)
  • Triple Awards For APU In South-East Asian IMechE PLC Design Competition 2021 (Read more)
  • APU students won RM100,000 in business funding at DIYC COVID-19 Business Startup Challenge (Read more)
  • Global Champion of Hilti Global IT Competition 2021 (Read more)
  • APU Students Won 3rd Place & People’s Choice Award in Virtual Hackathon – (Read more)
  • APU Triumphs Again at APICTA Awards 2021 (Read more)
  • National Champions For Packet Tracing by CISCO (Read more)
  • APU Teams Bagged All TOP 3 Positions at Actuarial Hackathon – (Read more)
  • APU’s PhD Graduate is Bahrain’s First Woman to Hold a PhD for Her Research in FinTech – (Read more)
  • Atos IT Challenge 2020 – Global A.I. Champion & Only Asian Finalist (Read more)

Partnerships

The cornerstone of Asia Pacific University’s success is the value placed on strong relationships with partner universities and leading industry players globally. APU’s strategic and corporate partnerships support the university’s involvement in the industry and commercial growth, which improves the quality of research and education they provide to students.

The student’s qualifications are recognised around the world, which enables the students to transfer to other globally renowned institutions. APU’s university placement assists students who wish to transfer into the second year or final year degree programmes with collaborating universities in the UK, US, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and South America.

APU has established several joint ventures to provide the institution with distribution and support channels for commercialised homegrown innovations across the region.

The university also collaborates with leading global IT companies such as Microsoft, Rational Rose, Prometric, EC Council, eAct Technologies, EPSON, etc. These strategic partnerships ensure that students are exposed to the best and latest technologies.

Through these partnerships, APU helps students to fully realise their potential and develop industry-leading solutions.

Ranking

Top Private University in Malaysia

APU is among the Highest Rated Emerging Universities in Malaysia, being rated 5-STAR (Excellent Rating) under the latest SETARA Ratings by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), the Asia Pacific University has maintained this “Excellent” Rating consecutively in the SETARA 2011, 2013, 2017 as well as in the latest ratings announced on 18th Dec 2020. The SETARA rating system measures the performance of teaching and learning in universities in Malaysia.

APU is ranked as:

  • The Top 10 Private Universities in the latest QS Asia University Rankings 2021.
  • Number 1 for International Students, No.1 for & Inbound Exchange, and is amongst the Top 50 Universities for International Faculty.
  • Top 350 Universities in the QS Asia University Rankings 2021.
  • 5-Stars in 4 categories of the QS Stars Ratings – Teaching, Employability, Facilities and Inclusiveness.

Unrivalled Rankings Globally

100% Employability (achievement for 2 consecutive years)
According to the latest Annual Graduate Tracer Study by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, 100% of APU graduates were employed by Graduation. The APU Career Centre connects and engages with over 10,000 Employers to ensure that graduates are highly employed in both local and international corporations, as it closely supports the students in both internship and career placement activities. To date, over 50,000 alumni have embarked on their careers worldwide.

 

First 4 in Asia to obtain Full Accreditation by IFoA
APU’s BSc (Hons) Actuarial Studies is Fully Accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), UK with Block Exemption in the new IFoA curriculum. Furthermore, APU’s Actuarial Studies programme is also recognised by the Society of Actuaries (SOA), USA that will prepare students for all the six preliminary exams in the new SOA curriculum. Read more

 

CFA Institute University Affiliation Program for Banking & Finance Students
APU’s participation in this Affiliation Program prepares students for the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation, which is among the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world. It is also an indicator that the syllabus of the Banking & Finance programme at APU is closely related to professional practice, as it also prepares students to sit for the CFA examinations. In addition, through participation in this program, APU is eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year. Read more 

 

Chartered Management Institute (CMI): CMI Dual Accreditation
For Undergraduate and Postgraduate in Business & Management Degrees, students will have the exciting opportunity of enrolling for the APU-CMI Dual Certification by registering for qualification through APU. APU Students will become CMI Affiliate Members for the duration of their course and will be eligible for the benefits listed here. Read more

 

ACSSB Membership (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
APU is among the few institutions in Malaysia that are Members of AACSB. AACSB International is a global association of leaders in education and business dedicated to supporting and advancing quality business education worldwide.

 

IIA Academic Awareness Program (Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Global)
APU’s BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Internal Audit is now listed as IIA Academic Awareness Program University and APU is the first University from Malaysia to be recognized by IIA Global. The recognition from IIA Global is a testament to the quality of the programmes at APU. Read more

Benefits

Dual Degree From De Montfort University, UK

APU’s partnership with De Montfort University, United Kingdom now enables students to be awarded Dual Awards.

Separate degree certificates from each institution will be awarded which enhances the teaching and learning experiences, and will also exponentially expand global career prospects for graduates.

Upon graduation, students will receive 2 Degree Certificates & Transcripts: 1 from APU, Malaysia, and 1 from DMU, UK.

Both degrees are recognized locally & internationally.

The APU-DMU Dual Degree Programmes are offered under an approved collaboration in accordance with the QAA UK Quality Code for Higher Education for the Assurance of Academic Quality and Standards in Higher Education as published by the United Kingdom Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

This builds upon the renowned & reputed degrees that APU has been offering. Students now have an added advantage to pursue their tertiary education at APU, Malaysia with amazing future opportunities and global recognition.

Specialised Programs

APU offers highly specialised programs that are developed in collaboration with leading industry players from around the world. This ensures your degree helps you to be prepared for the future by teaching the skills for tomorrow, today.

The university is a leading pioneer in offering future-focused programs in key fields that are well-positioned to leverage fast-growing industries such as Cybersecurity, Financial Technology, Media, Psychology and Information Technology.

Application Based Learning

APU’s curriculum is developed with a unique blend of theoretical and practical know modules. You are exposed to real-world scenarios where you learn application-based learning that helps you to prepare better for the globally changing workplace.

The lecturers at the Asia Pacific University are well known for being friendly, approachable and helpful. Students are assigned mentors which help them guide them throughout their academic years and helps them enjoy their university experience as well.

Programs

Application Fees

Description Fees
Visa Application Fee US$ 600.00
Post Arrival Processing Fee US$ 255.00
Registration and Admissions Fee US$ 1,165.00
Library Deposit (Refundable) US$ 125.00
Personal Bond (Refundable) US$ 255.00
TOTAL US$ 2,325.00

Foundation program Fees

Program Total Fee Time
Foundation (Business & Finance) US$ 6,560.00 12 Months
Foundation (Computing & Technology) US$ 6,560.00 12 Months
Foundation (Design) US$ 6,560.00 12 Months
Foundation (Engineering) US$ 6,720.00 12 Months

Diploma program Fees

Program Yearly Fee Time
Diploma in Business with Information Technology US$ 6,000.00 2.0 Years
Diploma in Business Administration US$ 6,000.00 2.0 Years
Diploma in Accounting US$ 6,000.00 2.0 Years
APIIT Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering US$ 6,000.00 2.5 Years
APIIT Diploma in Design & Media US$ 6,000.00 2.0 Years
APIIT Diploma in International Studies US$ 6,000.00 2.0 Years
Diploma in Information & Communications Technology US$ 6,000.00 2.0 Years
Diploma in Information & Communications Technology with a specialism in Software Engineering US$ 6,000.00 2.0 Years
Diploma in Information & Communications Technology with a specialism in Data Informatics US$ 6,000.00 2.0 Years
Diploma in Information & Communications Technology with a specialism in Interactive Technology US$ 6,000.00 2.0 Years

Business program Fees

Program Yearly Fee Time
BA (Hons) in Business Management US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BA (Hons) in Business Management with a specialism in E-Business US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BA (Hons) in Business Management with a specialism in Digital Leadership US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BA (Hons) Human Resource Management US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BA (Hons) in International Business Management US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BA (Hons) in Marketing Management US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BA (Hons) in Marketing Management with a specialism in Digital Marketing US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BA (Hons) in Tourism Management US$ 7,330.00 3 Years

Computing & IT program Fees

Program Yearly Fee Time
BSc (Hons) in Information Technology US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Information System Security US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Cloud Computing US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Network Computing US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Mobile Technology US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Internet of Things (IoT) US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Digital Transformation US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Financial Technology (FinTech) US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Business Information Systems US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BSc (Hons) in Computer Science US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BSc (Hons) in Computer Science with a specialism in Data Analytics US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BSc (Hons) in Computer Science with a specialism in Digital Forensics US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BSc (Hons) in Computer Science (Cyber Security) US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) (Intelligent Systems) US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Technology US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Technology with a specialism in VR/AR US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BSc (Hons) in Computer Games Development US$ 7,330.00 3 Years

Engineering program Fees

Program Yearly Fee Time
Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronic Engineering with Honours US$ 7,330.00 4 Years
Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunication Engineering with Honours US$ 7,330.00 4 Years
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering with Honours US$ 7,330.00 4 Years
Bachelor of Computer Engineering with Honours US$ 7,330.00 4 Years
Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering with Honours US$ 7,330.00 4 Years

Design program Fees

Program Yearly Fee Time
BA (Hons) in Industrial Design US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BA (Hons) in Visual Effects US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BA (Hons) in Animation US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BA (Hons) in Digital Advertising US$ 7,330.00 3 Years

Accounting & Finance program Fees

Program Yearly Fee Time
BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Forensic Accounting US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Taxation US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Forex and Investments US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Internal Audit US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with a specialism in Financial Technology US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with a specialism in Investment and Risk Management US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Actuarial Studies​ US$ 7,330.00 3 Years

Media & Communication program Fees

Program Yearly Fee Time
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Media and Communication Studies US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
BA (Hons) in International Relations US$ 7,330.00 3 Years
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology US$ 7,330.00 3 Years

Accommodation

On-Campus Accommodation

On-Campus Accommodation is located within APU’s Campus in Technology Park, Malaysia. The Accommodation is equipped with 24/7 security and access card control. Students staying in the Accommodation will have access to the campus facilities directly, such as the SweatZone, Residence Lounge and more.

There are four types of accommodation, with different room options within:

Option 1: En-Suite Rooms With Common Kitchen
Common  Facilities: A common pantry is available on each floor, equipped with a stove, microwave oven and refrigerator. All rooms have attached bathrooms equipped with water heaters, bathroom mirrors with shelves and towel racks. Self Service Laundry Facilities are available on a Pay as you use basis.

Room Codes

  • [ OSP ] – Super Premium
  • [ OP ] – Premium
  • [ OD ] – Deluxe
  • [ OC ] – Compact


Option 2: Two Rooms Unit With Kitchen
Common Facilities: A Common Kitchen is available in the two-room unit equipped with a stove, microwave oven and refrigerator. All Rooms have attached bathrooms equipped with water heaters, bathroom mirrors with shelves and towel racks. The common shared area is cleaned twice a week. Self Service Laundry Facilities are available on a Pay as you use basis.

Room Codes:

  • [ OCTS ] – Super Premium ++
  • [ OCTP ] – Premium ++


Option 3: Dual Key – Premium Rooms With Pantry & Sharing Amenities
Common Facilities: These units are furnished with a premium finish with a commonly shared pantry. Each unit has 2 Rooms with a common area that has access to a separate Toilet, a Separate Shower, and a Separate Sink with a Mirror to be shared by 4 students in Twin Rooms or by 2 students in Single Rooms. The unit has a common pantry equipped with a bar table and a microwave oven, electrical kettle, refrigerator, shelves and ironing board. The shower area is equipped with a water heater and towel racks. A Common Kitchen is also available on each floor, equipped with a stove, microwave oven and refrigerator. Self Service Laundry Facilities are available on a Pay as you use basis. 

Room Codes:

  • [ OCD ] – Dual Key Premium Rooms


Option 4: Apartment With Kitchen – 5 Rooms In An Apartment
Common Facilities: A Common Kitchen is available at each apartment and is equipped with a stove, microwave oven and refrigerator. All Rooms have attached bathrooms equipped with water heaters, bathroom mirrors with shelves and towel racks. The common shared area is cleaned twice a week. Self Service Laundry Facilities are available on a Pay as you use basis.

Room Codes:

  • [ OCAP ] – Premium Room In Apartment
  • [ OCAS ] – Deluxe Room In Apartment
Type Rates
[OCDT] Twin Room Approx 230-250 Sq. Ft. - with extra storage spaces) RM 720.00
[OP2] En-Suite Single (210+ Sq. Ft.) RM 840.00
[OC] En-Suite Single (120+ Sq. Ft.) RM 850.00
[OCAS2] En-Suite Twin (180+ Sq. Ft.) RM 880.00
[OSP3] En-Suite Twin (200+ Sq. Ft. - Room with fridge & extra storage spaces) RM 890.00
[OSP2] En-Suite Twin (225+ Sq. Ft. - Large room with fridge) RM 920.00
[OD] En-Suite Single (125+ Sq. Ft.) RM 950.00
[OP1] En-Suite Single (130+ Sq. Ft.) RM 1,010.00
[OCAS1] En-Suite Single (145+ Sq. Ft.) RM 1,050.00
[OCAP] En-Suite Single (150+ Sq. Ft.) RM 1,080.00
[OSP1] En-Suite Single (150+ Sq. Ft. - Larger room with fridge and table lamp) RM 1,120.00
[OCTP] En-Suite Single (180+ Sq. Ft.) RM 1,300.00
[OSP] En-Suite Single (170+ Sq. Ft. - Extra large room with fridge, table lamp and extra storage spaces) RM 1,350.00
[OCDS] Single Room Approx 230-250 Sq. Ft. - with extra storage spaces) RM 1,350.00
[OCTS] En-Suite Single (220+ Sq. Ft. - Extra large room with fridge and table lamp) RM 1,490.00

FAQ's

Asia Pacific University (APU) Malaysia has the following intakes scheduled for 2021: MarchApril, May, September & November. You can find out which intake you can join at depending on the program you are planning to enroll for. Get in touch with us to know more.

Asia pacific University (APU) does not charge any application fees.

You can easily apply to Asia Pacific University (APU) Malaysia via the online application system here.

APU Online Application is absolutely free. You will be able to get

  • Offer of admission
  • Student visa details
  • Fee details
  • Scholarship details
  • Accommodation details

You can apply easily and your application will be handled by a dedicated admissions advisor.

Asia Pacific University (APU) Malaysia is ranked as a 5 Star rated University in Malaysia by the Ministry of Higher Education, Government of Malaysia.

APU ranks as one of the most premier universities in the region and offers unrivaled programs in Business, Computing, Technology, Engineering, Accounting, Finance, and many more fields.

Yes. Asia Pacific University (APU) Malaysia offers scholarships for local as well as international students. 

For International students, APU offers up to 40% scholarships, depending on the academic results. Testimonials and Certificates of Achievements will be an added advantage.

The admissions deadline at Asia Pacific University (APU) Malaysia is around 1 to 2 months before the intake starts. 

This is so because it takes about 1 month time to apply for your student visa and complete the processing.

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