Asia Pacific University (APU), Malaysia

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. 

Introduction

Asia Pacific University

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 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 USD 600
Post Arrival Processing Fee USD 255
Registration and Admissions Fee USD 1,165
Library Deposit (Refundable) USD 125
Personal Bond (Refundable) USD 255
Total USD 2,325

Undergraduate & Postgraduate Programs

School Program Total Fees Duration
Foundation Foundation (Business & Finance) USD 6,560 1 Year
Foundation Foundation (Computing & Technology) USD 6,560 1 Year
Foundation Foundation (Design) USD 6,560 1 Year
Foundation Foundation (Engineering) USD 6,720 1 Year
Diploma Diploma in Business with Information Technology USD 12,000 2.0 Years
Diploma Diploma in Business Administration USD 12,000 2.0 Years
Diploma Diploma in Accounting USD 12,000 2.0 Years
Diploma APIIT Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering USD 12,000 2.5 Years
Diploma APIIT Diploma in Design & Media USD 12,000 2.0 Years
Diploma APIIT Diploma in International Studies USD 12,000 2.0 Years
Diploma Diploma in Information & Communications Technology USD 12,000 2.0 Years
Diploma Diploma in Information & Communications Technology with a specialism in Software Engineering USD 12,000 2.0 Years
Diploma Diploma in Information & Communications Technology with a specialism in Data Informatics USD 12,000 2.0 Years
Diploma Diploma in Information & Communications Technology with a specialism in Interactive Technology USD 12,000 2.0 Years
Business BA (Hons) in Business Management USD 22,615 3 Years
Business BA (Hons) in Business Management with a specialism in E-Business USD 22,615 3 Years
Business BA (Hons) in Business Management with a specialism in Digital Leadership USD 22,615 3 Years
Business BA (Hons) Human Resource Management USD 22,615 3 Years
Business BA (Hons) in International Business Management USD 22,615 3 Years
Business BA (Hons) in Marketing Management USD 22,615 3 Years
Business BA (Hons) in Marketing Management with a specialism in Digital Marketing USD 22,615 3 Years
Business BA (Hons) in Tourism Management USD 22,615 3 Years
Information Technology BSc (Hons) in Information Technology USD 22,615 3 Years
Information Technology BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Information System Security USD 22,615 3 Years
Information Technology BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Cloud Computing USD 22,615 3 Years
Information Technology BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Network Computing USD 22,615 3 Years
Information Technology BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Mobile Technology USD 22,615 3 Years
Information Technology BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Internet of Things (IoT) USD 22,615 3 Years
Information Technology BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Digital Transformation USD 22,615 3 Years
Information Technology BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Financial Technology (FinTech) USD 22,615 3 Years
Information Technology BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Business Information Systems USD 22,615 3 Years
Information Technology BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering USD 22,615 3 Years
Information Technology BSc (Hons) in Computer Science USD 22,615 3 Years
Information Technology BSc (Hons) in Computer Science with a specialism in Data Analytics USD 22,615 3 Years
Information Technology BSc (Hons) in Computer Science with a specialism in Digital Forensics USD 22,615 3 Years
Information Technology BSc (Hons) in Computer Science (Cyber Security) USD 22,615 3 Years
Information Technology Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) (Intelligent Systems) USD 22,615 3 Years
Information Technology BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Technology USD 22,615 3 Years
Information Technology BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Technology with a specialism in VR/AR USD 22,615 3 Years
Information Technology BSc (Hons) in Computer Games Development USD 22,615 3 Years
Engineering Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronic Engineering with Honours USD 30,230 4 Years
Engineering Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunication Engineering with Honours USD 30,230 4 Years
Engineering Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering with Honours USD 30,230 4 Years
Engineering Bachelor of Computer Engineering with Honours USD 30,230 4 Years
Engineering Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering with Honours USD 30,230 4 Years
Accounting & Finance BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance USD 22,615 3 Years
Accounting & Finance BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Forensic Accounting USD 22,615 3 Years
Accounting & Finance BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Taxation USD 22,615 3 Years
Accounting & Finance BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Forex and Investments USD 22,615 3 Years
Accounting & Finance BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Internal Audit USD 22,615 3 Years
Accounting & Finance Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) USD 22,615 3 Years
Accounting & Finance Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with a specialism in Financial Technology USD 22,615 3 Years
Accounting & Finance Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with a specialism in Investment and Risk Management USD 22,615 3 Years
Accounting & Finance Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Actuarial Studies​ USD 22,615 3 Years
Design BA (Hons) in Industrial Design USD 22,615 3 Years
Design BA (Hons) in Visual Effects USD 22,615 3 Years
Design BA (Hons) in Animation USD 22,615 3 Years
Design BA (Hons) in Digital Advertising USD 22,615 3 Years
Media Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Media and Communication Studies USD 22,615 3 Years
Media BA (Hons) in International Relations USD 22,615 3 Years
Media Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology USD 22,615 3 Years
Masters MSc in Software Engineering USD 9,315 1+ Years
Masters Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence USD 9,315 1+ Years
Masters Master of Science in Cyber Security USD 9,315 1+ Years
Masters MSc in Data Science and Business Analytics USD 9,315 1+ Years
Masters MSc in Information Technology Management USD 9,315 1+ Years
Masters Master of Technology Management USD 9,315 1+ Years
Masters Master of Business Administration USD 9,315 1+ Years
Masters Master of Business Administration (Euro Asia Business) USD 9,315 1+ Years
Masters Master of Science in International Business Communications USD 9,315 1+ Years
Masters Master of Science in Global Marketing Management USD 9,315 1+ Years
Masters Master of Project Management USD 9,315 1+ Years
Masters Master of Accounting USD 9,315 1+ Years
Masters Master of Accounting in Forensic Analysis USD 9,315 1+ Years
Masters Master of Finance USD 9,315 1+ Years
Masters Master of Finance with a specialism in FinTech USD 9,315 1+ Years
Masters Master of Philosophy in Engineering USD 9,315 1+ Years
Masters Master of Philosophy in Management USD 7,035 1+ Years
Masters Master of Science in Computing USD 7,036 1+ Years
Masters Master of Arts in Design Innovation Management USD 9,745 1+ Years
PhD PhD in Computing USD 11,250 3+ Years
PhD Doctor of Philosophy in Management USD 11,250 3+ Years
PhD PhD in Technology USD 11,250 3+ Years
PhD PhD in Finance USD 11,250 3+ Years
PhD PhD in Engineering USD 11,390 3+ Years
PhD (Online) PhD in Computing (Online Mode) USD 11,390 3+ Years
PhD (Online) PhD in Technology (Online Mode) USD 11,390 3+ Years
PhD (Online) Doctor of Philosophy in Management (Online Mode) USD 11,390 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 three types of accommodation, with different room options within:

En-Suite Rooms With Common Pantry

  • Wi-Fi (Internet)
  • Water Heater
  • Cooking
  • One-time Cover charge – USD 100

A common pantry is available on each floor and is equipped with a stove, microwave oven and refrigerator. All rooms have attached bathrooms and are equipped with water heaters, bathroom mirrors with shelves and towel racks.

 

Two Rooms Unit With Kitchen

  • Wi-Fi (Internet)
  • Water Heater
  • Cooking
  • One-time Cover charge – USD 38

A Common Kitchen is available in the two rooms unit and is equipped with a stove, microwave oven and refrigerator. All rooms have attached bathrooms and are equipped with water heaters, bathroom mirrors with shelves and towel racks.

 

Sharing Apartment With Kitchen – 5 Rooms In An Apartment

  • Wi-Fi (Internet)
  • Water Heater
  • Cooking
  • One-time Cover charge – USD 38

A Common Kitchen is available at each apartment and is equipped with a stove, microwave oven and refrigerator. All rooms have attached bathrooms and are equipped with water heaters, bathroom mirrors with shelves and towel racks.

Type Room Type Rate Per Month Cover Charge (One-time payment)
En-Suite Rooms Premium - En-Suite Twin (210+ Sqft) USD 210 USD 100
En-Suite Rooms Compact - En-Suite Single (120+ Sqft) USD 215 USD 100
5 Room Apartment Standard in Apartment - En-Suite Twin (Per Person) USD 220 USD 150
En-Suite Rooms Super Premium - En-Suite Twin (240+ Sqft - Larger room with fridge and table lamp) USD 230 USD 100
En-Suite Rooms Standard - En-Suite Single (125+ Sqft) USD 240 USD 100
En-Suite Rooms Deluxe - En-Suite Single (128+ Sqft) USD 245 USD 100
En-Suite Rooms Premium - En-Suite Single (130+ Sqft) USD 255 USD 100
5 Room Apartment Standard in Apartment - En-Suite Single USD 265 USD 150
5 Room Apartment Premium in Apartment - En-Suite Single USD 270 USD 150
En-Suite Rooms Super Premium - En-Suite Single (140+ Sqft - Larger room with fridge and table lamp) USD 280 USD 100
5 Room Apartment Super Premium in Apartment - En-Suite Single USD 295 USD 150
2 Room Unit Premium - En-Suite Single (130+ Sqft) USD 325 USD 150
2 Room Unit Super Premium - En-Suite Single (180+ Sqft - Extra large room with fridge and table lamp) USD 375 USD 150

Off-Campus Accommodation

APU provides fully managed accommodation at a number of apartment buildings close to the campus, including Endah Promenade and Fortune Park Condominiums. Students have access to condominium facilities such as a cafeteria, swimming pool, laundrette, convenience stores and 24-hour security coverage. Students staying in the apartments where they can get rooms on a single, twin or triple sharing basis and have access to kitchen facilities and common area. Each apartment has 3 to 6 bedrooms with a living room.

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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