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Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Campus setting Urban
Living cost US$ 360 per month
Student population Large
International students 40%
Institution type Private

About Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) is a premier educational institution with more than four decades of excellence in providing quality and affordable education. Known then as Tunku Abdul Rahman College (TAR College) since its inception in 1969, the institution had been upgraded to University College in 2013. With the upgrading, TAR UC is able to offer Bachelor degree and Postgraduate programmes. TAR UC receives subsidy/grant from the Government which enables the University College to provide affordable education to all Malaysians.

Today, TAR UC has a thriving student population of 28,000 pursuing more than 100 programmes of studies in a wide spectrum of disciplines at four purpose-built campuses in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor and Perak as well as two faculty branches in Pahang and Sabah.

TAR UC is supported by six faculties in the delivery of undergraduate degree programmes, namely the Faculty of Applied Sciences (FOAS), Faculty of Computing and Information Technology (FOCS), Faculty of Accountancy, Finance and Business (FAFB), Faculty of Engineering (FOEN), Faculty of Built Environment (FOBE) and Faculty of Social Science, Arts and Humanities (FSAH). There is also the Centre for Pre-University Studies and our latest Centre, the Centre for Postgraduate Studies and Research which offers Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science (Life Sciences) and Master of Science (Physical Science).

TAR UC has become well-recognised both locally and internationally among the academic fraternity and professional bodies. As an institution that is well-regarded by the industries for its high academic standards and well-trained graduates, TAR UC counts some of the national leaders, successful entrepreneurs and professionals among its 190,000 alumni.

Campus information

TAR UC Kuala Lumpur Main Campus, located at Jalan Genting Kelang, Setapak, sprawls across an area of 186 acres. Marrying nature with modernity, the flagship campus affords students the lush greenery enhanced by gazebos, pergola and landscaped parks, as well as state-of-the-art facilities that promote an inspiring and unique learning experience.

Here’s a list of facilities which can be found at TAR UC 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
  • TARC Incubator

The Kuala Lumpur Main Campus is located at Jalan Genting Kelang, Setapak. It is about 8km from the city of Kuala Lumpur. Occupying an area of 186 acres, the campus design and environment are very conducive for study and for relaxation. The undulating and hilly nature of the campus consisting of multi-level grounds has been preserved to blend with the natural surroundings.

Commuting is similarly convenient with public transport like Light Rail Transit (LRT), highways and middle-ring roads providing easy accessibility to the campus. Major shopping complexes like Jaya Jusco, Carrefour, Giant, Wangsa Walk, KL Festival City and places of interest like the National Zoo, Batu Caves, Royal Selangor Pewter and Lake Titiwangsa are within the vicinity. The local area also has much to offer with the variety of Chinese, Malay, Indian, Thai and Western food.

Accommodation

The University College has a 10-blocks of 5-storey hostel accommodation located within the campus. The hostel accommodation is on twin-sharing basis and equipped with beds, wardrobes, study tables and chairs. Facilities available are air-conditioned study rooms with internet service, convenience & stationery shop, cafeteria, launderette, water dispensers, ATM, public telephones and parking facilities for vehicles. There is also a 24-hour security service.

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

Any international students who are interested in the on-campus hostel accommodation are required to complete and send the Hostel Application Form to the International Student Office as soon as possible, as the hostel rooms are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

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

Additional info

PENANG BRANCH CAMPUS
77, Lorong Lembah Permai Tiga, 
11200 Tanjong Bungah, 
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. 
Tel: (6)04-8995230 Fax: (6)04-8998219 
Email: penang@mail.tarc.edu.my

PERAK BRANCH CAMPUS 
Jalan Kolej, Taman Bandar Baru, 
31900 Kampar, Perak, Malaysia. 
Tel: (6)05-4660388, 4668012/3 
Fax: (6)05-4660390 
Email: perak@mail.tarc.edu.my

JOHOR BRANCH CAMPUS
Jalan Segamat / Labis 
85000 Segamat, Johor, Malaysia. 
Tel: (6)07-9270801/3 Fax: (6)07-9270802 
Email: johor@mail.tarc.edu.my

PAHANG BRANCH CAMPUS
P37, Jalan Bayu 1, 
Taman Seri Bayu, 
28600 Karak, Pahang, Malaysia. 
Tel: (6)09-5738171/2/3 Fax: (6)09-573 8100
Email: pahang@mail.tarc.edu.my

SABAH FACULTY BRANCH 
Lot 1, Ground Floor, 
Pusat Dagangan Donggongon, 
89500 Jalan Sapau, 
Donggongon, 
Penampang, Sabah 
Tel: (6)088-718481,718482 Fax: (6)088-718486 
Email: sabah@mail.tarc.edu.my

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Courses available 107

Accounting and Finance 9 Agriculture & Related Subjects 1 Applied and Pure Sciences 15 Architecture, Building & Planning 8 Business and Management 18 Computer Science and IT 18 Creative Arts & Design 4 Engineering 13 Hotel Management & Hospitality 8 Humanities & Social Sciences 4 Mass Communication & Media 13 MBA 1 Sports Science 2

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