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

Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

# 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+

For admission requirements and intakes for each individual course/programme please refer to course details.

Courses available 109

Tuition and application fees

$ 2,089 - $ 20,898 per year

Estimated tuition fees as reported by the institution.

Tuition and Application Statistics
Application fee (local students) $ 20
Application fee (foreign students) $ 125
Student visa fee (foreign students) $ 501

Living cost

$ 313 per month

Average living cost in Malaysia

The amount is indicated taking into account the average cost of food, accommodation, etc in Malaysia for 2023

Costs Statistics
Food $ 125
Accommodation $ 104
Others $ 83


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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Student Testimonials

Lai Shi Xiang
Studying A Level at TAR UC is one of the best decisions I have made in my life. It has equipped me with the knowledge and skills essential for my undergraduate study. I appreciate the fact that TAR UC has complete facilities especially the library which is full of relevant academic materials.
Ong Si Qing
TAR UC’s Foundation in Science programme is really academically challenging and I feel that it has a higher standard than equivalent programmes elsewhere. I would not have been able to cope if not for the fantastic lecturers at CPUS who are very dedicated and helpful, and ever willing to guide and assist us.
Teng Yu Heng
TAR UC’s Foundation in Science is an academically rigorous programme with a very comprehensive syllabus. I have really learned a lot from the foundation programme. CPUS lecturers are simply awesome as their lessons are very clear and they never hesitate to assist us.
Ng Lai Kuan
I am pleased to have pursued the Campbell University Dual Award degree programme at TAR UC. Not only have I acquired the necessary skills and knowledge but this prospects. At TAR UC, I learn to work as part of a team, to communicate effectively with others and to develop practical skills which prepared me for integration into the global community and workforce.
Lim Zhi Khei
The highly interactive and experiential sharing sessions during classes at Coventry University made the entire learning process lively and valuable. The robust learning environment and advanced facilities provided by Coventry University enabled me to develop my potential and ideas greatly. The professional and friendly lecturers always gave their best support to me academically. I was trained to think independently and creatively. The one semester study abroad option in Coventry University had given me an enriching learning experience.
Beh Ming Cheat
Sheffield is a fantastic city to live in and most of all a university city with students of diverse background. It was a very good experience for me to study in the UK under the Dual Award Programme. I met a lot of international students from different countries and learned about their cultures and beliefs. The course structure of the programme provided me with a solid grounding in the field and a good platform to enhance my global employability. I am pleased to have obtained First Class Honours at Sheffield Hallam University.
Winson Soo Weng Shern
A-Level at CPUS of Tunku Abdul Rahman University College had prepared me well for my bachelor degree programme at NTU. The lecturers at TAR UC are very experienced, amiable, and helpful. My A-Level lecturers had motivated me to develop a positive mindset towards my studies and had helped me to discover my passion. Besides, I enjoyed using the top-notch facilities in the laboratories and library. I would definitely recommend post-SPM students to pursue pre-university studies at TAR UC.
Kong Jing How
I achieved a First Class Honours Award in Graphic Design. The experience in this Dual Award was simply amazing as I experienced different style of learning and was exposed to innovative ideas. I also gained a lot from the students and tutors of University of Salford. At University of Salford, I was able to further my knowledge by learning additional technical skills and was exposed to how industry works overseas. It truly changed my way of thinking and broadened my perspective of work.
Shareen Alvina - Bachelor of Communication (Hons) in Advertising
The best part about studying in TAR UC all these years are the opportunities that have opened so many windows for me to discover my true potential. I love the processes that have come with it. The assiduously-structured syllabus and wholesome experience have allowed me to be exposed to a variety of different concepts, situations and perspectives that have shaped me to be the individual that I am today.
Cheow Jia Jian - Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) in Information Security
Those 3 years of education in TAR UC have opened up many paths for me in my working life. Yes, to be good at what you do comes from your own effort and desire to achieve it. However, what I noticed after I graduated was the exposure, guidance and resources provided to me when I was studying this programme in TAR UC. This has definitely opened up a world of opportunities for me. The lecturers in our IT department are very resourceful. It was very important to me as I was at first hesitant to study in IT as this field is a niche field in Malaysia. However, with help from my lecturers, it stirred my interest to learn and self-motivate to achieve more, to be better at it. This has helped me to develop a positive attitude towards my studies. TAR UC has brought me to where I am today and the learning experiences I gained during my time there will forever remain with me.
Keong Le-Onn - Mechanical Engineer, Daifuku Airport Technologies
BEng (Hons) Mechanical - TAR UC (2018) Diploma in Technology (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) - TAR UC (2015) TAR UC is more than just a place to complete our tertiary education – it is where students learn to improve themselves and instill the value to contribute back to the society. I am thankful to have well-versed lecturers and tutors who have been very understanding and helpful in guiding my course mates and I throughout our diploma and undergraduate studies. Other than being a university college that provides affordable education for everyone, TAR UC is also well-equipped with all the necessary tools and equipment which helps in our learning process. For me, the most important part in learning is the journey I go through because by appreciating the process, we discover what goals are important for us to achieve. As a TARCian, I was able to appreciate my journey in learning and I believe everyone will be able to experience a meaningful journey here in TAR UC. Achievements / Testimonies 1. Merit Scholar, 2013-2018 3. President List holder, 2018/19 2. Book Prize winner, 2018/19 4. Best project award from IMechE Student Chaptern - 2018
Khoo Khay Beng - Bachelor of Accounting (Hons)
Studying in the Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) programme in TAR UC will forever be one of the greatest moments in my life. I have made great friends, experienced something more than just academic and learned more about myself and my passion. This programme is a diverse and enriching programme that has provided me with a plethora of knowledge from the various spectrum of accounting, audit and taxation. The knowledge gained helped me in developing my understanding and passion for accounting and prepared me to face the challenging working world. During my internship, I was amazed at how much I have learned and how it could be applied to real life working scenarios. I am most grateful towards the lecturers in TAR UC. They always gave their best and even provided us guidance for our external professional examinations. Like second parents, they cared about us and were willing to share with us their experience which helped me grow to become a much better person. It was a challenging four years, but the experience and results were worth it. I would highly encourage anyone to come to TAR UC and experience the student life here.
Loh Zi Xuan - Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Sports and Exercise Science
I deeply appreciate the opportunity to study the Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science programme, and also the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Sports and Exercise Science programme at TAR UC. TAR UC sport science lecturers are helpful and knowledgeable. The sport lab facilities in TAR UC are also great. Taking the Dual Award Degree Programme with Campbell University has also helped me to develop my time management skills academically and personally. The dual award has also built my self-confidence to face future challenges.
Yong Ee Ning - Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Hons) with Distinction
My years in TAR UC were productive ones and they were definitely a good memory to be cherished. Architecture is a course that is intensive but fun. The most challenging thing as an architecture student was to keep up with the workload and be well-organized for each day. I find architecture is all about looking at problems from different perspectives. The design process involves investigation of the problems via trial and error until reaching the perfect solution. As a TARCian, the one thing I would like to share about is my learning experience in TAR UC was very much enriched by its beautiful green campus, good people, good learning environment and good facilities provided. Despite affordable tuition fees, the professional and experienced lecturers’ teachings had guided me to be better in handling difficulties and challenges, which is beyond both theoretical and practical knowledge covered in the syllabus. Thank you TAR UC.
Vanice Tay Chia Ching - Bachelor of Tourism Management (Hons)
I would like to take this opportunity to show my appreciation to TAR UC for a wonderful four-year higher education experience. TAR UC’s affordability and stellar track record in producing successful graduates was the reason I chose to further my studies here. Today, my decision proved to be the right one as I’ve graduated and currently building my career in the travel industry. I appreciate what all my lecturers did for me. They were helpful, dedicated, unwavering and always encouraging us to think outside the box. Through their support, I am now a better person, more confident and ready for bigger challenges in life. I believe TAR UC is the right place for anyone looking to further their studies and build a bright career towards a promising future. I am proud to be called a TARCian!


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