Universiti Kuala Lumpur

Study Abroad in Malaysia at Universiti Kuala Lumpur for 1 or 2 Semesters

The Universiti Kuala Lumpur offers one of the largest course offerings among all our host universities. Students may choose from more than 140 study majors and study on 12 different campuses spread across Malaysia, all taught in English by some of the best lecturers in Asia. Apply now and study at one of the best universities worldwide, but be aware that study placements are very limited.

Program Overview


Spring (Feb – June),
Summer (Jul – Sep),
Autumn (Sep – Jan)

Max credits

ca. 30 ECTS /
18 US credits

Program content

Lectures, Excursions

Levels of study

Foundation, Bachelor, Diploma, Master, Doctoral


tuition fee /semester application fee

Study Fields

More than 140 study Fields

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Largest technopreneur University in Malaysia

Ranked #6

best university in Malaysia


course offering in Malaysia

Campuses in Downtown Kuala Lumpur

Semester Dates

SUMMER 2024*

AUTUMN 2024*

SPRING 2025*

SUMMER 2025*

You may apply for semesters in the upcoming years already.

*) Small changes possible

Program Highlights

  • Study intriguing courses from more than 140 study programs

  • Study in the center of Kuala Lumpur

  • Improve your English skills in a country where it’s widely spoken

  • Enjoy the cultural diversity in the multicultural melting pot of Malaysia

  • Meet new people from all over the world and build an international network


Universiti Kuala Lumpur is the right choice for those who want to study at the biggest private technopreneur university in Malaysia. The courses reflect the international standards, and hundreds of companies worldwide have found that the UniKL offers unrivaled opportunities.

Studying at Universiti Kuala Lumpur is for you if…

  • You’re a university student looking for new challenges
  • You want to be able to choose among hundreds of courses to expand your knowledge
  • You want to improve your English and intercultural communication skills
  • You want to get to know life and culture in the center of one of Kuala Lumpur
  • You want to network with people from all over the world.

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Q: How do I select my courses? A: You should select the courses in the UNIKL application form that you submit as one of the attachments with your application. You can still change your course selections during the registration period at the beginning of your semester.

Q: Can I choose courses from several different faculties? A: Yes! While you’re advised to choose the faculty that best matches your current major, you’re still able to choose courses from several faculties if you wish. Furthermore, please make sure that all courses are taught on the same Campus.

Q: What study level are the courses at UniKL? A: At Universiti Kuala Lumpur, you can choose among foundation, bachelor, master and post graduate-level courses.

Q: Are the courses organized in English? A: Yes! The official teaching language is English, and you attend the same courses as other international and local students.

Q: Do I need to have an English language certificate? A: You need an English language certificate either for the student visa.

Q: What is the required course attendance? A: The official course attendance requirement is 80 %.

Q: When do the exams take place? A: Exams are included in the semester dates, and they take place in the middle and at the end of the semester.

Q: What type of visa do I need to have to study in Malaysia? A: You will have to apply first for an eVAL, then for a Single-Entry Visa, and finally start the process for your Student Pass as the last step of your registration period at the beginning of the semester.

Q: When can I apply for my visa? A: You can apply for your eVAL as soon as you receive the Official Offer Letter from Universiti Kuala Lumpur. You will usually receive this approximately 3 months before the semester starts.

Q: Can I travel outside of Malaysia during the semester? A: Yes, but only after your Student Pass has been processed. The process usually takes 2-4 weeks, so we don’t recommend planning any trips outside Malaysia before your mid-term holiday. Read our general visa instructions here.

Q: Is there on-campus accommodation available at Universiti Kuala Lumpur? A: Yes, UniKL is proud to offer the highest standard in their student accommodation.

Q: Where and how can I find suitable accommodation options independently? A: You can simply scroll through Facebook groups. However, big operators such as Airbnb offer great options as well. Read our accommodation tips here.

Q: How can I get to the campus? A: Download the Grab taxi application to your phone. It’s the safest, cheapest, and easiest way to travel in Kuala Lumpur.

Q: Do I need insurance? A: Yes, insurance is a requirement for the student visa. You can either purchase one through EMGS during the eVAL application or purchase any similar insurance independently. See our recommended travel insurance providers. Please note that you must bring your insurance certificate in English for the Student Pass processing.

Q: Which extra fees do I have to pay on top of the tuition fee? A: On top of the tuition fee, we charge an application fee of 75 EUR. When calculating your budget, please also take into account flightsaccommodation, and other costs of living.

Q: What are the costs of living in Malaysia? Kuala Lumpur has been voted the most affordable city in the world for a student. The real costs will depend on your lifestyle. Find a list of general living costs here. Read more about budgeting your study abroad semester.

Q: I need to have my learning agreement/certificate of enrollment signed. What should I do? A: Please fill out the document and send it to info@asiaexchange.org.

Q: When will I receive my Official Acceptance Letter? The official letter of acceptance (Offer Letter) will be sent to you by email 2–3 months before the semester starts. You will need this for your eVAL application. You cannot apply for eVAL with the initial acceptance letter from Asia Exchange.

Q: When will I receive my Transcript of Records? The university prepares and sends the Academic Records, usually within 1-2 months after the end of the semester. Still, you can already see your grades in the online student portal before that. The university will inform you when the grades are online.

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