Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation UCTI


The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is amongst Malaysia’s Premier Private Universities, and is where a unique fusion of technology, innovation and creativity works effectively towards preparing professional 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 international and international levels. 

Soaring Upwards - APU awarded 5-STAR Excellent Rating at SETARA 2017​

APU was announced as among the Highest Rated Emerging Universities in Malaysia, being rated at 5-STAR (EXCELLENT Rating) under the SETARA 2017 Ratings by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). APU has maintained this Excellent Rating in the SETARA 2011, 2013 and now in 2017. SETARA 2017 5-Star Rating was presented by the Minister of Higher Education Malaysia.

5-STARS for APU at QS Stars Rating 2017

Asia Pacific University (APU) received international recognition by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) in 2017 with APU being awarded 5-Star in four categories of the QS Stars Rating - Teaching, Employability, Facilities and Inclusiveness. The QS Stars rating measures achievements of universities worldwide.

QS Stars is a international rating system which allows students to better understand an institution’s qualities, looking at everything from the employability of graduates, to sports facilities and community engagement.

APU is an "Premier Digital Tech University" - MDEC

APU was awarded the Premier Digital Tech University status by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). APU is recognized for its commitment in offering top-notch digital technology courses and ensuring our highly-skilled graduates continue to flourish and fill future digital job demands locally and globally. Premier Digital Tech University status was awarded by the Minister of Higher Education Malaysia.

Originally established as the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) in 1993 and 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.

Premier Digital Tech Universities and Preferred Digital Tech Polytechnics (PDTIs) are Malaysia’s leading digital tech-focused tertiary institutions. The PDTIs have a proven track record in producing high quality graduates for digital tech-based high value jobs, via cutting-edge research and education policies, strong industry linkages, and career development and placement services.

Borne out of a collaboration between MDEC, the Ministry of Education Malaysia and industry leaders, the PDTIs deliver end-to-end solutions to ensure that future graduates are propelled into becoming dynamic members of an innovation-driven and knowledge-powered Malaysia.

A Truly International Community -  12,000 Students from over 130 Countries

With an international student community of more than 12,000 students from more than 130 countries studying in its Malaysian campus, APU offers a truly cosmopolitan learning environment which prepares students well for the global challenges which lie ahead. APU offers a wide range of degrees with Technology as a common core. It is APU’s aim to nurture and encourage innovation through our programmes, with the intention of producing individuals who will learn, adapt and think differently in new and better ways.

You work hard to obtain the Degree. We work hard to get you Worldwide Recognition.

The Asia Pacific University has and always will, continue to develop and deliver its academic programmes through unique and well-established international partnerships and Qualifications gained from APU truly meet international quality standards.

Asia Pacific University (APU) is a member of The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). One of the world's first international university network, the ACU has more than 500 member institutions in over 50 countries.

APU’s achievements bear testimony to our commitment to excellence in higher education and training, as well as innovative research and development and commercialization. APU is certified to the internationally recognised ISO9001:2008 standards by SIRIM QAS International. The Scope of the certification covers core and support procedures and processes in the provision of programmes and services for undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Besides, being awarded the MSC Malaysia status for Institutions of Higher Learning is a recognition and testimony of APU’s contribution to Malaysia’s Digital Economy through IT professionals with industry relevant and immediately employable skills upon graduation. In 2017, APU is also recognized as one of the Premier Digital Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), in which the university is now open to more opportunities from the government and the industry through exclusive collaborations, internship and job placements etc.

Through our network of APIIT Education Group branch campuses established in Sri Lanka and India, APU also reaches out to young aspiring professionals in these countries, providing them with a unique opportunity of experiencing international best practices in higher education using curricula, processes, resources and systems which have been developed in Malaysia. APU’s academic programmes are approved by the Ministry of Education of Malaysia and the qualifications are accredited, or provisionally accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).


Nurturing Professional for Global Careers

Just like the beautiful country in which we are located, APU is a rich blend of traditional and modern styles. We have developed a singular character to embrace those things that set us apart. We pride ourselves on the quality of both our teaching and research as well as having a unique living and learning environment.

Asia Pacific University (APU) provides access to world-class resources across a wide range of disciplines. This translates into industry-ready skills and a competitive edge for graduates.

You work hard to obtain the Degree. We work hard to get you Worldwide Recognition.

Employers are demanding that graduates not just have qualifications, but also have the experience and ability to contribute to the workplace. To meet these demands, APU develops programmes and partnerships with academic and industry partners, with a heavy focus on applied learning. This helps to ensure that the skills and knowledge taught at APU are up-to-date and are high in demand.

Our courses are approved by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia and are fully or provisionally accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). All of our programmes are quality assured by an International Advisory Panel (IAP) whose members include representatives from our international partner universities and industry and technology leaders in the private sector.

Learning for Employability

Employers look for qualified people who have the technical know-how and the ability to communicate, work in teams and other personal skills.

At APU, our programmes are developed to provide you not only with interesting and stimulating modules to develop your mind, but also to enhance your knowledge and skills and increase your ability to compete for that dream job. You also need to possess the ability to learn, develop and adapt. Much of what is current knowledge will soon be out-of-date and the reality is that to succeed you need to be adaptable and innovative.

We achieve this through the:

  1. Innovation through the design of curriculum, the module content and the learning approaches.
  2. Integration through developing your capabilities to interrelate knowledge and to work in multidisciplinary teams.
  3. Information through developing your knowledge and also your abilities to communicate effectively and persuasively.
  4. Interactivity through the use of group work to develop your teamwork skills and through the use of technology to achieve interactivity of devices and people.
  5. Imagination in relation to new products, ideas, applications and solutions.

Undergraduate Studies

The Bachelor (Hons) degree programmes at APU provide a range of disciplines in the areas of Information Technology, Business, Actuarial Studies, Banking & Finance, Accounting, Engineering and Media, as well as Computer Games Development and Web Media Technology. All programmes are conducted based on real world learning approaches and curriculum design that focus on enhancing your employability upon graduation.

Area of Studies:

  • Computing, Technology & Games Development
  • Engineering
  • Business, Management, Marketing, Tourism & Media
  • Accounting, Banking, Finance and Actuarial
  • Design, Advertising & Animation

Masters Degree Programmes

APU offers the following Master Degree programmes, which are as follows:

  • Master of Technology Management
  • MSc in Information Technology Management
  • MSc in Software Engineering
  • Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence
  • Master of Science in Cyber Security
  • MSc in Data Science and Business Analytics
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration (Euro Asia Business)
  • Master of Science in International Business Communications
  • Master of Science in Global Marketing Management
  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Accounting in Forensic Analysis
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Project Management
  • Master of Philosophy in Engineering
  • Master of Philosophy in Management
  • Master of Science in Computing

Doctor of Philosophy Programmes

APU offers the following Doctor of Philosophy programmes, which are as follows:

  • PhD in Computing
  • PhD in Technology
  • PhD in Engineering
  • PhD in Management
  • PhD in Finance

International Students

Leaving your home for another country can be both exciting and challenging!!!

You're excited about the possibilities that a new place brings-education, friends, working toward a career. With an international student community of more than 12,000 students from more than 130 countries studying in the Malaysian campus, APU offers a truly cosmopolitan learning environment which prepares students well for the global challenges which lie ahead. APU offers a wide range of degrees with Technology as a common core. It is APU’s aim to nurture and encourage innovation through our programs, with the intention of producing individuals who will learn, adapt and think differently in new and better ways.

Being a university student can be one of your most exciting expeditions. At APU, we build fun and creativity into regular based learning both inside and outside the classroom. Higher education opens up a world of new ideas, intellectual growth, social, sporting and cultural activities, new adventures and the building of lifelong friendships. Here at APU with more than 40 clubs and societies, student life is lively and unique.  We support you to take the time to explore not only the educational experiences but also the wide range of social, sporting and cultural activities on campus.

APU offers many opportunities to get involved in student life such as;

  • Become a member of a club or society or start your own – an ideal way to make new friends, endless entertainment and learning.
  • Make a difference by standing for election in the Students’ Representative Council.
  • Become a Student Ambassador and assist at Student Services and Marketing. Those who are selected gets hands-on experiences in working with people of diverse culture, inducing a corporate working environment in their mindset even before graduation.
  • Working While Studying. At APU, we have on-campus part-time working opportunities for students - library assistant, IT labs technical assistant, programmer, multimedia developer, and Student Ambassadors.

Besides that, the students are constantly exposed to professional and personal development workshop for free, which are designed for them to acquire the necessary skills and attribute needed to become high demand graduates at the market.

These are just a few ways for you to make your time at our university as fulfilling and exciting as possible. Having a university degree is no longer a guarantee of securing a highly-paid job, but both the experience and the ability to contribute to the organization are mainly demanded by employers.  Upon completion at APU, you are awarded a degree certificate, plus the experience and professionalism required for a successful career.

Living costs to study in Malaysia is relatively affordable compared to other countries. This is a major advantage for international students when choosing to study in Malaysia. Estimated living cost is RM 1,600 - RM 2,000 (USD 400-USD 500) per month depend on the living lifestyle of the students.

We welcome and support students from all over the country to experience an amazing experience at APU. With more than 80 programmes being offered, you can find the most suitable programme to build your dream career.


There are many options for housing while you study in Kuala Lumpur. Our Student Services provides accommodation services to help you make the right choice and find the accommodation you want. The university-managed accommodation is only for APU students and students coming with their family members need to opt for private accommodation, our staff would assist you to give you contact numbers of property agents.

Students from other states and countries may stay in the university-managed accommodation or arrange a private rental accommodation in apartments near campus.

You can find more detailed information on the accommodation options below.

  • APU On-Campus Accommodation

The APU on-campus accommodations are now operational at the APU New Campus premises. You will have access to APU's campus facilities such as Lifestyle @ Modesto's, laundrette, convenience store and a 24-hour security coverage within the campus. Students staying in the on-campus accommodation will have options to single rooms, twin-sharing or shared apartment and have access to the common pantry at each floor. 

  • APU Off-Campus Accommodation

APU provides fully-managed accommodation at a number of apartment buildings close to the campus, including Academia, Vista Komanwel, Fortune Park, Endah Promenade and Covillea Condominiums. You will have access to condominium facilities such as cafeteria, swimming pool, laundrette, convenience stores and a 24-hour security coverage. Students staying in the apartments where they occupy rooms on 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.

How much will it cost?

Rental for each student ranges between RM360 to RM1940 per month, depending on the room size and facilities provided. The rooms are lent to students on a single or twin sharing basis. Upon check-in to the accommodation students are required to pay a 2-months deposit and 1-month rental with respective cover charges. Note that rental rates may change from time to time. For off-campus accommodations, APU covers utility bills up to RM250 (USD 65) per month per apartment only for all Deluxe, Premium, Super Premium and Superior Apartments (excluding Standard Apartment). Students in On-Campus Accommodations and Standard Apartments will pay for utilities on 'Pay as you use' basis.

What can we do for you, so that you can start studying at Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation UCTI in Malaysia? – official representative of many higher education institutions abroad. We use the proven technologies of searching for academic programs and successful admission strategies, so our customers do not waste time searching for information and taking extra steps. While we are engaged in your admission, you can continue mastering a foreign language or preparing for exams.

  • We give information on studying in Malaysia for free;
  • We select the university, school, courses and academic program;
  • We prepare the correct set of documents;
  • We send the application to an educational institution;
  • We apply for scholarships/grants;
  • We help you get a student visa;
  • We organize a transfer to the door of the educational institution.

In order to get a free consultation, just fill out the form below and we will contact you during the working days!

Share with friends
Please, Call Me!