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UOW Malaysia KDU University College

UOW Malaysia KDU University College

UOW Malaysia KDU
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Institution Details

Type of Institution

Private University

Population Size

Large

International Students

20%

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UOW Malaysia KDU is part of the University of Wollongong Australia’s global network, but has a long history of providing accessible, quality, tertiary education to Malaysia, and the surrounding regions, as KDU college and university colleges. Established in 1983, KDU was Malaysia’s first purpose-built private college that provided opportunities for Malaysian youth to pursue high-quality overseas tertiary education in a local setting. Riding on the success of the Damansara Jaya campus, a second campus in Penang was established in 1991. In August 2010, KDU College Damansara Jaya was upgraded to University College status – a reflection of its quality programs, excellent teaching facilities, and strong industry partnerships. KDU University College then moved to its new flagship campus at Utropolis Glenmarie in January 2015. Also in 2015, KDU College Penang was upgraded to University College status. Both university colleges offer a full spectrum of programs, within a contemporary learning environment utilizing state-of-the-art facilities, from Foundation through to bachelor degrees and postgraduate programs. These include programs in hospitality, tourism and culinary arts, game development and computing, communications, creative arts, business, engineering and nursing.

Through its global connections and real-world learning opportunities, KDU has nurtured many bright minds from different backgrounds, cultures and nationalities, inspiring them to make positive contributions to society. It has provided a platform for practical, impactful ideas to grow and for students to reach their potential.

As the first institution to have a purpose-built campus within a larger sustainable ecosystem and being the first to offer twinning programs in the nation, KDU has broadened opportunities for its 50,000 graduates, who have gone on to find success in a range of fields, including in careers as corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and celebrities around the globe.

In November 2018, KDU entered into a strategic partnership with UOW Global Enterprises, a wholly-owned subsidiary of University of Wollongong Australia. Subsequently, in November 2019, the name of the college and university colleges were changed to reflect the stewardship of the University of Wollongong and they are now known as UOW Malaysia KDU. The UOW Malaysia KDU college and university colleges now form an integral part of the University Wollongong Australia global network. In addition to Malaysia, the University of Wollongong’s global network extends to campuses in Australia, Dubai and Hong Kong. UOW plans to develop the UOW Malaysia KDU University Colleges at Glenmarie and Penang into universities within the next five to seven years. In addition, from January 2020 UOW Malaysia KDU will offer undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the new Batu Kawan campus, to meet the emerging needs of that region.

The University of Wollongong is committed to becoming a pre-eminent provider of higher education in Malaysia. This commitment combines UOW’s internationally recognised teaching programmes and personalised approach to students with KDU’s 36 years of experience in private tertiary education, modern campuses and vibrant, industry-focused programs. UOW’s presence in Malaysia will benefit the wider region, by producing international student growth and industry-ready graduates.

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Why Study With Us

1
INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION
UOW Malaysia KDU is part of the University of Wollongong Australia Global Network. UOW is one of the best modern universities and top two percent in the world.
2
AN AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY AT HOME IN MALAYSIA
At UOW Malaysia KDU, we bridge the gap between Australia and Asia by providing an accessible Australian study experience right here in the heart of South East Asia. You get the best of both worlds with a quality Australian education, within multi-cultural Malaysia.
3
STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES
UOW Malaysia KDU is your passport to a truly global education. Enhance your employment prospects after graduation by sharing your experiences developed through spending a semester, or more, abroad on our campuses in Australia, Dubai or Hong Kong.
4
ALUMNI NETWORK
Upon graduation, you will join the University of Wollongong alumni community of more than 200,000 leaders and innovators, spanning every industry and profession imaginable.

Additional Information

Accommodation

Available

Scholarship

Available

Study Abroad Program

Available

Branch Campus

Penang

Frequently Asked Questions

We are located in Utropolis Glenmarie, Selangor, George Town and Batu Kawan, Penang.

In UOW Malaysia KDU, we have 3 intakes during the year :-

  1. January
  2. May
  3. September

Yes, we provide financial support and sponsorship to our new intake and existing students with conditions. 

All registered students, full-time staff, part-time staff and alumni of UOW Malaysia KDU. For outsiders who wish to use our library, you may apply to become an external member. Please contact us for further information.

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Institution Details

Type of Institution

Private University

Population Size

Large

International Students

20%

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Additional Information

Accommodation

Available

Scholarship

Available

Study Abroad Program

Available

Campus Location

Penang
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