Universities in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur
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  • Universities in Kuala Lumpur
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
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  • Universities in Kuala Lumpur
  • (38 institution and 5 subject rankings)
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  • Universities in Kuala Lumpur
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Latest ranking updates related to universities in Kuala Lumpur
  • 08 Nov, 2022: Publication of QS University Rankings: Asia. University of Malaya with highest ranking among universities in Kuala Lumpur ranked #9.
  • 26 Oct, 2022: New edition of THE World University Rankings by Subject (Arts and Humanities). 13 universities in Kuala Lumpur ranked.
  • 26 Oct, 2022: QS World University Rankings: Sustainability updated with University of Malaya in position 66.
  • 12 Oct, 2022: Publication of THE World University Rankings. University of Malaya with highest ranking among universities in Kuala Lumpur ranked #351.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Kuala Lumpur

Technology URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
#19 
University of Malaya
Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies QS World University Rankings By Subject
#28 
International Islamic University Malaysia
Architecture URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
#31 
University of Malaya
Chemical Engineering NTU by Subject
#33 
University of Malaya
English Language & Literature QS World University Rankings By Subject
#60 
University of Malaya
Environmental Sciences QS World University Rankings By Subject
#86 
University of Malaya
Education THE World University Rankings by Subject
#100 
University of Malaya
Nursing QS World University Rankings By Subject
#101 
University of Malaya
Communication & Media Studies QS World University Rankings By Subject
#101 
University of Malaya
Sports Related Subjects QS World University Rankings By Subject
#101 
University of Malaya

Rankings of universities in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2022

#1

University of Malaya

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (607 reviews)
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  • #351 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 12 October, 2022]
  • #1 
  • #70 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #1 
  • #233 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#2

UCSI University

Student satisfaction: 3.2 / 5.0 (425 reviews)
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  • #7 
  • #284 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #23 
  • #542 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #3 
  • #201 
QS Employability Rankings
[Published 23 September, 2021]


#3

International Islamic University Malaysia

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (1038 reviews)
  • #13 
  • #651 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #136 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 08 November, 2022]
  • #7 
  • #91 
QS 50 under 50
[Published 24 June, 2020]



#4

National Defence University of Malaysia

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (179 reviews)
  • #30 
  • #553 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #29 
  • #2992 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#5

International Medical University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (392 reviews)
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  • #12 
  • #486 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #9 
  • #1341 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 15 December, 2021]
  • #23 
  • #2096 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]


#6

Open University Malaysia

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (468 reviews)
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  • #41 
  • #5166 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#7

HELP University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (216 reviews)
  • #351 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 08 November, 2022]
  • #42 
  • #5252 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#8

University of Kuala Lumpur

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (195 reviews)
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 12 October, 2022]
  • #20 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #24 
  • #542 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#9

Mersing Malay University College

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (607 reviews)

#10

Tun Abdul Razak University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (81 reviews)

#11

Asia e University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (84 reviews)
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#12

GlobalNxt University

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Kuala Lumpur Key Facts for International Students

Population: 1454000

Time: GMT +8

District/province: Kuala Lumpur,

Living costs for students in Kuala Lumpur:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 61* (39% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 52* (48% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 52* (48% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 9.59 MYR
  • Plug Type C
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Plug Type G
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Plug Type M
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz

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University of Malaya ranks #1 in Kuala Lumpur in our meta ranking composed of 134 university rankings.

Among all universities in Kuala Lumpur University of Malaya is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 46 rankings where University of Malaya is listed.

University of Malaya is ranked best in Kuala Lumpur for Computer Science (Technology). See all rankings for the University of Malaya.

International Islamic University Malaysia is ranked best in Kuala Lumpur for Social Studies & Humanities (Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies). See all rankings for the International Islamic University Malaysia.

University of Malaya is ranked best in Kuala Lumpur for Architecture, Building & Planning (Architecture). See all rankings for the University of Malaya.

University of Malaya is ranked best in Kuala Lumpur for Engineering (Chemical Engineering). See all rankings for the University of Malaya.

University of Malaya is ranked best in Kuala Lumpur for Languages & Literature (English Language & Literature). See all rankings for the University of Malaya.

University of Malaya is ranked best in Kuala Lumpur for Natural Sciences (Environmental Sciences). See all rankings for the University of Malaya.

University of Malaya is ranked best in Kuala Lumpur for Education (Education). See all rankings for the University of Malaya.

University of Malaya is ranked best in Kuala Lumpur for Medicine & Health (Nursing). See all rankings for the University of Malaya.

University of Malaya is ranked best in Kuala Lumpur for Journalism & Media Studies (Communication & Media Studies). See all rankings for the University of Malaya.

University of Malaya is ranked best in Kuala Lumpur for Sports Science (Sports Related Subjects). See all rankings for the University of Malaya.

University of Malaya is ranked best in Kuala Lumpur for Mathematics (Mathematics). See all rankings for the University of Malaya.

University of Malaya is ranked best in Kuala Lumpur for Arts Visual & Performing (Art & Design). See all rankings for the University of Malaya.

University of Malaya is ranked best in Kuala Lumpur for Agriculture (Agricultural Sciences). See all rankings for the University of Malaya.

Ranking publishers

British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS 50 under 50:
Based on the QS World University rankings methodology, the top 50 universities that are under 50 years old.

Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS University Rankings: Asia:
Academic reputation 30%
Employer reputation 20%
Faculty/student ratio 10%
International research network 10%
Citations per paper 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Asia:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Emerging Economies University Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 20%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 10%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World’s Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Asia University Ranking:
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
Teaching 25%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 7.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Young University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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