Universities in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur
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  • Universities in Kuala Lumpur
  • (17 institution and 6 subject rankings)
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Latest ranking updates related to universities in Kuala Lumpur
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Latest Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities from Scimago Institutions. 5 universities from Kuala Lumpur appear in this ranking.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK published most recent results of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Archaeology). Includes 32 universities from Kuala Lumpur.
  • 01 Mar, 2021: Latest THE Emerging Economies University Ranking - Times Higher Education from THE Times Higher Education, UK. 2 universities from Kuala Lumpur appear in this ranking.
  • 28 Jan, 2021: Publication of THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education. University of Malaya ranked #54.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Kuala Lumpur

Chemical Engineering
#19 
University of Malaya
Library & Information Management
#32 
University of Malaya
Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies
#33 
International Islamic University Malaysia
English Language & Literature
#62 
University of Malaya
Environmental Sciences
#89 
University of Malaya
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
#97 
University of Malaya
Agricultural Sciences
#267 
University of Malaya

Rankings of universities in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2021

#1

University of Malaya

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #59 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #201 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

UCSI University

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (96 reviews)
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  • #7 
  • #391 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #20 
  • #569 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #251 
QS Employability Rankings
[Published 19 September, 2019]

#3

University of Kuala Lumpur

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (131 reviews)
  • #12 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #24 
  • #586 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #21 
  • #291 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 25 November, 2020]

#4

International Islamic University Malaysia

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (455 reviews)
  • #10 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #895 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #21 
  • #4356 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#5

International Medical University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (321 reviews)
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  • #10 
  • #509 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #17 
  • #4164 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #22 
  • #2063 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#6

National Defence University of Malaysia

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (41 reviews)
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  • #29 
  • #599 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #30 
  • #3308 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#7

HELP University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (124 reviews)
  • #25 
  • #401 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 25 November, 2020]
  • #38 
  • #4749 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#8

Open University Malaysia

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (405 reviews)
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  • #39 
  • #5176 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#9

Mersing Malay University College

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
  • #45 
  • #7585 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#10

Tun Abdul Razak University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (52 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 9.04 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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FAQ

University of Malaya ranks #1 in Kuala Lumpur in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Kuala Lumpur University of Malaya is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 28 rankings where University of Malaya is listed.

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 Computer Science (Library & Information Management). 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 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 Medicine & Health (Pharmacy & Pharmacology). 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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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

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

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

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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 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 -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 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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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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