University Study in Malaysia

Asia Pacific University (APU: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation)

Asia Pacific University Basic Information

University Overview

Asia Pacific University (APU: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation) is a university ranked in the top 4% of world university rankings (as of 2024). While Japan has universities specializing in engineering and science, APU stands out as a unique university with a strong focus on IT, offering a distinctive course structure not found in other universities. With a campus that is home to 60% international students, it is an incredibly international environment.

Until 2019, APU partnered with Staffordshire University, a prestigious university in the UK that was the first in the world to systematize IT (then known as computers) as an academic discipline. APU learned a lot from Staffordshire University, but in order to aim for a top-level university in the rapidly evolving world of IT, APU terminated partnership with Staffordshire University, which had lasted for over 20 years, and are now accelerating our evolution.

For those considering transferring to Western universities, APU has partnerships with many renowned universities in the UK and Australia for second-year or third-year transfers.

APU participates in various competitions every year, and our students acquire high-level skills in the IT field, not only in Malaysia but also in international competitions.

■ Main Campus
The new campus, which was significantly delayed in construction, partially opened in 2017. Construction is still ongoing, and APU continues to expand.

■ APIIT Campus
Along with the opening of the new campus, the original campus was renamed the APIIT Campus. It mainly offers the University Preparatory Program in English and the Faculty of Design.

■ Esports Academy
With the opening of the new campus, the Esports Academy, which is the strength of Asia Pacific University in the IT field, was established as the first academy in Malaysia to systematically study esports.

Esports, short for Electronic Sports, is a new sports genre born as a competitive form of computer games played by multiple players. It has become a highly lucrative sport, surpassing golf and tennis, known for their high prize money, and is solidifying its position as the sport with the highest prize money.

Esports is being considered for inclusion as an official sport in the Olympics.

Since it is mainly held on weekends, it is possible to study esports alongside your major.

Asia Pacific University Main Campus

  • Inside Main Campus
    Inside Main Campus
  • Award-Winning in IT
    Award-Winning in IT
  • Design Classroom in the Faculty of Information
    Design Classroom in the Faculty of Information
  • Classroom in the Faculty of Information
    Classroom in the Faculty of Information
  • Continuation of Asia Pacific University Main Campus Photos
    • Classroom in the Faculty of Information
      Classroom in the Faculty of Information
    • Classroom in the Faculty of Information
      Classroom in the Faculty of Information
    • Classroom in the Faculty of Information
      Classroom in the Faculty of Information
    • Classroom in the Faculty of Information
      Classroom in the Faculty of Information
    • Server
      Server
    • Esports
      Esports
    • Large Lecture Hall
      Large Lecture Hall
    • Large Lecture Hall
      Large Lecture Hall
    • Small Classroom
      Small Classroom
    • Small Classroom
      Small Classroom
    • Theater-Style Auditorium
      Theater-Style Auditorium
    • Theater-Style Auditorium
      Theater-Style Auditorium
    • Theater-Style Auditorium
      Theater-Style Auditorium
    • Inside the Library
      Inside the Library
    • Library Lounge
      Library Lounge
    • Library Lounge
      Library Lounge
    • Library Multipurpose Area
      Library Multipurpose Area
    • Library Quiet Study Area
      Library Quiet Study Area
    • Quiet Study Area
      Quiet Study Area
    • Discussion Room
      Discussion Room
    • Discussion Room
      Discussion Room
    • Discussion Room
      Discussion Room
    • Outstanding Thesis Work
      Outstanding Thesis Work
    • Library Individual Quiet Study Area
      Library Individual Quiet Study Area
    • Library Individual Quiet Study Area
      Library Individual Quiet Study Area
    • Library Individual Quiet Study Area
      Library Individual Quiet Study Area
    • Library Individual Quiet Study Area
      Library Individual Quiet Study Area
    • Book Self-Checkout Machine
      Book Self-Checkout Machine
    • Book Self-Return Machine
      Book Self-Return Machine
    • Cafeteria
      Cafeteria
    • Malay Cuisine
      Malay Cuisine
    • Malay Cuisine
      Malay Cuisine
    • Malay Cuisine
      Malay Cuisine
    • Chinese Cuisine
      Chinese Cuisine
    • Chinese Cuisine
      Chinese Cuisine
    • Indian Cuisine
      Indian Cuisine
    • Western Cuisine
      Western Cuisine
    • Western Cuisine
      Western Cuisine
    • Cafeteria
      Cafeteria
    • Cafeteria
      Cafeteria
    • Basketball Court
      Basketball Court
    • School Bus Waiting Area
      School Bus Waiting Area
    • School Bus Stop
      School Bus Stop

Asia Pacific University APIIT Campus

  • Inside APIIT Campus
    Inside APIIT Campus
  • Inside APIIT Campus
    Inside APIIT Campus
  • Inside APIIT Campus
    Inside APIIT Campus
  • Large Lecture Hall
    Large Lecture Hall
  • Continuation of Asia Pacific University APIIT Campus Photos
    • Large Lecture Hall
      Large Lecture Hall
    • Small Classroom
      Small Classroom
    • Cafeteria
      Cafeteria
    • Inside the Library
      Inside the Library
    • Faculty of Information Class Scene
      Faculty of Information Class Scene
    • Inside the Library
      Inside the Library
    • Inside the Library Discussion Room
      Inside the Library Discussion Room
    • Cafeteria
      Cafeteria
    • Self-Study and Discussion Room
      Self-Study and Discussion Room
    • Mobile Shop & ATM
      Mobile Shop & ATM
    • Convenience Store
      Convenience Store
    • Classroom Scenery
      Classroom Scenery
    • Classroom Scenery
      Classroom Scenery
    • Classroom Scenery
      Classroom Scenery
    • Classroom Scenery
      Classroom Scenery
    • Classroom Scenery
      Classroom Scenery
    • Classroom Scenery
      Classroom Scenery
    • Classroom Scenery
      Classroom Scenery
    • Classroom Scenery
      Classroom Scenery
    • Classroom Scenery
      Classroom Scenery
    • Classroom Scenery
      Classroom Scenery
    • e-Learning Scenery
      e-Learning Scenery
      You can also access the Internet.
    • Students Engaged in e-Learning
      Students Engaged in e-Learning
    • Bulletin BoardBulletin Board
    • Self-Study Room
      Self-Study Room
    • Placement Test Dedicated Room
      Placement Test Dedicated Room
    • Placement Test Dedicated Room
      Placement Test Dedicated Room

Basic Information

Location Kuala Lumpur
Established 1993
Type Private University
Number of Students 10,000
International Students 6,000
Language Courses Available
Inter-Campus
Program
Not Available
Twinning Program Not Available
American University
Transfer Program
Not Available
Double Degree
Program
United Kingdom: De Montfort University
Internship Available
Course Enrollment Possible

Surrounding Environment

Asia Pacific University (APU) is located in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.

Since September 2017, dormitories have been established on campus, and students live in on-campus dormitories, on-campus apartments, or apartments owned by the school. There is a school bus service between the apartments and the school, and students use the school bus for transportation. The same applies to language courses.

There are various restaurants and shops around the apartments, so students should not feel inconvenienced in terms of daily life.

Location

Location Outskirts of Kuala Lumpur
Major Transportation Bus, LRT, Taxi
Transportation from Airport 1. KLIA Transit + LRT + Taxi
2. KLIA Transit + Taxi
3. Taxi


University Preparation Courses (Pre-University Programmes)

Diploma & Degree Programmes

Certificate Programmes

Intensive English Programme

Programme Overview

Number of Students 400
Countries of Origin of Students More than 97 countries, with 3 to 5 nationalities in each class.
Nationality of Instructors Mainly Malaysian.
Average Class Size 15 to 28 students.
Maximum Class Size 28 students.
Duration 4 weeks (25 hours/week).
Number of Lessons 2 lessons x 3 lessons/day (Friday: 2 lessons x 2 lessons) x 5 days/week.
Levels 7
Remarks

Fees

Malaysia CIMB Bank Exchange Rate: Rm1=34.67 (As of 2024年06月17日 11:45 )
2023
Student Visa Application Fee
Rm3,450(119,612)
International Student Registration Fee
Rm4,800(166,416)
Library Deposit (Refundable)
Rm500(17,335)
Deposit (Refundable)
Rm1,000(34,670)
Tuition Fee
Rm2,420/4 weeks(83,901)

Intake Dates

2023
Start Date End Date
January 3 January 27
January 30 February 24
February 27 March 24
March 27 April 21
May 2 May 26
May 29 June 23
July 3 July 28
August 7 September 1
September 4 September 29
October 2 October 27
October 30 November 24
November 27 December 22

Sample Class Schedule

8:45 AM - 10:45 AM Writing
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Speaking
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM e-Learning / Self-study

Accommodation

Fees

Malaysia CIMB Bank Exchange Rate: Rm1=34.67 (As of 2024年06月17日 11:45 )
Common Fees
Goods Fee (On-campus Dormitory)
Rm400 (13,868)
Goods Fee (Satellite Campus Dormitory)
Rm280 (9,708)
  • On-campus Dormitory
  • Room Type 1 (Double Room with Private Shower & Toilet)
    Deposit (Refundable)
    Rm1,840 (63,793)
    Monthly Dormitory Fee
    Rm920 (31,896)
    ※ In-room Facilities (Individual): Study desk, bedside table with lamp, closet, mini fridge, Wi-Fi
  • Room Type 2 (Double Room with Private Shower & Toilet)
    Deposit (Refundable)
    Rm1,780 (61,713)
    Monthly Dormitory Fee
    Rm890 (30,856)
    ※ In-room Facilities (Individual): Study desk, closet, bookshelf, small fridge, Wi-Fi
  • Room Type 3 (Double Room with Private Shower & Toilet)
    Deposit (Refundable)
    Rm1,720 (59,632)
    Monthly Dormitory Fee
    Rm860 (29,816)
    ※ In-room Facilities (Individual): Study desk, bedside table with lamp, closet, Wi-Fi
  • Room Type 4 (Single Room with Private Shower & Toilet)
    Deposit (Refundable)
    Rm2,700 (93,609)
    Monthly Dormitory Fee
    Rm1,350 (46,805)
    ※ In-room Facilities (Individual): Study desk, bedside table with lamp, closet, mini fridge, Wi-Fi
  • Room Type 5 (Single Room with Private Shower & Toilet)
    Deposit (Refundable)
    Rm2,340 (81,128)
    Monthly Dormitory Fee
    Rm1,170 (40,564)
    ※ In-room Facilities (Individual): Study desk, bedside table with lamp, closet, mini fridge, Wi-Fi
  • Room Type 6 (Single Room with Private Shower & Toilet)
    Deposit (Refundable)
    Rm2,160 (74,887)
    Monthly Dormitory Fee
    Rm1,080 (37,444)
    ※ In-room Facilities (Individual): Study desk, bedside table with lamp, closet, Wi-Fi
  • Room Type 7 (Single Room with Private Shower & Toilet)
    Deposit (Refundable)
    Rm1,960 (67,953)
    Monthly Dormitory Fee
    Rm980 (33,977)
    ※ In-room Facilities (Individual): Study desk, bedside table, closet, Wi-Fi
  • Room Type 8 (Single Room with Private Shower & Toilet)
    Deposit (Refundable)
    Rm3,120 (108,170 MYR)
    Monthly Dormitory Fee
    Rm1,560 (54,085 MYR)
    ※In-room Facilities (Individual): Study desk, bedside table with lamp, closet, mini fridge, Wi-Fi
    ※In-room Facilities (Shared): Stove, microwave, refrigerator
  • Single Room with Private Kitchen (En-suite Shower & Toilet)
    Deposit (Refundable)
    Rm2,900 (100,543 MYR)
    Monthly Dormitory Fee
    Rm1,450 (50,272 MYR)
    ※In-room Facilities (Individual): Study desk, bedside table with lamp, closet, Wi-Fi
    ※In-room Facilities (Shared): Stove, microwave, refrigerator
  • Double Room (Shared Shower & Toilet)
    Deposit (Refundable)
    Rm1,580 (54,779 MYR)
    Monthly Dormitory Fee
    Rm790 (27,389 MYR)
    ※In-room Facilities (Individual): Study desk, closet, bookshelf, Wi-Fi
    ※In-room Facilities (Shared): Shower, toilet, microwave, electric kettle, refrigerator, ironing board
  • Single Room (En-suite Shower & Toilet)
    Deposit (Refundable)
    Rm2,260 (78,354 MYR)
    Monthly Dormitory Fee
    Rm1,130 (39,177 MYR)
    ※In-room Facilities (Individual): Study desk, bedside table with lamp, closet, Wi-Fi
  • Single Room (Shared Shower & Toilet)
    Deposit (Refundable)
    Rm1,840 (63,793 MYR)
    Monthly Dormitory Fee
    Rm920 (31,896 MYR)
    ※In-room Facilities (Individual): Study desk, bedside table, closet, Wi-Fi
  • Single Room (Small, En-suite Shower & Toilet)
    Deposit (Refundable)
    Rm2,460 (85,288 MYR)
    Monthly Dormitory Fee
    Rm1,230 (42,644 MYR)
    ※In-room Facilities (Individual): Study desk, bedside table, closet, Wi-Fi
  • ※Goods Fee: Sheets, pillows, mattress protectors
    ※Dormitory Facilities: Coin laundry
    ※Dormitory Facilities (Floor Shared): Stove, refrigerator, microwave
    ※Study Lounge: Wi-Fi
    ※Electricity charges are not included and will be billed separately.
  • Satellite Campus Dormitory
  • Large Room (Triple Room with Air Conditioning, En-suite Shower & Toilet)
    Deposit (Refundable)
    Rm1,180 (40,911 MYR)
    Monthly Dormitory Fee
    Rm590 (20,455 MYR)
  • Large Room (Triple Room for Single Use with Air Conditioning, En-suite Shower & Toilet)
    Deposit (Refundable)
    Rm1,480 (51,312 MYR)
    Monthly Dormitory Fee
    Rm740 (25,656 MYR)
  • Medium Room (Triple Room with Air Conditioning)
    Deposit (Refundable)
    Rm960 (33,283 MYR)
    Monthly Dormitory Fee
    Rm480 (16,642 MYR)
  • Medium Room (Triple Room without Air Conditioning)
    Deposit (Refundable)
    Rm780 (27,043 MYR)
    Monthly Dormitory Fee
    Rm390 (13,521 MYR)
  • ※Goods Fee: Sheets, pillows, mattress protectors
    ※In-room Facilities (Individual): Study desk, closet
    ※Dormitory Facilities (Floor Shared): Stove, refrigerator, microwave
    ※Study Lounge: Wi-Fi
    ※Air conditioning is available from 21:00 to 8:00 (only in rooms with air conditioning).

On-Campus Dormitory

The on-campus dormitory is located within the main campus. Access to the dormitory requires an access card, so only residents are allowed entry, ensuring maximum security. Smoking and alcohol consumption are strictly prohibited inside the dormitory.

On-Campus Dormitory

  • Exterior of On-Campus Dormitory
    Exterior of On-Campus Dormitory
  • Exterior of On-Campus Dormitory
    Exterior of On-Campus Dormitory
  • Large Room (Double Room with En-suite Shower & Toilet)
    Large Room (Double Room with En-suite Shower & Toilet)
  • Bed
    Bed
  • Continuation of On-Campus Dormitory Photos
    • Mini Fridge and Bedside Table
      Mini Fridge and Bedside Table
    • Closet
      Closet
    • Closet
      Closet
    • En-suite Shower & Toilet
      En-suite Shower & Toilet
    • Large Room (Single Room with En-suite Shower & Toilet)
      Large Room (Single Room with En-suite Shower & Toilet)
    • Bed
      Bed
    • Bed
      Bed
    • Closet
      Closet
    • Closet
      Closet
    • Mini Fridge
      Mini Fridge
    • En-suite Washbasin
      En-suite Washbasin
    • En-suite Shower
      En-suite Shower
    • En-suite Toilet
      En-suite Toilet
    • Large Room (Single Room with En-suite Shower & Toilet)
      Large Room (Single Room with En-suite Shower & Toilet)
    • Bed
      Bed
    • Air Conditioning
      Air Conditioning
    • Ceiling Fan
      Ceiling Fan
    • Indoor View
      Indoor View
    • Private Washbasin
      Private Washbasin
    • Private Shower
      Private Shower
    • Private Toilet
      Private Toilet
    • Large Room (Single Room with En-suite Shower & Toilet)
      Large Room (Single Room with En-suite Shower & Toilet)
    • Bed & Bedside Table
      Bed & Bedside Table
    • Mini Fridge
      Mini Fridge
    • Mini Fridge
      Mini Fridge
    • Private Washbasin
      Private Washbasin
    • Private Shower
      Private Shower
    • Private Toilet
      Private Toilet
    • Room (Single Room with En-suite Shower & Toilet)
      Room (Single Room with En-suite Shower & Toilet)
    • Bed
      Bed
    • Closet
      Closet
    • Closet
      Closet
    • Private Washbasin
      Private Washbasin
    • Private Shower
      Private Shower
    • Private Toilet
      Private Toilet
    • Small Room 1 (Single Room with En-suite Shower & Toilet)
      Small Room 1 (Single Room with En-suite Shower & Toilet)
    • Study Desk
      Study Desk
    • Bed
      Bed
    • Air Conditioning & Ceiling Fan
      Air Conditioning & Ceiling Fan
    • Closet
      Closet
    • Closet
      Closet
    • Private Washbasin
      Private Washbasin
    • Private Shower
      Private Shower
    • Private Toilet
      Private Toilet
    • Dormitory Interior
      Dormitory Interior
    • Common Kitchen
      Common Kitchen
    • Common Kitchen Sink
      Common Kitchen Sink
    • Common Refrigerator
      Common Refrigerator

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