Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation

APU - Rated No. 1 in Asia and Malaysia

(*Student Barometer Wave 2015, ‘Studying with people from other cultures’)

Nurturing Professional for Global Careers - 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 national and international levels.

APU was announced as among the Highest Rated Universities in Malaysia, being rated at TIER 5 (EXCELLENT) under the SETARA 2011 Ratings by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), and has maintained this Excellent rating in the latest SETARA 2013 Ratings announced on 17th November 2014.

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.

A Truly International Community - 11,000 Students from over 110 Countries

With an international student community of more than 11,000 students from more than 110 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, particularly with Staffordshire University, UK but also with other partners throughout the world. This formidable combination of Malaysian homegrown programmes fortified with international benchmarking, provides our students with the assurance that the qualifications gained from APU truly meet international quality standards.

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. 

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).

  • Airport pickup and reception services
  • Course and Career Counselling services
  • Halal food
  • International student clubs and associations
  • Special English language

"More than just a roof @ APU!"

There are many options on 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 Student 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 stay 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 RM270 to RM1900 per month, depending on the room size and facilities provided. The rooms are lent to students on single or twin sharing basis. Upon check-in to the accommodation students are required to pay 2-month deposit and 1-month rental with respective cover charges. Note that rental rates may change from time to time. APU covers utility bills up to RM250 (USD 85) per month per apartment only for all Deluxe, Premium, Super Premium and Superior Apartments (excluding Standard Apartment).Students in Standard Apartments will pay for utilities on 'Pay as you use' basis.

University scholarships for international students are available to new international students. The application criteria include academic success, financial need, community involvement, sports excellence, references from instructors or employers.

APU International Students Scholarship

A-Levels - Entry to Degree Level

  • AAA - 30% Scholarship
  • AAB - 20% Scholarship
  • ABB - 10% Scholarship

O-Levels - Entry to Foundation Level

  • 9A's - 30% Scholarship
  • 8A's - 20% Scholarship
  • 7A's - 10% Scholarship

Required Documents

The following documents should be submitted for the Scholarship Application:

  • APU Application Form
  • Passport Copy
  • 4 Passport Size Photographs
  • Academic Results & Transcripts
  • Testimonials and Certificates of Achievements (Sports, Academic, Co-Curricular etc)
  • Resume / CV - Reference Letters from the Previous School/College/University

Applications will not be considered if the required information and/or documents are incomplete or not submitted.

Conditions of the Awards

  • Scholarships are limited to course fees only.
  • All other fees & expenses including project fees, registration fees, living and travel expenses, except for the course fee as determined by the scholarship award shall be borne by the scholarship holder.
  • Scholarship awards are not exchangeable for cash either in part or in full.
  • These awards are for students joining APU programmes in 2017 onwards. Current APU students are not eligible to apply.
  • Scholarship holders must maintain a CGPA score of 3.00 to carry forward and maintain their scholarship throughout their studies.
  • Students who have not obtained their final results may use their Forecast results to apply. However, their forecast results must be certified by the School.
  • Should the student fail to achieve the required actual results after having been awarded a scholarship based on Forecast results, the award will be rescinded.
  • All decisions on these scholarship awards are at the discretion of the APU Scholarships Committee and are deemed final.
  • Scholarship applicants cannot change or substitute courses from one course to another.

Scholarship Application

To apply for scholarships, please email to for any queries and submit the complete set of application to the following address:

Ms. Lee Ai Mun
Manager, International Operations
Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
Technology Park Malaysia,
Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur,

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 11,000 students from more than 110 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 30 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.

We welcome and support students from all over the country to experience an amazing experience at APU. With more than 60 programmes being offered, you can find the most suitable programme to build your dream career.

  • Year institution founded: 1993
  • Total enrolled: 11000

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