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5 Malaysian Private Universities Ranked in QS Asian Rankings 2020

Published by Afterschool.my on Dec 02, 2019, 02:26 pm

In Malaysia, there are more than 110 universities from all backgrounds: 20 public universities, 47 private, 34 university colleges, and 10 foreign university branch campuses. Each university has a factor that makes them different and unique from one another, making them appeal to particular student audiences. However, there are five private universities that have not only caught the eyes of the students in Malaysia but has also piqued an interest in the Asian community globally. 

QS Asian University Rankings

Recently, the Ministry of Education Malaysia released information about the increase in rankings of prestigious private universities in Malaysia. Out of the 47 private universities established in the country, five of them have been mentioned in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asian Rankings 2020. The QS Ranking System is well-known among graduating students as it’s where individuals can search for their dream universities. QS has updated their list for 2020, and the private universities in Malaysia that made the cut are listed below:

5. Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)


UNITEN’s ranking has increased by 52 places. They were first ranked at 234 in 2019 and now, 195 for 2020.

4. Sunway UniversitySunway University

Sunway University, well-known for its Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP) and collaboration with University of Lancaster, has jumped in terms of its ranking from 232 to 194. This jump makes ranks it among the top 200 universities in Asia.

3. Management and Science University (MSU)

Management and Science University MSU

Rising from the bottom at 271, the Management and Science University (MSU) in Shah Alam has increased by an astounding 92 places. With this, MSU stands at 179 in the rankings.

2. UCSI University

UCSI University

UCSI University has risen by 56 places, from 178 to 122 in the rankings.

1. Taylor’s Lakeside University

Taylor’s Lakeside University

Finally, one of the top three well-known private universities within Subang area, Taylor’s Lakeside University, has increased in the rankings by 26 places, placing them at 109. Taylor’s is currently one of the highest-ranked private universities in Malaysia.

These rankings are impressive considering that there are more than 500 private universities within the Asian region, so having these universities being placed on this list is remarkable. QS has stated that out of 25,000 universities scattered all over the globe, 20 Malaysian universities have made it into both the World Rankings and the Asian Ranking for 2020. This surely makes the people of Malaysia proud as the universities have not only been able to provide excellent quality education to the students, but to also be recognized by other countries for their educational abilities.

QS Asian University Rankings 2020

The QS World University Rankings has created a mobile app, making it convenient for students and anyone on-the-go to have a look at the current rankings and information about tertiary institutions and wish to continue with their further studies to help make the decision.

You can view the complete QS Asian University Rankings 2020 at:


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