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Sunway University

No. 5, Jalan Universiti Bandar Sunway View map


Sunway University is a leading not-for-profit private university committed to the pursuit of educational excellence through scholarship, research and enterprise. It is ranked among the top 2% of universities in Asia and offers a collaborative learning environment for both academics and students alike.

Sunway is recognised by the Ministry of Education and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency. Programmes are designed to fulfill national needs and interests of a modern society. In adopting a global approach, the University has established close partnerships with Lancaster University UK and Le Cordon Bleu International, which lend international qualifications to Sunway’s programmes. In addition, the University has fostered ties with Harvard, Oxford and Cambridge in bilateral exchange of expertise and research. Sunway’s academic staff is an eclectic blend of leading researchers and experts in the field.

The University is committed to developing new technologies and addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges through its research efforts. The University is actively expanding its research and establishing itself on the global stage, and is investing in its staff and facilities, including building new, state-of-the-art teaching and learning spaces and research laboratories, as well as some of the best sporting facilities in Malaysia. Sunway researchers are amongst the most highly cited in the world and are globally engaged in cross-border, multidisciplinary collaborations.

The University was ranked # 232 in the QS Asia Tops 2019. It also achieved an overall 5 Star rating in the QS Stars University Ratings (2018 - 2021) as well as 5 Stars in the individual categories for “Teaching”, “Facilities” ,“Employability”, "Social Responsibility" and "Inclusiveness". In 2017, the University was awarded the Tier 5 “Excellent” rating in the National SETARA quality assessment, a rating that has been consistently maintained since 2009. All these accolades bear testament to Sunway’s resolve in ensuring high quality teaching, research and service excellence.

To date, the University has drawn more than 26,000 students from over 60 countries to its vibrant, 880,000-square-feet campus. Supported by the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation, the University has invested in excess of RM400 million in its infrastructure and continues to expand its teaching and learning, and research spaces. Here at Sunway, students and academics thrive in the discovery of ideas and opportunities in the heart of Sunway City, adjacent to some of the best public, medical and social amenities in Malaysia.

Occupying 22 acres of prime land in Sunway City, Petaling Jaya, the campus is fully equipped with academic, hostel and sporting facilities and is amongst the largest and most modern private institutions in Malaysia.

The campus comes complete with wireless access coverage (Wi-Fi) available 24-hours per day which covers classrooms, lecture halls, cafeteria, library, concourse and open areas that are conducive for student discussions, communications, e-Learning and working on course assignments.

The University values security and have therefore set up a 24-hour Security and Auxiliary Police & Security personnel who are accorded full-fledged auxiliary police status.


Student LIFE department aims to provide a supportive, friendly and challenging environment outside of the classroom for academic success
and individual development of the students. There are multiple opportunities available for leadership development, skill
enhancement, social interaction, character building and community service activities.

Student LIFE also offers a range of support services such as counselling and wellness to help students meet some of the challenges they may experience as a university student.

Don't worry if you can't fit your particular question or problem neatly into one of our named functions. Staff within Student LIFE
work as a team, and with your consent, will be happy to refer you to the service or individual most able to meet your needs.
Do feel free to drop by to see anyone of us - we would be glad to meet and assist you!

International students applying for undergraduate study at Sunway must have qualifications equivalent to the Malaysian Higher School Certificate known as Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM). The methods used by the University to determine the overall grade of several pre-university qualifications are as follows:


The A-Level is a secondary school leaving qualification in the United Kingdom (UK) and commonly offered as an international qualification outside the UK. Students’ best three grades achieved in their A-Level qualification would be assigned specific points and summated to arrive at a score that would be considered for admission.

International Baccalaureate

If students’ total points on the International Baccalaureate, excluding bonus points, exceed the stated requirements, they would then qualify for admission. Students also need to present proof of successful completion of a diploma.

Graduate Study

For admission to a graduate study programme at Sunway, international students should have completed a relevant bachelor’s or honours degree, as appropriate, with the required grade point average. Students whose first language is not English must also provide proof of proficiency in the English language, with an IELTS score of at least 6.0 or an equivalent score on the TOEFL. In some cases, a portfolio or any other proof of further work done may also be required.

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Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Center for American Education

  • American Degree Transfer Program

Pathway Programs

  • Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT)
  • Cambridge GCE Advanced-Level (A-Level)
  • Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP)
  • Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY)
  • Sunway Foundation in Arts (FIA)
  • Sunway Foundation in Science and Technology (FIST)

School of Arts

  • BA (Hons) Contemporary Music (Audio Technology)
  • BA (Hons) Design Communication
  • BA (Hons) Digital Film Production
  • BA (Hons) in Communication
  • BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture
  • BA (Hons) Music Performance
  • Diploma in Graphic and Multimedia Design
  • Diploma in Interior Design
  • Diploma in Performing Arts

School of Healthcare and Medical Sciences

  • Diploma in Nursing

School of Hospitality

  • BSc (Hons) in Conventions and Events Management
  • BSc (Hons) in Culinary Management
  • BSc (Hons) in International Hospitality Management
  • Diploma in Culinary Arts
  • Diploma in Events Management
  • Diploma in Hotel Management

School of Mathematical Sciences

  • BSc (Hons) in Actuarial Studies
  • BSc (Hons) in Industrial Statistics

School of Science and Technology

  • Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons)
  • BIS (Hons) in Mobile Computing with Entrepreneurship
  • BSc (Hons) Biology with Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Biomedicine
  • BSc (Hons) in Computer Science
  • BSc (Hons) Information Systems (Business Analytics)
  • BSc (Hons) Information Technology
  • BSc (Hons) Information Technology (Computer Networking and Security)
  • BSc (Hons) Medical Biotechnology
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology

Sunway Diploma Studies

  • Diploma in Accounting
  • Diploma in Business Administration
  • Diploma in Communication
  • Diploma in Finance
  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Interactive New Media

Sunway University Business School (SUBS)

  • BA (Hons) Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Business Analytics (Honours)
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management
  • BSc (Hons) Business Studies
  • BSc (Hons) Financial Analysis
  • BSc (Hons) Financial Economics
  • BSc (Hons) Global Supply Chain Management
  • BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance
  • BSc (Hons) in International Business
  • BSc (Hons) Marketing

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Jeffrey Sachs Center (JSC) on Sustainable Development

  • The Master in Sustainable Development Management

School of Arts

  • MA in Visual Communication and Media Studies

School of Mathematical Sciences

  • MSc in Actuarial Science (By Research)
  • PhD in Mathematical Sciences

School of Science and Technology

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Computing)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology
  • MSc in Computer Science (By Research)
  • MSc in Information Systems
  • MSc in Life Sciences
  • MSc in Psychology

Sunway University Business School (SUBS)

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Business)
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Human Resource Management
  • Master of Marketing

University Highlights

Total students - 5,250


International students - 626


Total faculty staff - 442


Total students - 5,250


International students - 626


Total faculty staff - 442

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