City University

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

University Detail

Campus setting Urban
Living cost RM 15,000 per year
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)​
International students 9%
Institution type Private

About Campus

A group of scholars with extensive experience at local and international universities established City University Malaysia in April 1984. City University was then known as Petaling Jaya Community College (PJCC), which was registered with the Ministry of Higher Education under the Former Education Act of 1961. It was founded at a time when there was a growing recognition that complementing national educational efforts was important for the private sector.​


​Since then, more than 20 batches of students have been successfully moved by PJCC to more than 100 universities and colleges across the United States, with many Ivy League universities winning places. While several private higher education institutions have been established in Malaysia, the PJCC has been a leader in preparing students for transfer to American universities.​


​PJCC was purchased by the Selia Group in 1998 as part of the company’s effort to become a responsible corporate citizen. Four years later, it was elevated to ‘University College’ status and named City University College of Science and Technology. To meet the rising demand for higher education, City University College has developed its international education.​


​The University College was awarded ‘University’ status in 2016, equipped with a record of 36 years of excellence in education, to be recognized today as the CITY UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA.​

Campus Information

It is situated at the heart of three cities with strong growth. At both the Petaling Jaya and Kota Damansara campuses, students enjoy new facilities and a high-speed urban lifestyle. Since 1984, the university has been in service. Petaling Jaya Community College (PJCC) was its name back then. In 1998, it was purchased by the Selia Group and rebranded as Unity College International (UCI). Later, the status of a university college was granted to City-U.​


​The growth and development of the City-U as a vibrant educational and cultural institution has been in tandem with the government’s vision of establishing Malaysia as a regional center for excellence in education. With its proven record and credibility for competence, City-U is committed to holistically fostering education through experiential and theoretical learning. Students are exposed to a wide variety of cultural contexts where they can enrich their experience in a global campus environment.​


​In line with the growth of many industries in Malaysia, the City-U programs are industrially oriented to ensure the job prospects of all its graduates. Students can pursue their dream vocations by choosing the best program from undergraduate to postgraduate. The courses are of top standard, but accessible, with a qualification from the Ministry of Education of Malaysia (MOE) and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).​


Facilities Provided:

The impressive range of learning facilities available at Malaysia City University is a testament to their dedication to excellence. To create an environment that replicates the real working world, these learning facilities are equipped with the latest technologies.​


​They believe their students are their most valuable assets, so different interactive courses have been offered together with their facilities to ensure that students are equipped with the appropriate skills and are market-ready in the future to face the challenging working environment.​


​There are also multi-purpose halls (MPH), auditoriums, computer labs, science labs, libraries, photography studios, fashion studios, culinary art classrooms, and more in addition to classrooms and lecture halls in City U. Because of its best combination of quality and scope, standards and its collaborative and innovative culture, faculty, staff, and students flourish at City University.​


​To become an industry leader, having best-in-class modules is not enough. City U relies on efficiency at City U and empowers our scholars and facilities to create an atmosphere that makes us the ideal place to study.​


Not only is City U’s free accommodation beneficial, but it also provides a stable atmosphere with excellent facilities to help you manage your learning and social activities. City U offers two spacious apartments for their students, the Mentari Court Apartment and the Damai Court Apartment.​


​Also, with three (3) vans, one (1) MPV, and three (3) shuttle buses, the university also offers free rides for students to travel from the apartment to City University and vice versa.​


For more information, please contact [email protected].