UCSI University is a vibrant community of learning and scholarship. With more than 10,000 students from 110 different countries, the University stands out as a melting pot of diversity and learners will supplement their pursuit of knowledge with a keen sense of cultural appreciation – a vital trait in today’s borderless world. As one of Malaysia’s first private universities, UCSI University has long impacted the national higher education landscape and the University continues to do so with its wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
The University’s academic staff are at the forefront of their disciplines and their views are highly sought after on major issues; from business to political science. Many of our academics have extensive experience working overseas and some play advisory roles in public bodies and various committees. By bringing their experiences into the classroom, our academics cater to an exhilarating learning environment and learners will thrive as they balance academic mastery with industrial application.
Message From Chancellor & Vice-Chancellor
UCSI University's Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management (FHTM) is one the most forward-thinking school of thoughts in Asia-Pacific that stands out for excellence, diversity, relevance, and industry reach.
It is dedicated towards the peak of the quality of expertise and skilled human capacity development for one of the fastest growing industry in the world. This is achieved through our work-based learning curriculum that integrates adventure and fun within the specialized areas of hospitality, tourism, leisure, travel, culinary arts, recreation, and events.
Housed at one of Malaysia's foremost private universities, the Faculty is a hub of discovery.
Its presence in Kuala Lumpur and Kuching – two of Malaysia's most popular tourist destinations – sees it providing diverse learning experiences few other schools can.
Young, vibrant, and innovative, the Faculty is the place where aspiring hoteliers and restaurant managers obtain a ﬁrm grasp of key industrial practices and the underlying assumptions that make them work. Emphasizing teamwork, leadership, service etiquette, our programmes leverage various learning approaches - experiential, collaborative and discovery - that hone the students’ analytical and decision-making skills.
We are happy to collaborate with IIMS in Nepal for one of our finest programmes, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Hospitality Management, and look forward to welcome you.
Professor Dr. Kashif Hussain
Dean, Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management
UCSI University is a leading private university in Malaysia. It is ranked in the top 250-350 in the 2015 and 2016 QS Asian University Rankings. It is also rated in Tier 5 (Excellent) – the highest rating accorded to universities in Malaysia – in the Rating System for Malaysia Higher Education Institutions (SETARA). It stands out as one of Malaysia’s first private universities and it offers an eclectic range of industry-acclaimed programmes in medicine, pharmacy, engineering, applied science, business, IT, architecture, social science, music, tourism management, creative arts, and design.
UCSI actively collaborates with the world’s best universities in the Ivy League, Russell Group, Universitas 21 and Australia’s Group of Eight. This extensive network provides invaluable opportunities and UCSI students are annually selected for high impact research programmes at Harvard Medical School, Imperial College London, Tsinghua University and the University of British Columbia, among others. UCSI also collaborates with around 4,000 global companies to provide students with at least two months of internship each year, career advice, technology transfers, and job opportunities. This dynamic setting makes UCSI a university of choice and students from more than 110 nations call UCSI home.
Our collaboration with IIMS involves for Bachelor Arts (Hons) in Hospitality Management (BHM) and B.Sc. (Hons) Computing degree programme and student mobility. If you want to join us in the pursuit and advancement of knowledge, I look forward to welcoming you.
Senior Professor Dato' Dr. Khalid Yusoff
Vice-Chancellor and President
Awards & Recognitions
ONE OF THE WORLD'S TOP 400 UNIVERSITIES
UCSI University has once again improved its rankings in the QS World University Rankings 2021. This time, the University climbed 51 spots to be ranked 391, placing it among the world’s top 400 varsities. This milestone is a result of a consistent university-wide push for excellence and performance as the University strives to continuously improve its ranking and academic standards in the coming years.
BEST IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
In the 2019 and 2020 QS World University Rankings, UCSI University emerged as the best private university in the Southeast Asia (ASEAN). The push to attain quality and excellence at UCSI University is a never-ending effort - an effort, certainly; never ending, deﬁnitely.
TOP PRIVATE VARSITY, AGAIN
UCSI University is distinguished as Malaysia’s best private university for the second year in a row, according to the QS World University Rankings 2020. The University rose 39 spots to be ranked 442 amongst the world’s universities, once again placing it in the top 2% of all universities in the world. A product of sheer excellence and determination, UCSI has once more reflected its commitment to scale newer heights.
AMONGST THE WORLD’S BEST, ONCE AGAIN
For the second time in history, UCSI University consolidated a spot in the top 100 rankings for Performing Arts in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019. Our achievement of finishing within the top 100 out of 1,353 other universities worldwide further cements UCSI’s Institute of Music’s status as Malaysia’s best and one of the most respected music schools in the region.
UCSI UNIVERSITY GETS AFFIRMED BY THE UNU
UCSI University became the first private university in Malaysia to be recognised as a Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) by the United Nations University (UNU) – the academic and research arm of the UN.
UCSI UNIVERSITY RANKED AS MALAYSIA’S #1 PRIVATE UNIVERSITY
UCSI University is now Malaysia’s top private university as it had beaten their peers by breaching the top 500 of the 2019 QS World University Rankings. Ranking proudly at the 481-spot in the world, UCSI University is now in the top two percent of all universities globally and it is the first time UCSI is featured in the QS World University Rankings.
QS University Rankings: Asia 2018
UCSI is ranked as the 212th best university in Asia in the QS University Rankings: Asia 2018 exercise - placing it in the top 1.8% of all universities evaluated.