University-Based Program

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



Semester-Long Program


Fall (Tentative):

Apr 30 (Business School)

Apr 15 (Other Schools)


2.5 GPA to apply


Studying Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will get to experience a multicultural city full of life. UniKL offers the International Student Exchange Mobility (ISEM) Program to expose inbound and outbound students to the best of international community, cultures, and practices beyond their boundaries. International students can apply to participate in the program for enriching personal and professional experiences. Besides the academic components, students will have opportunities to explore natural beauty and wildlife for Malaysian Borneo.


You will be warm welcomed by your Global Buddies. UniKL International Buddies is an initiative that connects international exchange students with UniKL students in order for the students to be more positively engaged with UniKL. These Buddies are experienced UniKL students who volunteer their time to help you adapt to life at UniKL.

Enjoy one of the most vibrant countries in South East Asia region. Malaysia provides vast advantages to international students, such as safe environment, political stability, developed infrastructure, affordable cost of living, quality food and multicultural friendly people. English language is widely spoken in the country and used as primary medium of instruction in universities and colleges.

Dive into your semester in Malaysia quickly by taking APA’s comprehensive 4-day Orientation Program in Kuala Lumpur, including logistic set-up, campus and dorm tour, city tour, program orientation sessions, cultural activities, and meeting with local student community.

Participate APA’s off-campus components, including excursions to other cities in Malaysia, optional internship, APA community events, volunteering opportunities, and alumni networking.

Stay on track for your degree. Credits will be transferred to your home university.

Rest assured knowing that the APA on-site coordinator and other staff are there to provide continued support throughout the semester.

University Introduction

Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) is Malaysia`s leading government linked university of engineering technology which aims to produce global enterprising professionals by providing a world class technical education and an enriching university experience.

Since its inception on 20th August 2002, UniKL has seen a rapid expansion to be one of the universities of choice in Malaysia spearheading the generation of knowledge in higher technical, vocational education and training (HTVET).

With the concept of “One Institute, One Specialization”, UniKL at present has 12 campuses strategically located all over Peninsular Malaysia, with its Chancellery situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. These 12 campuses are equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities, emphasizing on applied and experiential learning, reinforced by innovative research and global linkages with industries.

Currently, UniKL offers over 130 programmes from Foundation to Doctoral level.


UniKL offers hundreds of courses in English include disciplines from 50 departments. You can take 9 UniKL credits (about 3 courses) to 18 credits. On average, each UniKL course is about 3 credits (similar to 2.5 U.S. university credits). Some courses require previous study in the subject or in related disciplines.

To make sure a smooth credit transfer after the program, APA suggests your course selections should be approved by your home university before registering courses. Syllabi could be provided in advance upon request.

Institutes Specifics (Partial Examples)
Information Technology, Networking System, Multimedia and Animation (UniKL MIIT) Software Engineering
Computing and Business Management
Computer Engineering Technology (Computer Systems)
Computer System Security
Interactive Multimedia Design
Medicine, Pharmacy and Health Sciences (UniKL RCMP) Medicine and Surgery (MBBS)
Pharmaceutical Technology
Nursing Science
Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering Technology (UniKL MICET) Chemical Engineering Technology (Bioprocess)
Chemical Engineering Technology (Environment)
Chemical Engineering Technology (Food)
Chemical Engineering Technology (Polymer)
Chemical Engineering Technology (Process)
Food Safety and Quality Technology
Chemical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering Technology (Operation and Safety)
Welding, Air Conditioning and Industrial Refrigeration, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Maintenance Technology (UniKL MFI) Engineering Technology (Automation and Robotics)
Mechatronics Engineering Technology
Automotive Engineering Technology (Maintenance)
Mechanical Engineering Technology (Machine Manufacturing)
Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Technology (Water Engineering and Energy)
Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Manufacturing, Applied Electronics and Automotive Technology (UniKL MSI) Engineering Technology in Mechanical (Automotive)
Engineering Technology in Manufacturing (Automotive)
Mechatronics Engineering Technology (Automotive)
Engineering Technology in Applied Electronics
Engineering Technology in Mechanical Design
Business Technology in Automotive Management
Mechanical Engineering
Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Business Management (UniKL MIDI) Engineering Technology in Business Management
Engineering Technology in Precision Engineering
Engineering Technology (Manufacturing Systems)
Engineering Technology (Product Design)
Engineering Technology in Railway System
Technology Management
Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering Technology, Telecommunication Technology and Medical Electronics (UniKL BMI) Electronic Engineering Technology
Electronic Engineering Technology (Medical Electronics)
Electrical Engineering Technology
Telecommunication Engineering Technology
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology (Sustainable Energy)
Aviation & Aircraft Maintenance Technology (UniKL MIAT) Aircraft Engineering Technology in Avionics
Aircraft Engineering Technology in Mechanical
Aviation Management
Marine Engineering Technology (UniKL MIMET) Marine Engineering Technology
Maritime Operations
Engineering Technology (Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding)
Accounting, Business Administration, Business Technology, Entrepreneurship, Islamic Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing and Tourism (UniKL Business School) Business Administration in Management and Entrepreneurship
Business Administration International Business
Tourism Planning and Development
Business Administration in Marketing
Analytical Economics
Business Administration in Islamic Finance
Quality Engineering, Process Instrumentation, Facilities Maintenance, Industrial Logistic and Supply Chain (UniKL MITEC) Petroleum Engineering Technology (Operation and Safety)
Engineering Technology in Instrumentation and Control Engineering
Engineering Technology in Facilities Maintenance Engineering
Industrial Logistics
Engineering Technology (Quality Engineering)
Medical Science Technology (UniKL MESTECH) Biomedical Science
Environmental Health
Occupational Safety & Health

APA recommends submitting your application anytime from June for the Spring semester, and from January for the Fall semester. APA may consider late applications if the deadline has passed.

Term Fall 2023 (Tentative)
Application Deadline Apr 1, 2023 Apr 15, 2023 (Business School)
Arrival Date Jul 24, 2023
APA Adaptation Program Jul 25-28, 2023
Classes Begin Jul 31, 2023 (Registration)
Program Ends Jan 9, 2024


  • –   2.5 or higher GPA
  • –   No language prerequisite
  • Application fee: $120 (Counted to your total program fee. The fee is not refundable except for cases of application failure or program cancellation.)

    Program fee: $7,850 for most courses. (Include tuition, on-campus course(s), off-campus components, and housing)

    Program fee varies if students register courses at School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health Sciences



APA may have arrangements with off-campus accommodation providers to cater to students’ needs. Kindly note that some of the UniKL campuses are situated in the heart of the city, with some private housing options within walking distance. It is conveniently accessible to amenities and transportation networks.


Academics Logistics

3-5 Courses

Official academic transcripts from host institution


APA 2-day Orientation Program

APA 4-day Excursions (Penang or Borneo)

APA Community Events

Practical Learning (select one from internship, consulting project, site Visits, volunteering project)

Visa preparation assistance

Airport pickup and reception

APA Adaptation Program

Local SIM card for access to services on local networks

Travel advice

University insurance

On-site support and 24/7 access for emergency needs


  • –   International airfare
  • –   Student visas
  • –   Books
  • –   Meals during the semester 
  • –   International Travel insurance

*APA can book flights, process visas, and provide international travel insurance for students if needed.



APA offers scholarships to students studying abroad in the Asia-Pacific region. The APA TO YOU Scholarship is a need-based scholarship granted by APA each year to students on study abroad programs. Students are welcome to apply for the scholarship. APA prioritizes students who participate APA programs.



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