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UOW Malaysia KDU University College

Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

34 Undergraduate programs
2 Postgraduate programs


Institution type Private
Year established 1983
Campus setting Urban
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
foreign students 19%
Nationalities 40

About UOW Malaysia KDU University College

Established in 1983, and a pioneer in Malaysian private education, UOW University has continued to be an innovative leader in being the first SMART University in Malaysia. Through its SMART initiatives, UOW aims to provide a superior learning experience to nurture students to become independent and life-long learners. UOW offers a wide range of programmes at Certificate, Diploma, Degree and Masters levels. The Certificate and Diploma courses are internally developed while the Degree and Masters programmes are conducted in association with prestigious universities in Australia and the UK.

The University prides itself with its impressive alumni of more than 34,000 graduates. The college's high standards of academic provision are well recognised by employers of various industries and universities worldwide. 
UOW University is a subsidiary of Paramount Corporation Berhad Group, a public listed company with a strong property arm consisting of Property Development, Property Investment and Property Construction. Its education arm is made up of the two UOW campuses (Petaling Jaya and Penang), KDU Management Development Centre (KMDC) and Sekolah Sri KDU, a Smart School at the primary and secondary levels.

UOW Petaling Jaya Campus prides itself on its 25 years proven track record and has a reputation built on quality, innovation, integrity and sound financial results. KDU provides quality education combined with strong pastoral care. The college has strong collaboration with top universities in the UK, Australia and Europe and is also the licensed centre for the conducting of Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers.



Admissions Statistics
IELTS 5.0+
TOEFL 410.0+

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Courses available 36

Tuition and application fees

$ 3,628 - $ 23,666 per year

Estimated tuition fees as reported by the institution.

Tuition and Application Statistics
Application fee (local students) Data not available
Application fee (foreign students) Data not available
Student visa fee (foreign students) $ 503

Living cost

$ 321 per month

Average living cost in Malaysia

The amount is indicated taking into account the average cost of food, accommodation, etc in Malaysia for 2024

Costs Statistics
Food Data not available
Accommodation $ 203
Others Data not available

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UOW Accommodation Services offer a wide range of student houses around Damansara Jaya housing area. Students have a choice of Deluxe, Premium or Supreme student house, which are all located within walking distance of UOW University College and Atria Shopping Centre. Malls such as One Utama Shopping Mall and The Curve are a 5-minute drive away, while Tropicana City Mall provides free shuttle services to Damansara Jaya residents.

There are several types of other accommodations such as student house, hostel (KDU Teratai Court) located in Kota Damansara and condominium units (Sterling Condominium located in Kelana Jaya and Pelangi Utama located in Damansara Utama). However, as the condominium units are limited in number, they are subject to availability.

Pelangi Utama Condominium:

  • Master room: double single bed with AC and bathroom - RM700, Triple Single Bed - RM450
  • 2nd Room: double single bed with AC - RM600, Double Single Bed - RM450
  • Single Bed Room: Single bed with AC - RM700, Single Bed - RM550

UOW Teratai Court Hostel:

  • Single room w/AC - RM460, w/o AC - RM360
  • Double with single bed w/AC - RM370, w/o AC - RM300
  • Double with Double Decker w/AC - RM340, w/o AC - RM280


UOW has several facilities which is believed to enhance the learning process and activities in the campus.

  • UOW Square (Cafetaria) - It is a place where everybody can relax and chat with friends for tea, luch, or break betweem classes. Or just watch a TV programme while having snack. The square is located on the ground floor.
  • UOW Computer Centre - Computer and Information Technology is a fundamental of the learning and research experience at UOW College. Computer applications are incorporated into degree programmes and all workstations are equipped with current software applications. UOW students will be able to access the Internet at the computer labs, and printing service is available.
  • UOW Library - If students or staffs need to surf the Internet, or carry out an online research, they can do it freely at the library. as it is WiFi-enabled. They can use their own notebooks - Just request for the CISCO 340 Wireless Network from the librarians. The Library is located on the 3rd Floor.
  • Bookshop - It is a full-servie bookshop and offers a full line of gifts, textbooks, magazines, books and many other types of stationery. If some books are not available, it can take order for the books.
  • UOW Auditorium - Newly renovated, the auditorium is used to host events such as the Inter-School Math & Science Quiz, Inter-School dance competitions, Malam Kebudayaan Melayu dinner and traditional dances, badminton tournaments and other activities. For use of badminton courts, students will have to pre-book to avoid disappointment as the auditorium may be used for other functions. It is available for rent for wedding dinners too.
  • Classrooms / Lecture Halls - Classrooms and lecture halls are air-conditioned and wi-fi enabled. Lecturers use either Powerpoint presentations or Prezi as one of their teaching aids.
  • Surau (prayer room for Muslims) - The surau for ladies is on the lst floor, and for the men, it is on the 3rd floor.
  • Science Laboratories - The science laboratories are used by pre-university students for practical classes. There are the Physics Lab, Chemistry Lab and Biology Lab. They are all located on the Ground Floor.
  • Culinary Arts Training Facilities - The facilities specifically for Culinary programme students include the general facilities, training restaurants and kitchen facilities. There are 4 types of kitchens: champions kitchen (which is used to train students for competition purposes and also short course cooking), molecular kitchen (used for research centre as well as classroom for molecular cooking and demosntrations), pastry kitchen (where students learn the art of patisserie), and training kitchen.
  • Engineering Laboratories - The Engineering Laboratories consist of six specialised laboratories: communication radio lab, electronics lab, control & robotic lab, electrical power lab, technical workshop.
  • Skills Training Laboratories - These laboratories are located on the Ground Floor. They are to cater to the Skills Training Programme (JPK) Engineering students. These consist of Industrial Electronics & automation lab, test measurement and instrumentation lab, engineering design & drafting lab.
  • Hospitality & Tourism Management Training Facilities which are consist of Mock Front office, 5-star mock suite, The Windowa of Damansara (a fine dining restaurant), Connexions Restaurant (General Dining Restaurant), and Cafe 87 Restaurant (deli-styled restaurant).
  • Mass Communication Training Facilities which are consist of Creative Waves (Sound Studio), Shutters (Photo Studio), and Pixels (iMac Laboratory)
  • Language Training Facilities consist of Computer-Assisted Language Learning Lab and Language Laboratory
  • Other Facilities consists of mobility-friendly environment with the installation of ramps for disable, wireless interet access, automated teller machine (ATM), vending machines and newspapers, security, and transportation between campuses.

The Damansara Jaya (DJ) Campus is located along the Damansara-Puchong (LDP) highway. It's easily accessible by public transport. There are many food and entertainment outlets nearby.

Student population

Medium (1,001 to 10,000)

Total population

Student Statistics
Undergraduate students 6000
Postgraduate students 3500
foreign students Data not available


UOW university profound impact extends beyond the realm of academia, as evidenced by its extensive alumni network of over 68,000 graduates who have left an indelible mark in various spheres of society. Among these esteemed alumni are individuals who have not only achieved remarkable success in their chosen fields but have also become influential figures and role models for aspiring professionals.

In addition to the illustrious careers of actresses Nurul Elfira Loy, Puan Sri Tiara Jacquelina, and Noor Neelofa, the university's alumni roster boasts a diverse array of talent and expertise. Celebrity chef Darren Teoh stands out as a shining example of culinary excellence, captivating audiences with his innovative approach to gastronomy and culinary arts. Through his culinary creations and culinary ventures, Chef Darren has garnered acclaim both locally and internationally, solidifying his reputation as a trailblazer in the culinary world.

Furthermore, the university takes great pride in nurturing sporting talent, as exemplified by bowling champion Esther Cheah. Her outstanding achievements on the bowling lanes have not only brought honor to her alma mater but have also inspired a new generation of athletes to pursue their dreams with determination and dedication. Esther's success serves as a testament to the university's commitment to holistic development, where sportsmanship, discipline, and resilience are cultivated alongside academic excellence.





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