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Universities in Malaysia

Higher Education in Malaysia

2021 Ranking of Malaysia Universities

What are Malaysia’s most well-known universities? Topuniversitieslist has published the 2021 Malaysian University Ranking, which includes 45 Malaysian higher-education institutions that fulfill the Topuniversitieslist selection criteria:

  • being chartered, authorised, or certified by the relevant Malaysian higher education-related institution, and providing at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees) in a conventional, face-to-face, non-distance education style.

Investigate the Topuniversitieslist League Table and University Rankings of 45 Malaysian Universities.

2021 Sub-rankings by provinces and territories

Malaysia is divided into 13 states (Malay: Negeri) and three federal territories (Malay: Wilayah Persekutuan). The state of Selangor and the federal territories of Kuala Lumpur, which includes the capital and largest city of Kuala Lumpur, have the greatest number of higher education institutions that follow the Topuniversitieslist selection criterion. Both states and territories with at least two Malaysian higher education institutions that fulfill the Topuniversitieslist selection criterion are included in the following Topuniversitieslist sub-rankings or league tables.


Terengganu (2)
Selangor (17)
Perak (3)
Negeri Sembilan (2)
Kuala Lumpur (9)
Kedah (3)
Johor (2)