INTI International University

INTI International University & Colleges are private university colleges located in Malaysia. The main campus was initially known as INTI University College until 31 May 2010 when the Higher Education Ministry announced its upgrade to university status.

INTI International University & Colleges
Former names
INTI University College
ChancellorYABhg Tun Arshad Ayub[1]
Vice-ChancellorDr. Joseph Lee Yu Kuang
2°48′49″N 101°45′30″E (Main Campus)
CampusSee "Campuses"
Colours  Vermilion

It is owned by INTI Education Group, which formalised its partnership with Laureate International Universities in 2008 and ended the partnership in 2020.[2]


The college was opened in 1986 in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur. The college only enrolled 37 students at its inception, but the student population increased to 400 within 18 months. Enrollment continues to increase, causing the college to be re-located to Jalan Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur, in 1989.

Two years later, with more than 900 full-time students, the college established a permanent campus: INTI College Subang Jaya (ICSJ). It also opened branch campuses in Kuching, Sarawak, in 1991, and a Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, branch in 1996.

INTI College Malaysia's (ICM) main campus was established on 82 acres (330,000 m2) of land in Putra Nilai in 1998. In March 2000, INTI acquired International College Penang, which is located in the Bukit Jambul education township. In 2004, INTI continued to expand with three new associate campuses: Genting INTI International College, Metropolitan College, and PJ College of Art & Design. To date, INTI has six associate campuses in Malaysia.

On 4 September 2006, INTI College Malaysia received approval from the Ministry of Higher Education for an upgrade to university college status and became INTI University College (INTI UC).

In 2008, INTI merged with Laureate International Universities to become a member of the Laureate International Education Group.

On 31 May 2010, the Ministry of Higher Education upgraded INTI University College to the status of a university, allowing it to confer its own degrees. INTI University College became INTI International University (IU).

On 1 June 2010, INTI University College received its upgrade to a full university from Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin. Its student population was 300 at that time.


INTI International College Penang
INTI International College Subang

INTI International University & Colleges have four campuses across Malaysia.[3]

  • INTI International University Nilai
  • INTI International College Subang
  • INTI International College Penang
  • INTI College Sabah

Academic Programmes

The university and colleges are divided into faculties, each has its own pre-university, diploma and degree programmes.[4]

  • American Degree Transfer Program
  • Biotechnology & Life Sciences
  • Business
  • Computing & IT
  • Engineering
  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Sciences
  • Hospitality & Culinary Arts
  • INTI English Language Programs
  • Interior Design
  • INTI Programmes for Working Professionals
  • Mass Communication
  • Multimedia Design
  • Postgraduate Studies
  • Pre-University Programmes
  • Social Science


INTI International University provides a charged bus service for students and staff to travel to different destinations according to the bus schedule they have prepared. Students and staff can use the bus service to travel to the Nilai Komuter station. They also provide a free-of-charge shuttle bus service to INTI International College Subang.

Recognition and Achievements

Year Award Presented by
1997 Recipient of the Ministry of International Trade Industry Excellence Award 1997 (Export of Education). -
1999 Granted MSC status.

First International Associate College of Coventry University (UK) and University of Hertfordshire (UK).

Former ambassador of the United States, Her Excellency Marie T. Huhtala
2004 INTI College Malaysia was awarded the National Creativity and Innovation Award 2004, which recognised the company's use of creativity and innovation in its product development and promotion. Minister of International Trade and Industry Malaysia, Dato' Seri Rafidah Aziz.
2006 The Minister of Higher Education approved INTI College Malaysia's upgrade to university college status. Minister of Higher Education, Dato' Mustapa.
2007 INTI received the Associate College Certificate from the University of Bradford (UK).

INTI is the first International Associate College of the University of Bradford.

2008 INTI merged with Laureate International Universities. Laureate Education, Inc.
2009 INTI received the Best Brand in Education (Tertiary Category) at the BrandLaureate – SME Chapter Awards 2009, a recognition of the highest branding standard for tertiary education by the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation (APBF). Asia Pacific Brands Foundation
2010 Obtained university status from Malaysia's Higher Education Ministry and is now known as INTI International University (IU). Higher Education Ministry.
2013 Rated as "Tier 2 - Excellent" in the 2013 Rating for Higher Education Institutions in Malaysia (SETARA '13) exercise. SETARA '13 measures the quality of teaching and learning at level six of the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (undergraduate level) in universities and university colleges in Malaysia. Malaysian Qualifications Agency

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