City University Malaysia was founded by a group of scholars with extensive experience in local and international universities in April 1984. Registered with the Ministry of Higher Education under the former Education Act 1961, City University was known then as Petaling Jaya Community College (PJCC). It was established at a time when there was a growing awareness that it was necessary for the private sector to complement the national education effort.

PJCC’s aim was to equip high school leavers with extensive academic exposure to the American degree system moderated by the Consortium of American Universities and Colleges (CAUC). This was done through a biennial meeting in the United States. Since then, PJCC has successfully transferred over 20 batches of students to more than 100 universities and colleges throughout the United States, with many gaining places into the Ivy League universities for degrees in engineering (electrical, civil, mechanical and computer), journalism, business administration, finance, banking, accounting, marketing, insurance, economics, information systems, computer science, psychology, pharmacy, music and TESL. Although there were several private higher institutions in Malaysia, PJCC was the pioneer in the field for preparing students for transfer to the American universities.

CITY UNIVERSITY OF MALAYSIA Offered Courses | Programmes

Centre of Foundation Studies

Foundation in Arts (Built Environment)

Foundation in Arts (Communication)

Foundation in Arts (English)

Foundation in Arts (Fashion Design)

Foundation in Arts (Graphic Design & Multimedia)

Foundation in Business

Foundation in Information Technology

Foundation in Science (Life Science)

Foundation in Science (Physical Science)


Allied Health Sciences

Architecture & Built Environment

Business Management

Creative Industries

Education & Liberal Studies


Hospitality & Tourism

Information Technology

City Graduate School

Doctor of Business Administration

Doctor of Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration

Doctor of Philosophy in Design

Doctor of Philosophy in Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology

Master of Accounting

Master of Architecture

Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration (ODL)

Master of Education

Master of Information Technology

Master of Mechanical Engineering

Master of Science in Business Administration (By Research)


International students are advised to be fully aware of the tuition fees & other administrative charges/ fees of the college before departing from their home countries.

A copy of the latest fee structure is available from our International Marketing Office or from City University Malaysia’s representatives.


No matter how busy your work or home life is or gets, you deserve the support from the university that’s been dedicated to working adults. For many, the idea of considering a certification while working a full time job can be daunting. 

City University Malaysia is now an Approved Apel (A) Centre beginning 13 April 2022. APEL (A) or Access provides access or opportunities to individuals who have working experience but are not sufficiently qualified to have the minimum academic qualification set to pursue higher education at tertiary institutions. 

Designed especially for the busy, working professional, our continually evolving degree programmes provide just the right amount of structure, start-to-finish support. 

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Malaysian Students

City University provides a range of services and facilities to ensure a healthy lifestyle and a positive academic environment for students where they may discover important core values, establish social relationships and grow intellectually together. 

Entry Requirements

*Follow the specific requirements for each programme (as shown under Programmes)

Application Procedure

  • Fill in the application form
  • Apply for scholarship/financial aid
  • Apply for accommodations &  transportation assistance
  • Send your application & relevant documents to City-U

International Students


“We are pleased that you have made City University Malaysia as the university of your choice! We strongly believe that you have made the right decision.

We understand that studying in foreign country, away from your family and friends can be an exciting and yet a daunting experience. To support you through this time, we have created this useful guide in order to help you prepare for your move to Malaysia and your first few days at City University Malaysia.

Please spend some time to go through it – should you need any further details, feel free to contact us at”

Entry Requirements

* Follow the specific requirements for each programme (as shown under Programmes)

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