About Nilai University
Founded in 1998, Nilai University has been notably excelling generally and especially in teaching & learning. This commitment is proven with a 5-star rating in 6 categories awarded by QS University Ratings. This accomplishment undeniably reiterates the University’s strength in competing in a greater league and defies the limit of education that transcends borders. Nilai University also stands as a specialist in a 5-star rating for its Masters of Business Administration programmes, recognized for its world-renowned accreditations, impressive employment rates, and impeccable faculty-student ratio. In the realm of teaching, our commitment to student satisfaction and completion has garnered widespread recognition. Our employability track record is marked by strong endorsements from employers. Nilai University has also been rated as ‘Competitive’ (Berdaya Saing) by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education for Malaysian Integrated Rating of Higher Education Institutions (SETARA) 2022, due to the exceptional performance in key evaluation areas.
Nilai University upholds high academic standards that ensure students are prepared for the industry the moment they graduate. This is achieved with the University’s main focus on the overall development of the students, nurturing them to be contributing members of society, and potentially a leader that would change the world. The University offers a wide range of programmes that include aircraft, applied sciences, business, computing, hospitality, and nursing at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Not only that, the University plays a vital role in the research and development of various disciplines and subject areas. This rigour in education helps to motivate and build lifelong learners among the students.
Located in Nilai, the scenic campus is far from the hustle and bustle of the crowded city life, making it an easy choice for students who are serious about focusing on building themselves to meet the challenges of the industry. The serene campus which sits on 105 acres is perfectly conducive for students to have a constant fresh feeling for academic and extracurricular activities. The campus has a lake, on-site hostels, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, and essential amenities for a wholesome stay.
Vision and Mission
Living Our Vision
To be an international centre of education excellence, dedicated to providing students learning experiences that will enrich them for life.
Fulfilling The Mission
Provide high-quality education through internationally recognised programmes.
Offering a full-fledged, university-standard campus complete with residential and recreational amenities.
Producing employable well-rounded graduates who are professionally competent, and socially confident.
Award, achievements and recognition of Nilai University along the year. These milestones are the fruit of Nilai University team’s hard work, and a real-life demonstration of our continuous commitment to excellence.
In 1996, the founders of the University decided to respond to the Government’s call to make Malaysia a regional centre of education excellence by setting up a private higher educational institution. The dream was an institution that provides affordable quality education benchmarked against world standards. The first step towards the realisation of this dream began in 1996, when the groundwork commenced in the strategically located modern township of Putra Nilai.
With full infrastructure in place, Nilai College opened its doors, offering homegrown diploma programmes in the areas of Business, Information Technology, Engineering and Hospitality. In addition, as one of the first institutions approved to run 3+0 programmes, Nilai College offered students internationally recognised foreign degrees – the La Trobe University (Australia) degree in business and the Oxford Brookes University (United Kingdom) degrees in accounting, business, computing and hospitality.
Within a year, the University’s name spread to other countries and in 1999, the pioneer batch of international students enrolled. Currently, the University maintains one of the highest international to Malaysian student ratio amongst private institutions of higher learning. This cosmopolitan environment with students from over 50 countries worldwide, adds a vibrant and exciting atmosphere to campus life. In today’s increasingly globalised world, these opportunities for cross-cultural experiences go a long way in preparing one for a global career.
The University’s dedication and commitment was given due recognition when it won the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) Industry Excellence Award (Services) in 2003.
Since the turn of the century, the University has developed other programmes rooted in traditional academic fields, as well as those innovative and new to the Malaysian academic landscape such as the Aircraft Maintenance and Automotive Engineering programmes. In addition to undergraduate programmes, the university has added a number of Master degree programmes to its offerings.
The government of Malaysia conferred University College status to the institution.
The institution reached another huge milestone with an invitation to become a full-fledged University by the Ministry of Higher Education in 2011.
The institution was rated as Tier 4 (Excellent) by the Ministry of Higher Education - SETARA 2017 Ratings