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Nilai University

Background of Institution

Nilai University

Nilai University is one of the largest tertiary education providers in Malaysia offering a wide range of programmes. Our award-winning university-standard campus is located on a 105-acre site in the upcoming township of Putra Nilai in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

Nilai University nurtures well-rounded "thinkers" through our well-recognised academic programmes.  Our commitment towards providing a balanced and wholesome education has enabled us to groom graduates who are both professionally competent and socially confident.

Our Vision

To be an international centre of education excellence, dedicated to providing our students learning experiences that will enrich them for life.

Our Mission

  1. To provide quality education and internationally recognised programmes
  2. To offer a full-fledged world-class campus complete with residential and recreational facilities
  3. To produce employable all-rounded graduates who are professionally competent, and socially confident


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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. In 1998, with full infrastructure in place, the University opened its doors, offering homegrown diploma programmes in the areas of Business, Information Technology, Engineering and Hospitality. In addition, the University, as one of the first institutions approved to run 3+0 programmes, offered students an opportunity to be awarded international degrees without leaving Malaysian shores.

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.

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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. In addition to undergraduate programmes, the university has included master's programmes to its offerings.

In 2007, the University was upgraded from college to university college status. The institution reached another huge milestone with an invitation by the Ministry of Higher Education to become a full-fledged university in 2012. 

In the same year, Nilai University was rated Tier 5 under the category "Excellent" by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency – SETARA Ratings. The overall structure of the instrument can be accessed at SETARA11.

Programme Outline

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Nilai U offers home grown foundation, diploma, degree and postgraduate programmes. Aside from the normal paper qualifications, Nilai U also offers a host of enhanced certifications and credit exemptions from professional organisations' examinations to help boost student employability. For instance, students from the School of Hospitality and Tourism will receive training from the Malaysian Food and Beverage Executives Association (MFBEA) while computing students will receive training from Oracle. Business School students will also get a chance to pursue a career as a Chartered Secretary as they will be entitled to exemptions to exams conducted by the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA). Similarly, students who wish to become chartered accountants will be pleased to know that Nilai U's accounting and finance degree offers a number of exemptions from the relevant professional bodies such as Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).


Lecture theatres

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The university has four air-conditioned auditorium-sized lecture theatres; two 250-seater and two 150-seater halls, fully equipped with the latest teaching facilities.


There are two 200-seater auditoriums where students attend conferences, seminars and lectures.


All classrooms are air-conditioned and equipped with audio visual equipment.

Common study rooms

These are air-conditioned wi-fi equipped rooms for students to do their coursework in between classes.


Occupying the entire fifth floor of our Resource Centre, the 1,600m2 library is perhaps the perfect place on-campus to get the best view of the lush green surrounding. It is a complete research and study facility with a wide selection of books, periodicals, journal publications and access to the best online resources. Internet access is also available.

Computer laboratories

We have twelve computer laboratories with 40 computers each, equipped with the latest technology and flat screen computers with Internet access.

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Multimedia and Language laboratories

The multimedia and language labs are equipped with the latest language learning facilities along with other essential audio-visual equipment.


Nilai U has a purpose-built hangar housing two aircraft with workshops and lecture rooms for aircraft maintenance engineering students.

Engineering laboratories

We have a dedicated building equipped with up-to-date equipment to facilitate practical work as well as to provide a conducive environment for students to complete projects and assignments.

Science laboratories

For students studying science-based courses, we have Chemistry and Physics laboratories furnished with the latest equipment which allow students to put theory-based learning into practice through experiments and research.

Nursing Skills laboratories

Our nursing laboratory is equipped with the latest nursing facilities to enable students to practice nursing care in simulated patient situations, similar to the environment in hospitals, clinics and health care centres.

Hospitality Building

The on-campus Hospitality Building is where students studying hospitality acquire hands-on training with state-of-the-art facilities that rival renowned hotels. We have the finest hospitality training facilities in the industry which includes Western, Asian, Cold, Pastry and Bakery kitchens, a 100-seater training restaurant, a bar and a 5-star mock hotel room and front office reception.

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Student Support Services & Student Development Activities for Graduate Employability

Nilai U is proud to host annually the Future Leaders Camp at the nearby sister company  Nilai Springs Resort Hotel. This leadership camp provides students with unique opportunity to listen to renowned speakers, take part in debates and exchange of ideas, as well as network with fellow student leaders. Nilai U also hosts the 1World Culture event which is designed to promote inter-cultural understanding.

Outline of Scholarships/Financial Aids

Besides the high achievers and merit scholarships which reward deserving student with quality academic results, Nilai U offers scholarships which reward students with an outstanding extra-curricular résumé (e.g. represented country in a sporting event). There is also "Education for All" financial aid for families with low household income. There is a low commencement fee with appropriate waivers of accommodation fees (kindly go to for more details).

Address :
Nilai University
No.1, Persiaran Universiti
Putra Nilai
71800 Nilai
Negeri Sembilan
Tel : 606-850 2338
Fax : 606-850 2339
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Courses Available

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  • Business Management & Administration
  • Science (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
  • Engineering & Engineering Trades
  • Architecture & Building