Perdana University

Perdana University

Diplomatic Enclave, No. 1, Jalan Diplomatik 3/1, Presint 15, 62050 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Nearest Airport: Kuala Lumpur International Airport

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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  • It was founded in the year 2011
  • Globally Recognised University
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Approved by NMC and WHO

About Perdana University

Perdana University, an initiative between Academic Medical Centre Sdn Bhd and the Public-Private Partnership Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department, was officially launched in 2011. The current Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad was the Founding Chancellor of the University. This strong partnership with the Malaysian government means that we are committed to delivering programs of exceptional quality. With world-renowned institutions, agencies, and organizations as our partners, Perdana University offers premier programs of quality that are benchmarked against international standards. As we are committed to excellence in all our endeavors, we ensure that all our programs meet the requirements of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and other professional accrediting agencies.

The Perdana University Library is a central resource for research and knowledge discovery. Its design is supplemented by a collection of e-books and online databases while maintaining a collection of core textbooks and reference works in printed copies. The E-Library is equipped with 50 computers with internet access and is highly in demand by students for listening to self-study, and access to online materials. The online learning resources and our library facilities support independent study. Perdana University has two Clinical Academic Centres located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and Seremban respectively. These centers facilitate clinical tutorial sessions for students who undergo clinical postings at the General Hospitals of Kuala Lumpur and Seremban. The centers are also used for examinations for medical students of Perdana University.

The Student Services Unit at Perdana University assists students in areas of welfare, accommodation, and transport services. The International Student Officer under the Student Services Unit assists International students with visa application, airport picks up, etc. The indoor sports facilities at the Student Lounge helps students to unwind from their hectic schedules. Among the facilities currently present are a badminton court, Futsal, Dart, board games, foosball, etc. The time at Perdana University can be a time of personal discovery and development. As this time may be full of challenges, the Counselling Unit of Perdana University provides students with guidance and support. Counseling involves the professional relationship between an individual and a professional counselor who will guide the individual on the matter at hand. Students are assured that all communication with the Counselling Unit will be handled with the strictest confidentiality.

Perdana University Centre for Research Excellence (PU-CRE) organizes the Perdana University Research Day annually to promote research among students. At the event, students present their research output and progress. Students and staff will also have the opportunity to participate in other research-related activities such as research talks, ethics awareness, and responsible conduct of research sessions. Student research excellence awards are also presented categorically. The opening of Perdana University and the medical program was officiated by the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Najib Razak while the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad was appointed as its Founding Chancellor.[2] Dato’ Pahlawan Dr. R. Mohana Dass served as the founding Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the Perdana University.

The Perdana University previously operated from an interim campus in the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS). The University has since then been relocated to Wisma Chase Perdana, Damansara Heights in 2020. The University, through its illustrious faculty, has secured numerous research grants from various national institutions to spearhead research in areas such as Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Cancer, CNS disorder, HPV vaccine, and Avian influenza A. Perdana University and The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland share a special and strong relationship. This collaboration has brought about benefits in teaching and learning that contribute greatly to the experience of the students.

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Following Reasons Set this Program Apart From Others in Malaysia and Region

The PU-RCSI program is the only 5-year Irish medical program completed wholly in Malaysia with the majority of the academic team (leads) being from Ireland. The program fulfills the World Federation of Medical Education standards and confers the primary degrees of the National University of Ireland (NUI), Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in the Art of Obstetrics (MB BCh BAO); and awards the licentiates of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (LRCP & S(I)).

Students learn via an innovative approach to building effective communication and clinical skills, first from simulated patients, and later from real patients and their families in both hospital and community environments. The program accords an affordable tuition fee – less than half of what it would cost doing the program in Ireland/ England/ Australia. The University provides transportation services for students to travel between the campus and hostel. This bus service applies only to students residing at PU’s designated hostel. These bus services will only be allocated once the Student Services Department has received the Transportation Application Form and payment receipt.

The Student Services Officer will assist all students in finding accommodation. The Academia @ South City is located in Seri Kembangan which is just 15 minutes away or about 10km from the Perdana University campus. Each unit can accommodate up to five students but the students have an option to stay on single occupancy or twin-sharing. Transportation services are provided (Hotel – PERDANA University – Hostel) with a monthly fee of RM 50.

Each Unit which Can Accommodate Up to Date students, Has Following Facilities

  • Bed
  • Air-conditioning
  • Shower heater
  • Dressing table
  • Lamp
  • Wi-fi
  • Induction stove
  • Ceiling fan
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk
  • Refrigerator

De Centrum Unipark Condominium Features:

  • 24-hour security with CCTV
  • Swimming pool, tennis court and gym
  • Self-service laundry
  • Mini-mart
  • Surau

Amenities Near De Centrum Unipark Condominium:

  • De Centrum Mall
  • ATM
  • Supermarket
  • Restaurants and cafes
  • Public transport – KTM Komuter, bus, taxi
  • Perdana University provides transport service for students to travel between the campus and De Centrum Unipark Condominium at a nominal charge.

    Perdana University celebrates and embraces diversity. International students are therefore important to the university and we do everything in our power to ensure you have a safe and simple entry into university life. In ensuring that international students have all the support and guidance they need, the university set up the International Student Unit. As a student of the university, you will be given access to all facilities and resources that will make studying here simply fantastic.

How to Apply in Perdana University

As an international candidate, you are advised to first check that you meet the entry requirements before beginning the application process. Applications are open throughout the year and yours will be processed for the immediate subsequent intake. Furthermore, all application documents for Student Pass / Visa must be submitted to the University at least three months before the commencement of the program.

Student Pass and Visa for Perdana University

All foreign students who wish to pursue their education at any level in Malaysia are required to apply for a Student Pass and Visa. Without a Visa Approval Letter (VAL), International Students are not allowed to enter Malaysia. The application must be made through Perdana University. Here are the steps to get your VAL.

Programme Commencement of Programme Deadline for Student Pass/ Visa Processing
Medical Degree Program 5+0 with Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Sept 1st June
Doctor of Medicine Sept 1st June
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (Honours) April-Sept 1st Jan-1st June
Postgraduate Diploma in Bioinformatics Jan-Sept 1st Oct-1st June
Foundation in Science April-1st Feb
Master of Science (MSc.) Bioinformatics – By Research Jan-Sept 1st Oct-1st June
Doctor of Philosophy(PhD.) – By Research Jan-Sept 1st Oct-1st June

How to Apply

  • First, apply to Perdana University and receive your offer letter.
  • Prepare documents as required. Here is the checklist for you to ensure that you have all the documents that are needed.
  • Upload the documents as required.
  • Select the insurance company.
  • Select a payment method.
  • Complete your application with EMGS.
  • Compile documents according to the checklist.
  • Send the completed documents to the International Office at Perdana University.
  • You can then view your application status via the EMGS Application Status. Once the application has been approved, the Immigration Department of Malaysia will issue a Visa Approval Letter (VAL) to you. The university will notify students once approval has been received. Students must provide a complete address and contact number if they wish to receive the original VAL. Obtain a single entry visa at the nearest Malaysia Embassy/consulate in your home country with the VAL.
Important Reminder

As exciting as it is to get ready for a new life at Perdana University, please take note that the processing time for the Student Pass is around 6 to 8 weeks. Students can check their application status at the EMGS website or by sending an email to Perdana University is a leader among Malaysia’s institutions of higher learning. With a laser focus on providing quality education in medicine and the health sciences, Perdana University has made significant strides and innovative transformations in education, research, and service, since it’s inception in 2011.

Perdana University is strategically located at Bukit Damansara (Damansara Heights), Kuala Lumpur. The campus is fully equipped with a Clinical Skills Unit, Anatomy Museum and Lab, specialized science and therapy labs, and Student Lounge and Recreation Centre to enhance the collegiate experience. Research-driven and business-linked, Perdana University emphasizes holistic pedagogy that prepares graduates for the challenges of their career and the future of IR4.0. We strive for 100% employability, and many of our alumni cohorts achieved this ambitious goal. From globally recognized degree programs to short courses, continuous learning opportunities are available for students, alumni, and the public. Join Perdana as we transform healthcare education, achieving excellence in education, research, and service.

Medicine (5+0) in collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Bachelor’s Degree Full-time 5 years RM 500,000 Full tuition fee
BSc – Occupational Therapy (Hons) Bachelor’s Degree Full-time 4 years RM 80,000 Full tuition fee
PGDip – Bioinformatics Postgraduate Diploma Full-time, Part-time 1 year RM 12,000 Full tuition fee
MSc – Bioinformatics Master’s Degree Full-time,Part-time 18 months RM 24,000 Full tuition fee
Doctor of Medicine Programme Master’s Degree Full-time 4 years RM 500,000 Full tuition fee
Foundation in Science Foundation / Pre-U / A-level Full-time 42 weeks RM 18,000 Full tuition fee
MSc – Public Health Master’s Degree Full-time 18 months RM 34,000 Full tuition fee
Ph.D. – Doctor of Philosophy Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) Full-time, Part-time 3 years RM 42,000 Full tuition fee

Perdana University is proud to be the recipient of The BrandLaureate Brand Leadership Award 2018 for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). According to the BrandLaureate, the award honors corporations, NGOs, societies, institutions, individuals that go out of their way to give back to the world in ways they see fit and deem necessary”.

Malaysia Rating for University and University College Excellence (SETARA) measures the quality of all public and private Institutions in the areas of General operations, Teaching, and Learning, Research, and Services. PU was audited on all these criteria’s and we are proud to have been accorded a 4-Star rating (Very Good) under the category of Emerging University by the Ministry of Higher Education in 2017.

At Perdana University, we believe that university life has to include both academic and fun activities that are beneficial in developing students’ leadership skills and inculcating students’ sense of social responsibility. These activities include Feed-The-Homeless Programme, Arts Appreciation, Community Service (Medical Camp), a collaborative research program, among others.

Students are also encouraged to participate as ambassadors during Open Days. The objective is to expose students to various soft skills e.g. communication, presentation, teamwork, etc. which will be useful in building self-confidence. This workshop is usually conducted for new registrants during the orientation week.

The aim is to train students to better manage their time and for students to adapt to the environment at Perdana University. As holistic education is given utmost priority at Perdana University, the Counselling Unit has been actively engaging students in various academic and non-academic activities in and out of campus.

Perdana University (PU) – private higher education institution in Malaysia. PU was established in 2011. The main building is in Kota Kinabalu. Perdana University has earned itself a position in the top 70 best educational institutions of Malaysia. You can follow the university on social media to learn more about its life: Youtube.

The infrastructure of PU. The university has its library. One of the advantages of Perdana University is the availability of facilities for those who want to participate in sports.