One of Australia’s Best has Arrived

UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College began its chapter when it opened its door to its first batch of students in 1991. Since then, the UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College has grown by leaps and bounds. Now sitting proudly at Jalan Anson, UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College is the most popular private tertiary education provider in the northern region. It has international alumni from 60 countries around the world.

In 2015, UOW Malaysia KDU Penang received the prestigious 6-star, college-based rating in the 2014/2015 Malaysian MyQUEST for the large category. UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College was the only private college in Penang – and the Northern region – to be awarded this eminent recognition.

Over a span of 25 years, our students continue to do us proud with a string of successes in various national and international competitions. In July 2013, UOW Malaysia KDU Penang was also awarded the Penang MPSP Green Industry Award for the SME Education and Awareness category.

In November 2018, KDU entered into a strategic partnership with UOW Global Enterprises, a wholly-owned subsidiary of University of Wollongong Australia. Subsequently, in November 2019, the name of the college and university colleges were changed to reflect the stewardship of the University of Wollongong and they are now known as UOW Malaysia.

Why study at a university in Penang?

Many people head straight for KL and don’t consider studying university or college in Penang.

However, there are actually many reasons why you should continue your tertiary studies in Penang upon completion of your secondary school or high school.

  • You get to enjoy city island life. Penang is one of the most livable cities in the world and it’s also a beautiful and popular island. You will have access to all the amenities the city offers in addition to the beautiful and serene beaches.
  • Penang has amazing food! People travel to Penang from all over Malaysia during the weekends to have a taste of the scrumptious fried oyster egg, fried kway teow, laksa and cendol. Attending university or college in Penang means that you will have access to mouth-watering treats all day, every day!
  • UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College is a world-class university from which you can choose numerous courses.
  • Commuting is easy in Penang with the Rapid Penang bus line. You will be able to get to your destination without fuss and on a budget.
  • Rooms in Georgetown which are close to UOW Malaysia cost less than it would in KL. Alternatively, you can also opt to live on campus.
  • Need to do some research? The Penang Digital Library offers over 3,000 e-books and journals. Open 24 hours with a cafe on the premises, it’s one of the best places to get some work done.
  • Penang is one of the states with the lowest crime rates in Malaysia.
  • There is plenty to do in Penang. From tourist attractions such as the Penang Hill and Botanical Garden, shopping malls, beaches, quaint cafes and food galore, there is always something for everyone here.


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UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College
32, Jalan Anson, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +604 238 6368
Local Enquiry: +6018 916 0368
International Enquiry: [email protected]

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