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Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris

Perak, Malaysia
Campus setting Suburban
Living cost RM 1,600 per month
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students 10%
Institution type Public

About Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris

Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris or Sultan Idris University of Education (UPSI) was established in 1922  and was known as the first Teacher Training College of Malaya. It is known as one of the oldest universities in Malaysia. UPSI was later upgraded to a full university institution on 1 May 1997, an upgrade from their previous college status. Their aim to provide exceptional leadership in the field of education continues until today and has produced quality graduates to act as future educators to students in the primary and secondary level.

There are 8 faculties:

The faculties are the Faculty of Languages,

Faculty of Music and Art,

Faculty of Science and Technology,

Faculty of Cognitive Science and Humanities, the Faculty of Business and Economics,

Faculty of Information Technology and Communication,

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities,  

Faculty of Sports Science.

The name of UPSI reflects the symbol of excellence because this is the only university that specialises in teacher training and education programmes of study in the first degree as well as post degree levels.

Campus information

The main campus is located on a 80 hectare site in the town of Tanjung Malim. A new campus is currently being built on an 800-acre (3.2 km) site in the new township of Proton City.

UPSI has the following centers and institutes:

  • Institute of Graduate Studies
  • Institute of Malay Civilization
  • University Press
  • Health Centre
  • Islamic Centre
  • Centre of Cocuriculum
  • Centre of Aminuddin Baki Global Education
  • Research Management Centre
  • National Child Development Research Centre
  • Sport Centre
  • Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Centre
  • Centre of Education Technology & Multimedia
  • Internal Audit Unit
  • Pusat Program Luar (PPL)
  • Centre of Entrepreneurship Development & Consumerism Affairs


The university provides 3 housing facilities for students who do not live around the university:

Kolej Harun Aminurrashid:

Located 1.7 KM from the university, this facility provides accomodation for 2,700 students. Each apartment has 4 rooms where each room can accommodate 8 students. There are 3 blocks. Block 1 and 3 for male students and Block 2 for female students. 

Kolej Ungku Omar

Located 5 KM from Bandar Tanjong Malim, this facility provides 40 apartments for 1,500 international students. 

Kolej Za'ba

This facility provides accommodation for 1,500 students. There are 5 Blocks. Block A - D for female students and Block E for male students. 


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 2 Business, Management 1 Education and Teaching 8 English Language 1 Health and Medicine 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1


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What are the students like? Students at UPSI are coming from different education backgrounds such as matriculation, diploma, and degree. Most of them are local and some are exchange students from Korea, Africa, and Europe. What is your overall opinion about this university/college? Quality is…
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What are the students like? Students at UPSI like the environment here. The environment and the facilities in campus are very suitable for students to study and do some daily activity. How is the academic life at this university/college? I think the academic life at Universiti Pendidikan Sulta…
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