Awards & Recognition

UCSI University has been recognised and honoured by many organizations. We are very proud to list these awards on this page.


QS Asia University Rankings 2023

UCSI University ranked 72 in Asia, rising for the fifth straight year. The milestone of breaking into Asia’s top 75 comes on the back of five consecutive years of improvement, with the University rising 140 positions over this period.

QS World University Rankings 2023

Ranked 284 after climbing 63 spots in the 2023 QS World University Rankings

QS Recognition for Improvement

First and only university in the world bestowed with the QS Recognition for Improvement Award for improvement by the most ranks on average

Top 19 Performing Arts (Music)
Top 40 Hospitality & Leisure Management
Top 150 Petroleum Engineering
Top 230 Art and Design
Top 250 Business & Management Studies
Top 400 Chemical Engineering
Top 400 Social Sciences & Management
Top 500 Medicine

QS Asia University Rankings 2022

UCSI University moved 28 spots to be ranked 77 in the QS Asia University Rankings 2022. Since the 2018’s exercise, the University has leaped 135 spots, placing it among Asia’s top 80 varsities.

QS World University Ranking 2022

UCSI rose 44 spots to be ranked 347 globally. It is among the top 1.1% of all universities worldwide.

RCE Greater Kuala Lumpur

Acknowledged as a Regional Centre of Expertise Greater Kuala Lumpur (RCE Greater KL) by United Nations University (2021).

Top 50 Performing Arts

Institute of Music (IMus) is now placed 45 in the world.

Top 100 Hospitality and Leisure Management

The Hospitality and Tourism Management faculty has been ranked among the top 100 faculties in the world.

Top 150 Petroleum Engineering

The Engineering faculty made it to the 101-150 bracket in the world.

Top 300 Business & Management Studies

The Business and Management faculty is ranked in the 251-300 bracket in the world.

2021 QS Top 50 Under 50

Rank 51-60: Made it to top 60 universities under 50 years old.

QS World University Rankings 2021

Rank 391 - Top 1.3% of all universities in the world

QS World University Rankings By Subject 2020

Faculty of Business and Information Science is one of the world’s top 400 schools in the world

Third time best for performing arts

Institute of Music (IMus) emerged as one of top 100 schools for performing arts in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020

QS World University Rankings 2020

Rank 442 - Top 2% of all universities in the world

Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education Institutions 2019

UCSI earned a Five Star rating in SETARA 2019 as VERY COMPETITIVE in the MATURE UNIVERSITY category.

QS World University Rankings 2019

Rank 481 - Top 2% of all universities in the world

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019

Top 100 in the world for performing arts

Malaysia’s Best Private University 2019

UCSI was awarded Malaysia’s Best Private University Award 2019 by Private Education Cooperative of Malaysia in conjuction with Private Education Excellence Awards 2019 and Teachers Day Celebration.

RCE Kuching

Acknowledged as a Regional Centre of Expertise Kuching (RCE Kuching) by United Nations University (2018).

QS University Rankings: Asia 2018

UCSI is ranked as the 212th best university in Asia in the QS University Rankings: Asia 2018 exercise - placing it in the top 1.8% of all universities evaluated.

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018

Top 100 in the world for performing arts

Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education Institutions 2017

UCSI is rated in Tier 5 (Emerging Universities) in SETARA 2017, placing it on par with established foreign branch campuses in Malaysia.

QS Asian University Rankings 2015

Top 300 in the QS Asian University Rankings (2015)

The Time Honor Brand, An Everlasting Glory by Sin Chew Daily

Lifetime Achievement Brand Award (2014) (2015)

Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education Institutions 2013

SETARA Tier 5 (Excellent) Rating 2013

World Sense of Place Awards

University Precinct of the Year (2013)

The Brand Laureate

Brand Laureate SMEs Chapter Award for the Best Brand in Tertiary Education 2008/09

Ministry of International Trade and Industry
  • Export Excellence Award - Education Services (2008)

  • Special Award for Quality Management (2007)

  • Special Awards for Quality (2006)


Multimedia Development Corporation (MDC)

MSC-Status Company (Since 1999)

Malaysia Canada Business Council
  • Company of the Year (2008)

  • Company of the Year (2003)

  • Good Corporate Citizen Award (2002)

  • Entrepreneur of the Year (2002)

Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysia

Human Resources Minister Award (2003)

Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE)

Export Excellence Award for Services (2004)

Institute of Public Relations Malaysia (IPRM)

IPRM Crystal Award

Quality Assurance Agency For Higher Education, UK

Top of the Class Commendation

International Organization For Standardization (ISO)

ISO 9001:2000 Certification

Spain International Best Image in Industry & Commerce

International Best Image Award

GTI Specialist Publishers

Top Customers (Local University College)
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