About APIIT

The Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology offers a range of programmes which are designed to produce highly employable graduates, by providing our students with an internationally benchmarked academic experience closely aligned to industry requirements. As an integral member of the APIIT Education Group – comprising the Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU), the Asia Pacific Smart School and the Asia Pacific International School - APIIT has achieved an enviable record of having produced more than 20,000 highly employable graduates through a sound approach of transforming and nurturing school leavers into qualified and highly competitive professionals.

APIIT’s programmes are offered together with our long-standing international partner, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom. Under this approved collaborative arrangement, APIIT delivers Staffordshire University degrees using the same curriculum and conforming to the same teaching, learning and assessment quality enhancement processes as in the UK, with the aim of ensuring comparability of student experience and academic standards.

Creative Industries in Malaysia and the Region is leading the way with forward-looking Staffordshire University Courses @ APIIT in the area of Design Innovation & Product Design, Brand Management, Animation & Visual Effects - VFX, Creative Media & Film, International Relations, Computing & Business IT and Technology. The design and media programmes are designed for creative students, to be at the cutting edge of design innovation & creative industries; to thrive you in your chosen career. Staffordshire Degrees in Design, Creative Media, Animation and Film prepares students for the 21st century in Digital Filmmaking, Animation & Visual Effects.

Indeed, APIIT’s system of education produces graduates who embody Staffordshire’s commitment of producing The Staffordshire Graduate – graduates who possess the key skills of employability, enterprise and entrepreneurship – and the ability to stand out in the job market. As APIIT students studying on Staffordshire University degrees, our students get a whole lot more than just an understanding of their subjects but will leave with a set of attributes that prospective employers not only look for but will value and respect. At the same time, APIIT’s own Foundation and Diploma programmes are also externally quality assured by Staffordshire University, which ensures that students obtain an internationally benchmarked qualification while also ensuring successful progression into the degree of their choice.

This approach in providing internationally benchmarked education also extends beyond the borders of Malaysia and is closely replicated within our family of APIIT branch campuses operating in Sri Lanka and in India. Among Malaysia’s first MSC-Status Institutions, APIIT has also achieved a strong track record in research, development and commercialisation, winning more than 50 Malaysian and international awards to-date for its innovations, products and student projects. In recognition of its focus on quality in education, the APIIT Education Group received the Prime Minister’s Award of Excellence in 2011, as well as the Export Quality Award from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia.

APIIT’s academic programmes are approved by the Ministry of Education of Malaysia and the qualifications are fully or provisionally accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Why Study in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

There's something for everyone

Kuala Lumpur (KL) has long been the choice of study destination for students from Indonesia, China, India, Pakistan, Central Asia, Europe, Middle East, Maldives, Africa, and countries in the Southeast Asia region. In addition to the beautiful country of Malaysia, its diverse population and stable conditions, the vast course variety we offer - from IT and technology to biotechnology and media - gives lifelong learning opportunities for all our students.

High academic standards and international recognition

Education is an investment, so you want to make sure you get a good qualification and a high standard of learning. Over the years, we have adapted to modern teaching methods and facilities without discarding values of traditional learning approaches. You can be assured that you will receive education qualifications that are of international standards and recognition. These qualifications are transferable and recognised by other universities including the UK and Australia. Of course, our ultimate aim is that your qualifications and studies are transferable and valued in the workforce.

You will be improving your English

Malaysia offers enormous opportunity to learn and master new languages. Our multicultural diversity and population consist of speakers of English, Bahasa Melayu, Mandarin, Chinese dialects, Tamil, and a host of others. You'll meet and study with students from across the region, giving you the opportunity to speak and practice new languages. The majority of the students speak English, and our classes are all conducted in English. You can also take additional English classes before you begin your degree study.

An affordable option

The total cost of studying and living in Malaysia is generally lower than most countries which offer internationally recognised and quality assured study programmes.

A centre for technology and multimedia

The Malaysian Government's Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) was launched in 1996 to propel the country into Information Age through a series of initiatives or flagship applications which include Electronic Government, Smart Schools, Telemedicine, Research & Development Clusters, Multipurpose Card, Borderless Marketing and Worldwide Manufacturing Web.
Malaysia also proves to be a record in architectural history from the old to the new. Come and see one of the tallest concrete towers in the world! Standing at 421 metres, the Kuala Lumpur Tower was built by a local firm to act as a telecommunications and broadcasting tower. Aside from the intricate architecture, you can also take a ride in one of the four express elevators to the top and admire the view from the Observation Deck.
Standing above Kuala Lumpur's skyline, the 452-metre Petronas Twin Towers is a national monument and the country's icon of pride. The 88-storey building of attractive glass and steel façade is an integrated development with commercial, retail, hotel, convention, entertainment facilities and residential properties.

Easily accessible

Malaysia is easily reached by flights from all over the world. It is also accessible by sea and land from neighbouring countries like Indonesia, Singapore, and Thailand. KL International Airport, KLIA, is a homely airport environment with high technologies attractions. It is a busy airport hosting and handling flights that depart and land from all over the world.
If you are a car racing enthusiast, you'll be delighted to know that a Formula One Race Track is located near the airport where Formula One Race is held in March every year. The track also caters for motorcycle and rally racing activities throughout the year.

Experience the cultural diversity

You will discover a delightful fusion of Asia's oldest civilizations - Malay, Chinese, Indian, with an exuberant celebration of festivals, customs, and traditions and an array of multicultural cuisines.
Eating out in Malaysia is an adventure for food lovers. There is a great variety - from spicy Malay food, an endless variety of Chinese food, exotic cuisine from India, western cuisine, to Nyonya and Portuguese food. Indulge in popular Malaysian dishes such as satay, nasi lemak, rendang, roti canai, murtabak, laksa, and chicken rice. International fast food chains are also widely available in towns.
Malaysians celebrate a range of holidays and festivals - Deepavali or the Festival of Lights, Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Christmas, National Day or Merdeka Day, Lantern and Moon Cake Festival, just to name a few.

Moderate climate and weather

Malaysia has a tropical, humid climate with temperatures averaging 29°C throughout the year, and cooler in the highland areas. Geographically, it is bathed in warm tropical sun, with 3,000 kilometres of coastline, a string of cool hill resorts, the world's oldest rainforest, and Southeast Asia's highest mountain. The bright and tropical climate ensures that most sports and activities can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Sports activities and adventure

Many sports are played in Malaysia. Amongst the popular ones are soccer, badminton, hockey, tennis and squash. Other favourites are biking, cricket, bowling, golf, rugby, table-tennis, softball and grand prix racing.
If you love natural adventure, you will have much fun! With the long coastline and offshore islands, you can do water-skiing, wind-surfing, snorkelling and diving in islands and marine parks, also canoeing, white-water rafting, river safari and cruises alongside the large river system.
That is not all. Cave exploring, mountain climbing, off-road driving, mountain biking, jungle trekking, trail riding, scuba diving, fishing, bird watching, and paragliding are also among popular activities in Malaysia.

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