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More open learning and distance learning options
Published on: Monday, September 05, 2022
By: K Krishnan
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LAST week we looked at what Open Learning University and Wawasan Open Learning University had to offer. There are actually many ODL programs available around you. Today let us look at ODL programmes offered by Unitar International University. 

Unitar was established in 1997. They offer both conventional and online study courses in Malaysia, which include an established range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The main campus of Unitar International University is located at Tierra Crest, Jalan SS6/3, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia Tel: +603 7627 7200

University programmes 

Unitar offers courses at 13 locations across Malaysia, including the main campus in Kelana Jaya. It has a total enrolment of over 5,000 students spread within 40 homegrown programmes ranging from the Foundation, Diploma and Bachelor’s levels to the postgraduate Master’s and Doctorate’s.

After Covid-19, many things have changed. Lifestyle has changed and Education mode has also changed.  Many students, who can’t afford to go for further education, can now consider obtaining a Diploma or Degree through ODL. If they are working they need not quit their jobs to go to college. They can still work and study.

The tuition fee stated below could give you an indication of how much you need to pay. Unitar also offers a wide range of scholarships and financial aid for students. Even if you study through Distance learning you are eligible to apply for these scholarships / financial aid. 

Let us look at the programs offered by Unitar.

1. Bachelor of Accounting 

(Online) Bachelor Degree

10 Semesters/3 Years 6 Months

Study Online

100pc PTPTN Loan Available

Fee from  RM 714.29 per month

RM 30,000.00 total fee

2. Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor Degree

9 Semesters/3 Years

Study Online

100pc PTPTN Loan  Available

From RM 717.00 per month

RM 25,800.00 total fee

3. Bachelor of Early Childhood 

Education Bachelor Degree

9 Semesters/3 Years

Study Online

100pc PTPTN Available

From RM 666.67 per month

RM 24,000.00 total fee

4. Bachelor of Education 

Bachelor Degree

9 Semesters/3 Years

Study Online

100pc PTPTN Available

From RM 666.67 per month

RM 24,000.00 total fee

5. Bachelor of Islamic Finance

Bachelor Degree

9 Semesters/3 Years

Study Online

100pc PTPTN Available

From RM 716.67 per month

RM 25,800.00 total fee

6. Bachelor of Information 

Technology Bachelor Degree

9 Semesters/3 Years

Study Online

100pc PTPTN Available

From RM 716.67 per month

RM 25,800.00 total fee

7. Bachelor of Psychology

Bachelor Degree

9 Semesters/3 Years

Study Online

100pc PTPTN Available

From RM 667.00 per month

RM 24,000.00 total fee

8. Certificate in Business Studies

Certificate Course

4 Semesters/1 Year 4 Months

Study Online

From RM 469.00 per month

RM 7,500.00 total fee

9. Diploma in Business Administration

Diploma Course 

6 Semesters/2 Years

Study Online

100pc PTPTN Available

From RM 666.67 per month

RM 16,000.00 total fee

10. Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Diploma Course  

7 Semesters/2 Years 6 Months

Study Online

100pc PTPTN Available

From RM 536.00 per month

RM 15,000.00 total fee

11. Diploma in Logistic Management Diploma Course 

2 Years

Study Online

100pc PTPTN Available

From RM 666.67 per month

RM 16,000.00 total fee

12. Diploma in Psychology Diploma Course 

7 Semesters/2 Years 6 Months

Study Online

100pc PTPTN Available

From RM 533.33 per month

RM 16,000.00 total fee

13. Foundation in Arts Foundation Course 

1 Year

Study Online

100pc PTPTN Available

From RM 600.00 per month

RM 7,200.00 total fee

14. Foundation in Management

Foundation Course 

3 Semesters/1 Year

Study Online

100pc PTPTN Available

From RM 600.00 per month

RM 7,200.00 total fee

How to apply 

The Online Application is open throughout the year. Candidates may apply for the programme of their choice on-line.  

If you possess other equivalent qualification(s) such as a Foundation or Diploma from another University/College/Institution/Polytechnic, you are required to submit the following documents:
  • A certified true copy of Certificate of Completion(s).
  • A certified true copy of Academic Transcript(s).
  • All  relevant information and materials related to your previous studies from SPM onward


Unitar International University’s Office in Sabah 

Unitar International University- Sabah Sales office is at Lot 129, Block S, Alamesra Plaza Utama (Phase 3) Sulaman Coastal Highway, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Phone: 088-393 787. 

Drop by or contact them by phone to get more information. 

Career Tips 

Do not rush and pick a university or course in a rush. No one can force you to make any particular choice. Take your time. 

Next week, let us look at other institutions offering distance and open learning programmes. If you have a question related to careers, write to [email protected] 

At the same time, if you are from a college and if you are offering any ODL programme, please send me more details. 





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