Study at private colleges
Published on: Monday, July 25, 2022
By: K Krishnan
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AFTER your SPM/STPM you have the option to study in Private Colleges. There are many well-known colleges offering quality education in Sabah. If you are considering studying in Private Colleges or Universities, first explore what is offered by the private institutions in Sabah. 

They may offer a course related to your passion. If the course is available at your doorstep, why waste a lot of money, time and energy studying away from your hometown.  You can still stay with your family for the next two or three years. Private education is affordable provided you choose wisely. 

Step 1

Before you start exploring, make a list of courses that you have in mind. List them according to your priority. Write at least eight courses that you have chosen. 

Step 2

Browse through the internet and read about the colleges, where they are located, what courses are offered, what is the entry qualification, how much is the tuition fees, duration of the program and financial aid offered.

Step 3

Compare and choose at least three colleges  which meets your requirements. Talk to students who have studied in the college for reference.  They can give you a lot of information that you can’t get from the college brochures. Next, talk to them over the phone or on-line. You don’t have to be shy and you can ask all the questions that you want.  Lastly, visit the College and see with your own eyes. Often pictures in the advertisements can be misleading. 

Do not rush into anything. Take your own time.  To make it easy for you let me give you some leads: 

1. Cosmopoint College Sabah

Wisma Times, No.2, 1KM Jalan Tuaran

Bypass, 88450 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah


Courses Offered: Accounting, Business Management, E-Secretary ship, Information Technology, Culinary Arts, Hotel Management, Pastry Arts, Tourism Management, Computer Graphic Design, Multimedia Application, etc.

2. Inti College Sabah

Lot. 17-20, Phase 1B, Taman Putatan 

Baru, 88200 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Tel: (+608) 876 5701, 876 5723

Fax: (+608) 876 5682


Courses Offered: American University Program, Art & Design, Biotechnology & Life Sciences, Business, Computing & IT, Engineering, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Health Sciences, Hospitality, Interior Design, Mass Communication, Multimedia Design, Social Science, etc

3. MSU College Sabah (MSU)

MSU College Sabah 


Lot C-01-01, Parcel No. C-01, Aeropod 

Commercial Square, Jalan Aeropod, 

Off Jalan Kepayan

88200 Kota Kinabalu

Tel : 088-221977

Fax : 088-241416


Courses Offered: International Business, Management, Accounting, Tourism Management,  Culinary Arts, Hotel Management, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Graphic Art, Lab Technology, etc 

4. Almacrest International College

Suite 1-8-E9, 8th Floor,

CPS Tower, Centre Point Sabah,

No. 1, Jalan Centre Point,

88000, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Tel: 088-312 223


Courses Offered: Early Childhood Education, Leisure Management, Office Administration, Accounting, Retail Management, etc.

5. AMC College

43-44, Likas Square Commercial 

Complex Likas Square Apartment, 

Jalan Istiadat Likas, Kota Kinabalu

Sabah MY 88400, Jalan Istiadat, 88400 

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Tel: 088-235 218


Courses Offered:Business, Information Technology, Arts, Digital Marketing, Hotel Management, Accounting, Finance, Business Management, etc

6. Kinabalu Commercial College (KCC)

Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens,

Pusat Bandar Kota Kinabalu,

88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Tel: 088-251 600


Courses Offered: Business Management, Accounting, Tourism, Early Childhood Education, etc

7. Kolej ATI Sabah

Lot 26, Lorong Dewan , 88000

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Tel: +6088-253731 / 732

Fax: +6088 254731


Courses Offered: Business, Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Tourism, Tour Guide, F & B Production , Pastry Production, etc

8. Tunku Abdul Rahman 

     College (TARC) Sabah

Lot 1, Ground Floor, Pusat Dagangan 

Donggongon, Jalan Sapau, Pekan 

Donggongon, 89500 Penampang, 


Tel: 088-718 481


Courses Offered: Accounting , Business Administration, Marketing ,  Banking and Finance ,  Software Engineering , Information Technology, etc. 

9. North Borneo University 

     College (NBUC)

Wisma Angkatan Hebat,

One Borneo Mall,

88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Tel: 088-487 230


Courses Offered: Business, Security & Governance, Hospitality, Tourism, Engineering, Survey, Computing & Innovative Technology, etc.

10. Geomatika College

Geomatika College Keningau (GCK)

Lot 3-5, Blok A,

89008 Keningau, Sabah

Tel: 087-338 099


Courses Offered: Early Childhood Education, Tourism, Office Management, Accounting, Beauty & Cosmetology, Animation, Creative Multimedia, etc

11. Sidma College

Bundusan Commercial Centre II,

Jalan Bundusan,

88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Tel: 088-732 000


Courses Offered: Early Childhood Education, Management, Sports Management, Education, Business Management, English, Foundation in Arts, etc.

12. Unitar International 

       University Sabah

SIDMA College City Campus, 

Commercial Centre 2,

Jalan Bundusan, Penampang,

88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Tel: 088-712 560

Courses Offered: Business Management, Early Childhood Education, Foundation in Management, Education, etc

13. Jesselton College Sabah

S-1-3 Block A, City Mall,

Jalan Lintas, 88300 

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Tel: 088-448 344


Courses Offered: Foundation I Busness, Commerce, Business Administration, Leisure & Tourism Management, etc

14. University College Sabah 

       Foundation (UCSF)

20, Jalan Sanzac, Taman Sempelang,

88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Tel: 088-511 111


Courses Offered: Visual Arts and Design,  Animation, Screen Arts, Media Studies, Hotel Management, Tourism Management, Business Management, Accounting

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