Raffles University was established by Raffles Iskandar Sdn. Bhd., a joint venture between Raffles Education Corporation Limited and Education@Iskandar Sdn Bhd (EISB), a member of the Iskandar Investment Group. Raffles University is an Asian-based Malaysian university that prides itself as a practice-oriented university with intensive curricula and practical hands-on experiences that prepares students for their future careers. The University was formally approved by Malaysia’s Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) on 31st October 2011.
Currently operating from its temporary premises at Menara Kotaraya, Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru, Raffles University will develop a state-of-the-art campus on a 65-acre plot of land in Iskandar Malaysia’s EduCity. Raffles University’s strategic location in Iskandar sets the university in a secure and growing state economy with high potential in both economic and cultural developments. Students can expect a vibrant and dynamic nurturing learning experience that will see their transformation into world-class professionals.
Our vision is to be the premier University in Malaysia.
We are committed to provide quality education. This will be achieved by using the latest teaching and learning methodologies, action-based research, collaborating with industry, and engaging the community.
Values and Culture
We provide a learning environment that leads to successful careers through educational experiences that promote:
Professional excellence for employability
Analytical thinking for problem solving
Creativity to encourage innovation
98% graduate employment rate
12% entrepreneur rate
Globally recognised University and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
World leading creative degrees in fashion design, graphic design, multimedia design and interior design
Accreditation from professional bodies such as Board of Architects Malaysia, and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Low staff to student ratio of 1:11 so you will get to know your lecturer better
Conveniently located in Johor Bahru.
Diploma in Digital Game Art
Diploma in Fashion Design
Diploma in Interior Design
Diploma in Visual Communication
Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours)
Bachelor of Fashion Design (Honours)
Bachelor of Multimedia Design (Honours)
Bachelor of Graphic Design (Honours)
Diploma in Business Studies
Diploma in Human Resource Management
Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours)
Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)(Honours)
Bachelor of Supply Chain Management (Honours)
Diploma in Psychology
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Master of Business Administration
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration
Foundation in Liberal Arts
Foundation in Business
Academic Resources and Facilities
Raffles University academic staffs come from all over the world, include New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, United Kingdom, Malaysia and many other countries, they are more than teachers, they are “creative practitioners” and experts in their own professions. Their commitment to impart their knowledge and skills to our students, also of different nationalities, creates an environment, which is rich in creativity and innovation. This learning environment will broaden students’ perspectives, enhance adaptability and enrich their personal growth.
Student Support Services
Quality Student Accommodation
Students can expect to have safe, convenient and well-equipped accommodation that will fulfil their everyday needs. From free Wi-Fi, swimming pools, gym facilities to dining and living room facilities. The accommodation is also close to cafes, restaurants, parks, convenience stores and shopping outlets, which means students will have a wide range of options for food, study and leisure. You will need to let us know that you need RU student accommodation placement.
Student Development Activities for Employability
Through our Centre of Professional Development (CPD), we assimilate our students to the industry for Projects, Internships, Industry research, Career and professional development.
We prepare our students with professional development skills and provide resources in support of their careers. By forging an extensive strategic alliance with the industry, our team at CPD provides a seamless interface between industries and our students, opening a world of career opportunities for them.
With CPD, graduates can expect top exposure for jobs advertised and industry partners have wide geographical reach and access to a greater number of talents than traditional recruitment methods.
The Student Experiences
Raffles University (RU) is the University of the Future. We are at the cutting edge of higher education in both teaching and learning and business practices. Our innovative and stimulating programmes promote doing while learning and learning while doing.
RU has links with over 30 industrial partners, which enables us to deliver industry relevant programmes.
Students are involved with industry and community projects during their studies
Students undertake internships, which allow them to develop practical skills through no-the-job training.
Students use evidence-based problem solving to learn how to optimize and improve operations, and producitivity.
Creative and Innovative Skills
Students learn design thinking and apply it to create new product designs and to design or redesign services, process and strategy.
Students develop their entrepreneurship skills learning how to commercialise their designs and business ideas.
Students work in studios on projects under supervision of a lecturer.
Small class sizes allow the lecturer to spend more time with each student and thus better understand their needs.
Recognition and Accreditation
Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours) is recognised by Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM)
Raffles University was the only Malaysian higher institution out of the forty international universities who were invited to participate the London Graduate Fashion Week.
One of our student from Bachelor in Interior Design (Honours) won Gold Pirze in Johor Interior Designers’ Association (JIDA) Award.
Raffles University’s students from Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours) were selected for SAKURA Exchange Programme in Science.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Raffles Faculty 50% Scholarship
Foon Yew High School (JB & Kulai) Scholarship
Outstation/ International Student Scholarship
Sport/ Entertainment Scholarship
EPF Account 2 Withdrawal